Friday, December 23, 2011

Mini Cooper Countryman "S" Performance Exhaust by Supersprint - information, parts, dyno charts, & video. read more...

Mini Cooper Countryman "S" Performance Exhaust

A few weeks ago I had the chance to check out one of the first Mini Cooper Countryman that arrived here in Tyler Texas. Pretty cool car. It's really kind of a Texas version of a Mini Cooper. I'll stop here before I start talking about Texas Bull horns as a hood ornament.
Adding a performance exhaust is one of the first upgrade a new car owner will do to their Mini Cooper and the Countryman is no exception. Reducing back pressure, allowing the car to breath seems to be the first order of the day.
We just recently received our first shipment of Countryman "S" exhaust systems from Supersprint Italy. Like all Superprint setups you get a choice of performance, and sound. You can essentially go from mild to wild in both performance and sound.

view Performance Dynos below:
CHART 1 | CHART 3 | CHART 3
View Dyno Video Here

  1. For appearance, sound, and a respectable performance gains you simply install the rear muffler assembly and the 100mm chrome tips. This set up offers a flow through resonated rear muffler that increases exhaust velocity and reduces back pressure, without violating any local sound or emissions ordinances. Installation is simple. The rear muffler will need to be cut at the junction pipe. Then your new Supersprint muffler will slip over and clamp. Parts required are muffler # 022 831 204, and tip kit 022 830 424. This system is emissions and sound legal in all 50 states
  2. For further improvement of flow characteristics and no cutting of your existing system you will need to purchase the front connecting pipe # 022 831 212, and center resonator #022 831 203. as well as the muffler and tip kit mentioned above. This system is emissions and sound legal in all 50 states
  3. For all out performance Supersprint offers a high flow metallic race catalytic converter. This set up will maximize performance, by reducing back pressure to a minimum. This will offer the fastest turbo spool up, by drooping back pressure to Zero P.S.I. For high horsepower modified engines this system is a must. This set up is not street legal for highway application.
Supersprint Countryman "S" Axle-Back Kit Equip your Cooper Countryman S with our Supersprint exhaust kit. Flow through muffler design ensures optimal performance and the 100% stainless steel construction will never rust.

Kit Includes following components: 022 982 104 & 022 982 136.
Part Number: CMSAxleKit
MSRP $2,479.61
SALE Price: $1,750.00
To Order this kit: CALL TOLL FREE (800)648-7278 - view this kit
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Available Countryman System Components:


Down Pipe w/ Metallic Cat

For more info:
MINI Cooper S Countryman Down Pipe w/ Metallic Cat.

Front Connecting Pipe

For more info:
MINI Cooper S Countryman Front Connecting Pipe.

Resonated Connecting Pipe

For more info:
MINI Cooper S Countryman Resonated Connecting Pipe.

Street Muffler

For more info:
MINI Cooper S Countryman Street Muffler.

Chrome Round Exhaust Tips

For more info:
MINI Cooper S Countryman Chrome Round Exhaust Tips.
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Cooper "S" R53 Power Steering Pump Failure - click to read

Cooper "S" R53 Power Steering Pump Failure
 
A Mini Cooper "S" R53 was driven into the shop last week. The alternator light was on, and there was a horrible burnt smell and smoke coming from under the hood. Once the smoke cleared, (literally) we checked what was going on. My first thought was alternator seized up and the burning smell was the belt. The belt was moving freely, and the smoke had stopped. However the power steering had stopped working. Evidently what has happened the P/S pump had grounded internally causing the large positive power lead to the pump to begin melting down. Is the power steering pump the cause of the melt down or the result of the melt down? Once we removed the burnt power lead from the P/S pump the alternator light went off and the alternator was able to charge the system. Evidently the alternator was severely over loaded to a point where it was not able to keep up with the demand.
 
I'll keep you posted on our findings?
here is the photo of the replacement pump and the destroyed pump.





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