9 Intakes Were Tested - This DDMWorks (RIS) was #1
We are proud to release the new DDMWorks MINI S R55/R56/R57 Race Intake System (RIS). The intake comes in two parts, the RAS (Ram Air Scoop) which makes use of the non functional hood scoop that was just waiting to be used as an intake source, and the DDMWorks PFB (Pressurized Filter Box) (shown in picture above). With the complete race system in place, your MINI’s filter is washed with cool pressurized ambient air coming in from the front of the car. The whole system working together insures improved throttle response and maximum power consistently for your MINI.
The unique shape of the DDMWorks RAS (Ram Air Scoop) was designed to accelerate the incoming air from the hood scoop and keep the new intake box under pressure forcing even more cold air into the turbo and engine. Two diverters on the back of the RAS direct the air down into the filter, and the RAS seals with the top of our pressurized filter box (PFB) to ensure a cool ambient air supply. We also wanted regular maintenance of the car to be unaffected with the intake installed, so even with the RAS mounted to the bonnet of the car, regular maintenance of your engine is just as easy as stock. Access to the spark plugs, oil filter and oil fill are just like stock. The scoop attaches to the bonnet using existing mounting points so there is no drilling or modifications needed for installation.
The RAS can also be purchased separately for use with other intake systems that leave an exposed filter in the back of the engine bay. We learned during our thousands of miles of testing that exposed filters without the RAS in place see good temperatures during light cruise, but during long pulls the temperature of the incoming air continued to climb as the turbo heated the air coming in through the scoop. With the simple addition of the RAS on those intakes, temperatures stayed only a few degrees above ambient, which resulted in better throttle response and more consistent power. The RAS is offered in black matte powder coat for a stock appearance.
The DDMWorks PFB (Pressurized Filter Box) During that intake testing, we learned a lot about the new turbo MINI. A simple filter attached off of the Air flow meter did a really good job of freeing up the intake on the new R56. In fact this simple intake proved to be a real good bang for the buck. However, we did not want to produce just a good intake, we knew we could do better. So we took the time to seal the intake with a covered box that installs easily over the bottom of your stock intake. With the system in place the RAS seals with the PFB resulting in a pressurized system at speed that eliminates restriction before the turbo like no simple filter intake system can duplicate. It also keeps the air coming into your MINI at ambient, a big plus if you are looking to make consistent power during long full throttle accelerations at the track. The PFB comes with a K&N filter that really allows you to hear the turbo spool and the bypass valve sounds during shifts. The intake is offered in DDMWorks Black matte powder coat for a very OEM look.
- Kit includes DDMWorks PFB and RAS
Fits the following MINI models:
- Comes with K&N Filter
- Kit comes with all necessary hardware
- FITS: 2007+ R56 Mini Cooper S and 2009+ R57 Mini Cooper S Convertible
- INSTALLATION TIP: Do not skip Step 15!
- Installation instructions are included.
R55 2008-up Clubman S
R56 2007-up Hatchback Cooper S
R57 2009-up Convertible Cooper S
R58 2011-up Coupe Cooper S
R59 2012-up Roadster Cooper S