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Old 01-16-2009, 10:36 PM
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Is there a short shift kit available for the R56?
The only one I know of so far is Alta's.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:26 AM
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Cravenspeed has one too. Like flamez said, ALTA too
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:44 PM
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Best bang for the buck on any Mini is the suspension mod. Adding 15 hp is not near the performance enhancement as a well thought out suspension, including your wheels and tires.
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As others have said suspension... Start with a rear sway bar...
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:21 PM
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As others have said suspension... Start with a rear sway bar...
I disagree. Start by deciding what you want the car to do. Go from there. A more aggressive alignment than stock does wonders for a MINI.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:40 PM
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Like most say, i say go suspensions first. I like to say coilovers first because it give the car a great stance and hanldes about the same, But by adding camber plates and rear control arms you can put on a nice alignment and the car will feel amazing in the corners.

I honestly really like the R56 platform. It hasnt really been broken in yet with the tuning community, but soon it will be. Im sure later on this year we will see a lot more horsepower.

I say suspension first and maybe an exhaust and intake, maybe a downpipe. So far with those little mods ive seen 20 hp gains. and the car sounds great
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Theres also the helix short shift kit
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:47 PM
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Game plan first.

As for parts,

1. a set of urethane inserts for the motor mounts (Mini Madness) = BIG improvement for little $$ and easy install. No effects later.

2. A larger rear sway bar. Endless debate on which is "better" I did a 19mm H-sport and it is going in on Sunday.

As for HP improvements, waiting until the ECU is cracked. No piggyback BS for me.

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Old 01-19-2009, 10:44 PM
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R56 exhaust sounds sweet, do that, if you can afford it. Exhausts around here are a pretty penny unless you go custom. Custom for the r56 would be real easy and cheap, just a straight back exhaust, muffler, and resonator. I know one shop in Van Nuys that would prob do it for $350 if you care. Oherwise stick with what everyone said like coilovers/springs. You get a looks and performance when you go that route.
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