The ALTA PSRS replaces the front control arm rear rubber bushing with a solid type spherical bearing. Improving the handling characteristics of your MINI cooper and enhancing your performance driving. The PSRS replaces the front control arms rear rubber bushings with solid spherical bearings.
The solid design of the PSRS will not allow any wheel deflection under heavy braking or acceleration, in turn your MINIs suspension geometry will not change making your handling more consistent and predictable. Under acceleration your MINI will have more front end traction and be more predictable in corners. Wheel hop will disappear and your MINI will feel more stable. Under braking steering feedback issues and wandering are eliminated. The OEM MINI bushings are made of soft rubber to reduce NVH, and make the ride more comfortable, in turn this creates a large amount of wheel movement under braking, accelerating and cornering. This unwanted movement causes suspension mis-alignment, changing the handling characteristics of your MINI under extreme conditions. The solid design of the PSRS eliminates suspension misalignment making your minis handling consistent and predictable during extreme driving.
The center pivot of the PSRS is offset allowing the installer to add between 0 to 1.5 degrees of caster to the front suspension. Adding caster will give your MINI better directional stability when traveling in a straight line such as a highway or interstate, reducing its tendency to wander. MINIs with wider aftermarket wheels will find they will not be as effected by uneven or rutted pavement. Excessive caster angle can make the steering feel heavier and less responsive but in a MINI, adding this small amount of caster will have little to no effect on the amount of effort it takes to turn your steering wheel.
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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.
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