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 Posted: Oct 28, 2021 03:38AM
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Here are some very 'typical' numbers from the following upgrades:

intake = 3 - 5 hp

exhaust = 8 - 10 hp

chip = 20 - 30 hp

Your result may vary.

 Posted: Oct 27, 2021 07:54AM
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Sorry, CAI=cold air induction. Much more bang for the buck than changing the exhaust.

 Posted: Oct 27, 2021 04:54AM
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CAI? i was looking at cat back exhausts but they can get pretty pricey...i don't need to pass emissions inspections where i live

 Posted: Oct 26, 2021 11:35AM
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If you're looking for more of a sound upgrade than a jump in hp, I would suggest a CAI. It will add a nice throaty note when you stomp on the gas, but shouldn't be very noticeable when cruising. Another advantage is that you don't need to remove it to pass emission/smog testing. 

 Posted: Oct 26, 2021 09:50AM
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with mostly positive results? i really am hesitant to do anything to put the engine in peril

 Posted: Oct 25, 2021 10:28AM
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The only downside is that these products will not pass CA emissions. Other owners spend a few minutes to remove them before testing if necessary.

I can tell you that we sell more of the G2NME4010 by almost a 2:1 margin.

 Posted: Oct 21, 2021 10:43AM
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awesome...thanks for the info...more power for the buck than this? do you have any personal experience with any of these modules?

https://new.minimania.com/part/G2NME4350/Mini-Cooper-S-Jb-Piggyback-Ecu-Tune-N18-Gen2-R55-r61-2011

i see this is the second link you attached...any downsides to either of these?

 Posted: Oct 21, 2021 06:44AM
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The 'simplest' and more effective upgrade for more power are these ECU power modules:

https://new.minimania.com/part/G2NME4010/Mini-Cooper-Chip-Ecu-Power-Module-N18-Gen2-R55-R56-R57-R58-R59-R60-R61

https://new.minimania.com/part/G2NME4350/Mini-Cooper-S-Jb-Piggyback-Ecu-Tune-N18-Gen2-R55-r61-2011

Intake and exhaust upgrades are the typical upgrades, but you get more hp/$$ with one of the chips listed above.

 Posted: Oct 21, 2021 05:46AM
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i have a bone stock 2016 JCW Countryman...what are the easiest basic mods to get a little more power out of this engine? air intake? exhaust? i would like to get a little more sound out of it :)