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

Air Intake for R56

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Old 05-20-2010, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Kimbo80 View Post
Are there any non-oil based cone type filters that would work with this intake on a Justa? Ex. JCW OEM filter, etc....
Nothing wrong with a oil based filter. I've been using a K&N for over a year with no problem. You will hear people say there is, but there are a lot of oil filters in use these days.

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:19 PM
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Does AFE make an intake for the R56? If so, that would be my rec.!
 
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:27 AM
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No problem Jbewley. Let us know how it turns out.
 
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tmo8462 View Post
No problem Jbewley. Let us know how it turns out.
I had to do some digging, but it turns out that it does in fact attach directly to the MAF and the entire back of the housing is open to allow max air flow. I have the airvip2 which will delete the muffler, so I am going with this. I'll let you know how it works out.

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:44 AM
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Cool let me know if the VIP2 works with it or not. I've been thinking about ordering both. But I did see one where the guy used pretty much all silicone tubing for a innercooler for it with a k&n apollo intake. looked sweet.
 
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by tmo8462 View Post
Cool let me know if the VIP2 works with it or not. I've been thinking about ordering both. But I did see one where the guy used pretty much all silicone tubing for a innercooler for it with a k&n apollo intake. looked sweet.
I've seen that and it would work. I was just happy that I can use the VIP with it, so that was not money wasted.

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Old 05-25-2010, 01:49 PM
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Yeah that would be a $120-130 dollars down the drain if it didnt work.
 
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:53 PM
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Yeah that would be a $120-130 dollars down the drain if it didnt work.
Lucky for me I just needed to tube only when I ordered and it was on sale.

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Old 05-25-2010, 02:14 PM
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thats nice.
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Lucky for me I just needed to tube only when I ordered and it was on sale.

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rjtrout2000 View Post
Does AFE make an intake for the R56? If so, that would be my rec.!
They do but AEM has their Dryflow filter as well. http://www.aempower.com/files/aem/flow.aspx It doesn't use oil. The main complaint about using an oiled filter is if you over oil it and it is mounted so close to the MAF sensor as it is on the MINI (and my C30 for that matter) then there is a risk of the oil coating the sensor and fouling it up.
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:46 PM
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They do but AEM has their Dryflow filter as well. http://www.aempower.com/files/aem/flow.aspx It doesn't use oil. The main complaint about using an oiled filter is if you over oil it and it is mounted so close to the MAF sensor as it is on the MINI (and my C30 for that matter) then there is a risk of the oil coating the sensor and fouling it up.
That has been tossed out a lot, but nobody has ever provred it happens.There are sure a lot of happy K&N owners out there for an "oil filter" to be problem.

Jim
 
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