The late model R53 MINI Cooper is a very popular car. Its size and weight make it an ideal candidate to go racing with. Although the MINI Cooper is already a very capable machine, the factory originally designed the MINI to appeal to the broadest range of customers possible and in doing so left open a window to improve the handling characteristics.
Under hard corning the chassis on the MINI flexes. The result is less than optimum handling. Back in the day one would install a roll bar to stiffen up the car. But that is a less than desirable option. Who want to cut up their interior and limit the use of their interior?
There is a simple solution; the M7 Rear Chassis Brace, designed specifically for the R53 MINI Cooper. Besides the benefit of more predictable handling, the Rear Chassis Brace allows for comfortable use of the rear seats. Unlike a roll cage, there are no harness bars or cross members to remove to allow access to the rear seats. The position of the rear seats is also unaffected!
- M7 Tuning Under Strut System for the MINI Cooper