Oct 242012
 
ALTA Adjustable Tensioner Stop

If you have ever had your stock belt dampener wear out or fail, then you probably know you can’t just buy the dampener, you have to buy the entire $250+ assembly. We solve this very popular problem with our new ALTA Adjustable Tensioner Stop. Its a replacement for the dampener but in the form of something completely different. This part was designed after an employee suffered a belt failure, which destroyed a crank pulley (very common and pictured below), which [...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 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: , , , ,
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: , , , ,
May 252008
 
ALTA's New JCW Replacement filter

Mini created a great aftermarket intake system for the Mini a few years back, the John Cooper Works Intake.  The JCW intake system consists of a slightly larger air box, and a more traditional cone type air filter.  This intake system contains a flapper that opens up under high load conditions allowing cool fresh air to enter from the window cowel.  This unique flapper keeps the intake system quiet under normal operating conditions, but adds that sweet Supercharger wine when [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 25, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , ,
May 102008
 
R53 Water Injection Test and Tune

Through out this article I will be referring to Water/methonal injection as WI. With this entire test and install, we are showcasing this as something anyone can do. There is not a single part of this test that a person should feel scared to do except for the tuning which should be left up to a professional tuner. Water injection has been used in many industries for a very long time.  We are finally bringing it to the Mini world!  [...Continue Reading...]