JDM Sleeper Mini [Season Premiere]

  • Published on Feb 3, 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...
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    'Lift Me Up (feat. 7Skies)'
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    Manufactured by MiniTec
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Comments • 6 745

  • Faisal Rahman
    Faisal Rahman 2 years ago +816

    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 4 months ago

      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 ago

      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 ago

      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 2 years ago +5

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

    • Crate Bone
      Crate Bone 2 years ago +2


  • tjp353
    tjp353 Day ago

    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 Day ago


  • dapfury
    dapfury 3 days ago

    What is the song at 1:06

  • Michael Francis
    Michael Francis 14 days ago

    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 23 days ago +1

    Does that B16 fit my honda?

  • Rick Patton
    Rick Patton 24 days ago +1


  • Beckyboop 28
    Beckyboop 28 25 days ago +1

    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 2 days ago

      rip english

    • Mackenzie McIntyre
      Mackenzie McIntyre 19 days ago

      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 23 days ago

      What even is grammar

  • deltavee2
    deltavee2 Month ago

    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 Month ago

    Classic mini lover😍

  • Gofuckyourself Nicely
    Gofuckyourself Nicely Month ago +3

    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 Month ago

    What engines

  • Yudisthir Raghunauth
    Yudisthir Raghunauth Month ago +2

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

    • Jasper Nolan
      Jasper Nolan Month ago

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

  • Ted Carruthers
    Ted Carruthers Month ago

    This Jewish chap seems to be bow legged.

    • deltavee2
      deltavee2 Month ago

      Can't figure his hat out either.

  • tsj 83
    tsj 83 2 months ago +1

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

  • Barsa F
    Barsa F 2 months ago +1

    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 ago +1


    • deltavee2
      deltavee2 Month ago

      Damned straight.

    • Julian V.
      Julian V. Month ago


    • BeyondSpace
      BeyondSpace 2 months ago

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

  • Lonath Senevirathne
    Lonath Senevirathne 2 months ago +2

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

  • Scott Ryan
    Scott Ryan 2 months ago

    Quality video unreal

  • John Shaw
    John Shaw 2 months ago +2

    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 2 months ago +1

    Isn't that a £10,000 engine?

    • Langam
      Langam 22 days ago

      @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 23 days ago

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

    • Langam
      Langam 23 days ago

      Which one?

  • Sean Goddard
    Sean Goddard 2 months ago +3

    NOTHING compared to "Project Binky"..

    • HiggsField
      HiggsField Month ago

      @OkSharkey Awesome! Cheers, mate! :-)

    • OkSharkey
      OkSharkey Month ago

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

    • HiggsField
      HiggsField 2 months ago

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

  • Dan Raabe
    Dan Raabe 2 months ago


  • Doysler
    Doysler 3 months ago +2

    welp, see you in 50 years bois

  • Old school
    Old school 3 months ago

    You talk a lot

  • Stefan T
    Stefan T 3 months ago

    What’s with the stupid hats?

  • Alpha Charlie Tango
    Alpha Charlie Tango 3 months ago +1

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

  • clocktower7
    clocktower7 3 months ago +2

    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 ago +1

    Beware! These two are aliens.

  • carol warnerX
    carol warnerX 3 months ago


  • Fraser Hughes
    Fraser Hughes 3 months ago +1

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

  • Putraaji Putra
    Putraaji Putra 3 months ago

    Wow and beutifull.Im in indonesia😇😂

  • Daniel Warren
    Daniel Warren 3 months ago +1

    Distributor? 🤦‍♂️

  • Chriso Leddwith
    Chriso Leddwith 3 months ago

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

  • Joe Dean
    Joe Dean 3 months ago +6

    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 2 months ago

      @Connor Ackerley you are talking bollocks

    • Connor Ackerley
      Connor Ackerley 2 months ago +1

      @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 ago

      @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 ago +1

      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 3 months ago

      Because VTEC is life.

  • Flick flock
    Flick flock 3 months ago +1

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

  • Mark Carr
    Mark Carr 4 months ago +4

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

  • Jed Taneo
    Jed Taneo 4 months ago

    nice HONDER engine!

  • Halifax87 Bahi
    Halifax87 Bahi 4 months ago +3


  • Charlie Ear
    Charlie Ear 4 months ago

    Mini Car Mods.

  • marcin wartecki
    marcin wartecki 4 months ago +1

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

  • Lloyd Gapper
    Lloyd Gapper 4 months ago +1

    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 ago

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

  • Android X
    Android X 4 months ago +1

    you guys are the least hated individuals on you tube haha

  • Kay Dubz
    Kay Dubz 4 months ago +2

    another shitbox

  • Carlo Varga
    Carlo Varga 4 months ago +3

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

  • Merv Davis
    Merv Davis 4 months ago

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

  • Jessie Standridge
    Jessie Standridge 4 months ago +1

    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.

  • Conor SK
    Conor SK 4 months ago +1

    @14:43 is hilarious

    RETROCAR STYLE 4 months ago +2

    Drop in a tuned K24 with ITB's and grab the OH SHIT HANDLES.....if it has em. If not, ADD EM!!!

  • Wonderland Asylum
    Wonderland Asylum 5 months ago +1

    Honda 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  • CNNis FakeNews
    CNNis FakeNews 5 months ago

    I lucked out and the JDM engine they sent me was brand new, as well. The green oil filter was dry, and brand new oil, no miles on it.

  • Spud Gunn
    Spud Gunn 5 months ago +3

    "Let's make a deal, we'll work on this car in 50 years!"
    What will you do? Install a faux sheepskin steering wheel cover?!?😂😂😂

  • Eee Zee
    Eee Zee 5 months ago +1

    Truth be told, this mini in its latest form, (see continualities) will beat anything around a "tight" track. Welcome, all, to the ingenious invention called the "mini".

  • Andrew James
    Andrew James 5 months ago +1

    i had 2 of them back in the early eighties

  • Kevin Sills
    Kevin Sills 5 months ago +1

    I just bought a 2012 Mini Cooper S and came across your video researching info, I absolutely loved your video, keep up the good work! :)

  • Kalle Olsen
    Kalle Olsen 5 months ago +6

    No turbo??!
    Everything needs a turbo
    The disappointed uncle from Copenhagen Denmark 🇩🇰

  • Ian Vallender
    Ian Vallender 5 months ago

    actually I did say the engine was similar to a Rover 400 actually it is the same d16b2 series used in the rover 400!

  • charles. stewart
    charles. stewart 5 months ago +4

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh , Man l am so upset with you Marty a Bloody good Mini destroyed
    by you and Miles( is this some kind of joke) it is kkkkkk here in Australia.
    why could you not find a roughed up Mini here in Australia and chop that one up . Some times
    people do dumb things huh Marty, as an ex-pom you really know how to piss off people
    you silly "Bugger" But you have done it so no more to be said .

    • TheBlade616
      TheBlade616 2 months ago

      @Connor Ackerley yeah mate 😂😂

    • Connor Ackerley
      Connor Ackerley 2 months ago

      @TheBlade616 old people arguing on the internet is the most hilarious thing.

    • TheBlade616
      TheBlade616 5 months ago +4

      @charles. stewart mate by looking at you. Your fat ass can can't even get out the fucking chair. I bet you stalk little kids on the internet

    • charles. stewart
      charles. stewart 5 months ago +1

      @TheBlade616 : Oh suck my Dick or l grind
      your Blade down to 0.00 Bitch .

    • TheBlade616
      TheBlade616 5 months ago +4

      Oh be quite you miserable piss pot.

  • Ian Vallender
    Ian Vallender 5 months ago

    fact Rover used Honda engines So in theory that mini is still all british using an engine similar to the one in the Rover 400 hh-r spec coupled to the fact both cars were made in Longbridge in the west midlands of england!

  • JOEY2.0 2.0
    JOEY2.0 2.0 5 months ago

    Should have gone for the B18c and put a B16B vtec head on it