JDM Sleeper Mini [Season Premiere]

  • Published: 03 February 2017
  • We originally found this Mini Cooper in Tokyo - one of the J-Spec models made specifically for the Japanese Domestic Market. After upgrading it with a supercharger and an E85 conversion, we decided it was time to take it to the next level and transform it into the ultimate Mini sleeper...

    The song featured in this video is by MOOG
    'Lift Me Up (feat. 7Skies)'

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    Sub-frame kit supplied by Mini Mania

    Manufactured by MiniTec

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Comments • 6 742

  • Faisal Rahman
    Faisal Rahman  3 years back

    Brilliant video, brillient idea, can't wait for the next episode. My favourite non supercar ever with unicorn power just brilliant.

    • Harry Makongwa
      Harry Makongwa  5 months back

      This car should be called Honda Cooper as long as no Mini cooprr original engine..the car names because of its engine and not the body frame..thank you

    • Ian Cole
      Ian Cole  10 months back

      Hello man it's is there any car sites that I can go on to find a mini I would like to purchase one around your year maybe older

    • Jimmy Grant
      Jimmy Grant  2 years back

      Faisal Rahman I live near and know the people at Mini Tec and they have rear and mid engine RWD Mini kits and the typical front engine FWD Vtec Mini conversion and a front engine AWD Vtec Mini.

    • DEFECT ZONE - your new automotive superchannel
      DEFECT ZONE - your new automotive superchannel  3 years back

      sad to mod a georgious car but doing it properly well done

    • Crate Bone
      Crate Bone  3 years back


  • Equaliser
    Equaliser  17 hours back

    Please don't put Honda engines in Minis

    • tjp353
      tjp353  2 days back

      If anyone wants to see a _real_ modded Mini, have a look at Bad Obsession Motorsport's 'Binky' - an older Austin Mini with a Celica GT4 engine & 4wd running gear. It's not quite finished, but there are 20-something episodes on yt, showing it's conversion process from the start.

      • Jiabao Xu
        Jiabao Xu  2 days back


        • dapfury
          dapfury  5 days back

          What is the song at 1:06

          • Michael Francis
            Michael Francis  2 weeks back

            I had a Honda B1.7B, I know it rips the ass out of the 2.0 Honda, but why didn't you go the full monty, via Kawasaki ZRX 1400, or Hayabusa 1300, etc......& with a turbo perhaps? I've seen many mini conversions, & it just looks like the perfect match up. They absolutely tear ass. The only drawback I can think of is a P/S pump, and A/C compressor issue. Neither are absolutely necessary. Irregardless, given the opportunity to increase power of a mini, I can't understand why the same amount of effort could be put towards a Hayabusa swap. I just saw an older, light green mini online, with a Hayabusa motor, & i don't know all the details, but 240 hp is, by no means, a slouch, when it comes to performance. Unbelievable throttle response, lightweight clutch, 6 speed, (1 down, 5 up), you can use a small radiator, and it will keep it cool, compact, lightweight driveline, and many more pros, so why wouldn't everybody do this swap? I just watched a couple of guys from the UK working on a mini, & they used a complete four-wheel drive Toyota driveline. Major, major, undertaking. It was so hard to get it to fit under the bonnet, they had to use an expensive, complicated flex joint, just to drive the alternator, and A/C compressor. The bike swap just seems easier, in every respect. when you get the bike, you get everything you need, like the complete wiring harness, gauge cluster, fuel pump, throttle bodies, everything you could possibly need to swap it. Hell, I've even seen many people use the original mc gas tank in the mini, as well. Anyway, sorry for the long, drawn-out comment. I was just curious, why you chose the Honda swap.🤪💯💯💯😁

            • Langam
              Langam  4 weeks back

              Does that B16 fit my honda?

              • Rick Patton
                Rick Patton  4 weeks back

                U LIKE A FUCKING MORON

                • Beckyboop 28
                  Beckyboop 28  4 weeks back

                  You ruined it ☹😡 killed the mini, should of left it the way it is hard to get a mini in that condition in the uk sad

                  • Yannis
                    Yannis  4 days back

                    rip english

                  • Mackenzie McIntyre
                    Mackenzie McIntyre  3 weeks back

                    It was jdm quit ur bitching and if you want a nice mini get one from Canada they tend to not be the most complete

                  • Langam
                    Langam  4 weeks back

                    What even is grammar

                • deltavee2
                  deltavee2  1 months back

                  Watched this one and thumbs down. Too much whinging and moaning and who listens to a guy who can't figure out a baseball cap?

                  • Jaison Thomas
                    Jaison Thomas  1 months back

                    Classic mini lover😍

                    • Gofuckyourself Nicely
                      Gofuckyourself Nicely  2 months back

                      Ummm.... I reckon a better engine swap would be to a Turboed Hayabusa rear mounted engineand converted to rwd. No torque steer or space issues.
                      Anyway, must dash - the new leaf springs and dynamo have just arrived for my MkIV Golf TDi so I'm keen to try out these performance-enhancing mods....

                      • Germany Holland
                        Germany Holland  2 months back

                        What engines

                        • Yudisthir Raghunauth
                          Yudisthir Raghunauth  2 months back

                          I like your video but I want to see you put a V8 in that min

                          • Jasper Nolan
                            Jasper Nolan  2 months back

                            or a mad turbocharged rb26, likely impossible but would chop everything

                        • Ted Carruthers
                          Ted Carruthers  2 months back

                          This Jewish chap seems to be bow legged.

                          • deltavee2
                            deltavee2  1 months back

                            Can't figure his hat out either.

                        • tsj 83
                          tsj 83  2 months back

                          Wheat did he mean about the moisturiser when he opened the box of brakes?

                          • Barsa F
                            Barsa F  2 months back

                            Strive to be like Turbo Yoda. Yeah you may dislike a car manufacturer, but know and respect what they do.

                            • Julian V.
                              Julian V.  2 months back


                              • deltavee2
                                deltavee2  1 months back

                                Damned straight.

                              • Julian V.
                                Julian V.  2 months back

                                @BeyondSpace WELL THERE HAS TO BE A LITTLE TOLERANCE SOMEWHERE......

                              • BeyondSpace
                                BeyondSpace  2 months back

                                yeah if they ever finish it, and its hardly a sleeper with those huge arches

                            • Lonath Senevirathne
                              Lonath Senevirathne  3 months back

                              Come on, putting the supercharger in th bin?
                              How would the man who handbuilt it feel when watching this

                            • Scott Ryan
                              Scott Ryan  3 months back

                              Quality video unreal

                              • John Shaw
                                John Shaw  3 months back

                                Have you seen Project Binky on Bad Obsession Motorsport channel?
                                They go to town chopping up a mini for Toyota Celica GT4 running gear! And the hand fabricate all the stuff they need like subframes etc, and make lots of brackets!!!

                                • John Shaw
                                  John Shaw  3 months back

                                  Isn't that a £10,000 engine?

                                  • Langam
                                    Langam  3 weeks back

                                    @John Shaw ??? You can get whole cars with the b16 for way under 10k and you can get the engine itself for under 2k

                                  • John Shaw
                                    John Shaw  3 weeks back

                                    @Langam Civic Type R! 15k shit heap car with a 10k mega engine!

                                  • Langam
                                    Langam  4 weeks back

                                    Which one?

                                • Sean Goddard
                                  Sean Goddard  3 months back

                                  NOTHING compared to "Project Binky"..

                                  • HiggsField
                                    HiggsField  1 months back

                                    @OkSharkey Awesome! Cheers, mate! :-)

                                  • OkSharkey
                                    OkSharkey  2 months back

                                    @HiggsField it's being stripped for paint right now :)

                                  • HiggsField
                                    HiggsField  3 months back

                                    God only knows when Binky will be finished. :-(

                                • Dan Raabe
                                  Dan Raabe  3 months back


                                  • Doysler
                                    Doysler  3 months back

                                    welp, see you in 50 years bois

                                    • Old school
                                      Old school  3 months back

                                      You talk a lot

                                    • Stefan T
                                      Stefan T  3 months back

                                      What’s with the stupid hats?

                                    • Alpha Charlie Tango
                                      Alpha Charlie Tango  3 months back

                                      Hate to see a 1998 Limited Edition BSCC mini getting butchered.... Used to own one....sighh

                                      • clocktower7
                                        clocktower7  3 months back

                                        Only Honda, Only Honda..... The most reliable Cars and N-A engines on the planet. What more can i say. Brillant Mini project.

                                        • Nibir
                                          Nibir  3 months back

                                          Beware! These two are aliens.

                                          • carol warnerX
                                            carol warnerX  3 months back


                                            • Fraser Hughes
                                              Fraser Hughes  3 months back

                                              Hilarious how they just leave Miles to clean up the mess Moog made

                                              • Putraaji Putra
                                                Putraaji Putra  3 months back

                                                Wow and beutifull.Im in indonesia😇😂

                                                • Daniel Warren
                                                  Daniel Warren  3 months back

                                                  Distributor? 🤦‍♂️

                                                  • Chriso Leddwith
                                                    Chriso Leddwith  4 months back

                                                    Lets face it those brakes put in this are sexy as hell

                                                    • Joe Dean
                                                      Joe Dean  4 months back

                                                      this is butchery why not use a Hayabusa turbo? or just buy a kit mini rather than chopping up that perfectly good car?

                                                      • Joe Dean
                                                        Joe Dean  3 months back

                                                        @Connor Ackerley you are talking bollocks

                                                      • Connor Ackerley
                                                        Connor Ackerley  3 months back

                                                        @Joe Dean so what you're saying is that the majority are rusted... this is the owners fault, if they can't take care of their "special" cars, then they're not that special.

                                                      • Joe Dean
                                                        Joe Dean  3 months back

                                                        @F1NNSP1N not that many minis produced that are in that good condition, most of them are rusted through and there is just no need to go to these extremes. That engine would be better in a kit car.

                                                      • F1NNSP1N
                                                        F1NNSP1N  3 months back

                                                        There are so many minis produced, and this isn't really a special one. If they chopped up a 1959 mini, that would be a shame. This? Do whatever.

                                                      • OutcasT
                                                        OutcasT  4 months back

                                                        Because VTEC is life.

                                                    • Flick flock
                                                      Flick flock  4 months back

                                                      Most of experienced engine dealers cleans their engine so that the customers would feel Like a winner.

                                                      • Mark Carr
                                                        Mark Carr  4 months back

                                                        4:50 why is frank lampard working on your mini? 😂

                                                        • Jed Taneo
                                                          Jed Taneo  4 months back

                                                          nice HONDER engine!

                                                          • Halifax87 Bahi
                                                            Halifax87 Bahi  4 months back


                                                            • Charlie Ear
                                                              Charlie Ear  4 months back

                                                              Mini Car Mods.

                                                              • marcin wartecki
                                                                marcin wartecki  4 months back

                                                                drain jobs guys I wish you can make some job on the my car

                                                                • Lloyd Gapper
                                                                  Lloyd Gapper  4 months back

                                                                  nice job lads, rx7 rotory in a classic mini is on my todo listbit smaller and im not as skilled as you MAAAAAAAD lads! what track did you use for backgroung music?

                                                                  • Alasdair Reed
                                                                    Alasdair Reed  4 months back

                                                                    I think Moog one of the main men of the MCM does all the music

                                                                • Android X
                                                                  Android X  4 months back

                                                                  you guys are the least hated individuals on you tube haha

                                                                  • Kay Dubz
                                                                    Kay Dubz  4 months back

                                                                    another shitbox

                                                                  • Carlo Varga
                                                                    Carlo Varga  4 months back

                                                                    ? Why use a real nice car to completely change when after market mini kits are available from the UK, Why??????

                                                                    • Merv Davis
                                                                      Merv Davis  5 months back

                                                                      I would have thought a turco 13B Mazda rotary would have done the job

                                                                      • Jessie Standridge
                                                                        Jessie Standridge  5 months back

                                                                        In 50 years when you work on this car again, you can put on the flight conversion package that will allow vertical take-off. Like the DeLorean in Back to the Future 2.