Friday, December 21, 2012

MINI Cooper Strut and Shock Installation Socket



Over time, the ride and handling of your vehicle degrades from normal wear and tear on your struts and shocks. Our local service shop regularly replaces several struts and rear shocks on R50, R52, R53 MINI Coopers from this type of wear. Routine replacement of these parts is the only way to keep your MINI at its original performance level, and is an excellent way to upgrade your suspension if you are looking for a sportier feel. MINI struts and shocks are simple to replace, but require a proper torque and tightening procedure for the lock nut to avoid damaging or breaking the delicate mounting stud.

Past practice has typically been to use a high speed impact gun to lock down shock center nuts, unfortunately spinning the internal shock components or applying an uneven weight could cause damage to the piston inside the shock.  Improper tightening of the lock nut may also result in breaking of the fragile upper shock center stud. Neither of these conditions would be covered by any manufacturers warranty.

Promini is proud to announce a new tool that makes strut and shock replacement easy and safe with no additional special tools required.  Any 1/2" drive socket wrench and appropriate allen wrench will work with our new Strut Removal Socket.  The factory upper front strut nut is typically 21mm, while most replacement struts or performance struts use a 22mm nut size.  We recommend the 2 piece kit for proper removal and installation of any replacement shock or strut on your model MINI.



We recommend replacing strut tower mounts at the time of strut replacement as they wear out with the struts.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MINI Cooper Parts Catalog for your Smartphone, iPad, Android Phone or Nook! (read it here)

Announcing PROMINI's New Holiday Winter MINI COOPER PARTS 2012 Catalog for your Smartphone or iPad, Android phone, Nook or other Mobile device!

Now you can shop for parts the old fashioned way by flipping through our MINI Cooper parts catalog with any modern modile media device!! We have updated our catalog with several new items like:
  • Hats & Accessories
  • Car Care Products
  • Power Performance Products
  • Cooling System Parts
  • Exhaust Systems, Tools & More...
Also, Be sure to take advantage of this BLOG SPECIAL OFFER on our PIAA Fog Light Kits until Dec. 14th, 2012. Give one as a gift and get one for yourself, coupon code can be used 2 times per customer during sale dates. (while supplies last - limited quantities).

Coupon Code = promini20off

View Fog Light Kit Here
Scan this QR code and give it a try - or view now with your computer and mouse - just click on the images below.
OUR PHONE ORDERING & TECH DEPT. WILL BE CLOSED DEC. 24th & 25TH, AND DEC. 31st & JAN 1st

HOWEVER YOU MAY PURCHASE PARTS ONLINE 24HR A DAY - 7 DAYS A WEEK AT OUR WEBSITE STOREFRONT.


BMP/PROMINI: the parts we sell are the parts we use! The entire staff of BMP design is proud to offer you only the best in high performance & replacement parts, styling accessories, suspension kits, collectibles and car care products. Championed by our customers, we have earned an international reputation for technical expertise and innovative product development. Our close European ties further enable us to continue to bring you the best and latest offerings from leading suppliers and tuners there.
The BMP design warehouse features over 200,000 products and constantly growing. Everything from replacement parts to high performance upgrades are kept in stock to ensure the quickest possible delivery to our customers.

We cordially invite you to experience the customer satisfaction enjoyed by thousands of other BMW/MINI owners and enthusiasts from around the world, who have found a home at BMP design. We're duty-bound to bring you proven products and provide you the utmost in customer service and satisfaction.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Install fog light kit on your MINI Cooper - PIAA 5340 with installation guide


2002-2008 MINI Cooper 540 Driving / Fog Lamp Kit by PIAA

PROMINI offers this big, bold design in a small package. Ultra thin housing allows for easy installation.

Designed specifically for small cars such as the MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, and MINI Clubman, these unique black mesh-style lens cover offers additional protection while enhancing your vehicle's appearance. 



  • H3, 55watt = 110watt XTRA Xtreme White driving
  • Black stamped steel housing and glass lens. SAE compliant.
  • Two 540 Xtreme White driving lamps,
  • two custom mounting brackets

The lighting patter enhances your view while driving during adverse road conditions at night such as rain, sleet, fog, and snow.

Projected light output for PIAA MINI Cooper Driving Light Kit (right)








Products > MINI Accessories & Performance > MINI Exterior Trim


Mini Cooper Auxiliary Lamp Kit
This kit is made by PIAA and is a must-have upgrade for your Mini Cooper. These lamps light up the road and give your Cooper that aggressive, rally look! Kit comes with all necessary mounting hardware and requires no drilling to install! 
Comes with Two 540 Xtreme White Driving lights, 2 mounting brackets, two mesh style covers, wiring harness, relay, switch, and mounting hardware.
Bulbs used: 12V - H3 55watt (110watt Xtreme White)

Part Number: 300534
Manufacturer Number: 5430





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