To Go or Not to Go
Whether you are competing at an autocross or driving on a Sunday afternoon your MINI is at risk. Because around every corner, in the very depths of every pothole, and the pinnacle of every bump G forces lie in wait. The occasional G may seem harmless by itself, but at times there may be several lurking in one rut and once they have done their damage to the sheet metal atop your tightly sprung strut towers, it will be difficult to resume normal activity.
Fractions of an inch of tower deformation can be extremely detrimental to your MINI's alignment. This has been a common issue that MINI owners have had to face. It is a compromise in the design of the vehicle. The stiff springs allow for the griptastic handling that we love on the twisties, but are the main reason that our MINI's have a unique disposition for sheet metal deformation.
STDs (Strut Tower Defenders)
Craven Speed STDs are a preventative measure. Instead of suffering the consequences of a lack of protection, using STD's to your advantage will strengthen your MINI's strut towers before deformation can occur. By sandwiching the sheet metal between the strut and our 1/2 inch thick aircraft aluminum plate, it is strengthened ten-fold. STDs come in pairs, one for the right tower and one for the left. Craven Speed STDs retain a 1/2 inch thickness throughout ensuring that there are no weak spots. Installation is easy, using the included instructions, it will take about 10 minutes to ensure that you do not have to go through a lengthy and expensive alignment repair. You do not need to lift the car, and the only tool needed is a torque wrench.
UTIs (Under Tower Indurators)
Installation is a little more difficult than the STD, using the included instructions, it will take about 30 minutes to ensure that you do not have to go through a lengthy and expensive alignment repair. You will need to lift the car, bolting the strut unbolt the struts, and maneuver the UTIs into place before bolting the strut back in place.
Craven Speed STDs are designed to fit MINI Cooper R50 (2001-2006), R52 (2004-2008), and R53 (2002-2006).
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Free Domestic Shipping
The shipping weight of this product is: 3.00 LBS
We are happy to provide free shipping on all domestic orders. Since this product weighs more than 13oz, it will ship via USPS Priority Mail. This service generally takes 2 business days to reach most locations across the country from our location in Portland, OR. For those in locations far from major postal hubs, this service will take 3 business days to arrive.
We ship orders every weekday. All orders placed by 2:00 pm PT will ship the same day. You will receive a shipping notification when we print the label for your order. The tracking will not indicate that the order has been shipped until it is picked up and scanned in by the carrier. Orders placed after 2:00 pm PT on Friday will ship on Monday.
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