These camber plates are very well built structurally, improved the handling of the car dramatically, but IE built this unit around a very low quality bearing. By increasing the camber in the way that this unit does, it puts more load on the bearing and within only a couple months of installing it, the bearing becomes noisy, than gets sloppy, and than you car sounds like your front end is going to fall off on mild bumps. We installed these fixed camber plates following the instructions to the letter and within a few months, every set had to come off the cars they were on.
I dropped by OutMotoring with my wife today to check it out after giving her a 2015 Mini Paceman last week. Aaron and Meghan took a lot of interest in us as new customers. We were invited to come back to the warehouse and invited to view all the available Mini parts and items. We selected some accessories and were very pleased with the selection and quality of the items we purchased. If you get a chance to drop by, you'll find friendly, knowledgeable and helpful folks there! I plan to return in the future for Mini parts and accessories.
I just said "GOODBYE" to Bitsy Marie, my 2006 Mini S Convertible. She will be missed. ????
But NOT FOR LONG! Because I just replaced 'ole Bitsy with a brand new MINI CONVERTIBLE S in the new color, "Melting Silver." (Bitsy was BRGreen & I put maroon bonnet stripes on her. I haven't named my new MINI yet, or gotten any accessories. Yet! This looks like a site where I'm gonna have some FUN!
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:06-20-2013 03:19 PM Views: 4236
Synopsis: Find the best way to get your MINI R53 Cooper S or R52 Cooper S convertible up to speed.
We're finding that MANY used gen1 MINIs are coming up for sale and they're being snatched up quickly by people wanting a dedicated race car or a daily driver that has more character and spunk than their current ride. Many have been following the MINI brand for years but for one reason or another have not been able to land one in their driveway. Now that a 2003 R53 can be purchased for as low as $4500 they're well within reach of first time car owners and seasoned drivers alike.
We have been getting lots of calls asking about how to get more power out of the supercharged engine. The easy answer is to get our Stage 2 Speed Kit. You will likely find that on a older Gen1 MINI the stock exhaust is rotted and the spark plug wires are shorting out, plugs need to be replaced along with a few other things. Replacing the intake, exhaust, spark plugs, spark plug wires, supercharger pulley and intake will get the MINI going. It's not uncommon to hear customers say they did these mods and can now keep up with a John Cooper Works MINI from the same model range (R53/R52). For a fraction of the cost of the factory JCW kit you can not only replace stuff that needs replacing but also get a WHOLE bunch of power for under $1300 plus installation. It's a no brainer folks. Check it out: