2002 WRX Haltech Platinum Pro – The Journey

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2002 WRX Haltech Platinum Pro – The Journey

This vehicle to us is like our teenage child. I have been helping this car gets faster and faster for a while now.  We first started tuning this car since it was on Cobb Accessport MAF tune.

Client wanted more power as all of us do, so the logical step was to go speed density and right away seeing that Haltech supported this model with a PnP solution we opted for that.

Right away tuning the car and staying on the same PSI level from Accessport to Haltech we picked up an additional 20awhp from just switching tuning systems.  After that there was no looking back.  We managed to make the most power to date with the following mods below:

EJ257 fully built bottom end with #CPPistons #GSC Valves, meth injection, #Haltech Platinum Pro, 850cc injectors, FMIC, #KillerBee Header and AMR60R turbo.  28psi tune was done on 93octane and Meth.

After the tune a nice GaugeArt display was added and the keen aspect of this device is that it interconnects directly to the Haltech Platinum Pro and then the user can see a good range of sensors from the engine.

Part2 – Going for some stability & more power

Apart from trying to find more power from this forged motor we also decided that coilovers were needed.  After a little wait from ISC Suspension to ship us out a unit for this WRX it finally arrived.  Ricky was quick to get this unit installed into the vehicle.

We switched to a bigger rebuilt turbo from AMR and that did not pan out last time it was on the rollers.  So we decided to go for one of the bigger stock frame turbos out there in the market. In comes the XR Black 82HTZ Ball Bearing turbo from the guys at Forced Performance.

June 15 2017

The FP Turbo is finally in the vehicle and Ricky stopped by to show us how it turned out after some percussion persuasion had to be done to the surrounding items to make the turbo fit correctly.

A little shake down to make sure there are no leaks of any kind and everything is connected properly and she will be ready to see some Fuse race gas and the awd dyno……Stay Tuned.

 

On a warm southern Louisiana night, we proceeded to calibrate the WRX to see what this FP Black would do. We were not disappointed as the turbo spooled quicker and was way more aggressive than the ARM60R turbo was that on there. Race gas from #fusefuel unleaded 117 was called in to do the business. What a great fuel I have to say, the more and more I tune with it the more I truly respect this fuel.

Below is the video from last night.

Dyno Jet simulated numbers by the Dyno Dynamics AWD.

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