Mini Cooper Countryman SAll4

Post By: Hugh Talmich

Date: 06/25/2024

The Story

Bought this car in 2021 with 33k miles from an older couple moving out of the country. I live in Colorado so needed awd but also something that's light weight and fun that can run on a track in the summer and on the frozen lakes in the winter. I love turbo 4 cylinders so right up my alley. I went from a lifted f350 towing a 40ft trailer while living on top of a mountain to driving this little car and moving to the city. This car really got me back into the modding community. I left my automotive job at 7 years and 13 years total in the automotive industry to go back to school because I simply hated my job and hobby being the same thing . this car was the perfect addition to my life as it gave me my love for cars back. the car now has around 60k miles and I'm not sure if I can buy any more mods for the car without it needing some internals done to it. love this car to death when ever people hear this car go by they just cant believe its a mini cooper. it has way too many circles in the interior but it really has been a reliable car other than things I did to ruin it.

Current Setup

  • Suspension: BC coilovers DS Custom Swift Springs 7kg front 8kg rear
  • Wheels: Motegi Mr147 bronze 17x8 +35
  • Wheels: 18x8.5 Kansei Astros Hyper Silver
  • Tires: Toyo proxes R1R 225 45 17 (motegi)
  • Tires: DSWO6 235 40 18 (Kansei)
  • Performance: EBC brake kit front and rear
  • Performance: Mishimoto face-lift intercooler
  • Performance: Ko3 47mm Turbo
  • Performance: Turbosmart Kompact BOV
  • Performance: 3 MAP tune Skr performance
  • Performance: M7 oil catch can
  • Performance: M7 air intake
  • Performance: Cnt downpipe
  • Performance: Borla Cat Back Exhaust 4"
  • Interior: Rear seat delete/ fully gutted rear
  • Interior: Braum harness bar
  • Interior: Pro comp boost gauge/ ultragauge2.0
  • Interior: 2 Evo xl seats with 3 inch braum red harness