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 262010
 
What Is A Super Steer And How Does It Work?

Super Steer has been a product we have kept secret since the inception of the company. This simple little part is like nothing else offered for your Subaru STI. Like most car enthusiasts at one time or another you have driven a go cart and noticed the super quick steering they have. You hear from time to time, a car has “Go- Cart” Handling, well now you can make your car handle more like a go cart with the PERRIN [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on July 26, 2010 Suspension 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...]

Jul 012010
 
The Original PERRIN Part... Uppipe...

The term uppipe, where did this come from?  Definitely not from Subaru, but most likely from some crazy Subaru Enthusiast.  Where ever this term came from, I remember first seeing the term use on I-Club forums (now known as NASIOC).  This strange part people were calling an Uppipe is what drove me to start coming up with high performance parts for Subarus. Over the years I have this term so much that I added it to my Microsoft Word Dictionaries. [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on July 1, 2010 Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
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: , , , , , ,