The exhaust system was no exception, with it s mellow tone and nice "burble" upon throttle-letoff. But being manufactured by BMW now, the conservative hand does come into play.
For those who demand the most from their MCS s, Megan Racing has developed an OE-Style Cat-Back system that incorporates a Split-Dual Exhaust system that increases the performance of your MCS every step of the way.
From the moment you open up the box, you ll notice the fine craftsmanship of the T-304 Stainless Steel exhaust. The clean welds and polished finish truly offer a Show-Car Piece that can be seen from the rear of the vehicle just slightly, offering a tell-tale sign to the performance within.
The lightweight yet durable T-304 construction weighs in at 38.2lbs which gives you a 9.3Lb weight savings from the bulky OEM system which weighs in at 47.5lbs and is full of large bends and two large mufflers.
After installation, the exhaust note is a nice mellow tone with mild interior resonance. Get on the throttle and you ll find a nice aggressive yet smooth tone all the way through the powerband without any "rasp" commonly associated with import exhaust systems. Let off the throttle and that familiar "burble" is more pronounced, letting those around you know that there s more than meets the eye to your Pint-Sized Curve Killer.
Dyno charts prove a performance gain in both Horsepower and Torque throughout the ENTIRE powerband with gains peaking at 6.1whp and 8Ft-Lbs. at the wheels.
SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES:
Mini Cooper S 2002-2003 only:
NOTE: The 2002-03 have both the inboard hanger and the outboard hanger pointing to the rear. The 2004-06 have the outboard hanger point to the rear and the inboard hanger pointing to the center of the car. To check this out go to Borla's web site and their part numbers 140027 and 140120. Or check the Stratmosphere exhaust. They have two inner hangers provided that are bolted on -- one for the earlier years and one for the later. You could also check the mini website to see that there is a difference.
- Dual 2.9" tips
- 2.5" piping.
- 6.1Whp & 8Ft-Lbs. gain across the power-band.
- Direct bolt-on application
NOTE: All Megan Racing Exhaust and Suspension products are deemed for "off-road use only"-- please check local laws regarding the modification of the exhaust systems by checking the vehicle code for your state. Many states are more stringent on exhaust modification laws and to pass SMOG. Please check your local laws.
Megan Racing Part Number: MR-CBS-MC02