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    Dyno Tune Thursday – Stock vs. Stage 1+ on a 2011 WRX

    Here’s a back to back comparison dyno on a 2011 Subaru WRX showing the gains of it 100% stock and then after adding the AEM Intake and flashing the Stage 1+ map.  The turbo wasn’t reaching target boost and we didn’t have time to run the HWG map.  We would have expected to see another 20 WTQ and WHP gain if it was hitting target boost which is 17PSI tapering to 12PSI.  The gains down low are great for an intake and off the shelf map.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather:
    Car: 2011 Subaru WRX
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 5-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 229 @ 5900RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 278 @ 3550RPM –

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – Stock vs. Stage 1 on a 2011 WRX

    Here’s the start of a series of dyno tests we did to show the gains from stock to different stages on a 2011 Subaru WRX.  Here we have a back to back dyno showing stock vs. Stage 1 OTS.  While HP didn’t change much the torque increase was almost 30WTQ with a simple tune included with the AccessPORT.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather:
    Car: 2011 Subaru WRX
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 5-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 224 @ 5800RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 283 @ 3500RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: 17PSI
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List:
    -COBB OTS Stage 1 Map

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – Blouch DOM 3.0 + TMIC

    Here’s an STi with a Blouch DOM 3.0 and built motor that was tuned a few years ago.  It had a TMIC so boost and power was kept lower to prevent heat soak on track.  With a FMIC we’d expect to see a bit over 400WHP on this set-up without heat soaking issues.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather:
    Car: Subaru WRX STi
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 340 @ 5850RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 375 @ 3800RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: 19PSI
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List:
    -Custom Dyno Tuning by OnPoint Dyno
    -Turbo-Back
    -Blouch DOM 3.0
    -Process West TMIC
    -Fuel Supporting Mods (Fuel Pump &

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – Does a stock cat-back restrict power on a turbo car?

    Here we had the ability to compare, in relatively close succession, the same car dyno tuned with a 3″ downpipe and stock cat-back and then with a 3″ cat-back.  The results were quite surprising considering we had expected to see maybe 5HP difference at the most.  While this is only one test I believe it goes to show that any restriction in the exhaust of a turbo car will hurt power.  This car gained 15WHP and 15WTQ peak.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 18C
    Car: 2013 Subaru WRX STi
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Stock Cat-Back Peak HP at RPM: 276 @ 5325RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Stock Cat-Back Peak Torque at RPM: 310 @ 3800RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
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    Dyno Tune Thursday – 2004 Subaru WRX with a VF48 Upgrade

    Here we have a 2004 WRX that we upgraded with a VF48 from a 2009 STi, STi top mount and STi injectors.  This is a nice upgrade for the 2002-2007 WRX models as the stock TD04 turbo is very small and cannot produce much power.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 18C
    Car: 2004 Subaru WRX
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 5-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 273 @ 6200RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 255 @ 4600RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: 18PSI
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List:
    -Catted Turbo-Back Exhaust
    -STi Top Mount Upgrade
    -STi Injectors
    -VF48 Turbo Upgrade
    -3-Port EBCS
    -Custom Tune by OnPoint Dyno

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – 2011 Subaru WRX w/ EWG and Fueling Upgrades

    Here we have a 2011 Subaru WRX which has the VF52 turbo that has added an external wastegate setup for proper boost control.  Alongside this, we did fueling upgrades so it was not limited due to injector duty cycle when tuning.  Pretty solid and simple set-up for this car.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 17C
    Car: 2011 Subaru WRX
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 5-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 300 @ 5325RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 323 @ 4475RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: 18PSI
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List:
    –COBBTurboback Exhaust
    -850cc Injectors
    -DW65c Fuel Pump
    -COBB EWG UpPipe
    -TiAL Wastegate
    -Grimmspeed 3-Port EBCS
    -COBB SF Intake/Airbox
    -Custom Tune by OnPoint Dyno

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – Stage 2+ with TGV Deletes 2011 Subaru STi

    Here’s a typical Stage 2+ STi with TGV deletes making some jam. Stock turbo, stock intercooler and stock header still for this baby.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 1C
    Car: 2011 Subaru WRX STi
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 280 @ 5250RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 315 @ 3850RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: 19PSI
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List
    -COBB AccessPORT
    -COBB Intake/Airbox
    -TGV Deletes
    -Catless Turbo-Back
    -Grimmspeed 3-Port EBCS
    -ID1000 Injectors
    -DW65c Fuel Pump

     

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – Full Bolt-Ons 2016 Subaru STi

    Those of your with a 2015+ Subaru STi should take a close look at this set-up as the power gains are huge and this pretty much maxes out the stock turbo without adding an alternative fuel like E85.  If you don’t want something as loud as an EWG you can do without this and give up a little power and boost control.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 17C
    Car: 2016 Subaru WRX STi
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 318 @ 5300RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 343 @ 3750RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: 19PSI
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List
    -COBB AccessPORT
    -COBB Intake/Airbox
    -Catted TurboBack
    -ID1050x Injectors
    -DW65c Fuel Pump
    -06 STI Fuel Pressure Regulator Conversion
    -3-Port EBCS
    -Killer B Equal Length Header
    -External Wastegate UpPipe

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    Dyno Tune Thursday – 2014 Scion FR-S Intake and Header

    While the peak numbers of tuning a naturally aspirated FR-S, BRZ or 86 are not huge there are gains to be had and also big improvements found in the mid-range.  As you can see at 4000RPM the custom tune from OnPoint Dyno made 10WHP and 12WTQ which is around 10% gain over stock numbers.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 23C
    Car: 2014 Scion FR-S
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Peak HP at RPM: 166 @ 6750RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Peak Torque at RPM: 133 @ 4800RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Baseline HP/TQ for Stock 2010 STi on same dyno: 228WHP/240WTQ
    Target Boost: N/A
    Fuel: Petro 94

    Mod List
    -ECUTEK License
    -JDL UEL Catless Header
    -Grimmspeed CAI
    -Nameless Axleback

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    Do octane boosters really work? Dyno proven results

    Over the years of working in the performance industry, I’ve seen many new products advertised to make big power gains for a low cost with some sort of new “technology” or “additive”.  As a car enthusiast, I have always been skeptical of these types of claims and because of this, I have avoided offering them as a product for sale through Touge Tuning.  In recent years, however, I have seen cases of these products being tested by others with dyno charts to prove power gains can be had. Being somewhat skeptical of other peoples information I decided that we had to do our own testing at the shop to see if this stuff can really work as claimed.  The product we chose to test was BOOSTane Pro which is advertised to be able to convert fuel from 93 octane to as high as 116 octane.  These are lofty claims to back up so we contacted BOOSTane prior to our testing to see if they would provide us samples to test.  

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    2015 Subaru WRX Stage 2+ with TGV Deletes – Dyno Numbers

    Here we have a strong example of a 2015 Subaru WRX with simple modifications that extract 70WHP and 80WTQ over stock with a nice safe tune.  Out of the box the WRX definitely feels much slower than an STi of the same year, yet with some simple mods you can get very close to the numbers with the same modifications.

    Event: Dyno Tune
    Location: Touge Tuning, Mississauga Ontario
    Ambient Temp:
    Elevation: 249 ft.
    Weather: 20C
    Car: 2015 Subaru WRX
    Tuner: Sasha from OnPoint Dyno
    Dyno Info: Dynapack
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Gear: 4th
    Stock Peak HP at RPM: 212 @ 4900RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Stock Peak Torque at RPM: 250 @ 2500RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected
    Stage 2+ Peak HP at RPM: 286 @ 5500RPM – SAE J1349 (2004) Corrected –
    Stage 2+ Peak Torque at RPM: 336 @ 3400RPM –

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    We’re back Open at our new address

    We appreciate everyone’s patience while we have done a 2-3 week move in 7 days to our new location.  There’s still a lot of work to be done to finish up the transition but we’re now back open and operating.  It will likely take us the rest of the week to get caught up on old and new orders as well as emails so please be patient if you haven’t received a response yet.   Our phone number is also in the process of being ported over so we will be without a phone line for a little bit.

    Our new address is 408 Gibraltar Drive in Mississauga, the main intersection is Derry and Kennedy.  We look forward to serving you all better with our expansion and we will post full details soon.

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    Shop Closure: We’re Moving to a New Location!

    With our continued growth as a company it was inevitable that a larger location for business operations would be necessary. We found a new location a little while back and we have been working on moving things over there for the past week. In order to make the final change over we will be closed from June 20th to June 25th and we will re-open at our new location on Tuesday June 27th.

    We will not be open for pick-ups, walk-in customers and normal operations for web orders will be significantly slowed. We will try and process orders during this closure but turn around time will not be our normal sub-24 hours. If you have an emergency need please email us and indicate this so we can take appropriate action.

    We appreciate your patience during this transition and we will announce the address of the new location on Monday June 26th.

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    Project Northstar – CSCS Time Attack Round 5 – Battle for the Crown

    I’m a bit behind on keeping things updated on Northstar but I hope you’re all still interested in the progress.  This update takes place back in September of 2016 at the final round of CSCS hosted at Toronto Motorsports Park.  Going into this final round I was leading the Street AWD class by 10 points, after taking home two 1st places and one 2nd place.  All season has been back and forth against Ryan and his highly modified JDM GC8 and thus it would come down to the finale to decide the season.

    Leading up to this round the only major changes to the car was the upgrade to an STi 6-Speed Transmission and Rear Differential.  I also added a MapDCCD controller which we’ve had great success with at the shop on different cars.  The other change since the last time at TMP was that I was back on Hankook RS-3 tires instead of the Bridgestone RE-71R.  

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