Part Design & Tech

An in depth look at how and why we make the parts the way we do, along with evolutionary changes to existing parts.

Dec 292008
Foam Filter Q&A, why they are the best.

Everyone has an air filter on their engine (at least you should!) and this goes true for all types of things that that suck in air constantly.  Yes even you have a filter; your nose has them built into it as does your air passageway.  But we are talking about your car here which sucks in way more air than you do, so it has much more special filtering needs.  Also we are talking about a filter for your performance […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on December 29, 2008 About Your Car, MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 182008
Boost Control Systems Explained..... Part 2

How do you get more boost than the spring pressure in the wastegate? In Part 1, we describe the basics on how your boost control system works and the components involved. Some of the diagrams in Part 1 were common items found on stock turbocharged engines, and some only found on aftermarket turbo systems. In both setups, its possible get more boost from your turbo, than the wastegate spring pressure. This is done by using different methods to change the boost […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on November 18, 2008 About Your Car, Part Design & Tech
Nov 062008
Boost Control Systems Explained..... Part 1

This collection of parts above are typical items you will find in a modern boost control system and many aftermarket type system.s  Some items may not be recognizable, but after you read this, i think you will be able to pick out any of those parts and understand what they do and how they work. Modern day boost control systems rely on both mechanical and electrical systems to control boost.  The main electronic component is the ECU, which drives an electro-mechanical device […Continue Reading…]

Oct 182008
ALTA Tensioner Stop Preview

  Introducing the ALTA Tensioner Stop!  While the idea of this part is not new, our execution of it is.  This unique design allows the end user to install the part faster than other designs, and function the same with ZERO chance of failing. Why do you need an ALTA Tensioner Stop?  At some point in your cars life, the serpentine belt that allows the crank pulley to drive the Supercharger and AC, will fail.  When it fails, there is […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on October 18, 2008 MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Aug 052008
ALTA R53 Side Draft Intercooler Dyno Proven

As promised here is our data!  Sorry if the formating is a little confusing. Good to hear from Matt, we havne’t heard from you lately. Must be all those MC2 articles! First off, i know understand why there are lots of doubters out there. It could be because our dyno graph wasn’t on our site. When we had an issues with our pictures on the server, this one got missed. On these test conditions, the OEM Intercooler was tested with […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 5, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Forum Posts, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Jun 172008
EVO X Intercooler Prototype Build, Test & Tune

Like we weren’t going to make a new intercooler for the X. For one, the stock one is pretty restrictive, and two, in order for the EVO to compete with the STI in our EVO vs. STI project it really needed one!  Besides the gains we saw there is one very important thing we found, which will be a Huge concern to all X owners after they find this same thing out. Before we get too deep, lets look the […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on June 17, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
May 272008
The Great Subaru Intercooler Test

The Great Subaru Intercooler Test Its intercooler testing time.  After a semi cold winter, it was a great time to do some long awaited intercooler testing.  Because our 08 STI has become the mule for testing of other parts, its great for testing intercoolers.  We have great results from previous dyno runs to back up the consistency of the power (or lack thereof with stock intercooler).  Like other dyno sessions, we started with the same map and same dyno setup, […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on May 27, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 082008
EVO X Prototype Turboback Exhaust Build

We have had the X for a few weeks, and in that amount of time, we have dynoed the car in stock form, and dynoed the car with a custom hardwired Unichip. Both have proven to show very good HP numbers, and this is with the stock exhaust, intake and other parts!  Like our other builds we have done, we are building the parts for this car in the direction that we expect most customers to build their car.  So […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on April 8, 2008 Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , ,
Mar 122008
PERRIN Turbo Inlet Hose Evolution

The PERRIN turbo inlet hose has been one of our best selling, long standing products for many years. Since the beginning, we have made our part different than the rest in that we didn’t just make a copy of the OEM part.  We had something different in mind to make the installation of this go much easier, and also out perform other turbo inlet hoses offered by our competition. HISTORY LESSON When we got the WRX and started making parts […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on March 12, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Aug 172007
PERRIN T31 Rotated Turbo kit vs. T3 Rotated Turbo Kit

This is an Nasioc Post we made regarding our older T31 turbo kits and changes we made to make the kit better. FITTMENT ISSUES First off fitment issues with the PERRIN turbo kit, are not common. While we have had issues time to time, we have taken care of those who had them.  I should say we have taken care of those who have called us and explained their problem.  There are a lot of our kits out there, and […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 17, 2007 Forum Posts, Part Design & Tech, Turbocharger Testing Tagged with: , , , , ,