Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tuning for Toluene

We all know the how a 20/80 mix of toluene/petrol increases 93 octane petrol to 96.4 octane, but what most people don't realize is that you can tune for toluene and get more reliable power from the car, as this chart shows:

Tuned + Petrol only : 362 bhp @ 6687 rpm; 349 tq @ 4297 rpm
Tuned for 20% Toluene : 381 bhp @ 5937 rpm; 373 tq @ 4687 rpm

Look at the increase in usable power, not just peak torque.

Tuned on a JDM Evo IX GT

Fruity News #48 : JDM Evo VIII MR

BEFORE : 338 bhp @ 6719 rpm; 334 lb/ft tq @ 4359 rpm
AFTER : 366 bhp @ 6640 rpm; 347 lb/ft tq @ 4859 rpm

  • Blitz Drop-in Panel Filter
  • HKS Hi-Silent catback
  • 3 inch custom downpipe
  • Aquamist
  • Manual Boost Controller (1.5bar)

Fruity News #47 : JDM Evo IX GSR

Note: Peak boost set at 1.35bar (reason - owner is a track regular & using Evo IX Magnesium/Titanium turbo). -- of worthy mention are the gains in the USABLE POWERBAND, and not just the increase in PEAK power and torque

BEFORE : 302 bhp @ 6750 rpm; 314 lb/ft tq @ 4172 rpm
AFTER : 332 bhp @ 7187 rpm; 328 lb/ft tq @ 4266 rpm

  • APEX'i N1 catback exhaust

Fruity News #46 : JDM Evo IX GT

Note: Owner wanted reliability and seasoned track participant. Ignition advance is moderate at 1.5 bar boost.

BEFORE : 310 bhp @ 6625 rpm; 275 lb/ft tq @ 4203 rpm
AFTER : 350 bhp @ 6702 rpm; 334 lb/ft tq @ 4390 rpm

  • Trust turbo back exhaust system
  • Test Pipe
  • HKS Racing Suction
  • Greddy RSPL intercooler
  • Greddy LICP
  • Greddy UICP
  • Greddy Type R Blow Off Valve
  • Greddy Oil Catch Tank
  • Greddy Front & Rear Struts
  • BC Coilovers
  • Greddy Profec B
  • Pivot Speedmeter
  • DEFI boost, oil & water temp gauges with Defi Link Control Unit II
  • Walbro GSS342 255 lph HP fuel pump
  • Sard fuel pressure regulator
  • ARC manifold cover
  • Ralliart spark plug wire kit
  • Cyber Evo headlight
  • Ralliart aero mirrors
  • Cwest front bumper

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Team Fruity in MPT Super Time Attack 2007 - HKS Hyper Challenge

Super Time Attack is popular in many countries. It provides the opportunity for drivers to get an experience in driving within a standard Race Circuit environment. Also enables to gauge the driver’s standard in their lap timing.

This Time Attack will be taking place in Sepang International Circuit on a weekend. With all other highlights taking in place, this day event will create an eventful and unforgettable day for all participants.

There will be a practice for all drivers during the morning half of the event. Followed by the actual race during the afternoon. Drivers will be running 4 laps each with a warming-up in the first lap, 2-attemp of actual fast laps and ends will a cooling-down in the last lap. Before the end of the day, there will be a 3 laps challenge among all participants. A max of 30 cars per group, and first 10 cars will be entitled for the final challenge.

Banana's car running the Super Time Attack and coming in 2nd in the Turbocharged division

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Kenneth's 2005 Evo VIII MR RS

The first of the Evos was the VIII MR RS
  • HKS 272 intake/exhaust cams
  • HKS valve springs
  • HKS 1.2mm headgasket
  • HKS adjustable cam gears
  • Custom ported and polished head
  • HPI open element intake
  • 3" HKS downpipe
  • 3" Megan Racing resonated cat
  • 3" Blitz Nur-spec catback
  • Megan Racing O2 housing

Above: Street Map

Above : Track Map

Tom's 2006 Evo IX GSR

  • custom TBE
  • GReddy radiator shroud
  • GReddy Profec-II Spec-B electronic boost controller
  • GReddy Intercooler with LICP
  • Megan Racing O2 housing
  • Walbro GSS342 255lph HP fuel pump
  • Megan Racing O2 housing
BEFORE : 305 bhp @ 6734 rpm and 289 lb/ft tq @ 4640 rpm (Dynoflash mail-in reflash)
AFTER : 349 bhp @ 6750 rpm and 338 lb/ft tq @ 3984 rpm

Above : Tom's original map

Above : Tom's street tune

Bejoy's 2002 Evo VII GSR

The third was Bejoy's silver Evo VII GSR
  • Blitz Nur-Spec catback exhaust
  • cat delete
  • Blitz Sonic Air Filter
  • Walbro GSS342 255lph HP fuel pump
  • Blitz SSBC electronic boost controller
BEFORE : 300 bhp @ 6203 rpm and 275 lb/ft @ 4765 rpm
AFTER : 345 bhp @ 6640 rpm and 355 lb/ft @ 4390 rpm

Moosa's 2006 Evo IX

The fourth (and final one) was Moosa's Evo IX, the mightiest of the batch
  • 3" Fox custom turboback exhaust system
  • Megan Racing thermal-wrapped tubular manifold
  • GReddy Profec-II Spec-B electronic boost controller
  • Walbro GSS342 255lph HP fuel pump
  • GSC prototype S2 cams
The lighter lines in the chart shows the AFTER tuning PTG, while the darker ones show where Moosa was at on EcuTek running 1.6 bar (compared to Calvin's 1.6 bar Ecuflash tune)

Sunday, April 8, 2007

It began with one. Then came three, and finally four.

Dubai's Team Fruity chapter has been growing quickly. Team Fruity is not just a collection of Evos tuned by banana, but a group of handpicked Evos known to be properly maintained and cared for.

On a more recreational note, here's Calvin in the Mall of the Emirates, outside Ski Dubai

Calvin with Tom (dxbtune) after 6.5 hours of tuning Tom's Evo IX, at Yo Sushi (Day 2)

Calvin driving the Evo VII MR RS back from lunch
Moosa getting ready for a long night of tuning. Started at 10.30 pm, ended at 6.30 am!

A very pleased Tom and a very pleased Calvin on the last day of the tune.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Banana does Dubai!

Between 6th to 8th April 2007, The Banana will be flying in to Dubai for a tuning session to formally kick off the UAE chapter of Team Fruity.

Equipped with his trusty notebook and Innovate wideband O2 kit, 4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions ranging from stock to the only Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR RS in the Gulf region will be tuned for street and track. A Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX will be specially tuned with multiple MIVEC maps to allow optimal performance in a multitude of environments.

Already, the Evolution VIII MR RS has been tuned remotely, bringing power up from a stock 250 whp under a setup consisting of 3" TBE, Walbro GSS342 255lph fuel pump, open element filter) and to a staggering 342 whp and over 340 lb/ft wtq (with the addition of HKS 272 cams). And that's just with the stock 9.8T turbocharger!

Team Fruity cars are benchmarked using DataLogLab, a leading data analysis tool used in the tuning process, from which power and torque curves are generated, and providing a consistent methodology for power and torque graph generation across the Team Fruity network.

Stay tuned for results of each tuning session...