Cooper (non S) Modifications specific to the MINI Cooper (R56).

Drop-in air filters vodoo?

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Old 05-01-2008, 11:04 PM
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Sprint boosters are standard on 2nd Gen MINI's.It's called a SPORT button!
 
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by wimsaab View Post
Mine MC is maual tranmission and doesn't has the sport button...So sorry I can't tell what the difference btw...

But things I know is the engine has more response, rev trend to be faster and more fun to drive...

one problem I got from the maual transmission is the frist gear is too short and lack of power in the 1000-2000rpm, sprint booster help me to solve this problem...

But yours is automatic trans, dont forget to order automatic version...

I recommend u to use it...I think this is one of the mod that u can noticeable feel when u do this mod...
Just noticed you're not from the states. That explains why you don't have the sport button and definitely need the sprint booster. The sport button pretty much does what the sprint booster does in addition to tightening the steering.
 
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:06 PM
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I'm from Thailand

My friend R56 has the sport button and he also use the sprint booster, when his car in the sport mode, his car go faster than ever...He said it much more fun to drive.

Cheers...

Now I'm looking to order
- Miltek exhaust system
- Crank Pulley webbmotorsport
- Denso spark plus
- ECU tuning mini workshop in thailand
- Supersprint header

now waiting for Apollo..

I will keep u an update...
 
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wimsaab View Post
I'm from Thailand

My friend R56 has the sport button and he also use the sprint booster, when his car in the sport mode, his car go faster than ever...He said it much more fun to drive.

Cheers...

Now I'm looking to order
- Miltek exhaust system
- Crank Pulley webbmotorsport
- Denso spark plus
- ECU tuning mini workshop in thailand
- Supersprint header

now waiting for Apollo..

I will keep u an update...
Awesome, keep us updated!
 
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:30 AM
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Well, the K&N filter I ordered in February for $35 from amazon finally shipped! Now they charge $50 for it. Related to the price of oil? At $50, I probably would not have gotten it since I plan to try a new intake system in the future.
 
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:46 PM
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DDMworks, they have done the prototype of intake for non s... They will annouce on the July...
 
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:46 PM
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My K&N apollo was be canceled by the dealer too...
Bad news..
 
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:27 AM
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Installed K&N drop-in panel filter

I installed the K&N drop-in panel filter. Very easy install. Just remove the torx screws around the air box and the bolt in front. Lift it up (first picture). Remove the old. Put in the new one (last picture). The OEM paper filter wasn't that dirty (I'm at 11K miles) but definitely looked more suffocating with its folds and thickness (second picture) as compared to the K&N one. The K&N is definitely much, much thinner allowing for more room in the box below the filter where the air enters.

Sorry I don't have any dyno results, but this mod was more for fun. I don't expect much gains. The engine does sound more aggressive, but that may just be in my head.





 
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:03 AM
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Now that I've had the new K&N drop-in filter for a while, the acceleration does feel more responsive as if I pressed a "1/4 strength Sport" button. Is this in my head?
 
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:49 AM
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lacning74, which filter did you get for your just a cooper? I have a non-s, too, and am having a little trouble finding the right filter. I found these 2 possible filters on the K&N site:

2008 MINI Cooper 1.6L L4 F/I - Coupe 33-2386
2008 MINI Cooper 1.6L L4 DSL - All 33-2929
 
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The first one would be the correct size.Even when you search by year/model they still list ALL the MINI filters for 1st,2nd gen MC and MCS.
 
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by OXYBLUECOOP View Post
The first one would be the correct size.Even when you search by year/model they still list ALL the MINI filters for 1st,2nd gen MC and MCS.
affirmative. the first one (33-2386) is what i got.
 
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:54 AM
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Thank you! Oxyblue, sweet ride I see you have ordered.
 
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Is this filter 33-2386 for the R56 MC worth the (holy crap) $50 ?

Thoughts from those that installed it....lacning do you remember what size torx it was?

looks like 4 torx....and some kind of bolt you describe...guess I'll have to go out and take a look when it's not 11 degrees outside.
 
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:00 PM
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sorry, can't remember the torx size. i use a swiss army thingy so i never keep track. seems to growl better. maybe the ecu has adjusted a bit. still not sure if it's just voodoo, but that oem filter certainly looked like a thick, suffocating accordian compared to the new one. $50 is pushing it, but at least it's reusable.

i still am hesitant on a CAI. i think i'm going to wait for a nanotech drop-in air filter with millions of tiny turbines.
 
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Originally Posted by rjtrout2000 View Post
Overall, I have been very happy with my ITG drop-in filter. It improved throttle response a bit, changed the sound of my car from the whining noise of before to a slightly more powerful noise, which is always good. Plus, it re-usable and fits well in the stock airbox. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with any single mod that i've done to enhance performance.
How do these differ from the one VIP sells. It looks like theirs requires more instalation then just dropping it in the factory air bix?

Jim
 
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jbewley View Post
How do these differ from the one VIP sells. It looks like theirs requires more instalation then just dropping it in the factory air bix?

Jim
Not sure about what VIP sells, but my air filter was just drop-in installation. Nothing special and something that I feel was totally worth the $50 it cost. Hope that helps!
 
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rjtrout2000 View Post
Not sure about what VIP sells, but my air filter was just drop-in installation. Nothing special and something that I feel was totally worth the $50 it cost. Hope that helps!
Went with the K&N and there is really a change that I know is not in my head. Thanks for the advice.

Jim
 
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