The Typhoon Induction Kit was a very satisfying modification, which has given CooperBeast a wonderful growl and a little more edge on acceleration. It was an easy modification to do and took no more than half an hour for us to complete.
The next change was to devise a ram air system to direct the cold air to the intake. This was done using some guttering bought from a local DIY. Looks the part though.CooperBeast did a Rolling Road Test on the 18th March 2006 and made 130bhp on the rollers!
The TT style Playmini Exhaust looks just right on CooperBeast and sounds right too. Changing the way CooperBeast sounds has without doubt been the best modification we have done to him.
CooperBeast broke a front foglight on one of the Mini runs and although it sounds like a small job changing a foglight on a mini, the fact is the complete front bumper has to be removed to do it. Luckily this is not the case if it is just the bulb that has gone!
Peanut was in her element sorting this job out!
|We have been wanting to do this modification for so long we can't remember. Finally it is done and the new skirts really suit CooperBeast. New Mini Fin alloys have appeared too - an Ebay bargain in truth!|
The 14th October 2006 saw a second set of Ebay fin wheels go onto CooperBeast, this time in white and the brakes from CheckBeast were painted red and fitted to to CooperBeast.
Finally CheckBeast gets his chance to join the modders!
Finally CheckBeast gets his chance to measure his Works performance.
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Rolling Road results
Standard Clubman S
Pepper white / black roof supplied from new with:
Chilli pack, multifunction steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, cream line interior, piano black trim, Crown Spoke 17" alloys and darkened rear glass.
The Modding Process: Dealer fitted from new we had black front spot lights and chilli red super wind resistant wing mirrors and a black roof mounted rear vortex generator.
Day 1 saw the addition of 18" JCW R105s in matt black. These instantly changed the whole look of the car and gave it a much more purposeful look.
Day 14 saw the addition of Stage One of his Graphics upgrade with pinstriped viper stripes. These were black over the bonnet and rear doors and pepper white over the roof with vision vinyl over the sunroof. All accompanied by pinstripes to outer edges. the two A panels to the rear of the fron tyres were also wrapped in black vinyl. Work was carried out excellently by Phil at Mini Pirate
Day 22 saw the addition of a set of Eibach Springs lowering the car by 25cm. This has improved the handling immensely and given the car a meaner lowered look. The work was carried out excellently by ThinkMini.co.uk A Worcestershire based New MINI and SMART specialist.
Day 28 saw the addition of Stage Two of his Graphics upgrade with pepper white Cooper Laurels on his Black A-panels, his BP500-3 roof decal and his Beastmaster.co.uk logos - all courtesy of Mini Pirate. He also got Rear door reflectors (U.S. Style) and JCW bubble badges for the Glovebox.
Day 45 saw the changing of the front grill surround from chrome to the black JCW grill surrounds.
The Malvern Mini Show saw a modest mod - the addition of a John Cooper decal to the front bumper!
The latest mod is colour coded sideskirts which are about an inch and a half lower on the sides.