Project Mini: Subframe Mounts

by Michael Satterfield

We put a lot of miles on last year's SEMA show Mini and unlike most show/project cars they are not gentle miles. So when we started to get some mysterious handling issues and a little clicking noise under acceleration we started to hunt around for what the cause could be. Turns out that the sub-frame mounts were completely blow out. 

But here is the problem, the Mini while it is an icon around the world, is still a fairly rare sight here in the USA. Even shops that specialize in Mini Coopers. But after calling around to every Mini shop in California we finally found a complete set of all six mounts. Saying up into the wee hours of the morning the Mini was fixed and drives like new.

The Mount on the Left is the what was on the car, see how it is no longer 1pc...