RKDE - An automotive 

business born out of the love of 

modifying and going fast

We don't just sell products, we use them in our own project cars

RKDE are an approved UK distributor of Ecu Master products

About Us

Here at RKDE we are heavily involved in the first generation R50, R52 and R53 platforms with two main project cars. 

Rich runs a 2002 R53 Mini Cooper S that started life as a fire damaged car that was on its way to the scrap yard before being saved and made into the UK's first roof chopped Mini. If that wasn't enough, it is now a turbo converted car rebuilt from the ground up running over 300bhp.

Dave runs a 2003 Mini Cooper S that started out as a low mileage British Racing Green mini before going through several iterations over the last 3 years to what we see today, a track focussed build with fiberglass panels including doors, boot and bonnet. Perspex windows all round followed by all the usual requirements of a full 6 point weld in roll cage, bucket seats and harnesses. Again converted to a turbo set up currently mapped to 351bhp running on the Ecu Master R53 PNP unit accompanied by the RKDE I/O expansion unit with winter build plans to integrate the PMU16 and ADU7, watch this space!

If you have any questions or want to discuss a project with us don't hesitate to contact us! 

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