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M7 Speed Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate Kit Gen 1 Mini Cooper 2002-2008

$146.00 Sale:$128.48

M7 Speed

Model #53-510101

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M7 Speed announces the re-release of the new and improved Strut Tower Reinforcement Plate Kit for the ever-popular Gen 1 MINI.

One of the original parts first manufactured by M7 Speed back in 2002 is now even better. We have taken this tested and proven design and improved on it. The Gen 1 MINI SRP Kit (Strut Reinforcement Plate Kit) now includes six custom-machined extra tall self-aligning acorn nuts for full thread engagement and extra holding power. The tall nuts can be used with stock strut plates or aftermarket camber plates. The M7 Speed SRP Kit will protect the Gen 1 strut towers against mushrooming caused by destructive potholes, unmaintained roads and aggressive curb jumping. The plates cover the ENTIRE surface of the strut tower top (not just where the upper strut mount meets the tower) to evenly distribute suspension loads over the largest possible area available.


  • Extremely durable, the 1/2" (13mm) thick CNC machined plates are supplied in sets of two (left and right) and are CNC machined from aircraft grade billet 6061-T6 aluminum.
  • Finished in a beautiful black anodize coating to prevent corrosion.
  • Bright white laser etched M7 logo adds the perfect accent and much needed under hood beauty.
  • Tall acorn nuts are black zinc coated for superior corrosion resistance and a premium quality appearance
Kit Includes:
  • One Left Hand strut reinforcement plate
  • One Right Hand strut reinforcement plate
  • Six closed top self-aligning acorn nuts
  • Mini Cooper Hatchback (R50) 2002-2006
  • Mini Cooper Hatchback (R53) 2002-2006
  • Mini Cooper Hatchback (R53) 2002-2006
  • Mini Cooper Convertible (R52) 2005-2008
  • Mini Cooper Convertible (R52S) 2005-2008
  • The M7 Gen 1 SRP Plates will fit all R50 R52 and R53 base and S models.

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What is M7 Speed?

M7 Speed is the premier and largest aftermarket MINI Cooper performance parts manufacturer across the globe. Founded by Southern California car enthusiast Peter Horvath in 2002, M7 is now located in the heart of the U.S. motor sport scene in Mooresville, North Carolina. Under the direction of Mark Catania, a formally trained mechanical engineer, M7 Speed has prospered.

Catania brings 25 years of professional racing experience, including roles as a race engineer, crew chief, engineering manager, and R&D director for some of the biggest names in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. M7 tuning continues to lead the way forward with many new state-of-the-art high performance engine, body, and suspension components.

They incorporate the latest tools when developing their products, including sophisticated laser surface scanning, digital measuring, and solid model design. Product manufacturing is being shifted to local suppliers who can offer the latest processes, materials, and world class quality. Today over 90% of M7 tuning MINI aftermarket products are proudly made in the USA, with the goal being 100% American-Made in the not too distant future.

The M7 Speed Vision

M7 is committed to providing industry leading innovation, design, customer service, and technical support. The company's employees not only have a commitment to state-of-the-art MINI Cooper aftermarket parts, they are also dedicated to high ethical standards.

M7 Speed considers themselves to be an intricate part of the MINI community, including involvement with MINI-only events, MINI car club shows, social media sites, their exclusive M7 Ambassador program, and more. They don't just talk MINI at M7—they live it. M7 is striving to be the ultimate MINI performance company on the planet, and it shows!

M7 Speed Innovation

Because of M7 Speed's dedication to technology, innovation, and engineering, all design, development, and testing takes place in-house. With several race tracks within a few hours from M7, full day test events are a regular thing with the company's R&D. Each innovative design is proven to meet the strictest standards before it ever reaches a MINI enthusiasts hands. M7 tuning includes engine upgrades, suspension upgrades, and ultimate MINI street car builds that are engineered, tested, and tweaked before they make the M7 cut.

Find M7 Speed at Vivid Racing

If you're ready to change the way your MINI Cooper looks, feels, and performs, look no further than Vivid Racing and M7 tuning. If M7 can help the IMSA MINI Cooper Factory Racing Team, LAP Motorsports, prepare a car for the 2016 Sonora Mexico Rally, imagine what they can do for your ride!

Vivid Racing is proud to carry an extensive inventory of M7 Speed tuning parts, including cool air intakes, lift kits, turbo parts, body kit and performance packages, and so much more! If you cannot find a specific part above or have any questions, please contact our expert sales team at (480) 966-3040.

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