2nd Gen R56 Cooper S Accessport

Discussion in '2nd Generation: 2007+ R55 through R61' started by tmancoopers, Oct 16, 2013.

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  1. tmancoopers

    tmancoopers New Member

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    im really looking hard for a good tuning for the mini but it really doesnt look like there is anyone that made one as good as the alta accessport. by any chance is anyone here selling one? or maybe can suggest where i can get one (since their out of production its doubtful) or maybe some other option? i dont want to dismantle my ecu and send it in to someone. dont trust that ishh. and im not a fan of a piggy back set up. i just really want something i can keep in my glovebox and switch the set up whenever i choose.
     
  2. mrntd

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    I loved my Access Port on my Subie. I could switch tunes with a couple of buttons and either get more power or save some gas. The best was valet mode that limited the car to 3000 rpm.
     
  3. DryMartini

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    That "valet mode" could spoil a good John Hughes movie.
     
  4. tmancoopers

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    is there anything else like it? :(
     
  5. fngolfer

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    There always seems to be one for sale in the classified section in these forums. I hope you know that the Accessport only works on the 2007 to 2010 R56. Btw, i love the immediate 240 ft/lbs torque it gives me.
     
  6. tmancoopers

    tmancoopers New Member

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    yea i know i have an '07. ill check the classifieds then!
     
  7. mrntd

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    There are some other tuning computers but nothing that works like the access port. Certainly not for MINIs

    The added bonus is get a good custom tune with it and you can get more power and better mileage. The little "dyno" info is cool too.

    I'd have one only it won't work on an R53
     
  8. CHKMINI

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    Personally I would never have one. Too many bad stories about blown engines from non-tuners believing they have become tuners overnight. Not bashing, just expressing my personal opinion. I opted to trust Jan at RMW to tune my Coupe (N14) and I couldn't be happier with the results. I believe that they work well on some other models, like the Subie, but they seem to go up for sale quite often when purchased by a MINI owner. Again, certainly not bashing, just my opinion.
     
  9. Crashton

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    Yes I do notice that they show up on the used market quite often. Same as the Unichimp. To me that says something.

    No tuna on my car, but if I was going to I'd have someone who knows how do the tune. Be advised that not all who tune know how. RMW/Jan is one who does know.
     
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    Desy232 Banned

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    Hello. Sorry that raised an old topic. I, too, are interested in this issue.
     

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