Nissan Sentra B16 – UpRev calibration

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Nissan Sentra B16 – UpRev calibration

My associates in Panama contacted me and asked me if I could remote tune this Nissan Sentra B16 SpecV.  Manual transmission on this vehicle and some simple bolt ons.

I said sure lets put that UpRev on it and see what we can make on it.  The guys at Taller NB in Las Tablas did a great job of testing the vehicle and relaying the information to me in order to check out the datalog and dyno chart results from every movement that was made to the UpRev ROM.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the results and so was the owner of the vehicle in the Azuero region of Panama.

Here are the before and after runs.  We were able to extract power throughout the power band from the calibration.

A  little more tweaking and this was the way we left the vehicle at.  Very proud of what we were able to accomplish with this remote calibration session.


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2015 Infiniti Q40 – UpRev calibration

Gentleman contacted me since he just picked up this used vehicle and wanted to make sure it was operating correctly since it seemed that it was previously modded.  the first step he did was take it to dealership to replace the oem ecu since it was throwing some codes. Once that was done he brought the car to us to calibrate it.

This 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD A/T came in with a Stillen Gen3 intakes only, so we installed a UpRev license and started calibrating the vehicle to get a good reliable performance out of it.

After the calibration of this vehicle on this cold night we managed to increase the power output on it to a respectable number for a AWD configuration.

Ambient conditions on the night were: 52F, 39% and 30.17 Baro / all runs were done in sports mode 4th gear.

 


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Nissan 370zTT – Fixing & UpRev calibration

A old client referred this gentleman with the 370zTT to our services. Car came in with the client mentioning that it felt lethargic after he had done a simple oil change in one of those oil service shops.  We loaded the vehicle on the dyno to see what we were up against. The initial dyno test determined that this car was making below normal aspirated power numbers. It was not boosting the right psi and the AFR conditions were dire in the rich side.

After we unstrapped the vehicle from the dyno we were commissioned to take the necessary measures to rectify the situation. Upon quick glance we saw that the previous shop did not do a spot on job on the installing the AAM Competition twin turbo kit.  Our tech came in and wrote down a shopping list of items that would have to be replaced and other adjusted in order to get the turbo kit to operate efficiently.

Many thanks for Luis at AAM Competition for helping us in troubleshooting and getting us the correct parts that needed to be replaced on the kit.

Nissan 2012 370z
A/T built / AAM Competition twin turbo kit / UpRev calibration / Shell 93 oct.

Runs made in sports mode 4th gear.
Ambient conditions 81F / 64% humidity / 30.03 Baro.

All runs were made at the gate pressure which was 9psi.

Dyno Jet comparison mode.

370zTTdyno video


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Infiniti Q50 – Uprev calibration

Got a call from a client in the neighboring state of MS in regards to making this car a bit faster. When he arrived we noticed that it was not making even the stock power that it should be making.

Checked oil and it  was low on oil, this is something that always needs to be checked before attending any tuning session. Proper level of the fluids is critical in these modern cars to be able to make the correct power once you start adding power adders.  This vehicle had minimal mods on it, it only had an intake on this A/T version.

Here is the before and after when oil was put in the right level and then after the Uprev calibration was administered.

Here are dyno jet numbers on these 4th gear pulls.


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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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Panama Tuning Adventure – 6.26.2017

Its always great having the opportunity to return to my country and help out my associates in getting their clients’ vehicles running correctly.  It also excellent that we have Copa Airlines flying direct from MSY to Panama, trip is only 3:30hrs.  Apart from that, it is always hard leaving the family and rushing out the door at 4:15am to catch a flight.

Waiting at the terminal I was greeted with a celebration as that same day was the actual 2 year anniversary of Copa Airlines having direct flights from Louis Armstrong airport to Tocumen Panama.  Flight left on time and arrived in Panama at the scheduled 10:50am.

Met my friends at the airport and was welcomed by the usual gridlock traffic that the capital of Panama is famous for.  Drove to a performance shop to pick up some VP Race fuel and saw a Honda tech that is famous around the country for his high horsepower projects.  This time was no different as Vicente was working on his Honda Civic with Kseries swap turbo.  This should be a nice little monster once its all said and done.

Well since it was past lunch time we had to stop by to get something to eat before the ride out to the country side.  Stopped at this mall and ate at a place called Lenas y Carbon and had a nice steak, along with some nice sides and a chicken soup called “sancocho” down here.

Arriving at Taller NB in Las Tablas that night was greeted with 2 very nice 370z waiting to be protuned via UpRev.
The red one has some Stillen Gen3 intakes and Greddy catback exhaust.  Final numbers were 298whp and for all you dyno jet people that translates into 334.5whp.

ARC option was added to this vehicle.

 

Next up was a 2009 370z with AdminTuning intakes, soho performance exhaust with test pipes.  This car with the addition of the intakes it would not idle decent because of the great breathing intakes that this car possess now.
After a few tweaks on the UpRev ROM we were able to get the car to idle great and also make some considerable gains.  Apart from the UpRev ROM both cars were fitted with the ARC system.  At the end of the night we had 2 very satisfied clients going home.  Final numbers for this black 370z was 306whp or 342.72 dyno jet numbers when the translation is performed.

ARC 2Step in action after the tune was finalized.

 

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Panama Tuning 1/13/17 – ’08 Infiniti G37S

Started the day with a client from the capital driving all the way over to Taller NB in Las Tablas (4hr drive) to get UpRev tuned. The car that we were tuning was a 2008 Infiniti G37S and the mods on the vehicle were:

  • Berk TP
    Exhaust Stillen
    Intake Gen3 Stillen
    ARK exhaust

The previous motor on the motor let go because of a over rev issue that occurred.  A different motor was installed and he wanted to make sure the safety limiters were in place first and foremost.  We even managed to make a little more power and that is always a plus.

G37S1

G37S2

G37S3

G37S4Before and after, so we managed to squeeze a few ponies out of this vehicle on this hot/humid day down here.
Ambient conditions : 90F, 68% humidity, 29.93 Baro

 

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Panama Tuning 1/13/17 – Infiniti G37S

Got started itn the morning with this 2008 Infiniti G37S M/T.  Client drove from the capital to Las Tablas (4hrs) to get UpRev tuned at Taller NB on our Dyno Dynamics.

Mods on the vehicle:

Berk TP
Exhaust Stillen
Intake Gen3 Stillen
ARK exhaust

Managed to squeeze a little more power out of the vehicle and also made sure the limiters were in place.  The motor let go a while back due to a over rev condition and he wanted to take no chances on this newer motor.

G37S1

G37S2

G37S3

G37S4

Before and after the tune chart.  Ambient conditions during test 90F, 67% humidity, 29.93 baro

Its a G37S and I said the name of the wrong model. DUuHh.  A.R.C. settings enabled on this vehicle, ready for some fun on the track.

Thanks once again to my associates from Taller NB in Las Tablas, Panama.

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2014 Nissan 350z – Uprev

Mods where the following:
Takeda “Attack” Dual Cold Air Intake
Megan Racing Stainless Steel Headers
Invidia Gemini Cat-Back Exhaust.

 

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Before and after.

Before and after.