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

NM Torque Arm insert

  #51  
Old 03-19-2012, 02:58 AM
Herleman
Herleman is offline
5th Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Posts: 771
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Glad you are all back together.

Enjoy.
 
  #52  
Old 03-19-2012, 06:03 AM
ORazor
ORazor is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 35
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Through a friend's help, I finally managed to install this bad boy.

I think I may notice a slight difference, but it could also be placebo effect. I had a similar reaction with the WMW Diverter Valve.
 
  #53  
Old 03-19-2012, 06:33 AM
ljmattox's Avatar
ljmattox
ljmattox is offline
5th Gear
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: St. Louis metro area USA
Posts: 919
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MiniRy View Post
Might have to check that out. BTW (me a MINI newbie), what is a "justa" ??
"Just a" MINI Cooper; not a MINI Cooper "S" or JCW is what's meant. The non-turbo'd, non-supercharged version.

Island Don: congrats on getting your Roadster back together! I was watching this thread pretty closely, there's a box in my garage with that NM adapter waiting for my MINI to get home to have it installed. Having had one-too-many "sitcom" episodes at my place with seemingly-simple modifications gone awry, I was very glad to see the easy-to-overcome "root cause".

Driving impressions next?
 
  #54  
Old 03-24-2012, 06:29 PM
euells's Avatar
euells
euells is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 333
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Easy Install - excellent results

Installed them in 30 minutes. Biggest issue was trying to find my impact wrench to break the bolts loose.

Shifting is much tighter and smoother now! This is a nice upgrade for $60!
 
  #55  
Old 03-25-2012, 05:59 PM
euells's Avatar
euells
euells is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 333
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by euells View Post
Installed them in 30 minutes. Biggest issue was trying to find my impact wrench to break the bolts loose.

Shifting is much tighter and smoother now! This is a nice upgrade for $60!
Follow-up - this got a high rating on the WAF scale - my wife claims I used to give her whiplash shifting, but no more! She was very pleased with this mod.
 
  #56  
Old 11-08-2012, 10:39 AM
Mini-LSE's Avatar
Mini-LSE
Mini-LSE is offline
3rd Gear
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 296
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have been interested in this mod but I will be honest, I am real new to this. I don't have a lot of experience. The only thing that I gave done is installed the AutoSports+ in my R57. What is the best way to get the car off the ground? Can I do this with ramps? Is this a Mod that requires a lot of experience? What tools will I need? Mine is a Cooper S. Will that make a difference?

Thanks for your input!
 
  #57  
Old 11-08-2012, 02:04 PM
Ta87
Ta87 is offline
3rd Gear
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 202
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You don't need a lot of experience. It's very simple and there's a long thread about it elsewhere on this forum.

You'll need a breaker bar (maybe), socket set, wrench and maybe a mallet if it's a tight fit. The instructions that come with it are very cut and dry and should be able to guide you through it effortlessly.

I lifted my car using a car life on Base (I'm military). $6 and hour and it took me 15-20 minutes and I've never wrenched on a car in my life. haha
 
  #58  
Old 11-09-2012, 12:40 PM
ammodave
ammodave is offline
5th Gear
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Niceville Fl
Posts: 895
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 10 Posts
Ramps or jack stands, either one will work. You'll also need a 16mm wrench and a torque wrench would be handy but not essential. It shouldn't take you more than 30 min but you will be on your back for most of the exercise. Try this link for more info: http://www.nm-eng.com/media/attachme...M.228856_2.pdf
 
  #59  
Old 11-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Rgoodwin
Rgoodwin is offline
4th Gear
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 324
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
This is cool! Got mine this morning and installed this afternoon. About 30 minutes. No sloppiness in shifting now and don't feel any additional vibration at idle. Very tight feel. Thanks Way! 08 Non S manual Hatch.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Lex2008
How to
26
05-05-2019 11:57 AM
bahman
MINI Parts for Sale
8
12-24-2015 08:29 AM
hydouken
Stock Problems/Issues
3
09-15-2015 05:49 AM
Mini Mania
Suspension Products
0
09-10-2015 11:46 AM
Mini Mania
Interior/Exterior Products
0
09-03-2015 12:24 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: NM Torque Arm insert


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: