Tuning Tips


Launch control and antilag are easily confused – both incorporate features that can help spool up a turbo, but they are intended for different applications. Launch control is intended to hold the engine at the right RPM, boost, and power output to get the fastest launch off a standing start without either bogging the engine…

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Bosch’s D-Jetronic was the first commercially successful automotive electronic fuel injection, original equipment on many European cars like the Porsche 914 pictured above. Today, many owners are looking to upgrade to more tunable EFI systems, like MegaSquirt, or just trying to replace broken and unobtainable parts. We’re not sure what engine management the 914 in…

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So, you’re building a turbocharged 5.0 Mustang and need an ignition to light off that boost. This is going to need a bit more spark than the stock system, so you set about looking for a good coil. But a coil per plug system isn’t in the budget, and our IGN-1As don’t work particularly well…

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With the fuel pressure failsafe feature in the MS3X and MS3Pro, losing your fuel pressure doesn’t have to mean losing your engine. Instead, the MS3 can detect if you’ve lost fuel pressure, and trigger an automatic limp home failsafe. The MS3 will first activate a spark cut, while still running fuel to cool the engine.…

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Are other electronics acting strangely when you activate your nitrous oxide injection? Check your voltage drop! The current draw may be putting too much load on your car’s electrical system. Voltage drops can cause anything from electronics simply flaking out, to an electric fuel pump not delivering enough fuel and leaning out your motor. A…

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Article, video by Scott Clark. Photos courtesy of Wes Buck, Drag Illustrated and Kyle Loftis, 1320video.com. Settings and Data courtesy of Jacob and Anastasia Hachinski, James McEntire and Jeff McConnell, David and Tina Pierce.             Let’s face it: these days it’s easy to make huge power. With the advent of…

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