Alta Reduced Supercharger Pulley Version 2.0 For MINI R53

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£130.00
If you're looking to add up to 21 BHP to your Gen 1 MINI R53 for minimal cost, look no further. Available in both 15% and 17% reductions, Alta has designed a two-piece supercharger pulley for the R53 MINI Cooper S & JCW variants which replaces the stock sized pulley and can yield considerable performance gains for a relatively low price. We strongly recommend the swap to a reduced supercharger pulley to all our S and JCW customers and find it gives the 'biggest bang for your buck' to those seeking extra horses on the dyno!

Alta has designed a two-piece pulley for the R53 MINI Cooper S. The pulley features a stainless steel supercharger shaft coupler with a site for installation. The extremely light aluminium body decreases rotational mass giving increased throttle response. This will give you a 3 - 5 PSI increase in boost and a 15 - 21 BHP gain in power depending on pulley size. Another addition is the over sized belt retainers and grooved teeth, which help to increase belt grip.
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Fitting at Lohen

Manufacturer: Alta
Description

Description

If you're looking to add up to 21 BHP to your Gen1 MINI for minimal cost, look no further. Available in both 15% and 17% reductions, Alta has designed a two-piece supercharger pulley for the R53 MINI Cooper S variants which replaces the stock sized pulley and can yield considerable performance gains for a relatively low price. We strongly recommend the swap to a reduced supercharger pulley to all our S and JCW customers and find it gives the 'biggest bang for your buck' to those seeking extra horses on the dyno!  

The Alta Version 2 pulley features a stainless steel supercharger shaft coupler with a site for installation. The extremely light aluminium body decreases rotational mass giving increased throttle response. This will give you a 3 - 5 PSI increase in boost and a 15 - 21 BHP gain in power depending on pulley size. Another addition is the over sized belt retainers and grooved teeth, which help to increase belt grip.

Differences

15% Pulley - Will give you around a 15 - 17 increase in BHP. This size pulley produces safe and smooth power increases.

17% Pulley - Will give you around a 18 - 21 increase in BHP. This size pulley will produce more low-down boost as the supercharger spins faster from a lower RPM. It is advisable to pair a 17% Pulley with a GRS upgraded intercooler, as heat can become an issue if used at high RPM for a long period. 

Why not compliment your supercharger pulley with a lightweight crank pulley for the ultimate charger setup? Details are available in our related products at the bottom of this page.

Overview
  • Easy to fit 2 piece design
  • 15 - 21 BHP gains
  • Ultra light body
  • Oversized belt retainer
Kit Fits:

All Cooper S / JCW / GP Models
All Cooper S / JCW Convertible Models
 

Tech Specs

15% Pulley - Will give you around a 15 - 17 increase in BHP. 

17% Pulley - Will give you around a 18 - 21 increase in BHP. 

FAQ

Do I need to fit an intercooler if I have a 17% reduced supercharger pulley?

Yes, we find that the Inlet Air Temperatures (IAT's) get very high with the standard intercooler. As well as making your MINI engine run safer, a top quality aftermarket intercooler such as the GRS Motorsport version will also allow you to use all of your MINI's potential right the way through the rev range as the ECU will not pull the power back due to overheating. 

We also suggest a shorter belt and a good set of colder spark plugs!

Whats in the box

  • Alta supercharger pulley
  • 1 x Allen key
  • All fitting hardware 

Fitting Details

Lohen offers professional, in-house fitting for all products at our workshop in Eccelshall, Staffordshire. Here are the important things you need to know: 

Fitting Cost - £140

Fitting Time - Approximately 3-4 Hours

Required Additional Items/Services - a shorter auxiliary belt and uprated intercooler, such as the GRS top mount intercooler, if you choose to run the 17% reduced pulley. 

Lohen Recommends - Using a colder rated spark plug and fitting a tensioner stop while installing the pulley. 

Returns & Refunds

Returns and Refund Policy - Refunds are available within 7 days after delivery for products that are unused and are in original packaging. Special order goods are non-refundable. Products that are damaged in transit to or from the customer can be refunded up to 14 days after the product has been delivered. Products returned to us in imperfect, non-resalable condition will not qualify for refund. Products that are faulty due to manufacturing process are refundable under the manufacturers' warranty for a limited time specified in the manufacturer's terms and conditions. These do not apply if the product has been fitted incorrectly or mis-used, motorsport use could further reduce the manufacturer's warranty. If an order is cancelled or refunded the buyer is responsible for the return of the goods to such address as directed by the supplier and is at the consumer's sole expense. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Reviews

Saturday, 11 April 2015
I bought this to replace another manufacturers pulley which over time loosened, slipped and caused wear to the supercharger shaft. Because of the 360 degree clamping design of the Alta pulley it was able to grip where the other had failed.

The pulley itself is beautifully crafted and comes packaged with installation instructions and a rather fetching sticker for your engine bay. Despite the looks this pulley is also kind to belts as well which is a bonus.

I would unreservedly recommend this product!
Colin Bolam