The ALTA Cold Air Box is formed from laser cut aluminum sheet metal then CNC bent to perfection. Then finished in a rich black texture powder coating for long term protection and an O.E.M. look. Our airbox seals to the underside of the hood preventing under hood heat from entering the intake airstream.
With an ALTA intake system your car will make a throaty, deep tone on throttle that is undeniably modified. You will be able to hear your supercharger whining, both stock and aftermarket.
Their high flow foam filter reduces intake restriction and increases the surface area from which the engine can ingest clean air. Unlike cotton and gauze type filters, foam filters allow for multi-layer filtration. The ALTA Performance foam based filter will trap dirt within the filter at many different levels. This allows for better particulate restriction and will not reduce HP as the filter gets dirty.
The ALTA silicone inlet hose connects the air box to the throttle body. With a mirror smooth finish inside and out, the silicone hose promotes increased air velocity traveling to the engine. Unlike the corrugated and ribbed factory inlet hose, turbulence is eliminated additionally the ALTA inlet hose has a larger inside diameter to support the needs of your supercharger at all boost levels.
ALTA is the only producer of a Cold Air intake system for the MINI R53 that truly provides a steady supply of cool fresh air! Thanks to their uniquely designed air-box, and smooth black silicone inlet hose, the ALTA Cold Air Intake has proven a 10-12 WHP gain many times over.
ALTA Performance intake filter elements use open cell foam to capture dust and dirt. Washable and reusable, ALTA foam filter elements extend the life of your vehicle. Foam filter elements offer superior performance with minimal airflow restriction and amazing dust holding capacity.
Powder coated for protection against the elements, the textured finish will look awesome for years to come. The ALTA Cold Air Intake System for R53 6-speed manual is available in black or red texture powder coating.
- MINI Cooper S R52 Convertible (2005-2008); For vehicles with Manual Transmissions only
- MINI Cooper S R53 Hatchback (2002-2006); For vehicles with Manual Transmissions only
- Airbox made from CNC bent Aluminum allows for precise fit
- Powder Coated Black to prevent corrosion or damage
- Seals to the hood to prevent under hood heat from seeping into the intake system
- Features ALTA Performance Open Cell Foam Filter
- Proven 10-12 WHP gains
- Easy installation
Please Note! This product is not CARB certified and is only intended for "off-road" use. Check your local and federal laws prior to installation! This item cannot be shipped to customers in the State of California.