What a end to the year, all this R53 stuff launching everywhere lately, looks like another skint year for me in 2011 now:drool:
http://www.sprintex.com.au.cust.web.../uploads/2010/11/Mini_Supercharger_System.pdfExcellent performance, high efficiency & reliability, to deliver INSTANT BOOST from low RPM.
Suitable for a standard vehicle without the need for any additional upgrades
Retains standard air filters and air filter housing
Bolt on DIY kit with instruction manual
Simple to maintain
Can be returned to standard with no new parts required
Extended service intervals
Available now for
2002 to 2007 Mini Cooper S R52 and R53
Just asked Jan about this and my excitement went from toJan & Ian are going to love this thread
Hopefully we'll have one for testing in February, it will be intresting thats for sure.
We'll be testing it with a stock head first.
Just asked Jan about this and my excitement went from to
Care to share?From seeing it first hand during testing your final feeling would be correct BigShow....
I've got it on my car right now and have had it since April or so. Ask and I'll tell you what I know. I already told Paul, No dyno sheets other then the very first one which made 279whp and 236wtq. Since the day we put it on we haven't gotten it to lay runs over on it's self, falls off like 20-30hp a pull. I think the best we got it to was 291whp and 257wtq. But just as before, the very next pull it was like 260whp, then 240, so on and so on. Meth hasn't made much of a difference. I think for drag racing it'll be fine but for road racing we aren't interested in what it makes on Pull #1... we care about Pull #10 in a row and it's making eaton numbers by then. In fact at Sebring it was up over 10mph on the first straight, by the end of the lap it was less mph then what it did with the eaton, no meth (or water) and stock intercooler we saw IAT's of 222f in one lap. It doesn't appear that the heat is as much as being created by the boost as the blower it's self heating up. Letting it sit there and idle you can boil water on the case in just a matter of minutes from stone cold. I'm still waiting on a solution for this from sprintex, last I was told was to drain the oil out of the blower and run it on fumes..... YIKES!Definitely needs more info but looks interesting!
Another interesting point is the kit relocates the Knock sensor. Jan mentioned last time we had it on the dyno that he didn't think it was picking up knock. He can relay more on why he thought that.So for drag racing it sounds like just the job as long as you're not sat waiting in a queue for ages... price wise doesn't seem to bad for a ready to fit charger but if it doesn't perform then perhaps not.