MINI Cooper Upper Stress Bar by NM Engineering

MINI Cooper Upper Stress Bar by NM Engineering
Category: MINI Performance Parts
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Synopsis: To improve the already amazing MINI Cooper Chassis
NM Engineering’s Upper Tie-Bar: Gen 2 is designed to reinforce the already stellar MINI Cooper chassis. Installation reduces fore and aft, as well as side-to-side chassis flex during spirited driving, which helps to eliminate unwanted geometry/alignment change. This results in better steering response and better handling.

Attention to detail and performance are NM Engineering’s forte and this part does not disappoint. The 6061-T6 aluminum mounting pads will eliminate strut tower “mushrooming” be reinforcing the upper mount and is attached to mounts studs with shouldered long-reach nuts to make sure that the bar and front suspension is secured by more than just a few threads. In addition, when you look at the underside of the pads, you will notice two machined pocket that accommodate the upper strut bearing locator pin on either side while concealing it from view. Finally, the simplest, yet most overlooked feature may be the twin mounting bolts on each side that attach the bar to the mounting pads. Most others use a single bolt to secure each side of the bar to the mounting pads. The problem with that, is no matter how tight you cinch that bolt, the bar can still pivot at that point rendering them ineffective against chassis flex.

NM Billet Tie-Bar clears factory airbox as well as NM's Hi-Flow Induction Kit.

Color Options:
- Blue Bar
- Black Bar

The NM Engineering bar: Gen3 will work with ALL Gen 3 MINI Coopers, F56, F55, 2.0T, and 1.5T. The mounting bases and tube ends are machined from solid 6061-T6 aluminum billets, and not some cheap welded together sheet metal pieces. The bar is formed utilizing a 1" round 6061-T6 aluminum tubing with 1/4" thick wall for the perfect balance between stiffness and weight. While others use a single bolt design we use two bolts to solidly secure the tube end to the mounting base. The single bolt mounting still allows the assembly to pivot and skewed, rendering them ineffective against chassis flex, no matter how tight you cinch the bar end bolt.

Color Options:
- Blue Bar
- Black Bar
- Red Bar
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The NM Engineering Upper Stress Bar is one of the many MINI Cooper Parts and Accessories that we carry and will fit the following MINI Cooper Models and Years:


Gen2 MINI:

R55-S MINI Cooper S Clubman: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

R56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

R57-S MINI Cooper S Convertible: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

R58-S MINI Cooper S Coupe: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

R59-S MINI Cooper S Roadster: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Gen3 MINI:

F55 MINI Cooper Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

F55-S MINI Cooper S Four Door: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

F56 MINI Cooper Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

F56-S MINI Cooper S Hatchback: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020


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