The company was founded in 2001, shortly after BMW released the new MINI in Europe. Before the MINI became available in the United States, the owner and founder of Helix was already in the process of designing MINI performance parts for first generation models. Helix was the owner of the first left hand drive new MINI in the country, importing it from Gothenburg, Sweden in November of 2001. Since its inception, Helix has dedicated itself to producing top-quality performance parts for the MINI and BMW.
One of Helix's greatest contributions to the MINI and BMW aftermarket is the Helix intercooler. The original stepped-core design, built to increase flow, both through the core and across the face of the cooler, has revolutionized the intercooler market for both MINI and BMW. The BMW intercooler and MINI intercooler designed by Helix are part of an evolving catalogue that also includes:
- Helix MINI Short Shift Kit
- Helix MINI Cold Air Intake
- Helix MINI Adjustable Control Arms
- Helix BMW N54 Intake
- Helix BMW 135i and 335i Turbo Upgrade
If you have a winged or blue-and-white roundel on your vehicle, rely on Helix Motorsports for BMW and MINI tuning, testing, installs and repairs in Philadelphia.
Helix Motorsports is located at:
4648 Umbria Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
267 335 4337
|Business hours||9-6 Mon-Fri EST|
|Saturdays||Occasionally by appointment|
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What is the dynamometer designed for?
- Testing product HP claims.
- Measuring HP and torque over the entire RPM range.
- Graphing baseline performance against upgraded performance.
Dyno rates are $95/hour and group rates are avaiable.
If you have any questions about the proper use of dynamometers in tuning shops, please contact Helix at 267-335-4337.
Price is for labor only unless otherwise noted (item price and tax will be added).
|BMW 135i/335i Short shift kit installation labor||$255|
|Clutch (MINI)||$850||This is our labor flat rate. Differential swap add $170 labor. Parts extra.|
|Coilovers (MINI)||$297.50||Alignment is recommended afterwards.|
|Cold Air Intake Installation (MINI)||$63.75||Free installation when installed at the same time as a supercharger pulley.|
|Cylinder Head Installation (MINI)||$500||Does not the include cost of coolant and head gasket.|
|DME/ECU Tuner Installation (BMW)||$50||Price is for all Plug and Play Piggy back Tunes.|
|Downpipes Installation (BMW)||$170-250|
|Exhaust Installation (MINI)||$85.00||MINI Convertibles are $112.5 labor.|
|Front & Rear Pads/Rotors (MINI)||$170|
|Front Brake Pads (MINI)||$63.75|
|Front Control Arm Bushings (MINI)||$340|
|Helix Short Shift Installation (MINI)||$85||Only $42.50 when installed at the same time as exhaust.|
|Oil Change (MINI & BMW)||$92||Price includes oil, oil filter and labor.|
|Pulley Installation (MINI)||$345.56||Price includes parts, labor and tax. Add $25.63 for belt for 19% pulleys.|
|Quaife Limited Slip Differential Installation (MINI)||$1020|
|Rear Brake Pads (MINI)||$85|
|Rear Sway Bar Installation (MINI)||$85||$127.50 for Cabrio|
|Short Shift Kit Installation (MINI)||$85||$42.50 if installed at the same time as an exhaust system.|
|Springs and Shocks (MINI)||$255|
|TurboKompressor Kit Installation (MINI)||$2,000|
|Walnut Shell Blasting (MINI & BMW) SPECIAL!||$349|
We recommend that many of our products be installed by a trained mechanic at a professional shop, but some you can do yourself. Installation instructions for those weekend warrior projects can be found at http://www.helix13.com/install
Any item in new, unused condition may be returned within 30 days of purchase. A return authorization (RMA) number must be first obtained by calling Helix Motorsports at 267-335-4337. A 15% handling and restocking fee will be assessed for each item returned. All returned items must be in as-new, resalable condition. Any item that has been installed on a vehicle will not be accepted for return under any condition. All return shipments must be prepaid and there are no refunds on shipping charges. Shipping insurance on returned items is recommended, as refunds can only be made on as-new, resalable condition items. Please note that certain items such as turbo kits, complete chipped DME/ECU Control Modules, exhaust systems, or special order items are non-returnable or refundable. Deposits for special order items are not refundable.
Not all items are kept in stock at all times. Some items require a few days lead time. Orders placed before 1pm EST on in-stock items will usually be shipped the same day.
Shipping rates calculated by our online shopping cart are only estimates and Helix does not guarantee that the shipping rate displayed is the shipping rate that you will be charged. Actual costs are rarely higher than the estimate, but due to variables like remoteness of location, courier surcharges, and acts of God, we cannot guarantee that the online shipping quote will be exact.
Shipping International Orders, and orders to Hawaii and Alaska
If you would like to place an order that is to be shipped outside of the 48 contiguous United States, we have found that our standard shipping method is not the quickest and least expensive. To save you time and money, these types of orders will be shipped via the US Postal Service.
International Order Processing
Orders placed from outside of the USA are always welcome.
For internationl orders we accept wire transfer payment of funds. Wiring funds is very quick and easy. Please contact us for bank and routing information necessary to wire funds for your purchase. You as the purchaser are responsible to pay for all outgoing fees on the transfer, and we do levy a wire transfer surcharge of US$25.00 to cover our costs when receiving a wire.
At this time, we are unable to process orders leaving the continental 48 states online, but we will be more than happy to take your order over the phone or via email.
To place an order, please call +1 267-335-4337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org