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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Top 10 preformace upgrades

I recently bought a 2005 MCS with 50K mileage. Iím wanting to boost its performance but wanted a good list to go by from folks that know. What would you suggest the top 10 performance upgrades would be? Brands would be helpful. If there is a thread already dedicated to this topic please share.

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check out minitorque.com for performance related info on the mini all the below have more info on there

for me:
1. 15%/17% pulley plugs belt (KMT pulley ask 'Fisher' on here to help you out)
2. coilovers (KWs, FK, AP or better if you have the budget)
3. polybushings (superflex)
4. Janspeed manifold
5. JCW GP or GRS intercooler
6. Newman Camshaft, 550 injectors and Mynes tune
7. dave.f hybrid airbox.
8. lightweight wheels and non runflat tyres (OZs + toyo t1rs are pretty good combo)
9. R56 JCW brembo brake kit
10. reduce weight of car / styling stuff


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check out minitorque.com for performance related info on the mini all the below have more info on there

for me:
1. 15%/17% pulley plugs belt (KMT pulley ask 'Fisher' on here to help you out)
2. coilovers (KWs, FK, AP or better if you have the budget)
3. polybushings (superflex)
4. Janspeed manifold
5. JCW GP or GRS intercooler
6. Newman Camshaft, 550 injectors and Mynes tune
7. dave.f hybrid airbox.
8. lightweight wheels and non runflat tyres (OZs + toyo t1rs are pretty good combo)
9. R56 JCW brembo brake kit
10. reduce weight of car / styling stuff

This^^plus I would look to get some recaro or jcw seats,
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what about if the car has a jcw kit is the pulley still on top?
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what about if the car has a jcw kit is the pulley still on top?
The JCW kit includes a 11% reduction pulley, so going with a smaller pulley only provides marginal gains.
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On a JCW we usually advise GP Intercooler, then a cam injectors and a tune.

Some GP owners have been known to come back for a pulley upgrade afterwards for a bit more mid range punch.
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