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Both of the front headlight trims came with one having the letter "A" and one having the letter "B" but does not instruct on which one is left and right side. Both pieces are almost identical and fit nearly the same on either headlight trim. I feel that there should be some sort of instruction on which one goes on the left or right side.
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Alta Exhaust: R53
. WEIGHT 34.00 lbs
Price: $829.95
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This exhaust system sounds, looks and of course performs great. The exhaust note is pleasant and lively at idle while giving a sporty, throaty growl under hard acceleration. All of this without annoying resonances at high idle or while cruising the interstate! I had one of these on my personal car for about 6 months and really liked the sound. It was louder than stock, but not louder than the Borla Race or the Magnaflow so overall it was very livable. The one thing that did bug me a little is that because it is a single-sided system, all the air was pushed out the left tip leaving the right one fairly clean and the left one with carbon build up.... but I'm picky like that! The ALTA Performance R53 exhaust system sounds, looks great and performs the way the factory system should have.

Construction: The ALTA cat-back exhaust uses 2.5" diameter 304 Stainless Steel tubing and is the perfect match for the high revving, supercharged power plant in your Cooper S. The ALTA Performance exhaust system directs exhaust gases through two strategically placed mufflers. This combination reduces the sound volume down to a low growl while the straight through design provides maximum air flow. While perfectly suited for otherwise stock Cooper S's, the system is a real power builder on Cooper "S" equipped with our S/C pulley, intake system and other engine modifications.

Single Side Design: The "S" shape of the ALTA exhaust system favors high horsepower by increasing exhaust gas velocity, while maintaining the factory exhaust tip location. The Alta exhaust system travels down the center of the car, around one side of the battery box, then out the center bumper cut out. This routing is simple, light weight, and very clean looking. The Alta system is offset to the passenger side of the car, to help counterbalance the weight of the driver.

V-Band: ALTA exhaust systems are the only systems available for the MINI which feature V-band flanged joints, V-band flanges make installation easy because they do not require a gasket and offer more system adjustment for better tip placement. Easy to remove and reinstall for routine maintenance, and never any blown gaskets!

Finish Options: This ALTA exhaust system features a brushed metal finish. The muffler section is available in a brushed metal. The brushed finish has a grainy metal look which is easy maintained with a Scotchbrite abrasive pad.

Lifetime Warranty: ALTA Performance warrants to the original purchaser, all ALTA cat-back exhaust systems to be free from defects in material and workmanship. (Some exclusions apply.) The ALTA Performance™ exhaust system combines a show quality exhaust with a high horsepower tuner system. The 2.5" diameter tubing is a perfect match to the high revving, supercharged power plant in the generation 1 Cooper S. The enlarged dual exhaust tips will retain an aggressive factory look.

The Alta Exhaust is one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and will fit the following MINI Cooper Models and Years:

Gen1 MINI:

R53-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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