hello there, i have a 2003 lotus orange mini cooper with cooper s bumpers, bonnet and spoiler. i am looking to do a engine swap and replace the original 1.6 with a 1.6t out of a cooper s 2006-2007 model. has anyone done this? could anybody shed any light on other parts that would be needed to complete this? e.g. driveshafts? (what additional measure will need to be dealt with)
Also i want to change suspension and brakes. can anybody recommend any? looking for straight replacements. (will jcw brembo brakes fit straight onto this)
Thanks for the feedback guys. Is the 1.6suoercharged engine more reliable? Can i just clarify that my car is a mini cooper and not mcs thanks. I tho ught i would ask as i am unsure of what mods to proceed with.
Gen1/mk1 Cooper and Cooper S Tritec engine are essentially the same unit but the Cooper S version has a supercharger bolted on and various internal engine mods to accomodate the extra power output. Battery is also moved to boot.
6 SPEED GEAR BOX
TWIN EXHAUST SYSTEM
2 DRIVE SHAFTS
EWS IGNITION BARREL & KEY
WATER RADIATOR & FAN
However some people enjoy the challenge of carrying out such a conversion or just wish to keep their current car...........the classic Mini world is full of 'Cooper S' conversions which started out life as just a standard Mini or Cooper.
With modern fuels it is not always as easy as just raising the compression ratio as in the 'old' days, but if you are interested in MINI performance tuning then the MINI Torque forum is probably a good place to do some research on other owners experiences and suggestions for tuning upgrade mods: MiniTorque.com - Home
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