Dyno Test & Tune

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

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…]

Oct 032011
 
BigTube Equal Length Header

A new part brought to you by….. you!   Over the last few years our Equal Length Header has been one of our most popular and most loved parts we have made.  From the beginning we choose a perfect size tube for the primaries which produced more power and quicker turbo response compared to any other header out there.   This was proven first by us, then by customers on forums and other shops. Even though its been a  huge […Continue Reading…]

Aug 292011
 
Customer Tune - Ethan Esterline

We have a customer/friend that works at Portland Mini that owns a 2011 WRX and he was asking to get his car tuned.  Normally we don’t do a lot of customer tunes, but in this case i didn’t have much planned one night, and i was dying to tune a Stage 3 2011 WRX. Ethans car is a 2011 WRX Sedan (My current favorite Subaru) that has been slowly upgraded over the last few months from a simple AccessPORT to […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 29, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Aug 202011
 
Cone Tunes His Stage 3 STI - 328whp / 375ft-lbs

Chris finally got the his custom colored PERRIN FMIC installed just in time for the first annual Big North West Subaru Meet and we had some time to do some dyno testing and also have some fun retuning his STI. No i am tuning, I swear, I am not just looking at the desktop……. Since our last dyno session back in March (cold out as well) we had installed a PERRIN Header as well as the FMIC.  This is important […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 20, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 112011
 
EFR6758.....Stock STI turbo killer

Can a turbo exist that is as responsive as the stock turbo, but make more power?  Can a turbo like this make 400WHP ore more? CRV/BOV Testing During my dyno time i spent about 15 runs testing the Bov. I tested the stock cap, all the springs, and our own BOV along with 1 run of no BOV. I spent a lot of time looking over the data and comparing my data channel i made called turbo rate of change. […Continue Reading…]

Aug 022011
 
Customer Tune - Thomas Powers

Thomas begged me for about a year to tune his car and I finally gave in a few weeks back, when I had some spare time. Thomas’s 07 WRX, as far as drivetrain and engine parts, is a typical Stage 3 car with a TMIC, but it has a gearbox with the JDM RA gear set installed. The gearing of RA gear sets makes it really fun to drive, lost of shifting, but super close ratios.  For sure a good […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 2, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jul 162011
 
3" Exhaust Too Big for your Turbo Mini?

There seems to be a cyclical debate about 3″ exhaust on the 1.6L Mini Turbo cars being too big, or too heavy, or not “Needed”.  My favorite argument is “its not needed so why do it?”  That could be said about any aftermarket part.  None of these things are needed so why do it at all!  Simple, people want to have more fun with their cars, which involves tinkering, customizing, making more HP and making the car handle better.  In a […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on July 16, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, Forum Posts, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,
May 112011
 
ALTA Billet 56 Turbo Upgrade

  Until now, there have have not been many options for upgraded turbos. The newest and best option for a turbo upgrade is the new ALTA Billet 56 MCS Turbo. This has the benefits of the stock turbo in that it bolts on with no additional parts or modifications to parts. It makes more HP than the JCW turbo (roughly 15% more), the responsiveness is very similar to the JCW turbo, while costing only slightly more. The question is “Is […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on May 11, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only, Turbocharger Testing Tagged with: , , , ,