Want to learn how to tune? This free tuning webinar is the perfect place to start. Live Wednesday 6:30 PST 25th of Jan 2017. Click here to claim your spot: bit.ly/2gYpkni
Turbosmart have just released their brand new Powerport Blow Off Valve, designed specifically for ultra high power Pro-Mod style turbo cars. Innovative features include the ability to flow 550 CFM, a lower port so that the valve can also be utilised to control boost during staging, and the ability to fit a position sensor so that valve movement can be monitored and datalogged. Watch the full...
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[VIDEO] An innovative BOV for high power applications

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Say hi to the business end of 1200 hp! This heavily modified #Nissan vk56 5.6 litre V8 is fitted with twin Holset Turbos, and runs on methanol fuel. It's fitted to a competition jet sprint boat that weighs just 550 kg. This gives a pretty spectacular power to weight ratio, allowing these boats to accelerate from 0-100 kmh in less than 2 seconds. They can also pull over 6G in corners

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A lot of people ask us how our tuning courses relate to motorbike tuning. The reality is that an engine is just an engine and it doesn't care (or know) what it's fitted to. This means the tuning process, as well as the way the engine responds to fuel and ignition timing is no different. To demonstrate this we will be adding a worked examples to our Practical Reflash Tuning course using this...
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The Engine Building Fundamentals course is now available. [ Hpacademy.com Link ]

You Will Learn:
- What engine blueprinting is
- Essential engine machining processes
- How to use precision measuring equipment
- How to select the correct clearances for your application
- How to file piston ring end gaps
- How to check bearing oil clearances

Building or assembling engines can be an...
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A plug and play replacement Link ECU for vehicles running the popular HKS F-CON and F-CON V Pro engine management system. Access to the software to tune the F-CON ECUs can be difficult outside Japan, leaving many with limited tuning options. The Link G4+ Kurofune ECU a smart solution, providing user friendly tuning software and the ability to add advanced motorsport functions to existing F-CON...
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Plug in replacement for HKS F-Con | Link G4+ Kurofune

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Centrifugal superchargers are the clear favourite when it comes to those pushing the limits of FWD performance at World Time Attack Challenge. Unlike a turbocharger, a centrifugal supercharger is directly driven by the crankshaft which means their boost pressure is relative to engine rpm. This gives a very linear power delivery to the centrifugal supercharger which makes a traction-limited FWD...
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Here's some more billet engine block goodness thanks to the team at Bullet Race Engineering! One of the problems with ultra high boost turbocharged engines is maintaining a reliable seal between the cylinder head and the engine block. Contrary to popular belief, this isn't all to do with the cylinder head, but the rigidity of the deck surface of the block is also critical. Bullet Race...
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For an engine management system to deliver the right amount of fuel, it's critical for it to know how much air is entering the engine at any time. In this video we are going to talk about the different ways the ECU can achieve this. Watch the full video: bit.ly/2jUBMcK

[VIDEO] Measuring the amount of air entering an engine

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Filing the ends of the piston rings to achieve the correct ring end gap is a fiddly job at the best of times. It's important to ensure all the end gaps are the correct width, however we also need to make sure the ring ends are filed parallel to each other. If you're only building one or two engines a hand file is probably adequate, however if you're building multiple engines and want the...
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Before and after shot of the front end of our Nissan #350z. This gives a great perspective on just how much bigger the StopTech big brake kit is compared to stock. We can't wait to hit the track, bed these in, and see how much we can shave off our lap times #highperformanceacademy #learntotune #stoptech #stoptechbrakes
2016 was a massive year for HPA and were looking forward to making 2017 even bigger and better. In particular we're super excited about the courses we have planned to develop and release this year - We know you're going to love them!

In the mean time if you've still got some spare time over the holidays, why not improve your knowledge with our free 6 part series of tuning lessons. Start...
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Nissan’s ‘Godzilla’ built a formidable reputation on race tracks in the early 90’s, not least of all in the hands of Gibson Motorsport. With run away wins in the Australian Touring Car Championship, the R32 GTR was a force to be reckoned with and forced the rule makers to rethink the direction of the championship. In this video we get a unique and rare insight from Alan Heaphy, the man...
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Choosing the right ECU for your application can be tricky, particularly as your project becomes more complex and you find you need more inputs and outputs. Adaptronic's new Modular range of ECUs offer a unique solution as they can grow and expand with your requirements. This means you’re not paying for features you don’t need, but the ECU can also be expanded as you need more functionality,...
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Watch this video to get the technical low down on World Time Attack Challenge crowd favorite: "Mighty Mouse". Watch now: bit.ly/2gTVpgc

[VIDEO] 2.5L K24 Supercharged CRX - Mighty Mouse Time Attack Car

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This delivery just rolled off the courier truck from StopTech brakes Anyone who has been following us will know that our #nissan #350z has been struggling in the brake department. Rather than the factory option Brembo big brake kit, our Z started life with the poverty pack brakes. While the car isn't overly powerful, it does pack a lot of weight and regardless of what compound pads we used,...
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Balancing engine components is a common task with any performance engine build, however while components such as pistons are relatively simple to balance (since we just want to ensure they all weigh the same), conrods require a little more thought. With a conrod we not only want to ensure that the conrods all weigh the same, we also need to make sure that all of the big end weights are the...
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Turbosmart have released their brand new Powerport Blow Off Valve, designed specifically for ultra high power Pro-Mod style turbo cars. Innovative features include the ability to flow 550 CFM, a lower port so that the valve can also be utilised to control boost during staging, and the ability to fit a position sensor so that valve movement can be monitored and datalogged. Watch now: bit.ly/2gTORy6

[VIDEO] An innovative BOV for high power applications

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We often see exhaust gas temperature sensors added to the exhaust header tubes on some race engines, but have you ever wondered what are they used for? In maximum effort race engines, and particularly those that are running on methanol fuel, the EGT sensors can be used to help equalise the cylinder to cylinder fuel delivery. We still use a wideband lambda sensor mounted post turbo or in the...
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A popular technique on turbocharged engines that run on methanol fuel is to use an injector in the turbo compressor outlet to help cool the intake air. This is possible because methanol fuel has a high latent heat of evaporation, which means that as the fuel goes through a phase change from liquid to vapour, it absorbs energy in the form of heat, from the intake air. This makes methanol a very...
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