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The ALTA Performance intake system pulls cold air from the factory air ram duct in the front grille and through the vent below the windshield. The isolated filter is bathed in cool fresh air and never exposed to the warm air under the hood. This is the only aftermarket intake system that is fed a constant supply of cool fresh air.
COLD AIR BOX
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 powdercoating for long term protection and an O.E.M. look. Our air box seals to the underside of the hood preventing under-hood heat from entering the intake air stream.
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.
Our 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 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 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 R53 MINIs that truly provides a steady supply of cool fresh air! Thanks to our 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. Check out the DYNO CHARTS tab above for more details.
ALTA 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.
Powdercoated 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 powdercoating.
IN THE BOX
- (1) ALTA Filter
- (1) ALTA Air box
- (1) ALTA Inlet Hose
- All necessary mounting hardware included
- (1) ALTA License Plate Frame
NOTE: Silicone Inlet Hose is only available for 6-spd Manual MINI S R52/R53, not Automatic. The standard intake kit without the inlet hose will fit both Automatic and Manual. Due to CARB regulations this item cannot be shipped into CA.
Fits the following MINI models:
R52 2004-2008 Convertible Cooper S (manual 6 spd only)
R53 2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper S (manual 6 spd only)