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Performance Clutch Kit Stage 2 - Kevlar Disc - R53 Mini Cooper S

Performance Clutch Kit Stage 2 - Kevlar Disc - R53 Mini Cooper S

Performance Clutch Kit Stage 2 - Kevlar Disc - R53 Mini Cooper S
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Part No: NMG1601
Internet Price $569.99

Performance Stage 2 Clutch Upgrade kit from Spec Clutch for the MINI Cooper S. The clutch disc in this kit is 'Unsprung' for use with Dual Mass Flywheels. (Not recommended for solid single mass flywheels).  A perfect upgrade for the Cooper S with some performance modifications and used in an occasional autocross or 'driver education' events.


2002-2006 R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchback

Image shown is an approximation and not the actual product.

Kits are available with sprung or unsprung (solid hub) clutch disks. Select the Clutch Kit with the unsprung (solid hub) clutch disk if you have a Dual Mass Flywheel like the stock unit. If you are using an aftermarket lightweight 'solid' flywheel, select the Clutch Kit with the sprung clutch disk.

These Kits includes:

  • High clamp pressure plate
  • Steel-backed solid hub clutch disk

Features pure segmented kevlar disc with steel backing. This lining features excellent drivability like the Stage 1, but offers slightly longer life and higher torque capacity. Best for street, drag, pulling and autocross.

Spec High Clamp Load Pressure Plates are standard with all performance kits. These plates can feature clamp loads from 20%-40% higher than original equipment and have a very reasonable pedal requirement. The exclusive 360 degree pivot technology assures a perfectly even lift and disc clamp, maximized leverage, more consistent clamp load and minimized wear.

This kit includes a high clamp pressure plate, a solid hub segmented chatter-free Kevlar disc, and thowout bearing.

Recommended Torque (at Flywheel):

235 ft lbs 280 ft lbs 300 ft lbs 315 ft .bs 420 ft lbs

Stages 1-3+ recommended for street/strip Stages 4-5 Race only.

The NMG1601L lightweight option is available for this kit.

NOTE: Flywheel must be resurfaced or replaced in order to maintain product warranty.

For replacement factory Pressure Plate Bolts - see NMG7608.

For replacement factory Flywheel Bolts - see NMG7623.


Unless using a new flywheel provided by SPEC, existing unit must be resurfaced prior to installation of the clutch product to ensure integrity of friction surface. Owner must also break in the new high performance clutch for a minimum of 450 miles, primarily city and/or stop-and-go driving, before full throttle engagement, drag launching or speed shifting. * FAILURE TO EXECUTE EACH OF THE ABOVE WILL HINDER CLUTCH PERFORMANCE AND VOID ALL WARRANTY!!!

Unless otherwise instructed by written notice from SPEC, follow manufacturer’s instructions when installing clutch and flywheel products. SPEC recommends that all bolts be inspected before re-installation, and any bolts that have been removed and re-torqued multiple times replaced. SPEC will not warrant any component failure due to install error.


S.P.E.C., Inc warrants all products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for normal use and service up to 120 days after retail purchase. SPEC reserves the right to examine any part returned for warranty claim to determine whether a defect in materials or workmanship exists in such product. SPEC liability is limited to repairing, replacing or crediting towards other product, and credits will not exceed the invoice total for the parts. Labor and storage charges are not products of SPEC and, therefore, will not be reimbursed for any reason. Final determination of the condition and suitability of the parts for uses contemplated by the buyer is a sole responsibility of the buyer. SPEC will not be liable for any damage or injury to persons or property that might be claimed as a result of improper installation or misuse of any part subject to this warranty. There are no warranties expressed or implied beyond those set forth above.

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