When it comes to modifying cars, everyone is going to have some sort of goal in mind. Whether it’s raw power, being as nimble in the corners as possible, or just finding the perfect balance, the automotive tuning scene is constantly evolving. With new and innovative ways to get the best out of your vehicle, the possibilities are endless.
I was recently invited to a dyno day with Kenny Sampson of Turbogixxer Tuning, and although I wasn’t getting my own Integra tuned that day, I thought I’d take this opportunity to see what a tuning session is actually like. To make sure that you’re getting the best performance possible from you engine, dyno tuning is crucial. Everything has to work together in harmony.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Turbogixxer Tuning, they have been tuning engines since 2003. Some of their major accomplishments include a stock sleeved B series EG Civic running 10.23@144MPH, a stock all motor H22A powered EG Civic running 11.13@119MPH, and another EG Civic street car that’s powered by a BW 65mm turbo that runs 9’s!
The one in the front there was aiming for some high numbers and managed to finish the day off at 518WHP/338WTQ on race gas. Unfortunately the tires were slipping on the dyno, so he’s actually making a little higher than that!
The owner has gone away with the B16A2 and gone with a more modern K20A. Supercharged with a Jackson Racing kit, this setup was good for 267WHP197WTQ. I went for a ride in this one and boy do superchargers feel good!
Going slightly off-topic, all the coolant had to be drained before removing a radiator hose to gain access to the problematic tensioner. I went off with a friend to go get some more coolant as well as a cut-out valve cover…
…from some of our friends who were enjoying some dim-sum not too far away. You may recognize the white Evo IX from the 780Tuners Season Opener just a few weeks ago.
This is another ITR that I ran with on the track last year. We also saw it again at the Annual 780Tuners Honda Meet, although it is looking a little different now with the Spoon Sports banner and gold Gramlights.
Of course nothing ever goes as planned, so I never got to see James run his car on the dyno that day. He did, however, get everything back together for the next day and was able to put down an amazing 276WHP/195WTQ while still being NA! Be on the looking for a full feature of this incredible car this summer!
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