The ALTA Cold Air Intake system pulls cold air from the ram-air duct in the grille in addition to pulling it through the vent below the windshield. The air-box seals to the hood and prevents under hood heat from entering the intake airstream. This keeps the filter surrounded by a fresh air bath. Thus reducing inlet air temperatures creating a cooler, denser air charge raising HP, and torque. 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 powercoating for long term protection and an O.E.M. look. The ALTA airbox seals to the underside of the hood preventing under hood heat from entering the intake airstream.
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. Even the stock one. The 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 Performance 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.
ALTA is the only producer of a Cold Air intake system for the MINI R53 that truly provides a steady supply of cool fresh air! Thanks to a uniquely designed air-box, and smooth black silicone inlet hose, the ALTA Cold Air Intake has proven a 10-12 WHP gain many many times over.
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Mini Cooper S
ALTA Performance manufactures and supplies the best MINI Cooper products available on the market today. ALTA produces a complete lineup of MINI Cooper parts that covers everything from performance modification to suspension upgrades and engine tuning. The company has been a pioneer and leader in the aftermarket performance industry since its inception more than 20 years ago. ALTA Performance will help take your vehicle to the next level and impress whether it be in daily driving, on the track, or at car shows.
ALTA Performance uses only the finest materials and skilled laborers here in the United States, so you can rest assured that you are getting quality and value with every purchase. Its customer service, sales, and technical staff are always available to answer questions and guide you in the right direction. ALTA Performance considers it a privilege and honor to serve the automotive community.
ALTA Performance was founded in 1996 when owner Adam Taft, began to sell important performance parts from his parents’ architectural business in Beaverton, Oregon. Two years later, Adam rented space in a small retail store in an industrial part. It was at this point that ALTA Performance hired employees and began supplying inventory. Under the name ALTA Sports, it became the premier Honda tuning and aftermarket specialist in the Portland, Oregon area.
In 2002, ALTA Performance started offering aftermarket Subaru products because the Honda market became oversaturated. The Subaru products were so popular that the company dropped all its other ones. Jeff Perrin joined the ALTA staff as an installer and tech; at this time, ALTA began manufacturing some Subaru parts under the PERRIN brand name. PERRIN and ALTA parts were selling like hotcakes and the company was forced to move once again to a larger warehouse. ALTA Performance added new vehicle lines to its portfolio like the EVO and Scion.
In 2007, ALTA Performance purchased a 25,000 square-foot facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. With room to grow, the brand could now add more production and office staff. For the first time since ALTA started manufacturing auto parts, it had a real showroom for local customers to visit and an in-house dyno for testing and tuning. Today, ALTA Performance continues to grow and has come a long way since its inception in 1996, where all of its inventory literally fit on a baker’s rack.
If you are looking to add some oomph to your MINI vehicle, you have come to the right place. Vivid Racing carries an extensive lineup of ALTA Performance parts, including air filters, antennas, cold air intakes, blow-off valves, handling arms, garage mounts, exhaust kits, intercoolers, turbo hoses, sway bars, and more! If you have any questions about the products listed above or need help finding an item, please contact our specialized sales team at (480) 966-3040.
Milltek Non-Resonated Full System w/Hi-Flow Sports Cat Mini Mk1 Cooper S R53 02-06
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