2002-2006 Mini Cooper S (R53)
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Exhaust 03 Mini Cooper S

  #1  
Old 12-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2
Default Exhaust 03 Mini Cooper S

I just bought a used 03 Mini Cooper S and I need some advise for an exhaust system. I was considering Alta but its a little pricey. Any suggestions?
 
  #2  
Old 12-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2
Default Alta Pulley Supercharger 15%

I just bought an Alta 15% supercharger pulley and I was wondering if I need a 2% crank pulley? Please advise
 
  #3  
Old 12-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 391
Default

Hey Speedracer-34, I did purchase the Alta exhaust. It is pricey but it is less expensive then the other big brand names like Magnaflow and Borla. You can go Invidia it's cheaper. I'd stay away from OBX though. You do want to get quality parts. Especially for your Mini. I also put in a 17% pulley and no you don't need the crank pulley. It'll be really quick already with just the sc pulley. Good luck!
 
  #4  
Old 02-27-2015, 10:47 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6
Default

teamslam1 how is the alta exhaust? did it improve the power to your mini and how is the sound to it? my exhaust for my 03 cooper just broke two days ago and i want to replace it with something better, and when adding a new sc pulley do you need to change anything with the internal computer?
 
  #5  
Old 02-27-2015, 04:53 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6
Default

I just found out my exhaust broke right on the cat like right before it. So what's the best thing to do where can a get a cheap factory cat?
 
  #6  
Old 02-28-2015, 02:50 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 391
Default

Hey ryan2112, I absolutely love the Alta exhaust! It has the great "burble" sound that is famous with our Minis. It is kinda loud at first but once it got broken in it has a nice hum to it. There are some Youtube videos floating around so you can kinda hear the difference. And the same with the SC pulley. Your Mini will "learn" that it has a lighter pulley so once it has broken it in, you will definitely feel the difference from stock. Hope this helps. Be safe. Drive fast. Don't get caught. Peace.
 
  #7  
Old 02-28-2015, 02:54 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 391
Default

Hey ryan2112, I would check your local muffler shop. They can weld a new cat on there. In my opinion it doesn't need to be from factory.
 
  #8  
Old 03-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6
Default

teamslam1 do you have a special brand in mind? I want something that is going to last. And thank you everyone for the help you all helped very much
 
  #9  
Old 03-02-2015, 08:30 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 6
Default

Ok last question sorry guys but in just found a salvaged exhaust manifold with cat and o2 sensors for 395 and a 30 garentee. A remanufactored is around 1200 with 2 year 25,000 warrantee . So I want to go with the salvaged one or an eastern cat with manifold but I've never heard anything about those and that's about 700 with a 5 year 50,000 warentee . So what do you think is my best bet what is the best deal for the price also what isn't gonna shot out
 
  #10  
Old 03-02-2015, 09:39 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 391
Default

Hey ryan2112, I would go with the salvaged one if you're on a budget. Nothing wrong with a salvaged one. Good luck man!
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Exhaust 03 Mini Cooper S


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.