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Iv ran with Stage 2 Superchip for a week in a Mini One, and TBH - for £520 - I dont think its worth it.

0-60 dropped to 8.6s and 0-100 in 22s.

Yeah its a big increase in power and alot better performance, but in a Mini, you just dont feel the lift.

Therefore Im getting the Chip removed tommorrow, BUT I want my One to be fast.

What can I do to make it faster? Like near Coop S spec, without spending too much money?

Bryce :)
 

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Ah...shop for a 2nd hand MCS? Can't think of a better engine upgrade in terms of reliability and value for money. Then get a pulley and you'll have double the horses.
 

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I might pay to shop around for a MCS! Not terribly sure about this, but if you add a ton of power to the MINI (like a turbo), there may be issues with the motor/tranny being able to handle it! Hence, the MINI may have a limiting factor for the "speed" you are trying to get! Just a thought though! Hopefully, someone can help with this if they have experience with the MINI!
 

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i may be able to help?

Hum,
I don't actually have a MINI one but a Cooper, But if you want performance of a Cooper S, try this...
I was reading in the back of a new magasine called New MINI and in the model guide it talked about all the new models, and it talked about the modifications that you can do for each model (like tuning)
well... according to the mag there is a 165 bhp kit for the MINI One by MINI Speed, now I have done some digging around for you and the price is £2723.40 (ex VAT), now i dont know any more info but here is the website...http://shop2.minispeed.co.uk/new_mini/index.cgi?task=showproduct&id=nm-one-stage4 have a look and let me know how you get on, I think that will now take you One into the Cooper S world, let me know how you get on and PM me! :D :D :cool: :cool:

Enjoy

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Thank you V.much Miles, but... I could change my ONE to the same age+miles Cooopers S for that price. I did notice this earlier when I was shopping around. I think there is a Stage 2 that gives the ONE 130bhp, and its £80 or so cheaper than Superchips but that still aint enough...

Anyone else?

Thanks to everyone who as already inputed btw. :)
 

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hum

Hum,

May be you should do what i am going to do, save like mad and then get a MCSC and dont let people tell you that you are too young i am only 20 and i got my BRG MC when i was 18 so the moral... save like mad, and maybe dont spend too much on the car you have at the moment. but save it and get the more powerful model? ;)

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All good things come to thoughs who wait:
March 2005 MCSC - Hyper Blue, Chilli Pack (inc Xeons) , Dark Blue Roof, white bonnet stripes, Spot lights, Dark Blue Gravity leather, Alloy Patina, Heated Seats, H/K speakers, Sat Nav, MSW, DSC, Elc Fold Mirrors, heated Washer jets, Vis pack,Auto A/C, Heated seats, CD and Radio Boost, TLC and JCWorks. :cool: :D
 

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you cant get more power without spending too much money. i got a stage 2 chip and i think its well worth the money. if u want a fast mini one, get a m3 lump in there!!!!! ;)
 

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Bryce,

How much longer do you have to wait in order to get insurance for the MCS? It's probably worth the wait.

Um....lighter wheels with the same tyre width would help, so does a higher final drive gear, but these are not going to be cheap.

Are you using all the revs when you want to accelerate?
 

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i take my revs all the way to the red line so im pushing the car to the max.

Iv still got the Chip atm cos the guy didnt have time to take it out. I cant make up my mind!

Does anyone know if its wiped in service updates?
 

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TURBO IT :D Thats what im planning on doing to my cooper in the near future...
 

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To be honest Bryce I think your almost asking the impossible here.

I'm 19 and have had my ONE for 2 and a half years now - I had it on the drive for 4 months when I couldnt even drive it, but anyway my point is I know what its like to have high insurance - if you seriously want to turbo the car then its ganna cost around £2500 to get about 180-200BHP quoting Autofashions site. But, they don't quote torque figures which is what really is the limiting factor on a gearbox. M7 in the USA are developing and have nearly finished production of a lower boost turbo which shouldnt cause any drivetrain problems but has an output of about 160BHP or so I've heard. So basically once you've spent £2500 to get these extra horses your going to have to spend another £1000 at least on your insurance - they aren't going to insure a young driver with a car that shouldnt really be turbo'd for any less if at all.

So really theres no answer I can give you after having owned my ONE for 2 and a half years that you'll be happy with. I've got a Stage 2 Chip and a stainless steel exhaust and I think that makes tonnes of difference over stock but if your not happy with that or the cost of the kit from MINISpeed then your only options are a Cooper S or to turbo your ONE both of which arn't much help due to your (our) age. Basically mate your stumped!

The only other thing I can suggest which is what I'm doing is to upgrade your car bit by bit when you can afford it Chip, Exhaust, CAI, Manifold, Head & Valves, bespoke Inlet maybe... until you get what your happy with.

Anyway good luck

:bone: Pat :bone:
 

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I tend to agree with MrMini

If you want more speed but don't want to be crippled by insurance premiums then modding is NOT the way to go. As soon as you declare a bhp increasing mod you'll move from main stream underwriters (where all the discounts are) to specialist ones.

You will probably be better of with a Cooper S than a heavily modded One or Cooper.

I think you have already done the best thing in terms of bangs per buck with the remapped ecu. IMHO this gives the best and most useful returns for "undetectable mods", but I think the power quotes for the stage 2 are a little over the top - still 128 or so in a car with the handling of a Cooper is a fine tool indeed.

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i agree

your asking the impossible here. The only way that it can really work is if you "save like mad." i am 17, i have had to save like mad for 2 years until i coould get my mini, now im still saving like crazy to get upgrade parts. That the only way i think. HP costs money and money is time. With enough time and savings, youll have the hp
 
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