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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2002, the MINI Cooper and Cooper S have been among the hottest-selling subcompact hatchbacks on the market. Popular in road rally and autocross, as well as on the street, the new MINI has developed an intense following among driving and automotive design enthusiasts.

This book is designed to take the reader through the possibilities for performance upgrades, including step-by-step procedures for common upgrades including shocks and springs, brakes, clutch and flywheel, turbo replacement, supercharger pulley replacement, intake, exhaust, and even installing a limited slip differential.

Additionally, example cars are presented that show how many performance modifications come together to make a car that is well-balanced and fun to drive. Whether you are prepping your MINI for the street or for competition, this book covers everything by using real-world examples and detailed instruction with photography throughout.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2002, the MINI Cooper and Cooper S have been among the hottest-selling subcompact hatchbacks on the market. Popular in road rally and autocross, as well as on the street, the new MINI has developed an intense following among driving and automotive design enthusiasts.

This book is designed to take the reader through the possibilities for performance upgrades, including step-by-step procedures for common upgrades including shocks and springs, brakes, clutch and flywheel, turbo replacement, supercharger pulley replacement, intake, exhaust, and even installing a limited slip differential.

Additionally, example cars are presented that show how many performance modifications come together to make a car that is well-balanced and fun to drive. Whether you are prepping your MINI for the street or for competition, this book covers everything by using real-world examples and detailed instruction with photography throughout.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 361 B/W Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613250228
Product Code : SA182P

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: A Brief History of the MINI

Introducing Our Project Cars

MINI Spotter’s Guide

Building Your MINI Right 

 

Chapter 2: Increasing Engine Power

How an Engine Does its Work 

The MINI Engine

Engine Air Intake Upgrades

Exhaust Component Upgrades 

Supercharger Upgrades 

Intercooler Upgrades 

Turbocharger Upgrades

Related Turbo and Supercharger Upgrades

Radiator and Oil Cooler Upgrades 

Naturally Aspirated Engine Upgrade

Controlling the Engine: ECU Upgrades

 

Chapter 3: Improving Handling

Suspension Terms and Concepts

MINI Suspension Design

Shock and Spring Upgrades

Sway Bar Upgrades 

Suspension Brace and Bushings Upgrades

Other Suspension Parts Upgrades

Wheel and Tire Upgrades 

Alignment

 

Chapter 4: Improving Braking

MINI Stock Brake System

Upgrading Your Brakes 

 

Chapter 5: Upgrading Transmission and Driveline

Electronic Traction Control

Manual Transmissions

Limited Slip Differentials 

Clutch and Flywheel

Agitronic Automatic Transmission

 

Chapter 6: Interior and Exterior Upgrades

Adding Lights 

Gauges and Indicators

Steering Wheels 

Short Shifters, Shift Knobs and Brake Handles

Seats 

Safety Equipment 

Sound-Deadening Materials

Roll Bars and Roll Cages

Aerodynamic Devices 

 

Chapter 7: MINIs in Competition

Autocross 

Track Days

Time Attack

Hill Climb

Amateur Racing 

Road Rally 

Rallycross 

Stage Rally

Car Show Competition

 

Final Build Sheets

Project R53 

Project R56 

 

Source Guide

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