My hitch for my R53 came in today and 3 hours later it is installed and the car is all back together. The fit and finish are excellent and I couldn't be happier with the product. The only problem I had is that the instructions mention zip ties and replacement trim mount clips but the little Baggie included in my box was empty. Someone forgot to pop the parts into the bag before tossing the bag into the box. Didn't really effect me because I didn't break any trim tabs and I have PLENTY of zip ties.
Thanks for a great and unique product that makes the ownership of our quirky little MINIs even better.
Chili Red Owner #552
Surfboard rack is good thing, that makes surfboard safe. And the free shipment is good initiative.
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:06-20-2013 03:19 PM Views: 4372
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: