Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Infiniti Q50 and Q60 Dyno-tuning with EcuTek - How much Boost?


Over the last 14 months or so we have been developing our tuning strategies for the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 platforms using Ecutek software. Our head Nissan/Infiniti tuner Stew actually purchased his own 2018 Q50 S to be able to both street-tune and dyno-tune on his personal car and see where the downfalls of the stock platform may be.  Hundreds of hours of development have resulted in a very good understanding of the unique ECU tuning for these vehicles. Read on for some valuable tuning info!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Subaru WRX Cooling Mods - Upgraded Radiator, Fans, & Oil Cooler

A good client of ours has brought his 2013 Subaru WRX in to our shop a handful of times over the last couple years.  It started out stock, and has progressed with a Stage 2 setup, to full-bolt-ons, to an upgraded turbo and accoutrements.  Now making 400whp, and at the safe limit of the engine and transmission, the owner wanted to make sure it was going to be safe and hold-up in the Florida heat.  We recommended a handful of modifications to ensure the cooling system would be able to keep up with 100+ degree summer temps.  Read on to see what what we did to improve this WRXs cooling capabilities!



Thursday, July 26, 2018

Diagnosing a Low-Boost Subaru STi

We recently had a client come in to the shop with his really clean 2007 STI.  He was complaining about a lack of power, intermittent engine roughness, and boost not building like it had been in the past.  We gave him a list of items we could check, and then we set to work to find out what was wrong.  It probably isn't what you think!



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ford Fiesta ST - Turbo Upgrade, Downpipe, and Custom Tune!

We just recently had a clients Ford Fiesta ST in for some fun upgrades, including a new turbo! The owner had purchased a Puma Speed X-47R upgraded turbo unit, along with a downpipe and the associated hardware needed for this swap. We laid out the parts we had on hand to inspect the components and ensure there were no issues, then we got to work!


Friday, May 25, 2018

Touge Prep for Our STi



Once or twice a year we try to make it up to the Appalachian mountains for some serious driving zen. The amazing roads, beautiful scenery, and slower pace of life all make it one of the best places for a vacation (especially for people with a car addiction). The owner, Tristan, had big plans this year for his 2005 STi , including a 6 piston front brake kit and lightweight chassis bracing.  His goal was to add some go-fast parts that would improve the braking and handling of the car on the Touge, or "Mountain passes".  There were also some important maintenance and "longevity" items that needed to be checked off the list before departure.  Read on to see some of the neat installs we did for this years trip preparations!