Hey guys. My name is Taylor and I just put my order in for my Cooper S. I got it in all black with the Premium and Sport packages and the "Chrono package" with the guages in the center of the console. It is going to take 6-9 months for delivery, so I am just waiting around for now deciding what mods I am going to do first. Right now I drive a Nissan Sentra with intake, header, exhaust, racing pulleys, ignition, 18's, limo tint, 4 Rockford Fosage Punch subs, lowering springs, and the list goes on. I am going to be selling it or trading it on once my Mini arrives. I just wanted to get on here and get acquainted with some of you guys because when my Mini gets here I'm gonna be on this site a lot. I am on the b15sentra.net forums ALL the time, but not when I get my new whip. Anyways, that's my story.
Right off the bat I already have a question about a supercharger pulley too.
Has anybody bought the Turner Motorsports (TMS) stage 1 package for the S? For $599 you get a supercharger pulley, Bosch spark plugs, and a Shark ECU reprogrammer. I know all about how this stuff works, but I'm new to the Mini and the companies that make stuff for them. Is this a reliable company? Link--> http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...CT_ID=MST01-SI
Also, I have talked to a few people who say that Alta makes a good supercharger pulley so I went to thier website to check it out. For some reason (for the same price) you can choose between a pulley with 15% weight reduction or one with 19% weight reduction. Is there a reason that I don't know about that you wouldn't want to get the 19% one? For the same price it makes no sense to me to go with one that will give you less of a boost increase. Unless you are risking internal damage with the 19% reduction. I don't know. Link--> http://www.altaminiperformance.com/p...ey/PULLEY.html
Read all the threads as far as performance goes. Most people find that the 15% pulley works well. Too much pulley requires more items to be replaced. If you watch the pulleys of this type are available much cheaper. Remember too that the warranty people don't like aftermarket parts. Drive it awhile stock, and get all the bugs out of the car first. Just my opinion.
The percentage on the pulley doesn't have anything to do with weight(well, one is lighter). It has to do with the amount undersize the pulley is, allowing the supercharger to turn faster, and produce more boost. Too much pulley and you have more boost than airflow, as well as too little belt area to turn the supercharger. This causes the belt to slip and get hot. Do some research and driving before doing anything.
Like I said, I know how it all works, I just don't know anything about how the Mini system works. Thanks for the feedback though. I consider this my research, I figure who would know better than the people who are accually doing these mods. If anybody who has purchased one of the pulleys I mentioned would let me know what they think, it would be greatly appreciated.
I remember when we first ordered ours, it took 13 weeks. We didn't tell anyone we'd orders it. Instead we waited 12 weeks. We got a photo of a MCS, grayed and altered it so it looked just like an ultrasound. Then, just to shock our friends, (we were childless at that time) we sent an email saying that "after a long 12 week wait we now feel the time is right to share the wonderful news of our expected new arrival with you" and an attachment called "ultrasound photo"
Went over very well, except for the few people whose mail marshall's took the photo off. they rang us up and offered to give us a cot!
You've got a 9 month wait. you could make great miliage out of that.
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Has anybody bought the TMS package that I linked up top? I'm guessing that comes with a 15% reduction pulley, but it doesn't clearly say. It seems like a good deal for the money, but I'm not sure about what companies are out there yet and who is reliable.
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