Nov 102011
 
How-To Datalog Using Your AccessPORT (MINI)

From time to time we may ask our customers to provide us with a Datalog to help diagnose a problem or help make their tune a little better.  So what is a Datalog?  A data log is just that, a log of data!  The type of data being logged is parameters and information your ECU is using to control your engine. These are things like Engine RPM, Boost, Ignition Timing, Engine Load, and Air Fuel Ratio, all of which are […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on November 10, 2011 How-To's, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 102011
 
How-To Datalog Using Your AccessPORT (Subaru)

From time to time we may ask our customers to provide us with a Datalog to help diagnose a problem or help make their tune a little better.  So what is a Datalog?  A data log is just that, a log of data!  The type of data being logged is parameters and information your ECU is using to control your engine. These are things like Engine RPM, Boost, Ignition Timing, Engine Load, and Air Fuel Ratio, all of which are […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on November 10, 2011 How-To's Tagged with: , , , , ,
Oct 032011
 
BigTube Equal Length Header

A new part brought to you by….. you!   Over the last few years our Equal Length Header has been one of our most popular and most loved parts we have made.  From the beginning we choose a perfect size tube for the primaries which produced more power and quicker turbo response compared to any other header out there.   This was proven first by us, then by customers on forums and other shops. Even though its been a  huge […Continue Reading…]

Sep 262011
 
Wife Drives STI....Oh No!

So my wife calls me at the gas station and says the car won’t start, it has a dead battery. So I rush out to help her jump star the car all the way I am think how could my new Optima battery be dead! I get there and the battery is good, but starter is stuck and not turning the crank….. Instantaneously my stomach sank. I ran back to the shop and grabbed some tools to fix the problem, […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on September 26, 2011 Misc. B.S. Tagged with: , ,
Sep 192011
 
Video Promo - PERRIN Stealth 2011 STI

Perrin Performance Promo from J. Christopher Miller on Vimeo.   A good friend of mine Chris Miller called me a few weekends back and said he had an opportunity to play with a really cool Sony F3 35mm HD video camera. This is one of those $20,000 cameras used in the film industry to make full length featured movies and commercials and what not.  He wanted to come by and shoot my STI (recently matte blacked) to do some testing […Continue Reading…]

Aug 292011
 
Customer Tune - Ethan Esterline

We have a customer/friend that works at Portland Mini that owns a 2011 WRX and he was asking to get his car tuned.  Normally we don’t do a lot of customer tunes, but in this case i didn’t have much planned one night, and i was dying to tune a Stage 3 2011 WRX. Ethans car is a 2011 WRX Sedan (My current favorite Subaru) that has been slowly upgraded over the last few months from a simple AccessPORT to […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 29, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Aug 202011
 
Cone Tunes His Stage 3 STI - 328whp / 375ft-lbs

Chris finally got the his custom colored PERRIN FMIC installed just in time for the first annual Big North West Subaru Meet and we had some time to do some dyno testing and also have some fun retuning his STI. No i am tuning, I swear, I am not just looking at the desktop……. Since our last dyno session back in March (cold out as well) we had installed a PERRIN Header as well as the FMIC.  This is important […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 20, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , ,
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: , , , , ,