Monday, 26 March 2018

Test and Tune success

Today we were invited to a private test and tune day at Meremere dragstrip. There were only a handful of cars invited which gave everybody plenty of seat time and a relaxed easy going atmoshpere which is a good change from the usual rushed and stressful times a race meeting can bring.

We've not run the car since fitting the slightly bigger turbo to the car, so this test day was needed before the next race meeting in 2 weeks.

The first passes were on low boost and we ran 9.4 and 9.5sec. Dave from Tune Technic had a look at the data logging from those passes and was happy for us to run high boost for the next pass.

High boost we ran 9.5sec at 157mph! The mph was another PB, but the E.T hadn't improved. Data logging shows we were only on 60% throttle in 1st gear.

A few changes to the tune and a pep talk with the driver and we were off to try another pass. This time we ran 9.0 @ 158mph! A new PB for E.T and MPH.

The few people at the track were keen to see us make another pass and get that 8 second pass. Unfortunately it wasn't to be. The driver tried a little too hard to make it happen and hit the rev limiter in 1st and 2nd gear, resulting in another 9.5 sec pass.

After our 5th pass of the day we were tired and worn out and called it quits. We got a lot of data from the day and were happy to set a new PB in both E.T and MPH.