Rlove's above reason is mine as well....So is Lewis' mention of the $$$$$. I can afford a MINI but refuse to pay that kind of money for that kind of car. Now the Honda S-2000 that I have is alittle different category...that's our fun summer car for top down rides in the beautiful Northeast countryside!Mileage isn't the only reason for the Smart for me. I like the design, and I think we all should start preparing for what is a certainty - higher priced gasoline. The efficient cars time has come, and I want to help introduce it to the US.
I've been trying to find time to get Rodan to the dyno. Maybe next week. What mods brought you to the 200HP level? Hoping that the CAI, exhaust, pulley, re-map and some other minor tweeks have gotten me there, too.My modified Mini (S) has 200 HP. . .
The mod's you mention will get it to the Works level of around 200hp, but at the wheels you'll be, (from watching several on the dyno) around 185-190. Check the mod.'s threads on my old MINI site, (www.metroplexmini.org) we have a couple of cars that are near 250 hp...which doesn't come without a lot of trial, error, and expense, (pay particular attention to posts by Gnatster, TrackToy, and Spyke as well as Scobib, who has a startup cottage industry of designing and producing superior MINI products). A suggestion...with the increase of horsepower don't overlook upgrading your brakes as well.Warning, thread creep.
I've been trying to find time to get Rodan to the dyno. Maybe next week. What mods brought you to the 200HP level? Hoping that the CAI, exhaust, pulley, re-map and some other minor tweeks have gotten me there, too.