Cars & Coffee 2022 – Race Cars!

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Our first Cars & Coffee event of 2022 proved to be a great success with a diverse selection of cars descending on Enginetuner HQ.  And we kept up our lucky streak with the weather – lots of sun and barely a cloud in the sky! This time the event was all about race cars and our good friends brought a …

JUN Super Lemon RII

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As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons, you hope its a super lemon!Perhaps the most iconic car to ever grace our dyno, the JUN Super Lemon RII was brought to us at Enginetuner following an extensive restoration by the fabulous team at SMD (Southern Motor Developments). It arrived to have its new Link G4x ECU mapped including …

A bright idea!

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At Enginetuner, we are currently seeing a huge spike in the popularity of the Subaru Impreza hatchback.  This is mainly driven by the soaring prices and dwindling numbers of good classic and newage cars.  We have a soft spot for this model on account of the extra levels of refinement while retaining all the things that make an Impreza special …

Oh, You!

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Oh, You!   Grant has owned his Type UK ‘Blob-eye’ Subaru Impreza WRX STI for two years, having bought it from his good friend, Neil, for a bargain basement price. Despite being a bargain, the car was packed full of history and was a well-maintained example. Grant enthusiastically tells us that new cars lack character and from speaking to him, you …

Featured Part : JT Innovations Toucan

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The JT Innovations Toucan is an innovative touchscreen display unit that connects directly to most aftermarket ECUs. In essence, the Toucan is your window to what is going on inside your ECU, showing a wide selection of engine and other data including oil and water temps, boost pressure, vehicle speed, fuel pressure and many more.  The default screen on the …

Petter Would Approve

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Perhaps one of the most easily identifiable ‘Newage’ Imprezas is the limited edition WR1 bathed in an ice blue metallic colour, better known as ‘23G’ to Subaru enthusiasts.  Just 505 WR1s were released by Subaru to mark Petter Solberg winning the 2003 World Rally Championship and they are now a very rare sight on the roads.  The owner of this …

Prodrive Plus

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Alan’s Subaru Impreza P1 has come a long way this year, having purchased the car on Christmas Eve 2020 from a dealership specialising in 1930-1960s Rolls Royces (of all things), and Alan admits that the dealership weren’t quite sure what they had. As a result, he picked the P1 up at a bargain price – not a bad early Christmas …

Featured Part : Link ECU

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Here at Enginetuner we love fully mappable, standalone ECUs. We have a strong affiliation with Link in particular and we are proud to be running a Link G4 ECU in our demo drag car as well as in a significant number of our own cars.   With direct plug-in ECUs available for a wide range of vehicles, the plug and play functionality is fantastic. If, however, there are no plug-in ECUs listed for your vehicle …

VA VA VOOM

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Andy has owned his 2014 1st edition VA chassis STi for three years. The car itself was an ex-demonstrator, packed with all the desired factory optional extras.  Andy purchased the car from a company called Evotune who had rebuilt and forged the EJ25 engine after it had suffered a bottom end failure. Once rebuilt, the car was running sweet. However, …