I'm going to be buying a BRG Mini S very soon, but am struggling with one issue. The LSD that is optional on the Mini seems to be a middling unit, with only 30% transfer from the slipping wheel. I had a Quaife on my old car (a Neon R/T with about 190 HP) and it was awesome, but expensive. Anyone here put a Quaife on their Mini? One is available for about $1300 (without installation, may violate warranty and will probably be equally expensive to install) versus the stock unit for $500 (installed and fully warranted by Mini). At this point I can't justify the extra expense and risk for the Quaife, as much as i want it - am I missing something in my analysis?
I would tend to agree that it will kill your warranty, at least where the transmission is concerned, at least.
Be it that one of the two major/reoccurring issues experience by a number of owners here and on NAM has been transmission related, I would not recommend going for the Quaife.
I can't give a comparison of the two, as I've only seen the R56 with the stock LSD so far... but I can say the stock unit works like a champ. I would get it. Swap out down the road if you're ever convinced the Quaife will be that much better AND the tranny isues have been sorted.
Founding member of R56 Anonymous: "Hello. My name is Mike. I'm a driving enthusiast... and I still like the R56"
Last edited by msh441; May 21st, 2007 at 01:06 PM.
The problem is producing something from the factory that wont cost them a fortune in warranty, is OK for any muppet to live with and wont cause more driving issues than it solves. hence the middling route that they have taken.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.