5250 High Performance Dyno Shop Blog

Choosing Parts for High Performance Engines, slow down do it right

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Fabrication Welding, Custom Fabrication

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Building High Performance | When it comes time to pick parts for your project, get it right.

A common problem we run into frequently is that we will recommend a particular part, by part number, and the customer will show up with a completely different part.

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Custom Fabrication vs. Generic kits | Chasing Horsepower

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Turbo Upgrades, Custom Headers, Miata turbo

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Building Horsepower | If you look at some of the largest output engines, they all utilize forced induction.

While many enjoy instant supercharger torque, there is something about a turbo that is just hard to put down.

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Fuel Systems Upgrades | Before you make big Horsepower gains

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Mike Wiener posted in fuel injectors

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Seeking horsepower Gains? | An often misunderstood engine system is the fuel system.

Everyone knows that an internal combustion engine runs on fuel, but most people don't know what is really going on inside the cylinder.

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Building Horsepower Reliably in Colorado

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Turbo Upgrades, Superchargers

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Building Forced Induction in Colorado | To make power, you need airflow.

The more air you can get into an engine, the more fuel you can match with it and the bigger the boom.

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Larger Fuel Injectors | How do I know if I have the right size?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Building Horsepower, fuel injectors

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Horsepower. We all love it and want more of it.

Do I need Larger Injectors | If you are ready for more, choosing the right stuff is critical for increased power and reliability.

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Quick Drain Oil Valves | worth the effort?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Quick Drain Valves

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Quick Drain Oil Valves | Being able to work on your own vehicle is part of the joy of vehicle ownership and customization.

The most common maintenance item is also one of the easiest to do yourself, the oil change.

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Custom built Headers | What material is best?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Custom Headers

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Building High Performance Headers | Getting the hot exhaust out of the cylinder is a primary process of a combustion engine.

If you can't get the exhaust out, you can't get fresh fuel and air in. In order to help the engine breathe, headers or exhaust manifolds are high on the upgrade list as these are the first connection to the exhaust ports of an engine.

The terms headers and exhaust manifold are often interchanged, but can be categorized differently. The stock exhaust on most street car engines is made from thick cast iron and is usually referred to as an "Exhaust Manifold". These manifolds collect multiple exhaust ports of an engine and merge the into and single outlet within a fairly short distance. The thermal properties of cast iron make it an ideal material for this purpose and it is durable.

"Headers" are usually made of tube steel and have much longer runners for the individual ports before merging together. Depending on the type of engine, the individual runners may be designed to be all the same length, or varying lengths.

The type of engine you have will greatly determine the type of exhaust you need. A naturally aspirated motor will be very sensitive to the design of the exhaust. Changing the length of the runners or the way they merge together can sway the power output by 30hp or more.

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High Performance Cars | Modify your car, is it ready?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Performance Modifications

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High Performance Mods | Part of the joy of owning a vehicle is personalizing it to make it your own.

Some people do this with stickers, body kits, and or other visual modifications.

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Intake Valve Cleaning on your Direct Injection High Performance Motor

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Direct Injection cleaning, Walnut Blasting

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Walnut Blasting | Taking your vehicle in for a “tune-up” used to be a regular maintenance item.

Guess what? It is again if you own a Direction Injection motor.

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Power Modifications | Know before you are on the side of the road with a broken car

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Mike Wiener posted in Subaru Clutch Upgrades, Performance Modifications, clutches

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Engine Modifications | Looking for an increase in Power?

In the search for more power, there is a term called "supporting modifications.” An easily misrepresented term and the choices of what, where, and whom all become very relevant to making solid power improvements throughout your driveline.

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