Dyno Test & Tune

Test and Tunes, and proven dyno results for parts we make. Sorry no swaybar dyno graphs……

Aug 032012
 
JCW Catback Testing on a 2012 JCW Coupe

Its been a while since we had a new Mini part to dyno test and tune and this part is well worth the wait. The ALTA JCW Catback (fits Cooper S as well) replaces the entire exhaust system from the downpipe to the back of the car. This means you keep your stock downpipe which is the ONLY downpipe that doesn’t throw check engine lights or cause other emissions related problems. Just like our catback for the other cars, its [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 3, 2012 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jul 042012
 
BRZ/FR-S ECU Tuning Has Begun

A few of us lucky tuners were able to get our hands on the Beta ECUTEK ProECU software to tune the new BRZ and FR-S. ECUTEK is a UK company that has been reverse engineering ECU’s(Engine Control Units) in Subaru’s for 10 years now. This is as long as we have been building parts for Subaru’s so by no means are they new to the tuning world. Since June 27th at about 11am, we have been testing and tuning working [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on July 4, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune, EcuTek Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 052012
 
BRZ Intake Design and Proving... Part 1

In our world, intakes are not all created equal. Intakes generally require an ECU retune to compensate for the change in airflow readings. This is because intake manufacturers can use a variety of different style MAF flanges, tubing sizes, and even bends before and after the MAF sensor can all create different readings for the ECU. These readings can affect how the car runs in all conditions, but most importantly under full throttle. An intake can cause a dangerously lean [...Continue Reading...]

Jun 042012
 
BRZ Overpipe Design and Proving

For those that have been following us on our posts about the exhaust pieces we have been making, this diagram is for sure a repeat. For the new guys seeing this for the first time, its good to understand where this part falls in line with the BRZ/FR-S exhaust. Why is this part called the overpipe? Easy, it goes OVER the subframe, and its a pipe. WRX owners can think of this like its an uppipe, because it goes after [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on June 4, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 032012
 
BRZ Front Pipe Design and Proving

Sticking with the theme of free flowing and 2.5″ tubing, the next restriction in the exhaust system after the catback exhaust is the Front Pipe for the BRZ. For all you STI and WRX fans, think of this as the downpipe for the BRZ.  Looking at the diagram below, you can see the Front Pipe is after the header and over pipe, but before the catback system. The Front Pipe consists of two flanges, a catalytic converter, and a strange rectangle  resonator. [...Continue Reading...]

May 312012
 
BRZ Catback Design and Proving

We have only had the car for a couple weeks now, but we have been looking at the BRZ/FR-S world for months trying to figure out what customers are going to want. From what we see, one of the most talked about parts is a catback exhaust system. People want an aftermarket exhaust to free up some HP and add some cool sounds to the car. With both these things in mind, we set out to build an exhaust system [...Continue Reading...]

May 282012
 
BRZ Dyno Testing

There were exactly 69 miles on the ODO of our BRZ, and it was only two days old, then it was bolted to the dyno. This may be extreme to some but this is what we always do. The last time a new Subaru came out, we had it on the dyno with-in hours of owning it. The dyno we use for all our testing is our Dynapack AWD dyno. This is a type that you remove the wheels from [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 28, 2012 About Your Car, BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , ,
Apr 192012
 
Boost Control Systems Explained..... Part 3

Why Do I need the EBCS Pro? In Boost Control Systems Explained Part 2, we described the basics behind adding more boost using Manual boost controllers along with how OEM boost control systems work. In this article, we are going to explore using our EBCS Pro solenoid in place of the OEM part. You will see how this can benefit you and your car. The PERRIN EBCS Pro is a solenoid designed to replace the OEM part to create better [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on April 19, 2012 About Your Car, Dyno Test & Tune
Feb 092012
 
91 Octane Fuel for Your MINI is Bad!

Recently we have been getting more and more customers with poorly runing cars, or check engine codes for super knock.   A large source of these customers are in California or where 91oct fuel is the highest they can get at the pump. In any turbocharged or supercharged engine, octane is very important for performance and for keeping knock/detonation at bay.  This article isn’t about knock or what it is, or why its bad, you can find out about this [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on February 9, 2012 About Your Car, Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only
Dec 012011
 
Your STI Doesn't Need an Intercooler, Right?

Around the shop we talked about this a bunch but never actually did it. Of course it sounds crazy to run your STI with no intercooler, but what if we added Meth injection?? Would this solve the air density issue? Would it cool temps enough to run the same ignition timing? Would this offset a necessary richer AFR do to the hotter charge temps?  Would it be more responsive? Results were very interesting for sure. The car we used was [...Continue Reading...]