just what i was asking for
the magnaflow exhaust turned out to be just what i was asking for; made my car a good bit louder and noticably faster. my mini's supercharger whine can still be heard but now the car also has the pop and burble when getting off the gas and a deep rich tone when i get on it.... live in the mountains of north carolina on some awesome twisty roads and now the car has the sound to match the fun...
Great but not for Convertibles
I got the parts thinking this would work for my Convertible but I was wrong. The site does not say it will not work for convertibles. It only says it for 2006 Mini Cooper S. There needs to be an extra bend in the pipe to get around a bracket for Convertibles. Please fix this as I wasted money and time trying to shoehorn your pipe.
A superior experience
I haven't ever installed an exhaust system. When my muffler shop told me I'd need a new exhaust and told me how much it would cost, I nearly fell over. I was able to buy this excellent system and install it myself saving $600 over the exhaust shop's estimate. When I compared the quality of the Borla system I was installing to the OEM system I removed, I was appalled. No wonder my new Borla system comes with a 1 million mile warranty. The instructions included were specific to my car & clear