I currently dont own a mini as I sold my last one not too long ago and miss it dearly...I have had a RX8 and a twin turbo GTO in the meantime so ive become somewhat addicted to more power and turbos. So basically I would like a turbo mini as my next one and was looking into all the options etc. for such a project. I have a lot of questions, some of them very basic to be honest but all/any help is appreciated!
1. Is there an engine that handles turbo best? i.e injection/carb, 1275/ 998 etc. ?
2. Are there are full kits out there for turbo'ing a mini? Or would I have to source parts individually and therefore what would everyone recommend?
3. How much does turbo'ing a mini cost? I have a budget of about £3k/£4k and i'm not sure if this is enough.
4. Would stock internals handle boost or would an engine rebuild be required?
These are the questions that currently come to mind but ive got zero knowledge in turbo minis and everything thats involved so if someone could point me in the direction of where to start looking or just general tips etc. that would help a lot!