Top 5 Most Popular DIY Upgrades for your Classic Mini

 

Top 5 Most Popular DIY Upgrades for your Classic Mini.


Looking to make some DIY performance upgrades to your Classic Mini? These are some of the most popular performance upgrades available for the DIY car owner. The experts at Mini Mania have given each DIY project a rating on ease of completion; 1 being easy and 5 being difficult, to help you prioritize your DIY projects.


DIY Project 1.
Wider wheels and tires

Ease of Project: 1


Low quality, stock tires can be one of the biggest downfalls of a vehicle. Depending on their use, a brand new pair of wider custom tailored performance tires will boost your Mini’s handling exponentially, giving your ride tighter steering, improved road presence, and an aesthetic upgrade. Proportionally reducing sidewall height, increasing wheel diameter, and increasing width to ensure your wider tires keep the same diameter will help put more rubber on the pavement and increase drivability.

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DIY Project 2. High-performance shocks/springs/coilover springs

Ease of Project: 4

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Tires stay in contact with the road on bumps and at higher speeds. Upgraded shock/springs/coilover springs will help include greater stability, better road handling, and accurate steering.

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DIY Project 3. Larger diameter catalyst-back exhaust

Ease of Project: 2


High-tech advances in exhaust design mean that opening up your pipes doesn't have to be noisier.

A cat-back exhaust will add more efficient high-speed engine operation, reduced backpressure for improved performance, and a crisp sporting sound.

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DIY Project 4. Seats

Ease of Project: 4


Looking for greater body support and better steering and pedal control? Upgrade your Mini seats to firm racing-style seats, they are surprisingly comfortable if they support you in the right places. They also hold you in place as your car subjects you to g-forces.

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DIY Project 5. Spark plugs

Ease of Project: 2

Spark Plugs Overview by NGK
Better spark plugs are an easy, affordable swap that can make all the difference. The better the quality of the spark, the better the combustion, translating to more power and better fuel economy.

After all, the better the quality of the spark, the better the combustion — and that means that your car’s improved performance is sure to follow.

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