Whether you are competing at an autocross or driving on a Sunday afternoon your MINI is at risk. Even if you already have some STD's, you may want to double up. Because around every corner, in the very depths of every pothole, and the pinnacle of every bump G forces lie in wait. The occasional G may seem harmless by itself, but at times there may be several lurking in one rut and once they have done their damage to the sheet metal atop your tightly sprung strut towers, it will be difficult to resume normal activity.
Mushrooming A picture may be worth a thousand words, but you may not be able to detect the mushroomed strut towers if you looked at a thousand photos. Less than 3/8" of tower deformation can be extremely detrimental to your MINI's alignment. This has been a common issue that MINI owners have had to face. It is a compromise in the design of the vehicle, where the tight springs allow for the griptastic handling that we love on the twisties, but are the main reason that our MINI's have a unique disposition for sheet metal deformation.
Double Up Craven Speed UTIs are an additional preventative measure. Double up on protection, using UTIs and STDs together to your advantage will strengthen your MINI's strut towers before deformation can occur. By sandwiching the sheet metal between the 1/8 inch cold rolled steel UTI and our 1/2 inch thick aircraft aluminum plate there is no possible way for tour your frame to bend. Just like STDs, you'll always get UTIs in pairs, one for the right tower and one for the left. UTIs (Under Tower Indurators) Installation is a little more difficult than the STD, using the included instructions, it will take about 30 minutes to ensure that you do not have to go through a lengthy and expensive alignment repair. You will need to lift the car, bolting the strut unbolt the struts, and maneuver the UTIs into place before bolting the strut back in place.
Finish: The pair comes plated in a gold nickel finish. The finish will have some scratches from the manufacturing process, but do not fear, the UTI is barely visible once it is installed.
Fits the following MINI models: R50 2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper R52 2004-2008 Convertible Cooper and Cooper S R53 2002-2006 Hatchback Cooper S
The vast majority of orders ship out the same business day and are delivered within just 1-3 business days, this includes our Free Shipping service. Once an order is placed it's immediately processed by one of our fulfillment centers and is picked electronically for shipment within minutes. While the vast majority of parts are available for immediate shipment, if for some reason your order will not ship right away you will be emailed promptly with an estimated ship date. You always have the option of canceling your order if you prefer not to wait if an item it's available for immediate shipment. The exception is brands that ship from international locations such as Milltek and Eisenmann, those items could take longer to be delivered.
We offer speedy free shipping to the continental US for orders of $200 or more. For those customers placing orders of less than $200 we offer a standard flat rate fee of $9.99. Customers either pay $9.99 or nothing for shipping - no surprises at checkout! The majority of orders are delivered within 1-3 business days using the free shipping option, however some orders can take up to 5 business days depending on your location.
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Our return policy allows customers to return most orders within 30 days (14 days for AutoTecknic parts). Customers are responsible for any shipping fees associated with a return. For us to accept a return the item must be in 100% brand new condition without previously being installed, test fitted, or altered in any way. All returns must include an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number that will be issued via email by our service department when a return request is initiated by the customer. Return requests must be made via email. Refunds are usually processed within 2-5 business days after returns are delivered, minus the standard 10% restocking/packing fee. For more information about the terms and conditions which will govern your return and to obtain return instructions please refer to our return policy. Brands that are final sale and cannot be returned are - Eisenmann, Milltek, and Sprint Booster. The following products are subject to a 20% restocking fee - Racing Dynamics, Neuspeed, DDMWorks, CravenSpeed, iND Distribution, AutoTecknic (14 day return period for AutoTecknic).
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