Being around the mini world for a couple of years, ive had the opportunity of seeing what a cooper S (modded like i wanted) would make me spend, and it's not affordable for me.Did you not fancy starting this work on an S ?
MLJ and scraggles i've made that mod a long time ago and i can say that it's not that hard, and according to my measurements back then(years ago) it was worth it, but i maybe wrong.. as i said.. it was a long time ago!When I looked at doing this I measured up to have it re drilled and it was possible, but is the intact tract only 58mm making it pointless?
i respect everything you have done but surely a cooper s with coilovers is twice the car? i just think when you get 150bhp you might as well have bought a box standard cooper s with 165 bhp? (old r53) i couldn't imagine wanting to drive anything slower than my cooper s now?Being around the mini world for a couple of years, ive had the opportunity of seeing what a cooper S (modded like i wanted) would make me spend, and it's not affordable for me.
I do love the whine etc etc etc.. but i've seen so many guys that have a cooper s with 200++++ HP and they don't seem to know how to enjoy the car to it's fullest because they are in a crazy search of power, (i'm not saying i'm a Fangio, or that all cooper s drivers don't know how to drive).
As soon as i reach my target (150+hp) i will have a very fun car and with the setup i have in my suspension i believe i can "scare" some cars that have more power(in a trackday).
Maybe, later when my engine dies, i put an S engine on it with a turbo(don't want the ic hole on the hood), but until then, i will enjoy my car and know how to drive it better!