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Worth the money or waste of time

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Old 04-21-2019, 02:21 PM
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after looking at lots of vxr astras and st focus which were all complete dogs for my budget I stumbled upon a 55 plate cooper s with only 60k for the bargain price of 2500. I'd like a bit more power and it seems the first place to start it supercharger pulley, in your honest opinions is it worth carrying out that mod? The only things I'm considering doing are exhaust, filter, plugs and 15 percent pulley. Will I feel a substantial difference with that or am I best to just not bother. Iv had several 400 plus bhp cars but I'm realistic with expectations, as much as I get fun from drivin the mini I just find in lower gears you need to make it scream to pull hard I'd just like a little more lower down the rev range thanks
 
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:35 AM
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Good chat and thanks for all the good advice (sarcasm)
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:04 PM
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I wouldn't take it to personally. It's 17 May and I'm the first person to post since you did last. This is a slow board. I got to wonder though, will that engine take a power increase from boost. It may be just holding together now at that price.
 
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for reply. The car has only done 60k miles and has full bmw history so I'm pretty confident. Iv been a mechanic for 20 years and the car is absolutely sound. Cheers
 
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Well in that case, congratulations on an excellent find. Enjoy.
 
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