Dyno Test & Tune

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

Jan 052011
 
Garrett GTX Turbo Comparo Part 2

Update 1/05/11 Dyno Results This is what you have all been waiting for! Finally the “Proven Power” side of things. But first a few questions surrounding the GTX3076R and other GTX turbos. The Question, “Is the GTX turbo Laggier then the GT turbo?” Answer, “NO” The Question, “Is the GTX turbo going to make more power?” Answer, “YES” The Question, “Is the GTX turbo better?” Answer, “See above answers” The Question, “Is the GTX worth the extra money?” Answer, “YES” [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on January 5, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , ,
Dec 202010
 
Garrett GTX Turbo Comparo Part 1

I am sure everyone has seen the new info about the new Garrett GTX turbos and maybe seen the generic pics Garrett supplied to the media, but here are some up close and personal pics! Sorry for the somewhat less professional pics taken on my desk, but i was so excited when they showed up that i didn’t want to wait! Pictured above is the GT3071R, GT3076R, GTX3076R, GT3582R and GTX3582R. Its easy to see the billet wheels from this [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on December 20, 2010 Dyno Test & Tune, First Look Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Aug 252010
 
ALTA AccessPORT, Revolutionizing Mini Tuning

  Here is an example of a 2009 MINI Cooper JCW with ALTA Performance Stage 1 Tune What can the ALTA AccessPORT Maps do for me?? Besides the regular things like changing boost and timing to make more power, below are some things we change that other tuners can not. We feel this really gives us the advantage over other tuners and provides you with the best maps possible. -We can raise the rev limit. Others can do this but there [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 25, 2010 Dyno Test & Tune, First Look, MINI Only Tagged with: , , ,
Aug 102010
 
07+ Cooper S Intake System Design

Cold Air Intake System Design and Testing Our intake system started out simple using a combination of silicon steel and some other sheet metal parts.  In dealing with other cars with MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensors we knew it was important to keep diameters and orientation of the sensor similar to stock.  Looking to make the intake the best we could, and knowing customers would be wanting a true cold air intake we starting working toward that goal. But we [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 10, 2010 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 092010
 
07+ Cooper S Panel Filter Tech

As with many of our ALTA products we start out simple and build upon them until they meet our customers’ demands and or our own internal goals.  With any new vehicle we start with the things we know customer are going to want. The obvious things like exhaust, swaybars and of course the intake!  When the first 07+ Cooper S was release we started with the intake system first to see what we could gain from it. The first thing [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 9, 2010 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 102010
 
Evolution of ALTA R56 Intercooler

Evolution of the ALTA R56 Intercooler ALTA was the first to bring you a larger front mounted intercooler for your R56 and JCW, we were the first to bring you proven dyno performance, we were the first to being you solid temperature data, and the first R56 to break the 280WHP mark with our intercooler, proving our intercooler works for all levels of cars. In the rest of this article you will read about how we came up with our [...Continue Reading...]

Dec 252009
 
R56/JCW Aluminum Turbo Inlet Pipe

This all-new R56 Turbo Inlet Hard Pipe replaces our all-silicone turbo inlet hose which was a staple of our R56 parts line up.  We have taken our old version and stepped it up a notch by making it out of combination of CNC’ed aluminum and mandrel bends to create and even bigger and better, not to mention nicer looking, R56 turbo inlet hose.  Choose between red wrinkle and black wrinkle finishes that match the new style R56 Cold Air Intakes. [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on December 25, 2009 Dyno Test & Tune, First Look, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Mar 282009
 
Proving the PWI-2 Water Injection System

NEEDS TEXT FROM NASIOC     Progressive-ness of the PWI-2 system. The PERRIN PWI-1 system stood out amongst competitive systems because of it being one of the first truly progressive water injection systems. The new PWI-2 is still just as progressive as the older system but it stands out from the crowd for a few other reasons. Less expensive non-progressive systems are simple and cheap, and are restricted to a fixed volume of water that can be delivered.  These systems [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on March 28, 2009 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Nov 252008
 
2009 JCW Test and Tune

We finally got around to retesting all our parts on the new 09 JCW.  WE have very good results on our 07 and 08 R56 Minis when we tested every single ALTA part back to back.  To this day we have proven these results over and over again with customer cars and new R56′s we purchased. You will see below once again we have proven the same parts on this new 09 JCW. We have learned  a few things over [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, First Look, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,