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Interior/Exterior Possible Exhaust Modifications?

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Old 02-12-2019, 08:28 PM
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Possible Exhaust Modifications?

First time poster here:

Quick background of myself. My name is Enzo and i'm 16 years old. Got my license in October of 2018 and had enough money saved up for a 2010 Cooper S (R56)

Now before you think I want to be another obnoxious new driver with a loud exhaust and poor driving habits, I don't want my car to sound too loud at all, just a little bit nicer.

I asked my Auto Shop teacher at school what I should do for that and he recommended I find a popular Mini Cooper forum online and ask so here I am. The only issue for me is the cost, my Auto teacher would install it with me for free but I have to pay for the part in its whole. I have a job but by the time I pay insurance and gas and car payment I usually only have some money left so I'd have to save for a while.

Thanks,
Enzo

 
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Lots of people do this http://reviews.carreview.com/mini-co...xhaust-upgrade . I haven't but then again I'm old and not interested in calling attention to myself as I zip down the road.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:24 PM
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Thank you very much! This sounds perfect.
 
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Never could figure out why BMW designed an exhaust system with two mufflers in sequence. +1 on the one-ball mod. Did it to my MC40 and it has a bit sportier sound without being loud at all (plus it's cheap to do). Enjoy!
 
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Originally Posted by Minnie.the.Moocher View Post
Lots of people do this http://reviews.carreview.com/mini-co...xhaust-upgrade . I haven't but then again I'm old and not interested in calling attention to myself as I zip down the road.
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Never could figure out why BMW designed an exhaust system with two mufflers in sequence. +1 on the one-ball mod. Did it to my MC40 and it has a bit sportier sound without being loud at all (plus it's cheap to do). Enjoy!
OP has an R56, so the "one ball mod" will not apply here.

For R56, if you want just a little bit more noise, you can have the second cat and resonator removed and replaced with a straight pipe into the factory rear muffler. This is a popular mod with second generation Mini.
 
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:42 AM
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Look into the CNT Racing exhaust. I bought one from the company directly and the cost was $370 shipped. It deletes the secondary cat as well.
 
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