If your MINI is only for competition use - autocross, time trial, or racing - this OS Giken LSD may be a better option than the standard 1.5-way unit. This race-spec LSD was developed over several seasons of competitive autocross. It uses a new high pressure ring for quicker response time and faster lockup. This makes it ideal for quick transitions and rapid on/off throttle motions typically encountered on the track. It's a one-way lockup so the car stays predictable under braking and gives the driver more feedback.
The street version of this diff is no longer available and only this Race version is. This is more advanced then the 1.5 way street version.
The biggest shortcoming of any MINI is not the lack of power - it's being able to put all of its useable power to the ground! The Cooper S is basically a one-wheel drive car and sending 200+ hp through that one tire does not live up to its full potential. A limited-slip differential is essential to any highly-tuned FWD car. The OS Giken Super-Lock is one of the most advanced clutch-type differentials on the market, and a favorite of autocrossers and road racers. The OS LSD for the MINI features ten clutch discs for a smooth and progressive lockup. By putting all of your available power to the ground you're at an instant advantage over the stock open-type differential. You'll be able to power through corners and on rough surfaces instead of uselessly spinning a wheel. Understeer is reduced by giving more bite to the tire that has the most traction. With an LSD in your MINI Cooper S you'll wonder why it wasn't first on your list to begin with (or why MINI/BMW left it out in the first place...).
The MNI OS Giken LSD uses a special 80W250 fluid that must be purchased separately. Please see ES3024596 for that fluid. You will need a little less then 1.5 quarts in the older MINIs and 1.8 in the newer MINIs. So you will need 2 bottles.
This Part Fits the Following Vehicles
|MINI||All||John Cooper Work||All||All||R56|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Work||All||All||R57|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Work Clubman||All||All||R55|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works||All||All||R56|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works||All||All||R57|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works||All||All||R58|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works||All||All||R59|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works Clubman||All||All||R55|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works GP||All||All||R53|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works MC40||All||All||R53|
|MINI||All||John Cooper Works WC50||All||All||R56|