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Motortopia Feature

By lotoole3

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My MCS was featured on Motortopia's Cars homepage in September 2006:

Motortopia member lotoole3 is the owner of this awesome 2005 MINI Cooper S. This is actually his second MINI after his first one was lost in a flood. Check out the great photos of his current MINI and read the journal entry about the "MINI Takes the States" rally.

MINI Takes The States

By lotoole3

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Just got back from the last leg of the MINI Takes The States cross-country rally, which terminated at the Rolex Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park earlier today. We had the opportunity to be interviewed in-car by MINI USA while driving the leg from DC to Jersey City, some of which has been posted online, and may be featured in a documentary DVD.

Video snippet (Kendra interviewed!):

Flickr photos:

Flickr MTTS pool:

Official MTTS site:

DYNO RESULTS - 9/18/05

By lotoole3

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Helix Minisports and PhillyMINI held a member dyno day in September of 2005, with 3 runs on their in-house Mustang Dyno (uncorrected wheel HP) for a reduced rate. I hadn't had the new car long, but with my intended modification schedule I thought it would be good to get a baselne figure. I had done some things to the car, but not much (JCW intake, one-ball exhaust, and lightweight crank pulley). Here are the results:

BEST RUN: 156HP @ 6750RPM

That's a gain of 6HP at the wheels over stock S numbers made on the same dyno.

Now that I've upgraded the EMS with the latest JCW flash, and added a 17% supercharger reduction pulley, I need to go back to dyno to see how much it's improved.

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