Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Originally Posted by Catsailr27 View Post
Hi Lance I've posed a similar question wondering about dyno variations with same or similar upgrade along with before and after dyno results. I bought my car last year already modded and this year updated the Koldfire tune with REV 300 tune, CAI, PPE headers and ST. The engine was rebuilt and from what I can tell more for longevity that total HP.
...(long list of existing mods here)...
Before was 226HP after 258
I'm hesitant to add this to the list as your variables are so many and so varied from stock that I'm not sure how useful it will be to a typical owner who lacks the goodies you have, or how much it might actually misinform them? If I'm reading correctly, you tested the addition of REV 300 tune, CAI, PPE headers and ST, relative to a long list of mods, including an existing Koldfire tune. With this many variables it starts to get crazy lol. This will be very helpful data to somebody, I'm glad you posted it. It should probably be assumed that these exact mods will produce at least some gains on an all stock car, but I'm not sure if it would be even in the same league? For example, perhaps the old koldfire tune gave losses compared to stock, and some of your gains were from simply undoing that tune? I'm not saying that's what happened, just giving an example of what can be at play when this many variables are present.
I assume this was done to an exige; I really wonder what the results would be when applying these same tune and bolt-ons to a stock exige?
Sorry I wasn't more specific Lance. 2006 Elise. Baseline dyno was PO installed early REV 300 with Koldfire tune with stock intake and exhaust manifold and exige S muffler. He had lost a couple of intake cams over the years racing and eventually blew the engine so he had new block nikasil treated and pistons fitted by BOE. He used upgraded valvetrain parts on stock head when he rebuilt the engine. After a few HPDE events I did the headers, CAI and tune.
Mostly it will just show others gain from the tune, PPE headers and CAI. On track this spring I could really feel the mid range increase and it was nice to have the seat of the pants confirmed by the "after" dyno results. Richard