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Old 10-17-2006, 08:06 PM
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Default New product from Helix!!

I would like to announce that Helix Minisports will now be carrying the LordOfTheFlies Engine Damper Kit!

The description from our website:
We all know that the stock engine mount on 2002-2006 MINI Coopers does not
do an adequate job of holding the engine in place during hard shifting.
Our kit reduces unecessary engine flex, resulting in smoother, faster
shifts, and gives the driver a more direct connection to the car. It makes
motoring even more enjoyable than it already is!

The kit we have developed mounts directly to the engine block and the
frame, requiring no drilling or modification of stock parts*. All
necessary hardware required for installation is included with the kit. You
will need to have some basic tools handy in order to install so please
check the instructions in the pdf file below prior to installation.

*Note: at this moment the kit does not fit 2002 or early 2003 model year
cars. Please e-mail to check fitment prior to ordering. A separate bracket
solution is being developed for these earlier cars.

The dampers are $55.00 plus shipping.

If this isn't in the right section, mods please feel free to move it. I wasn't sure where to put it.

Thanks,
Alex
www.helix13.com
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:20 PM
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Sweet! I'm in the market so I'll most likely go with one from you guys. Dan at Grassroots garage highly recommends your stuff. I'm already running your 17% pulley.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:44 PM
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I was looking at these today....I really need one. The difference driving a damper-equiped MINI vs. a MINI without one is extream! Maybe with next paycheck!
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it really makes that much difference? hmmmmmm...
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it really makes that much difference? hmmmmmm...
Night and day..... ......there is NO slop when you let-off the throttle. It works great for those who Auto X because it allows us to be smoother. The only down side with these is that there is a slight vibration present in the car during idle, you have basiclly attached the motor, which vibrates, to the frame....the normal engine mounts act as a buffer for these vibrations caused by the motor running...so it's a really good effective mod....but there will be some vibration at idle
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Night and day..... ......there is NO slop when you let-off the throttle. It works great for those who Auto X because it allows us to be smoother. The only down side with these is that there is a slight vibration present in the car during idle, you have basiclly attached the motor, which vibrates, to the frame....the normal engine mounts act as a buffer for these vibrations caused by the motor running...so it's a really good effective mod....but there will be some vibration at idle

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Nice... pretty reasonable price as well.
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How does it feel with traffic?
I have thought about it because it may be smoother with the stop/go.
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Well this sucks for me:

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*Note: at this moment the kit does not fit 2002 or early 2003 model year
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What is the "separate bracket solution" Alex?
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For the 02 MINI's, here's what I got:

http://www.txwerks.com/servlet/Detail?no=20

Very nice brackets and easy to install, but it is more expensive.

These help too:

http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products....=15&submit1=GO

I got the lower engine mount large and small bushings and I might order the uppers
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What is the "separate bracket solution" Alex?
Honestly, off the top of my head I don't know, but I will talk to Eric and let you know tomorrow.

Im going to ask you guys to be a bit patient with me as i've just started working at Helix and don't know the ins and outs of our products yet. I also have grad school and other commitments to handle, so I might be alittle bit late with responses like that but I will do my best to get you a real answer within a day
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Honestly, off the top of my head I don't know, but I will talk to Eric and let you know tomorrow.

Im going to ask you guys to be a bit patient with me as i've just started working at Helix and don't know the ins and outs of our products yet. I also have grad school and other commitments to handle, so I might be alittle bit late with responses like that but I will do my best to get you a real answer within a day
No worries at all, thanks for checking on it for us


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For the 02 MINI's, here's what I got:

http://www.txwerks.com/servlet/Detail?no=20

Very nice brackets and easy to install, but it is more expensive.

These help too:

http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products....=15&submit1=GO

I got the lower engine mount large and small bushings and I might order the uppers
Sweet dude... Yeah I've seen that first one before... Since it's twice as much though, the Helix one is much more appealing, haha. But hey, if it doesn't end up working, then that'll be the only option.
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Kilo

The dampers are actually produced by LordOfTheFlies. In the thread on NAM, he said "the brackets are coming, real soon. The prototype has been built, fitted, and tested. It will now be sent to me so that I can test it out on a friend's 03."

As soon as I have more information on the bracket I will let you know.

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I have this damper and I can definatly tell theres a huge difference. Letting off the throttle there is no more lurchy yo-yo feeling. Starting from a stop is smoother as well. Well worth the money IMO!
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How does it feel with traffic?
I have thought about it because it may be smoother with the stop/go.
Feels good in traffic! Actually makes it easier to drive in stop and go situations.

My damper came loose a few days ago (my fault for not tightening up the bolts all the way) and I could tell something was wrong, I could feel engine movement again. Sure enough I looked under the hood and the damper was loose.
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