Engine Drivetrain 1st Gen Cooper R50 cat back exhaust options

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  1. iovecables

    iovecables Member

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    By back box is DONE, time to replace with a decent cat-back.

    Located in Canada's capital.

    My choices seem to be either Magnaflow, Megan, Borla.

    Any other options?

    Anybody have any preferred vendors you can point me to?
     
  2. cristo

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  3. M1N1

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    Milltek was my first choice, but unfortunately the budget wouldn't stretch to that system. I bought Megan Racing system for about $360. Looks good, sounds good, seems to be well made, and fitted with no problems. Only slight downside is a little resonance in the cabin at 55 mph, handbrake handle vibrates (but not unbearable or annoying).

    Ray.
     
  4. Dave.0

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    #5 M1N1, Jan 31, 2016
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    Agreed. :Thumbsup: As I said in my reply to the OP, at the time my Justa's back box took a dump (!?), my budget wouldn't stretch to my first choice, the Milltek. For some reason, my wife seemed to think that a new roof on the house was more important than my exhaust system. :mad2: As I can't see me selling the MINI, if/when the Megan craps out I'll buy the Milltek.
     
  6. wmwny

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    #6 wmwny, Jan 31, 2016
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    My '03 R50 has a Helix cat, but they are no longer made, unfortunately. I'm hoping it will last forever...still sounds good and helps the car perform better, too.
     
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    Tell your wife roofs are overrated. The homeless don't need them so it a luxury.:lol::lol::lol:
     
  8. M1N1

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    Sounds like something Clarkson would say. :lol::lol:
     

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