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 How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S

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paulmoreira

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PostSubject: How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S   How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S Empty5th December 2013, 10:44

Hi All,

I bought a 2003 mini cooper back in august not sure what to expect, Loved the way it handled.
Passed that one to my wife and now bought a 2002 Mini Cooper S as i wanted more power.
As the Cooper S is old it needs work, more importanlty clutch. I would like to upgrade the clutch to some more sporty, tough and durable and over time upgrade the car from stock to something really special. Is this the begining of a future in Tuning?

How do i start? where can i get advice on what can be done to get my standard R53 Cooper S?

Im based in Reigate and would like to know if there are any specialised garages that can give me some guidance.

Paul
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Mackem13
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Location : West End
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PostSubject: Re: How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S   How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S Empty5th December 2013, 11:13

Hi. The best way to get more power and drivability from an S is to change the pulley wheel on the supercharger to a smaller one, and upgrade the intercooler and air intake. Minicraft are on the south coast and the club had a day there back in the summer on their rolling road. There's also 1320 but they are based in St Neots. Other than that speak to will at Twg one of our club sponsors he's really helpful and will be able to advise on the clutch.
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paulmoreira

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PostSubject: Re: How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S   How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S Empty5th December 2013, 14:49

Thats great information and really what i needed to get going on this new project.
I will start calling around
Thanks
Paul
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JAS
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Location : Leatherhead
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PostSubject: Re: How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S   How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S Empty6th December 2013, 09:16

I'd also recommend Station View Garage (SVG) at Dorking.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S   How do I start Tuning a R53 Cooper S Empty28th January 2014, 11:51

dave f box, pulley, intercooler and clutch (ditch the dual mass) Smile
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