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...]

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: , , , , , ,
Nov 252008
 
2009 JCW Test and Tune

We finally got around to retesting all our parts on the new 09 JCW.  WE have very good results on our 07 and 08 R56 Minis when we tested every single ALTA part back to back.  To this day we have proven these results over and over again with customer cars and new R56’s we purchased. You will see below once again we have proven the same parts on this new 09 JCW. We have learned  a few things over [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,
Oct 182008
 
ALTA Tensioner Stop Preview

  Introducing the ALTA Tensioner Stop!  While the idea of this part is not new, our execution of it is.  This unique design allows the end user to install the part faster than other designs, and function the same with ZERO chance of failing. Why do you need an ALTA Tensioner Stop?  At some point in your cars life, the serpentine belt that allows the crank pulley to drive the Supercharger and AC, will fail.  When it fails, there is [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on October 18, 2008 MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Aug 192008
 
2009 JCW Exposed

It was inevitable that we would get one of the newest coolest Mini coopers out there.  Some might think we just do this for fun, but don’t forget our fun is also our business.  Getting the newest coolest cars is important for us to develop new parts and prove our existing parts on.  Our business does have its benefits! The car we got is actually a special launch JCW R56. This means that there are few special items already installed [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 19, 2008 About Your Car, MINI Only, New Cars Exposed Tagged with: , , ,
Aug 052008
 
ALTA R53 Side Draft Intercooler Dyno Proven

As promised here is our data!  Sorry if the formating is a little confusing. Good to hear from Matt, we havne’t heard from you lately. Must be all those MC2 articles! First off, i know understand why there are lots of doubters out there. It could be because our dyno graph wasn’t on our site. When we had an issues with our pictures on the server, this one got missed. On these test conditions, the OEM Intercooler was tested with [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 5, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Forum Posts, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Jul 102008
 
R56 & GT2560 meets PERRIN Water Injection

We have had our Water injection system installed for a very long time on our R56, and it was sitting there doing nothing because there was no way to turn in on. At least there was no way to turn it on using the injector pulse signal. The R56, as many know, is a Direct Injection engine.  This means, instead of the injectors firing fuel in the intake runners, the injectors are fired directly into the combustion chamber.  This is [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on July 10, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jul 012008
 
R56 GT2560R Dyno Test and Tune!

Finally we have the tools to tune it, and finally we can install the kit on the car and make some power!  With our kit we have the ability to throw on 4 main turbos. The Garrett GT2554R GT2560R, a GT2854R and GT2860R.  There is even a crazy GT2871R, which is good to 450 engine HP, but we won€™t be using that for a little while. We are starting out with the Gt2560R turbo because we feel this is the [...Continue Reading...]

Jun 252008
 
ALTA Tuned the GP

As many people now know, we are selling/tuning Unichips for the Mini.  We have proven the Unichip can make big power on the new R56 model, and now its time to prove its worth on the R53 Mini!  It may sound funny that we are re-proving an already proven product for the R53, but no one has really done back-to-back runs proving what it can do.   We like Concrete Evidence that something works, and this is exactly that. Also it [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on June 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , ,
Jun 252008
 
R53 GP Test and Tune of the JCW Exhaust and Intake

We€™re at it again proving more ALTA PARTS!  One question we always wanted to answer was €œDo the ALTA parts make more HP than the JCW parts?€.  We get asked this a lot as customers are torn between parts they can get at the dealer, and aftermarket parts from us.  Our selling points used to revolve around the prices of JCW parts vs. ALTA.  Now we have another angle!  We can now say ALTA parts WILL make more power than [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on June 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,