Dyno Test & Tune

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

Mar 222011
 
Borg Warner EFR7670 Turbo Exposed and Tuned Part 2

I know, its been a while since i posted, but there was tons to compile and just not enough time in the day to complete this. Anyway here you go! I will repsond to some of the customer posts in just a few! The Build and the Results Installing the EFR, or should i say building a turbo kit surrounding this turbo wasn’t too hard, it just took some time and planning. I spent alot of time placing the turbo [...Continue Reading...]

Mar 012011
 
Cone Tunes For The First Time

When you email tech@perrinperformance.com, or need help with an AccessPORT map, or ask for help with installing your PERRIN Radiator Shroud, you get Cone.  Chris Cone that is. Chris handles all the AccessPORT customers along with all the general tech stuff.  Chris is 100% a car, guy but never actually tuned a car on the dyno. Over the years he started to pick up on why we tune things a certain way, and started to understand some of the basics [...Continue Reading...]

Jan 062011
 
BMW 135i AccessPORT Stage 1 and Beyond

This is the first time I have made a post on a forum that wasn€™t business related for our company, and it should be a good one!  I am excited to be just one of the forum guys this time around. I bought my 09 135i last year just before SEMA time mainly because I was looking for something new and different to drive than a loud,stiff, and over powered AWD car.  I wanted something that would be satisfying, non-racer [...Continue Reading...]

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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, Turbocharger Testing 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...]

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, ECU Tuning, 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, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , ,