AEM Performance Suspension Strut Bar Builds upon Legendary Mini Cooper Cornering

AEM Performance Strut Bar, 29-0005 or 29-0005R, is designed to heighten the driving experience, and fit with AEM cold air intake systems for 2007-2013 Mini Cooper
AEM Performance Strut Bar, 29-0005 or 29-0005R, is designed to heighten the driving experience, and fit with AEM cold air intake systems for 2007-2013 Mini Cooper

Most car or truck enthusiasts picture a cold air intake system when they hear the name AEM. AEM Induction Systems has made great headway and built its reputation on cold air induction systems, but since 1987 Advanced Engine Management (AEM) has been in the business of improving performance. More power is only one aspect of the driving equation. Being able to properly control horsepower in the nimble 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Mini Cooper models equipped with an AEM cold air intake system is crucial to solving the performance equation.

AEM Performance Strut Tower Brace for 2007-2013 Mini Cooper models is available in two long-lasting powdercoat finishes to ensure it maintains an attractive appearance
AEM Performance Strut Tower Brace for 2007-2013 Mini Cooper models is available in two long-lasting powdercoat finishes to ensure it maintains an attractive appearance

When a car equipped with a McPherson Strut suspension system, like the 2007-2013 Mini Cooper, is being driven through a turn there is inherent flex in the strut towers and chassis. It’s not uncommon to experience as much as 1/8” of shift in the strut towers during hard cornering. This flex can result in unpredictable handling of the car. An effectively designed strut tower brace, like those from AEM, will transfer the load incurred by shifting weight between the two strut towers and reduce the effects of chassis flex. The end result is tighter handling and more precise cornering.

Unfortunately, many of the aftermarket strut tower braces available have a hinged design and therefore offer little support to the strut towers. An effective strut tower brace, like those from AEM, must be rigid throughout its length. Additionally, strut tower braces on the market for a Mini Cooper will interfere with an AEM cold air intake system. This is where AEM Induction Systems factors the 29-0005 and 29-0005R performance strut tower braces for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Mini Cooper models into the equation.

AEM performance strut bars are an excellent bolt on solution to the issue of strut tower flex in the 2007-2013 Mini Cooper. AEM performance strut tower braces are constructed using thin wall mild steel tubing for a good strength to weight ratio. They are built with a rigid design to effectively tie the two strut towers together. Best of all AEM designed the 29-0005 and 29-0005R performance strut to be compatible with the unique AEM Mini Cooper cold air intake systems. AEM performance strut tower braces will not interfere with the AEM cold air intake systems 21-699C,and 21-721C for 2007-2013 Mini Cooper models.

The AEM performance strut bar, number 29-0005 or 29-0005R, is designed as a bolt on chassis upgrade for the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Mini Cooper and reuses OEM mounting hardware. The 29-0005 and 29-0005R performance strut bar is guaranteed to work with AEM Cold Air Intake Systems 21-699C,and 21-721C. As with an AEM cold air intake system, AEM performance strut bars are designed to last for the life of your vehicle. Constructed in the U.S.A with high quality mild steel, and protected with a choice of charcoal gray or candy red durable powdercoat finishes, AEM warrants that its performance strut tower bars will last for the life of your vehicle.

AEM Performance Strut Tower Brace, number 29-0005 or 29-0005R, will boost the driving experience of the following Mini Cooper models:

2013 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation
2012 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation
2011 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation
2010 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation
2009 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation
2008 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation
2007 MINI COOPER S 1.6L L4 F/I - AEM intake system required for installation

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