DQ Mini Monster built by Attitude Performance
Ever seen a lifted Mini Cooper Countryman? We hadn’t either until it was dreamt up by the marketing team for Dairy Queen and the guys from Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights, IL. DQ wanted a cool way to promote their Mini Blizzard and thought what could be better than a Mini Monster to tour around giving away Mini Blizzards. After devising a plan to join a new 2011 4-door Mini Cooper Countryman to the chassis of a Jeep TJ, Matt and the rest of the crew from Attitude Performance got busy transforming the Mini into the ultimate DQ marketing machine. With an ambitious build time of only 5 weeks, the team had to work feverishly to meet the completion deadline. The build started by stripping down the donor TJ, lengthening the frame by 9 inches, and fabricating mounts for the Mini to be mounted to. The drivetrain is stock TJ, but needed to be moved forward 18” for clearance reasons. Following the frame modifications, the Mini Monster received some extra altitude in the form of a BDS 4.5” Ultimate Kit #423H and 37” Boggers mounted on custom DQ beadlocks. From there the guys went a little crazy adding custom details like a DQ lips grill guard, DQ Mini Blizzard air cleaners, custom vinyl wrap, Mini Blizzard nerf steps, spoon-shaped exhaust, roof rack, DQ lights, custom interior, performance upgrades and more.
Congrats to the guys from Attitude Performance for completing this awesome build. To see the Mini in action, check out the YouTube videos. (Photos courtesy of Matt D. of Attitude Performance)