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: , , , , ,
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 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: , , ,