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…]

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Apr 252008
ALTA 2007 R56 Minis on the Dragon Build

The Story Well as many of you have seen, not all of the ALTA crew and vehicles made it to the Dragon Event.  We had some issues with our new GM 4500 truck. Cruising along down I84 at about 10pm it broke down.  We were about 100 miles from Salt Lake City, and got towed by an awesome tow truck driver (S&M Towing) to Tremonton.  You might wonder, what could tow a double stacker car trailer and a huge GM […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on April 25, 2008 MINI Only, Project Builds 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…]

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Apr 082008
EVO X Prototype Turboback Exhaust Build

We have had the X for a few weeks, and in that amount of time, we have dynoed the car in stock form, and dynoed the car with a custom hardwired Unichip. Both have proven to show very good HP numbers, and this is with the stock exhaust, intake and other parts!  Like our other builds we have done, we are building the parts for this car in the direction that we expect most customers to build their car.  So […Continue Reading…]

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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…]

 Posted by on March 21, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , ,
Mar 142008
Turbo Inlet Proving Time!

This is a test you will none of our competition do! We have always wanted to prove that a PERRIN turbo inlet hose was more than just a good replacement for a failed OEM part. We know it makes more power and allows the turbo to spool faster, and there are a few results online, but all these tests were done days or weeks apart. We always wanted to prove how it works and do an install within a couple hours, […Continue Reading…]

Mar 142008
08 STI Intake Test and Tune

This test was done on our 08 STI shop car.  Before we get to far into the fun stuff, the STI is in our Stage 2 form. This means it has our twin cat downpipe, 3€ quad tip exhaust, and our Stage 2 AccessPORT tuning.  With that said we are going to show 2 tests in this article one, the PERRIN 08 intake and the PERRIN  Version 2 inlet hose. First lets explain the dyno and testing methods we are […Continue Reading…]

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Mar 122008
PERRIN Turbo Inlet Hose Evolution

The PERRIN turbo inlet hose has been one of our best selling, long standing products for many years. Since the beginning, we have made our part different than the rest in that we didn’t just make a copy of the OEM part.  We had something different in mind to make the installation of this go much easier, and also out perform other turbo inlet hoses offered by our competition. HISTORY LESSON When we got the WRX and started making parts […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on March 12, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Mar 082008

When we got our 08 STI, we went over the whole car and pointed out all the differences, and made comments about the changes.  Now that our EVO is in our hands, it gets a turn under the microscope.  PERRIN as a company was a little unsure of what to do about the EVO old and new.  There isn€™t many of them compared to STI€™s and the customer base is very different that the Subaru guys.  There were already some […Continue Reading…]

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