This 2009 Nissan GT-R arrived on a custom “E-Tune” that had been performed by another tuner over the internet. While the E-Tuner has a good reputation, there was great room for improvement with a Dynosty custom dyno tune. By optimizing the fuel, ignition, boost and other tables we were able to gain over 200 ft/lb of TQ in some places. Peak numbers do not tell the whole story – check out the comparison dyno chart below to see the huge gains throughout the powerband.
2009 R35 Nissan GT-R on 93 octane pump gas. Modifications include:
Intake pipes and filters
Downpipes and Exhaust
Dynosty custom Pro Dyno Tune using EcuTek
Before in Red, Dynosty Tuned in Blue
What was a relatively stock FR-S was completely transformed with high performance upgrades including Garrett GTX28 turbo kit and supporting modifications. We installed the billet-wheel turbo kit and full exhaust system, as well as larger injectors, fuel pump, and an upgraded ACT clutch and flywheel package. With the right performance parts, this FR-S was ready to hit the dyno.
Using EcuTek, Hal managed 264whp on 93octane gas from the high compression FA20 engine. With E85 in the tank we increased boost to 13psi and dialed the tune in to 355whp on our Dyno Dynamics. On a Dynojet this would be 300WHP pump gas and 400WHP E85.
With the installation of a Greddy Turbo Kit on a 2013 Scion FR-S along with supporting mods and dyno tune, we were impressed to achieve 315WHP DynoDynamics, more than double the factory FR-S BRZ wheel-horsepower! The FRS was modified with high performance parts including a Greddy Turbo Kit, Tial blow off valve, Dynosty fuel upgrades (550cc injectors and pump), over pipe, front pipe, and Dynosty tune using EcuTek. The FR-S gas tank was drained of pump gas and filled with E85. Greddy uses a Mitsubishi turbocharger, which is perfectly matched to the FR-S BRZ FA20 engine for rapid spool and practically no lag. This combination helps the lack of power normally found at lower RPM, and is a great street-car turbo kit. See the Greddy FRS Turbo Kit low boost verse high boost comparison below. The Greddy kit utilizes an internal wastegate, so more boost would require modifications to the internal wastegate or upgrading to an external wastegate. This Scion FR-S Turbo Kit fits great, and installs on Subaru BRZ as well.
Scion FR-S Greddy Turbo Kit Low Boost vs High Boost
Scion FR-S Greddy Turbo Kit Engine Bay Picture
Scion FR-S Greddy Turbo Kit Header Picture
This built Toyota 86 (Scion FR-S in USA) is a great example of what the FR-S is capable of. The setup consists of a built 2.0L FA20 engine that houses CP Pistons, Pauter Rods and Dynosty head studs. Airflow is provided by a Garrett GTX3076 on an upgraded Full Blown turbo kit, and escapes through a Motiv Concepts over pipe, front pipe, and Greddy exhaust. The engine is controlled by a Haltech plug&play standalone ems for ignition and port injection control. Direct injection is retained and controlled by tuning through EcuTek. Hal was flown in to handle the dyno tuning portion on-site in Antigua, and ended with a turbo FR-S producing 370WHP Dynojet on pump gas, and 530WHP on VP race gas.
Congratulations to the hard-working team in Antigua on impressive dyno results, and thank you for your hospitality. Quite an impressive tuner car scene on the island, and beautiful place to visit. Once the bugs get worked out and sticky tires are installed, we expect to see this high performance FR-S fly down the track!
Video of the turbo FR-S dyno pull is below the pictures.