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: , , , ,
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…]

Feb 112011
 
ALTA BOV Spring Upgrade

The ALTA BOV Spring Upgrade is a better alternative to the more expensive complete replacement BOV’s other competitors sell.  Our competitors sell you the JCW replacement part which is an upgrade for a MCS, but not for a JCW.  We took this a step further and created this simpler, better performing spring upgrade that is an upgrade for both JCW and MCS models!   So Simple, Yet So Effective The ALTA BOV Spring Uprade for your stock Blow Off Valve […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on February 11, 2011 MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Feb 102011
 
Borg Warner EFR7670 Turbo Exposed and Tuned Part 1

EFR7670 Like a lot of guys out there, we have been waiting for an EFR to play with for a long time! Someone took this picture of me about a month ago waiting. Ok not really it was from today, but it sure feels like i have been waiting forever. I know there is no proven power yet, but very very soon. Maybe Nasioc can make a new Turbo section for things like this… Like the GTX thread i started […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on February 10, 2011 Turbocharger Testing Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
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…]

 Posted by on January 6, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , ,
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: , , , , ,