The New Mini Performance Handbook: All Years
The New Mini Performance Handbook: All Years

The New Mini Performance Handbook: All Years

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The New Mini Performance Handbook: All Years
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Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2002, the MINI Cooper and Cooper S have been among the hottest-selling subcompact hatchbacks on the market. Popular in road rally and autocross, as well as on the street, the new MINI has developed an intense following among driving and automotive design enthusiasts.

This book is designed to take the reader through the possibilities for performance upgrades, including step-by-step procedures for common upgrades including shocks and springs, brakes, clutch and flywheel, turbo replacement, supercharger pulley replacement, intake, exhaust, and even installing a limited slip differential.


Chapter 1: 
  • A Brief History of the MINI
  • Introducing Our Project Cars
  • MINI Spotter’s Guide
  • Building Your MINI Right 
Chapter 2: 
  • Increasing Engine Power
  • How an Engine Does its Work 
  • The MINI Engine
  • Engine Air Intake Upgrades
  • Exhaust Component Upgrades 
  • Supercharger Upgrades 
  • Intercooler Upgrades 
  • Turbocharger Upgrades
  • Related Turbo and Supercharger Upgrades
  • Radiator and Oil Cooler Upgrades 
  • Naturally Aspirated Engine Upgrade
  • Controlling the Engine: ECU Upgrades
Chapter 3: 
  • Improving Handling
  • Suspension Terms and Concepts
  • MINI Suspension Design
  • Shock and Spring Upgrades
  • Sway Bar Upgrades 
  • Suspension Brace and Bushings Upgrades
  • Other Suspension Parts Upgrades
  • Wheel and Tire Upgrades 
  • Alignment
Chapter 4: 
  • Improving Braking
  • MINI Stock Brake System
  • Upgrading Your Brakes 
Chapter 5: 
  • Upgrading Transmission and Driveline
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Limited Slip Differentials 
  • Clutch and Flywheel
  • Agitronic Automatic Transmission
Chapter 6: 
  • Interior and Exterior Upgrades
  • Adding Lights 
  • Gauges and Indicators
  • Steering Wheels 
  • Short Shifters, Shift Knobs and Brake Handles
  • Seats 
  • Safety Equipment 
  • Sound-Deadening Materials
  • Roll Bars and Roll Cages
  • Aerodynamic Devices 
Chapter 7: 
  • MINIs in Competition
  • Autocross 
  • Track Days
  • Time Attack
  • Hill Climb
  • Amateur Racing 
  • Road Rally 
  • Rallycross 
  • Stage Rally
  • Car Show Competition

Final Build Sheets:
  • Project R53 
  • Project R56 
Source Guide

Publisher: CarTech, Inc.
Paperback: 144 Pages
Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.9 x 0.3 inches
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