Nitrous, Super Chargers, & Turbos All charged talk about going, and going FAST!


Old 02-22-2008, 08:01 AM
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Is the engine in the 2006 Mini cooper the same as the Mini cooper S??? Reason being that if i wanted to drop in a turbo,would it be on borrowed time? I know that like Mustangs,putting a supercharger on a V-6 compared to a V-8 is not the same,I mean engine components are different in those two, in order to maintain a piece of mind before I start to even consider a turbo system later on (or soon) would I be in the same engine components arena as a Mini S? What systems and size is recomemded,company?, or are superchargers the way to go?
Old 02-22-2008, 11:15 PM
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Not the same engine. I've only ever heard of one turbo Cooper and I don't know how it's holding up. The engine isn't nearly as strong as the S. The transmission won't take the extra power either, they're really weak.
Old 02-24-2008, 01:37 AM
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I agree. if you want a really fast mini, getan S, then modify it. You could spend a fortune on a standard Mini and maybe make it up to the power level of a stock S, except it wouldn't be as durable. You'd probably screw up it's resale value too. A modified standard kind of screws up what it was designed to be; a sporty, reliable little economy car.
Old 10-22-2008, 12:52 AM
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I'm in the market for a new Cooper S, and i will be modifying it. does anyone know of other turbo kits other than the one ALTA has, theirs is not street legal unless you call them and get a custom setup. i've seen another kit from a pennsylvania company but i cant seem to find it anymore?
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