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 Posted: Jul 19, 2021 12:20PM
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 Posted: Jul 19, 2021 07:49AM
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You probably noticed the power dropping off long before you hit redline - this is due to the physical limitation of the stock turbo. The ecu software will not solve this.

If you want your MINI to keep pulling thru redline, you need a bigger turbo.

 Posted: Jul 18, 2021 06:28AM
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I have a 2009 Mini Cooper JCW with the following modifications.

Ignition Coils--Ignition Projects
Spark Plugs (Laser Iridium)--NGK
Hot & Cold Charge Pipes--NM Engineering
Intercooler--Alta
Air Intake Kit--Alta
Oil Catch Can--M7 Tuning
Plasma Ground Ignition--Okada Projects
Blow Off Valve   
Sprint Booster    

Would getting an ECU be the next recommendation to maximize the horsepower available or would upgrading the turbo be the next step?

I reached out to one of my local performance shops and their reply was for me to bring it in so they could take a look. This shop is supposedly one of the best in the area and I live an hour away. Driving an hour away to drop off my car for a couple days and also paying them to just LOOK at it before any real work was done gave me a strong sense of the typical "hook, line and sinker" method.