I wanted to replace the stock air pipe, as it contains a resonator which keeps it silent. It’s also not optimised, leaving room for improvement.
Used 2 aluminium joiners/couplers and flexible piping. Very happy with this cost effective result! Also, I love the supercharger whine 🙂
I also ordered a K&N RU-3190 filter, I didn’t know the previous owner fitted a Pipercross PX1875. In the end I sold the K&N as the fitment wasn’t good.
Searching for more tuning tips? Check out the Vacuum Gain System (VGS) mod I did: https://www.ducked.nl/mini-cooper-s-r53-jcw/mini-cooper-s-r53-jcw-vacuum-gain-system-vgs-modification/