Description Videos Reviews Helix R56 Intercooler. Helix is the proud innovator of the world's first MINI Cooper Stepped-Core Intercooler (SCIC). The Helix SCIC has a bigger frontal ambient face and a thicker-than-stock core that seals better to the and fan shroud. The cast end tanks have exact factory charge pipe angles.The latest revision has greatly improved airflow through the end tanks and features a greater fin density than our previous intercoolers--It's the highest fin density on the market! From this they have achieved the best-ever thermal transfer and temperature recovery rate. The core of the Helix SCIC flows 250 horsepower with only a 0.5PSI pressure drop! Installation is relatively straightforward and requires no cutting, drilling or permanent modifications to your MINI. It fits the later MINIs with the extra crash support without cutting or modification, but with any aftermarket item there may need to be some minor fitting. All Helix intercoolers now come with integrated mounting tabs that utilize the stock rubber bushings to soft mount the cooler directly to the chassis. Looking for real world data? Look at the above photos for the data log! Wondering if you can install this yourself? Of course you can, see the video! Helix Mini Cooper Stepped Intercooler Installation Video This is the step by step Instructional Video for the Helix Mot... 4 Reviews 5 THE BEST OUT THERE! Posted by Charles Westbrook on 7th Mar 2020 Having a Forged FMIC prior to this one and being able to compare side by side Helix takes the win hands down. Awesome finish, better construction and way more tubes/fins which equals greater surface area for cooling! Super easy install with no modifications needed:) 5 Great fit and finish! Posted by Philip Roberts on 5th Jul 2017 Looks almost like jewelry. My installer was expecting to need to trim the bumper. It fit incredibly well, just like the stock piece. 5 Amazing Posted by Sebastien Rott on 4th Apr 2017 This FMIC is very easy to install and fits perfectly ! 5 Awesome FMIC Posted by R56CPRS on 27th Feb 2016 Fits like a glove, super high quality finish, does what you'd expect from this size fmic. Forget about the other options, go for this one!