This is a review of the M12 stud conversion kit for the R53 MINI Cooper S. This is the second stud kit that I have installed. The first set was of much lessor quality and was totally worn out within six years of auto-x, track days and winter tire change-over.
These new studs appear to be far superior and slightly longer. I also like the unthreaded portion that allows lining up the nut to help prevent cross threading.
I do have one question; Do you recommend any using any lubrication on the threads of the studs?
I recently purchased the belt tensioner from Alta and had it installed. Had I only known over the past several thousand miles that my shock was bad, I would have changed it sooner. The shop guys brought the old one out to show me that it was completely useless. Since replacing it my mileage has increased dramatically, and performance as well. apparently the drive belt was slipping on the super charger. And power, all I can say is "Yeah, Baby". Thanks guys for making this part available.
I spoke to Aaron one day when they were shut down due to snow and ice no one was in but Aaron he made it in,so I was calling about my order and Aaron answered the phone and I asked him about my order and he checked it out and told me that the order went out and we got talking about MINI CAR'S HE WAS SO NICE OF A PERSON AND TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD A STORM AND NO ONE COULD MAKE IT IN BUT HIM HE TRYED TO GET OUT OF HIS DRIVEWAY WITH HIS MINI BUT IT WAS TO BAD SO HE DROVE HIS TRUCK AND MADE IT IN AND THEN HE TOOK MY ORDER AND WE SAT ON THE PHONE TALKING ABOUT MINI CAR'S I WILL ONLY BUY FROM HERE.!!!! THEY HAVE THE THINGS THAT YOU DONT SEE ON OTHER WEB SITE'S.THAT'S A PLUS TO HIS COMPANY.!!! I BUY FROM HERE ALOT AND TODAY I'M GOING TO ORDER SOMETHING'S FROM HIS COMPANY. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK Aaon.!!!! AND YOU HAVE A GREAT STAFF.!!! THE WOMAN THAT TAKE'S MY ORDER ALL THE TIME HER NAME IS BRETNEY AND SHE HAS ALOT OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE MINI CAR'S I MUST SAY SHE IS A KEEPER.!!!! HE ADDS NEW PRODUCTS THAT SAY'S ALOT ABOUT THE COMPANY THEY KEEP ON LOOKING FOR NEW PRODUCTS THAT IS A PLUS TO HIS COMPANY AND I LIKE THAT...!!!!!!