MINI Hatch 2000-2006/2008 (R50/52/53)

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MINI Hatch (First Generation)

The Hatchback model was produced from 2000-2006 while the Convertible model was produced from 2004-2008.

This model has been featured in Forza as the:

  • 2003 MINI Cooper S (FM1-FM4)

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Which body style do you prefer?

  • Hatchback
  • Convertible
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Which version do you prefer?

  • Pre-Facelift (2001-2004)
  • Facelift (2005-2006/2008)
0 voters

Which model do you prefer?

  • One
  • Cooper
  • Cooper S
  • JCW GP Kit
  • Diesel (One/D)
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The first Gen Mini Cooper S would be amazing to have!

It would be cool to have a selection of OEM Mini alloy wheels, and official paint colors such as Black Eye Purple (also known as Purple Haze) offered on 2005/6 model years, and Liquid Yellow

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The first one when comes on mind when we talk about modern Mini, very known by his iconic Yellow Color

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Had a brief facelift in 2005 and 2006


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With Italian Job (2003) bodykits! These were OEM so should be possible!

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Fun Fact: They made a Cooper Works GP version of this too! Would be fun to see in the game

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its so cute and happy, pls bring it back from forza motorsport 4, it looks adorable

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2006 Mini John Cooper Works GP Kit

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Please add the R53 Mini Cooper S
I need to hear that EATON 45 supercharger on that little pocket rocket!
Also the MAZDA 3 MPS

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Hi I also would like to get the R53 Mini added, even if it’s just the GP1 variant. I actually own and drive a 2003 R53 and need to experience driving this thing at speed on a track to curtail my desire to drive recklessly irl
There was a facelift in 2004 for front and rear lights (mine is pre-fl)

This car has an incredible modding scene
Sprintex and Harrop sell supercharger upgrades
Everyone sells reduced pulleys
serious people upgrade to the R56 mini’s aluminum rear trailing arms
Poly bushings
I added in the r52 convertibles engine bay cross-bracing, an M7 strut tower brace because of the early 00’s bmw thin metal mushrooming problem

I’ve done:
Air filter - K&N RU3190 to convert to JCW-style airbox

Rear LED lamps

7506A+7506R+2357R + 1156W-Reverse

Red LED 3rd Brake Light

Reupholstered headliner Aug 2022

Leap Fiberglass Radiator Dam

Leap Omicron 2 Scoop

MSD Red Plug Wires

Canton Coolant Reservoir + 16psi Stanton cap

Canton P/S Reservoir

JCW-Style Airbox Mod

Detroit Tuned Uprated Bypass Valve

R52 Cabrio Chassis (Engine Bay) Cross Braces

M7 Strut Tower Brace + Defenders

M7 Rear :small_red_triangle_down:Cross Brace

Drilled/Slotted Stock Rear Rotors

Anodized Mirror Bolts

OEM-Style WIPAC Rally Spotlights - isolated wires

Dorman Rear Camber Arms X 4

Rennline Aluminum Skid Plate

R56 Alum Trailing Arms + bolts - Allmag

R56 Rear Sway End Links - WMW

Metal Dipstick - WMW

Front Hood Struts

Rear Hatch Struts

Wrapped Clean Intake Duct

ProAlloy Intercooler

Intercooler Outlet Horn Seal

195°F Thermostat

Aluminum Thermostat Housing

Intake Pipe - heat taped + seals

Red LED Interior Lighting Kit pre-facelift

Alum Thermo Housing + Thermo+seal+bolts

Full Polyurethane Engine Mounts Y+Black

Poly Transmission Mount Inserts Yellow

Raceseng Billet Shift Knob+Adapter

ATI 2% OD Super Damper - lightened hardware

Lohen Lightweight Idler Pulley

New Serpentine Belt - June 18, 2023 80k

Marshall Boost/Vac Gauge

Marshall Coolant Temp°F Gauge

  • 3D Printed vent gauge pod 52mm

M7 Coolant Aluminum Temp Sensor Adapter

JCW Aux Gauge Cluster - Oil °F & Voltage

Detroit Tuned Fan Resistor Mod

Radiator + Heater Core Foam

WayMotorWorks Aluminum Coolant Bleeder

Megan Racing Roll Center Adjusters (outer ball)

-2° Camber inner ball - Powerflex

2° Caster Powerflex offset FCAB + threaded back

Purple Powerflex FCAB, Sway, & Steering Bushings

Power Steering Hoses + Jubilee Clips

New Belt Tensioner Sept 14, 2023 82204

  • Lohen Lightweight Tensioner Pulley
  • Delrin Bushings & Alta Stop

New Diff Fluid + Mag Plugs Sept 14, 2023 82204

New Pan Gasket Nov 12, 2023

New Crank PS NOV 12, 2023

New Oil + Filter + O-Ring Nov 12, 2023

Supercharger Oil Svc Dec 1, 2023

Magnetic Supercharger Drain Plugs

New Water Pump Dec 1, 2023

New Cam PosS Dec 1, 2023

Oil Cooler + Pres Sensor + Cap March 27, 2024

Rocker/Valve Cover Gasket April 2024

Lohen W11 7075 Alum Rocker Cover Bolts

I still need to:
Parts In Possession

5mm wheel spacers + loooong lugs need cut

OEM Plasti 4-way pipe

Lohen W10/11 7075 Alum Rocker Cover Bolts

Lohen Alternator Pulley

Vented A Fenders

Club53 3-D Printed Intercooler Dam

Head Plug O-Rings

WMW Front Sway Links

WMW Rear Sway Bar 25mm Chromoly

M7 Understrut System

Detroit Tuned - Wilwood Full BBK 17”

And i desperately want:
Wants

CSF or Fletcher Radiator

Eaton/Harrop TVS900 Supercharger or

Sprintex S5-210 Supercharger

8 rib pulley kit

WMW Megan Susp Kit + realign

LEAP Aero 2 Spoiler

Quaif Limited Slip Differential

Craven Speed Short Shifter

New R56 Rubber RCABushes

Stainless Engine Compartment Bolts

Sneed4Speed Titanium intake/exhaust bolts

Detroit Tuned Stage 3 Big Brakes

Detroit Tuned Coolant Hose Kit G1

Please consider adding this to finalize the lineup of post-2001 mini hatchbacks

2006 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works GP Kit (for FH5)


Specs:

  • Supercharged 1.6L SOHC inline 4 cylinder
  • 214 horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD, 6-speed manual transmission
  • 0-60 in 6.5 seconds according to MotorTrend

Engine swap option suggestions:

  1. 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
  2. 2.0L I4 - T (JCW GP ‘21)
  3. 3.0L I6 - TT (X-Raid JCW Buggy ‘18)
  4. 3.2L I6 (E36 ‘97)