Panama Tuning Adventure – Part2
Category : Automobile Performance
The other days of being here we had some set backs with the cars. This 2005 Nissan Armada did not pose any problems as it was fitted with a UpRev calibration to get a little more power and fuel economy.
A gain in both WHP and WTQ were added to this vehicle. The chart for this tuning session will be sent to me at a later time and I will update the blog.
This 2016 Mustang 3.7L v6, A/T was next on the slate to be tuned. Mods on this car was AirRaid intake and MagnaFlow exhaust system. Tuning system employed was HPTuners.
This was my first go a tuning a HPTuner system on a Ford Mustang. I was thankful enough to have the help from 3 other competent domestic tuners that guided me thru the process of tuning this new ECU.
The ECU on these years like also the Coyote 5.0L motor employs speed density tables instead of MAF scalar tables like the earlier models. I have to say it was quite laborious to tune these ECU, I have a ton to learn still but at the end was able to make some improvements on the performance of the vehicle.
Blue line is the baseline from where this car was tested before and the red line is after the mapping with HPTuners.
Test were done in 3rd gear via sports mode.
After the Mustang these two other vehicles were slated to hit the dyno and make some decent power but had some mechanical issues that came up and we were not able to finalize the calibration on them. All these vehicle you see and there are like 4 more in the shop (that I did not take a picture of) that all sport a Haltech engine management system. I will be coming back to Panama soon enough when they are once again ready to be calibrated.
As always had a great time with my family at Taller NB in Las Tablas, great group of people to work with and will be back here soon enough. As for now signing off from hot and humid Panama