Dyno Test & Tune

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

Jun 082008
 
EVO X Stage 2 Dyno Tuning

Just to recap again.  The ECU Tuning device here is not a supported item and again this info is provided to show customers how we strive to be the first to tune these cars and get more experience than any other tuner. Time to put that exhaust to the test!  Last time we left the EVO X progress we had a nice and shiny turboback exhaust all done and awaiting testing. To refresh your memory see our page located HERE. Here [...Continue Reading...]

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Jun 082008
 
ALTA R56 Crank Pulley Proving

We here at ALTA have done lots and lots of proving of parts over the years.  99% of the time parts do exactly what we want, or they do almost what we want and we modify them to make them work better.  Nearly every part we have we have dyno graph for it to back it up. The R56 crank pulley is no exception.  Just like our other parts, we have a very good back to back run to show [...Continue Reading...]

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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: , , , , ,
May 272008
 
EVO 9 Stage 1 & 2 Test and Tune

Update EVO 8/9 AccessPORT, RIP  :( In the world of EVO ECU tuning, there is one basic standard form of tuning.  OpenECU very quickly became the standard form of tuning because of its open-ness to anyone that wanted to help figure out maps and how the ECU actually worked, oh, and not to mention you could flash your car for $99.  Since we have been using the COBB AccessPORT on our Subaru’s for a while now, we thought lets tune [...Continue Reading...]

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May 252008
 
ALTA's New JCW Replacement filter

Mini created a great aftermarket intake system for the Mini a few years back, the John Cooper Works Intake.  The JCW intake system consists of a slightly larger air box, and a more traditional cone type air filter.  This intake system contains a flapper that opens up under high load conditions allowing cool fresh air to enter from the window cowel.  This unique flapper keeps the intake system quiet under normal operating conditions, but adds that sweet Supercharger wine when [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,
May 102008
 
R56 FMIC, Boost Tubes, Inlet and Intake Test & Tune

For this session we had 4 good things to test. 1. New FMIC core design versus old prototype 2. Boost tube kit 3. Turbo inlet hose 4. Intake system before and after with exhaust system installed   DYNO NOTES All of these tests were done with our new in house Dynapack AWD dyno.  While the overall numbers may vary from previous ALTA runs published on the Internet, the difference before and after is what is most important when making comparisons.  [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 10, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, First Look, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , ,
May 102008
 
R53 Water Injection Test and Tune

Through out this article I will be referring to Water/methonal injection as WI. With this entire test and install, we are showcasing this as something anyone can do. There is not a single part of this test that a person should feel scared to do except for the tuning which should be left up to a professional tuner. Water injection has been used in many industries for a very long time.  We are finally bringing it to the Mini world!  [...Continue Reading...]

Apr 252008
 
ALTA Stage 3 R56 Auto Test and Tune

I know, we have been sitting on this info for a couple weeks and its been burning a hole in my head holding onto it for so long! So we know that the auto ECU has the same pin out for the Unichip to work. But we were a little unsure that the Unichip will work well with the auto tranny. Too much power, or a trouble light from signals being changed, or who knows. On the dyno, we needed [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on April 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 222008
 
R56 First Time on Dyno!

Where Does the SC pulley go??? Well as many of you know we have had our new 07 Mini Cooper S for a few weeks now.  In those few weeks many new items have been developed.  Many mimicking parts we offer for the Supercharged cars.  Even a €œSupercharger Pulley€ type of part for the R56 is in the works.  If there was a way to let only our customers read this and not our competitors, we would, but hey, this [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on April 22, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, First Look, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,
Mar 212008
 
First to Tune a 2008 EVO X, Stage 1

All these results were done using a product we no longer support, or care to even mention the brand name!  This info is just showing we were first to the EVO X tuning game… This test was done on our 08 EVO X shop car. The important things to note is that this is a totally stock 2008 EVO X. The only thing done is the Unichip and our custom tune. Our first dyno results showed the EVO making very [...Continue Reading...]

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