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

R56 Modified Intake

Old 06-16-2013, 10:05 AM
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I didn't want to do a CAI, so I went with a MiniMania Air Cleaner and this...

And got this...

The sound is awesome and I've got a sportier pedal...a WIN in my book!!
Old 06-16-2013, 12:30 PM
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Yeah I'm still considering getting the intake tube from VIP, but it would really to be clean up the engine bay. So can't quite justify the cost. Also, I'd like to paint it red to match K&N box now.

Looks good though!
Old 11-27-2013, 05:59 PM
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Wow you did a great job! I have the exact same box for my base, and I was thinking about removing the box and letting the cone filter sit in the stock tub (which I can't seem to find in your setup?).

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So just an update on the car...June 2013 and the sheet metal airbox broke.

The mini motor likes to shake and apparently that vibration has work-hardened the steel and caused it to snap. I was never overly impressed the housing (a few metal tabs and some spot welds). So a little over year later it snapped and I've been getting a nasty rattle for the last two weeks. Hopefully my sub-par weld job does the trick! pictures below:

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