Dec 292008
 
Foam Filter Q&A, why they are the best.

Everyone has an air filter on their engine (at least you should!) and this goes true for all types of things that that suck in air constantly.  Yes even you have a filter; your nose has them built into it as does your air passageway.  But we are talking about your car here which sucks in way more air than you do, so it has much more special filtering needs.  Also we are talking about a filter for your performance […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on December 29, 2008 About Your Car, MINI Only, Part Design & Tech 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: , , , , ,
Nov 182008
 
Boost Control Systems Explained..... Part 2

How do you get more boost than the spring pressure in the wastegate? In Part 1, we describe the basics on how your boost control system works and the components involved. Some of the diagrams in Part 1 were common items found on stock turbocharged engines, and some only found on aftermarket turbo systems. In both setups, its possible get more boost from your turbo, than the wastegate spring pressure. This is done by using different methods to change the boost […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on November 18, 2008 About Your Car, Part Design & Tech
Nov 062008
 
Boost Control Systems Explained..... Part 1

This collection of parts above are typical items you will find in a modern boost control system and many aftermarket type system.s  Some items may not be recognizable, but after you read this, i think you will be able to pick out any of those parts and understand what they do and how they work. Modern day boost control systems rely on both mechanical and electrical systems to control boost.  The main electronic component is the ECU, which drives an electro-mechanical device […Continue Reading…]

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 082008
 
EVO 9 Stealth Build from JL

JOHN’S PROJECT IX – KEEPIN’ UP WITH THE JONES’ AKA JEFFS’ ’08 STI AND PROJECT X It all started back in March (2008) after trying a few other cars for a wile (mustang GT, BMW M Coupe) I just had to get back into and Evo.  So I was looking at the used ads for a wile without telling any one, then I saw this GG IX SE with only 10k miles driven by a girl.  This is every thing […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 8, 2008 Project Builds 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: , , , ,
Aug 042008
 
EVO 9 Complete Intake Test and Tune

  PERRIN EVO 9 Intake Test and Tune We have been selling our EVO intakes for quite some time now and while we have proven they do not screw up the MAF readings we never did dyno test it.  In the past we had to go to someone elses dyno to test things and in the past this item wasn’t on the top of our list to prove. Times changed, we have our own dyno, we have time to do […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 4, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune 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: , , , , , ,