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What an animal this STi is on E85. Not only did it belch out 597 whp at max boost but it also made 530 whp at a reasonable 23 psi.
Dyno: Dynojet, PA Tuner: Sean M Wheel HP: 597whp UNCORRECTED Wheel TQ: 566wtq UNCORRECTED Target Boost: 30 psi Target AFR: 11.5-11.8 Fuel: E85 Ambient Temp: 40 Elevation: 0
Customer road tuned too boot!
Year: 2007 Engine Management: Element Tuning Hydra 2.6 EMS Turbo: Element Tuning GT65 Intercooler: TurboXS Meth Kit: Hydramist 80/20 water/methonal (not used for E85) Injectors: 2200cc, Bosch 044 Fuel Pump Engine: Element Tuning Pro Comp, Element Tuning Rods, CP Pistons, Element Big Valve Heads (+1mm valves, Cosworth cams) stock block and bore. Intake/Inlet: Element Tuning Headers: ? Uppipe: Element Tuning Downpipe: Element Tuning CBE: Greddy Other: Element Tuning Competition Catch Can
The dyno fans were completely inadequate and I’m surprised the car made as much power as it did but he did have heating issues as a result. I’m sure with proper fans we could have seen as much as +30 HP.
This is really impressive for a bolt on turbocharger running pump gas and only at 22 psi. The plot didn’t turn out as smooth as I like but the AFR was within .1 and timing was smooth. I think we just had a little boost oscillation going on. I also find it difficult on the Dyno Dynamic dyno to load and unload just right resulting in a boost spike and then a little oscillation (too many buttons to press. LOL!).
Dyno: Dyno Dynamics @ Pina Motorsports, WA Tuner: Phil Grabow Element Tuning Wheel HP: 452whp UNCORRECTED Wheel TQ: 482wtq UNCORRECTED Target Boost: 22 psi Target AFR: 11.1 Fuel: 92 Octane pump gas Ambient Temp: 50 Elevation: 0
Initially we tuned the car at OEM fuel pressure but the DW 1000cc injectors were maxing out so we bumped the fuel pressure to 50 psi just to get the car tuned safely. The plan is to get some larger 1260cc injectors and the Hydramist system to turn things up.
Year: 2007 Engine Management: Element Tuning Hydra EMS Turbo: Element GT65 Bolt On Intercooler: APS Meth Kit: None Injectors: 1000cc DW, Bosch 044 Fuel Pump Engine: World One, Element Tuning Rods, CP Pistons, Cosworth Cams, Brian Crower Valves, Valve Springs and Retainers, stock block and bore. Intake/Inlet: APS 70mm intake, APS 3 Inlet hose, Magnus Intake Manifold, (longrunner, jet hot coated) Headers: Gruppe-S Exhaust Manifold (jet hot coated) Uppipe: SBR Up-Pipe with 44mm Tial Ewg (jet hot coated) Downpipe: Invidia Catless CBE: Invidia Other: Element Tuning Competition Catch Can, Unorothox Racing stock diameter pulley
set, Greddy Racing Radiator and Oil Cooler
I honestly couldn’t believe the power we hit with the Element GT65 Bolt-on especially given the car didn’t have anything done to the heads but a set of cams. I was tuning other cars this same day with rotated 35R kits and head work that were making the same power at this boost level. This car has had a rough past with bad tuning and engines but World One Performance sorted out the car so I could do my job. I was really happy for the customer this turned out so well.
With larger fuel injectors I think we could have turned up the boost a little (maybe 1-2 psi) for another 30 whp or so. With the Element Hydramist we should be able to add an additional 4 psi and get this car close to 500 whp on pump gas.
I just got really busy and finally had a chance to post the numbers for this beast of a track car.
Dyno: Dyno Dynamics @ Pina Motorsports, WA Tuner: Phil Grabow Element Tuning Wheel HP: 668whp UNCORRECTED Wheel TQ: 576wtq UNCORRECTED Target Boost: 30 psi Target AFR: 11.5 Fuel: Q16/92 Octane pump gas mix Ambient Temp: 50 Elevation: 0
Year: 2005 Engine Management: Element Tuning Hydra EMS Turbo: HTA GT35R 1.06 Twin Scroll Intercooler: APS Meth Kit: Hydramist 80/20 water/methanol Injectors: 1260cc, Bosch 044 Fuel Pump Engine: World One, Element Tuning Rods, CP Pistons, BC +1mm valves, Cosworth cams, stock block and bore. Intake/Inlet: World One Headers: Titek Uppipe: World One Downpipe: World One CBE: Greddy Evo2 Other: Element Tuning Competition Catch Can
What else is there to say but WOW! I had tuned this car once before but we ran out of fuel and the clutch was slipping. Fast forward to a new Element Clutch Masters, larger fuel injectors, higher fuel pressure, and what do you know the FP diaphram fails. We fix it and climb to 668 whp on 50% Q16 and pump gas along with the Element Hydramist.
The car had a little more in it but given the problems with the FP regulator resulting in extended tuning time the owner felt that just about 670 whp was even too much for a road race car.
Mazda’s Formula X Motorsports Festival Presented by Cooper Tires put on a great race at New Jersey Motorsports Park! It’s really exiting to be part of a bigger televised event such as this or GT Live that’s held with Grand AM.
There is just more excitement in the air! You can watch Time Attack, Mazda Formula Atlantic, Star Mazda, Playboy MX5 Cup, and even IMSA Lights. If you ever get a chance you should race one of these time attacks.
For the second year in a row, Element Tuning’s Mod class STi took the overall and Mod class win shaving almost 2 seconds off last year’s time running our new custom BC Racing ER series coilovers, GT Spec braces, and some new aero work.
I actually really love driving my 08 WRX and couldn’t be more impressed with the new chassis. I knew it was fast but not this fast. I was expecting to run in the 1:25s since I was running street tires but a 1;23.8 blew me away. This time is also fast enough to break the current Nasa TTA lap record for Summit Point.
For the chassis I have the Element Tuning custom BC Racing Coilovers setup really well, GT Spec chassis braces, 6 Gun Ball Joints and bump steer kit, front and rear sway bars, Brembo STi front calipers, Dunlop 245/45-18 Z star Spec tires, and rear camber adjustment kit. All I can say is this car’s lap time are a reflection of it’s grip and not the power. The new chassis is impressively stiff and has so much more grip than the previous chassis.
The Redline Time Attack series visited the Summit Point, Shenandoah circuit for round 6. The track with its interesting paving and lack of grip bit back claming at least 6 (2x S2000, 2x EVO, 1x BMW, 1x Scion) major crashes the track and a few close calls.