Panama Tuning Adventure – Part2

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Panama Tuning Adventure – Part2

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

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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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