Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The PSS is a tire well worth the price. I have a modified MINI Cooper S that I took to The Dragon this year, and the tires earned their keep. Super sticky in the corners yet firm enough to prevent any hint of body roll. I was a tad hesitant when purchasing the tires last year because of the price, but they're worth every penny and proved their value on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.00 2006 Mini Cooper SMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 40,000 Location: Oak Lawn,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4 2009 Mini CooperMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 500 Location: Manassas,...  Read More

Save on 225/45R17 and 205/45R17 Run-Flats for Your E90 BMW and MINI Cooper S

Regardless of how much they're liked or disliked, run-flat tires are here to stay. Are you a BMW or MINI driver who loves his or her car and has decided to stay with run-flats? Then you need to take advantage of the specials currently on the 225/45R17 size for your E90 BMW and 205/45R17 for your MINI Cooper S. The 225/45R17 Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP is marked...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Kumho Ecsta 4X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8 2009 Mini Cooper S ClubmanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 3,450 Location: Santa Monica, CA D...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

From the very first mile driven a dramatic improvement over OEM Summer RFT was noted. The crash of the RFT was was gone and replaced with quiet quickness. The Cooper S suspension feels tight and stiff not harsh. The driver can enjoy the Mini for what it was intended. The RFT provides mobility for 50 mi. but endless inconvenience. With a Conti Comfort Kit and...  Read More

Corners Like a MINI Cooper S and Stings Like a Scorpion: FIAT's 500 Abarth

When it comes to light, fast, compact European hatchbacks, the MINI Cooper S has been the only game in town. With the release of the FIAT 500 Abarth,  MINI finally has some serious competition. The 500 Abarth adds a whopping 59 hp and 72 ft. lbs. of torque compared to the FIAT 500 Sport.That's a lot of power for a 2,564 lb. car and some serious power for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ContiProContact SSR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.82 2008 Mini CooperMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 29,000 Location: Pittsb...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.33     2012 Mini Cooper SMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 50 Location: Vancou...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

When you are limited to RFT Tires, you really don't have much choice. I live in AZ where we see maybe 10 days of rain a year. My P-Zeros RFT's are 'simply without equal' as long as you have 'dry or slightly wet' roads. Naturally the MINI COOPER S is built to handle 'very well'. To that, I have made some 'upgrades' to the 'overall performance' of the car. I...  Read More

New ST Coil-Over Kit for Hardtop Mini

Looking to upgrade more than the wheels on your Mini? Upgrading the suspension will properly lower your vehicle while offering an improved ride, handling and performance. The ST Coil-Over kit for the Hardtop Mini Cooper is a Premium and Performance Street suspension product that provides great performance at a great value. Designed and manufactured...  Read More

Suspension Upgrade 101

When upgrading your car's suspension, it is important to remember that you're going to be the person doing the driving and will have to deal with the ride quality on a daily basis. Whether it is MINI Cooper Suspension, Corvette Suspension, Mustang Suspension or WRX Suspension there is usually a trade-off in ride quality for performance.Personally when I...  Read More

Do you have Hotchkis suspension products on your MINI Cooper?

If not, you should! Many Hotchkis suspension products are made specifically for MINI Cooper suspension systems. The H-Sport Stage 1 TVS system is an ideal upgrade for anyone who drives their MINI Cooper on a regular basis. It features sway bars and lowering springs, both of which improve ride and drive quality. And as an important bonus, it's fairly easy...  Read More

Upgrade your MINI Cooper suspension system.

If you seek better handling on and off the track, then your MINI Cooper will benefit from the Hotchkis Sport Suspension Stage 1 TVS kit. With just two parts—sport springs, an anti-roll bar kit—and detailed instructions, installation is easy for anyone who has ever worked on their brakes or suspension system. (Hotchkis has even provided a few hints and...  Read More