The Best Performance Upgrades for Your Mini Cooper

The Best Performance Upgrades for Your Mini Cooper

Mini Coopers are iconic because of their diminutive size and stylish aesthetic, but they can pack an impressive performance punch. If you’re looking for the best performance upgrades for your Mini Cooper, we’ve got a few ideas to consider.

Cold Air Intake

There’s no better place to start enhancing your vehicle’s performance than the engine. One of the simplest but most effective methods for boosting horsepower in a Mini Cooper is with a cold air intake upgrade.

The engine intake system brings outside air into the intake manifold. The air mixes with fuel, ignites, and goes through the engine’s cylinders. A cold air intake brings cool, oxygen-rich air into the combustion chamber for a more effective reaction. This component can instantly boost your Cooper’s horsepower by as much as 20 hp!

CAT Back Exhaust

Another area of performance improvement in your Mini Cooper is the exhaust system. This system performs many functions, primarily directing the exhaust gases from the engine’s cylinders out of the vehicle.

An upgraded, performance CAT back exhaust offers multiple advantages—larger piping, larger inlet/outlet, and a higher flowing catalyst inside the catalytic converter. The result is better airflow for your Cooper, which means less back pressure and a performance improvement by as much as 50 horsepower.

Performance Clutch

If your Mini Cooper is a manual transmission, a performance clutch is one of the best performance upgrades to consider. A performance clutch offers superior gripping power to a factory-made clutch, which means it can handle more torque and operate better in high-performance driving conditions.

In addition to a performance clutch upgrade, the Mini Cooper can also greatly benefit from a lightweight flywheel. For the past few generations, the Mini has come out of the factory with a heavy dual-mass flywheel. By ditching this part and installing one of our lightweight aluminum or steel flywheels, you will see and feel a significant improvement in your car’s performance. Depending on how you drive the car, several of our performance clutch options will last longer than a standard clutch, so it’s a win-win-win for Mini Cooper owners!

Where To Get a Performance Clutch for Your Mini Cooper

If you want to improve your Mini Cooper, Clutch Masters Industries has a wide selection of performance clutch kits for your vehicle. If you’re unsure which clutch kit is right for you, contact our expert staff, and we’ll point you in the right direction.