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    To Turbo, or not to Turbo

    The Mini Cooper. I have the kit, and the car has all the supporting mods. But my issue is, right now it's running so reliable. Winter project of course.

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    It's a factory kit right? If so, why not. I'm sure it will be perfectly reliable.

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    I would think it is a matter what you intend to do with the car. Do you wish to catch other unsuspecting gear heads? Are you going to play leap-frog from light to light? Or let the kids take it to school? My vote is to do it. Others will wonder why you have a shiteatin grin on your face all day. Even when you get pulled over for excessive exceloration, you will still have that stupid smile on your face while getting the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTwizard View Post
    I would think it is a matter what you intend to do with the car. Do you wish to catch other unsuspecting gear heads? Are you going to play leap-frog from light to light? Or let the kids take it to school? My vote is to do it. Others will wonder why you have a shiteatin grin on your face all day. Even when you get pulled over for excessive exceloration, you will still have that stupid smile on your face while getting the ticket.

    I agree i say go for it, i think it would be great fun driving a turbo mini around.

    -Ricer Evo 8: 8.75 @ 166 Best MPH of 167. Quickest 4G63 Powered Evo in The US!!!
    -Chris Cessna's Stock short block Evo 8: 9.76@150 Worlds Fastest Stock Motor Evo 8 and First Stock Block In The 9's!
    -Shawna's DD Evo 8: 9.97@143.88 Best MPH of 145 Full leather interior, A/C, navigation, stock brakes, cruisin 9's in style
    -Cory's Stock 7 bolt talon: 10.3@136 No crank walk here...
    -STM Stock turbo/motor Stealth RT: 10.95@127 Worlds Quyickest/Fastest and most powerful Stock turbo/ motor 3S
    -James STM built Pump gas Evo8 stock motor: 10.2@137 Stock long block, and only on pump gas!
    -Mike Faggiano Evo3 16g stock motor 1g 11.0@124 just a 16g knockin on 10's door.
    And the list goes on...

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    You could supercharge it also. Ive ridden in a SC one and its TONS of fun. I think you will be alright in the reliability field. Such a tiny motor .

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    If you turbo it, I'm sure you won't regret it! I let my supercharger kit sit around for a year because my engine wasn't in the greatest condition. I planned on building a good block, then installing everything. I finally just put it together, and its never going back to stock. That line about having a stupid smile on your face while getting a ticket from GTwizard is completely true!

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