FS: '02 Cooper S #848, quality track-prep

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  1. Ryephile

    Ryephile New Member

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    For Sale is my beloved 2002 MINI Cooper S in Electric Blue/White with Sport Package. This is #TD50848, an April '02 build. It's one of those early MINI's you sometimes hear about that never has a problem and has been blessed with amazing reliability.

    I've owned the car from June '07, when it was bone stock. Since then I've rebuild the car and transformed it into an open-track day and HPDE monster that can genuinely hang with stock Lotus Elises on similar tires and brake pads. That makes this car an unusual machine in terms of pricing. Obviously, you won't be able to buy and prepare a MINI for my relatively tiny asking price of $14k, so I hope everyone sees the value of this car.

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    Specs:

    Engine:
    *Stock long block
    *ALTA V2 15% s/c pulley
    *ALTA cold-air intake with black silicone throttle body tube
    *ALTA 0% crank pulley
    *OBX Tri-Y Header
    *Custom exhaust [I designed and fabricated] using a Dynatech catalytic converter, Hushpower center muffler, Stainless Works 18 gauge 304 stainless 2.5" ID tubing and flex pipe, Magnaflow rear muffler, flared 3.5" single tip with Cooper rear bumper trim
    *Brisk Racing Silver plugs and Magnecor KV85 wires
    *Ireland Engineering polyurethane mounts [all three]
    *NAPA 060535 belt with recent tensioner
    *RMW oil pan trap-door baffle
    *RMW custom ECU tune done on a Dyna-Pack w/WB02
    *198wHP & 173wLbFt @ a generously safe AFR of 10.5:1 w/E10 93 octane
    *Royal Purple 5W-30 changed every 7k miles with MINI OEM oil filter

    Transmission:
    *ClutchMasters FX200 solid kevlar clutch, pressure plate, and billet aluminum flywheel
    *Quaife ATB LSD Version 2 [the lightweight one]
    *Removed shifter inertial weights
    *Helix13 short shifter
    *AMSoil 5W-30 Syncromesh fluid

    Suspension:
    *TSW-tuned KW V3 with 400lb/in front and rear springs
    *Vorshlag camber plates
    *Powergrid front and ALTA rear sway-bar drop links
    *H-Sport Competition front and rear sway-bars
    *Custom front subframe "lift" with ball joint spacers and raised steering rack
    *Mini-Madness cro-mo front tubular control arms w/spherical bearing
    *Helix13 rear control arms [all 4]
    *MINI OEM R56 aluminum rear trailing arm
    *Powerflex polyurethane steering rack and rear trailing arm bushings

    Brakes:
    *TSW BDM BBK
    *Ferodo DS2500 rear brake pads
    *Wilwood BP-10, Hawk HT-10 and Raybestos ST-43 front pads
    *Detroit Tuned rear caliper bushings
    *ATE rear rotors

    Exterior:
    *MINI Cooper rear side scuttles
    *Lamin-X headlight and side marker protective film/tint
    *Cooper rear bumper trim
    *removed rear wiper
    *clear CHMSL
    *shaved rear Cooper S emblem

    Interior:
    *Autopower 4-point "Race" roll bar with harness bar, painted Electric Blue
    *headliner, pillar trim, rear seats and side panels removed
    *Exposed sheetmetal painted metallic black
    *Sparco Evo seats with custom modified Sparco seat rails to fit MINI bolt pattern
    *Stock front seats currently in car, either or both included on request
    *Schroth Profi ASM FE 6-point seatbelts with proper alignment and hardpoints
    *Stock front seat belts currently in car, either or both included on request
    *Braille 15 pound batter relocated to under driver seat
    *OEM fuse and wiring used
    *Airbags non-functional, only front two airbags remain mechanically in car
    *MINI OEM "euro-shelf" on driver side
    *RKE module relocated to underneath dash pad just forward of the tacho [functionality retained]
    *stock stereo retained, all gauges work properly

    Basically, I build this car to be amazing at track-work. You simply can't build a real car that you can drive on the street with reasonable comfort and safety that's as quick as my MINI on the track. The body is quite clean, but not flawless, there are some minor dings but nothing embarrassing. There is ZERO rust on the unibody. It still gets 26 MPG during my commute to work, and about 7-8 MPG at most tracks.

    If you can see the garage on NAM, that should have most of the latest info: MINI COOPER :: North American Motoring - Ryephile's Garage :: #848

    I'm asking $14k, but I'm flexible. Ask me questions, there's a LOT to talk about regarding all the details of the car, its setup and performance.

    Cheers, and thanks for looking,
    Ryan
    Ryan at Ryephile dot com

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  2. Ryephile

    Ryephile New Member

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  3. Eric@Helix

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    $14k for a well-sorted track car. That, my friends, is a deal.
     
  4. Newbs49

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    Sad to see it go. What are you getting as a replacement or aren't replacing.
     
  5. Nitrominis

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    Wait what!!! Ryan Why?
     
  6. Camaro

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    This thing is fast down the dragon :cornut:
     
  7. Rooster

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    Rumor (another post) suggested he has a Lotus now?
     
  8. Ryephile

    Ryephile New Member

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    Thanks for the kind words! Like Camaro said, this car hauls at the Dragon. Now that the car is rocking the 5" stroke TSW-KW V3's, it's rock-solid predictable through the crazy undulating broken pavement too.

    Regarding the rumors floating around, I recently got into a supercharged Elise. I need to pay for that, so the MINI unfortunately has to move on to a fellow MINIac. I wish I was rich enough to maintain two track cars!

    Tell your MINI-less friends they're foolish not to take advantage of this deal!
     
  9. BThayer23

    BThayer23 Well-Known Member

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    I tell all my MINI-less friends they're foolish. :D

    I've passed this link around; good luck with the sale.
     
  10. orangecrush

    orangecrush New Member

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    Rye, is this still for sale? I'm really interested.

    I've gotten to the point that I'm about to pull the trigger for a set of JCW seats (almost 4K and a rollcage)

    I'd love to have a dedicated track car.


    Mark
     
  11. Nathan

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