The New MINI Performance Handbook: MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S, 2002-2010

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The New MINI Performance Handbook 2002-2010
The New MINI Performance Handbook 2002-2010
The New MINI Performance Handbook 2002-2010
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The New MINI was introduced in the U.S. to an eager public in 2002 as the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S. Since that day, MINIs have been among the most popular and best selling hatchbacks on the market.

But MINIs are not only popular as daily drivers but also in road rally and autocross configurations.

In this book, Jeffrey Zurschmeide takes you through the many possibilities for performance upgrades, from shock absorbers to brake systems, clutch, turbo replacement, exhaust systems and much more.

In addition to all that info, the book also gives you examples of modified cars to show you how you can modify your MINI to turn it into a car that's fun to drive or race.

Hundreds of photos accompany the how-to instructions, so you can do the modifications yourself.

WARNING: Automotive suspensions are tremendously powerful springs that are held under compression when normally installed. Do not attempt to release any automotive spring without the proper tools and instructions or you could seriously injure yourself or even be killed.

It costs just a few dollars to have a professional shop install springs, and it's money well-spent if you don't have the right tools to do it safely.



ABOUT the AUTHOR:

Jeff Zurschmeide is a freelance automotive journalist and the author of High Performance Subaru Builder's Guide and Automotive Welding: A Practical Guide from CarTech Books. His work appears regularly automotive magazines, as well as newspapers nationwide.

Subject: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 New MINI performance how-to handbook: MINI Cooper and Cooper S for street or competition. ISBN-10: 1613250223 |ISBN-13: 9781613250228 | CarTech SA182P

Specifications
  • Publisher: Cartech Books
  • Author: Jeffrey Zurschmeide
  • Pages: 144 - Hundreds of b&w photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-022-8
  • Years: 2002 - 2010
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS: Acknowledgments | Introduction A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MINI
Introducing Our Project Cars | MINI Spotter?s Guide | Building Your MINI Right 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 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 IMPROVING BRAKING
MINI Stock Brake System | Upgrading Your Brakes UPGRADING TRANSMISSION and DRIVELINE
Electronic Traction Control | Manual Transmissions | Limited Slip Differentials | Clutch and Flywheel | Agitronic Automatic Transmission 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 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
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