Friday, March 25, 2011

Season Prep 2011

The season is about to begin. The car is out of the garage (then back in and out again on the rumor of snow). The following improvements have been made:

  1. I got Charlie-X to re-flash my ECU adding +8 hp, lowering the cam change over. The big lag followed by a kick in the butt is gone, and power uptake is much smoother. My butt-dyno seems to think there might be a bit more power, but that of course is non-scientific. What is clear is that the power delivery is a lot smoother.
  2. I flipped the Race tires so that the less worn insides are now on the outside.
  3. I added a Fujita F5 Cold Air Intake. This probably has negligible power benefits, but is 2lbs lighter, and I can see when the air filter gets dirty. The stock air box requires jack stands just to peek at the air filter. This one I can see through the side vent.
As you can see below, I may be gaining as much from a clean air filter as from chipping the car!