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?
These are the perfect addition to my JCW. I have a red over black JCW with the Xenon head lamps & black housings. These are the perfect way to tone down the brash bright red of the tail/brake lamp housings to match the front lamps. Not only do you eliminate the chrome but the housing itself is black thus darkening the appearance of the entire assembly. I would say these should be flying off the shelf but i don't want everyone to have a MINI that looks as good as mine.
Without a doubt, Out Motoring is the best aftermarket retailer I've worked with. I came in to buy some small parts. I mentioned that I needed a few of the nutcerts for my Mini. One part that I needed had to be shipped to me. When it arrived they had included the nutcerts.
This Christmas they worked with my father to get my new DDM air intake to me by Christmas, despite it being back ordered most places.
Today I ordered a few more parts I needed before taking my Mini into the shop. They were shipped out within 6 hours of placing the order.
Out Motoring is my go to shop.
ALTA Performance™ Lightened Crank Pulleys for the Gen 1 MINI Cooper S
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:08-26-2015 10:43 AM Views: 2386
Synopsis: Get the horsepower and torque you've been looking for!
The ALTA Performance™ Lightened Crank Pulleys for the Gen 1 MINI Cooper S
is engineered to increase horsepower and torque. This is achieved by
reducing the rotating mass of the crank assembly. Made from 6061T6
aluminum, the ALTA crank pulley™ is more than
6.2 lbs lighter than the stock crank pulley. The standard diameter
pulley is not under-driven and will not affect the life of your engine.
The pulley is a redesigned, lighter rendering of the stock crank pulley.
The reduction in weight is effectively the same power increase as
removing 100 pounds of weight from your vehicle. The ALTA Performance™
crank pulley will not wear out engine bearings or the oil pump and will
not add any additional vibration or noise.
Aftermarket, under-driven pulleys are prone to charging problems
from being excessively under-driven. The ALTA Performance™ lightened
crank pulley will have no effect on your car's charging system.
This Alta Lightened Crank Pulley is one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and fits the following MINI Cooper Models and Years: