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Guest interview on the High Performance Academy “Tuned In” Podcast

Andre Simon, co-founder of the leading high performance automotive education source High Performance Academy, had a chat with me about the pros and cons of standalone ECUs vs. custom reflashing of stock ECUs, CARB EOs, and more.

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Caught Being Good: A thank you to SPL Parts, a comment on what makes a great aftermarket part, and the value of removing variables from a system.

I want to give a big shout out to SPL Parts for creating this spherical bushing replacement product for R35 GTR, as well as their rear spherical bushing replacements. I think it’s safe to say nobody at SPL sat down

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Turbo R&D for Garret Advancing Motion

In this article which includes excerpts from an article I wrote for Speed Academy, Garrett, often referred to as Garrett Turbo, reveals test results from a deep dive I took in testing multiple sets of Garrett turbos on my project

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Tuning DSPORT Magazine’s 2019 WRX – Part 3

In this iteration of my work on the DSPORT Subaru WRX, the performance benefit of ethanol based fuel is shown, with a 100 horsepower gain on a basic bolt on setup after custom tuning. Key benefits of ethanol fuel are

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Tuning the Speed Academy “Abandoned STI”

The awesome duo at Speed Academy had me along for the ride on their “Abandoned STI” project build which spanned 20 videos with about 200k views, detailing the work involved in building the car and the multiple tuning sessions I

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Tuning DSPORT Magazine’s 2019 WRX – Part 2

In this video interview with Bassem of DSPORT Magazine, you’ll see the dyno tuning process, talking about area under the curve, comparing to baseline values, as well as the test drive where drivability and off dyno performance are verified. We

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Tuning DSPORT Magazine’s 2019 WRX – Part 1

“Sucks” is a pretty strong word and not one I would use to describe the factory tune, but I think it shows how car owners respond to inconsistent power delivery. When you hit the go pedal, you want a smile

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Chatting custom CAN bus and ECU functionality with Andre of High Performance Academy

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Subaru EJ vs. DIT engines: Critical Changes in Knock Control

Subaru’s new DIT (direct injected turbocharged) engines have replaced Subaru’s aged EJ series which have been found in Impreza, Forester and Legacy models since the 1990’s. While many things have changed, some appear the same. The knock control related functions

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The Subaru WRX EJ205, engine bearings, and you.

Innovative Tuning’s head tuner Mike started working on Subarus with his 2002 model year WRX back in 2001. Spanning 2002-2005 model years in North America, we’ve been working on and tuning these 2 liter turbocharged cars for a long time

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