A short shift kit is one of the must haves in improving your MINI motoring experience. Unfortunately, any short shift kit upgrades do not allow MINI owners to retain the assembly box cover due to the extended ball linkage sitting below the cover line. Most leave the cover out completely and some made a cut out just big enough so the linkage can move freely. Either way, the mechanicals inside the assembly box are exposed to outside elements which can cause dirt and dust buildup as well as interior air and sound pollution.
NM Engineering has a solution to this problem using their modified shifter assembly box for your Gen2 MINI Cooper. They modify OEM's ABS cover and add a powder-coated aluminum 'hump' over it to cover the cut out sealing the entire inside of the assembly box. Sold complete with modified OEM cover.
Fits the following (manual transmission) MINI models:
R55 2008-up Clubman and Clubman S
R56 2007-up Hatchback Cooper and Cooper S
R57 2009-up Convertible Cooper and Cooper S
R58 2011-up Coupe Cooper and Cooper S
R59 2012-up Roadster Cooper and Cooper S
R60 2011-up Countryman and Countryman S