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Cooper S dieting

Discussion in 'General Car Stuff or non-Zed Specific Stuff' started by Mr-P, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Mr-P

    Mr-P Zorg Addict

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    A bit of an update for those that are interested.

    Well since coming back from France and realising the rear seats are a waste of time for me anyway. The Cooper S has gone on a bit of a diet.

    I have carried out a rear seat delete including the rear seat belts, and removing the soundproofing from the rear trim as well. I have made a rear floor panel and trimmed in automotive carpet. Losing over 20kgs in weight (which all helps on the track ;););)) Rear C pillars have been carbon vinyl wrapped to cover the hole where the seat belt comes through it.

    A few pictures below showing whats been done.
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  2. GazHyde

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    Nice work Mark. Must be good for a second a lap :D

    Has removing the sound proofing made any difference to cabin noise?
     
  3. zedonist

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    Nice work, my wife is going to get a cooper S for her Birthday, any buying tips on this car?
     
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    Depends what chassis you are looking at
    My son had the R53 JCW.
    Fantastic little car but somewhat thirsty ;)
     
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    I've heard that about the JCW, but wich chassis of the CS should I buy?
     
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    Hopefully more than a second and as for noise I am sure it will have increased but nothing that I have noticed
     
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    All the usual stuff esp check electric power steering pump, cracked header tanks, superchargers making funny sounds.

    Yes they can be thirsty but can also turn in good MPG as shown below:-

    On track I get 8MPG
    Daily driving low 20's
    On recent 1900 mile road trip in France turned in 37.4

    So as you can see all MPG's
     
  8. zedonist

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    Is the supercharger the Mk 1 version, and are newer models turbo? Which is best?
     
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    Am I reading 20mpg for a cooper on daily driving? Please confirm.
    I sold my remapped leon fr tsi that was eventually 260bhp guzzling £70 a week for my audi a5 3.0 tdi now chipped that is easily quicker and half the guzzle.
     

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