MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

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MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby morrisg » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:34 pm

Here are the results from the MotoEast tune of my 2009 MX5 6 speed. Wow, I never expected gains this big from just a tune. The car mods are a PPE Engineering Long Tube Header and Midpipe, Goodwin race single muffler with baffle in place, and an AEM CAI legal install for SCCA STR class. That is, the CAI air filter is next to the passenger headlight and the plastic splash shield is in place below. The ONLY DIFFERENCE in the before and after dynos is the MotoEast tune.

The shop printout shows one before pull and two after pulls. The axes have funny values so its hard to read the actual gains. So I took the log printouts and put them into a spreadsheet, averaged the 3 before pulls and 2 after pulls, and charted the results. Wow! Huge torque gains across the board, about 10 lb-ft in the 3500 to 5500 band, and then increasing to 16 lb-ft as the revs climb to redline! And look at the horsepower gain in the chart, which actually grows larger as the revs climb, topping out at 24 hp at redline! This is a wonderful tune result and I'm a very happy guy!

Bottom line is the MotoEast NC2 tune is a winner!

Kudos also to the PPE Engineering Long Tube Header-Midpipe combo, which not only adds torque in the mid-range, but also lets the engine breathe freely all the way up to redline.

I think the car is ready for the SCCA Solo Nationals this September 3rd!
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby jboemler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:15 am

Couldn't you post something with higher resolution? On my 27 inch monitor, I could see the majority of the image. Those with 36" monitors may not even have to scroll.
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby Brian » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:43 am

Awesome Results!!
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby morrisg » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:18 pm

Sorry about the size of the charts! One was only 57kbytes and the other was 225kbytes, both under the 256kbyte limit for most bb forums.

Hmmm, maybe the size of the chart has something to do with the size of the gains??? :D :D :D
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby jboemler » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:33 pm

The gains are indeed impressive. I have a suspicion that the long-tube headers may have made your car (pre-tune) run even more rich, making the tune seem even more effective than it would on a stock car. As for images, size in bytes doesn't translate to size in area, especially for images with large areas of a single color. I'm just glad the forum software over at miata.net made the whole thing visible, or I'd still have no idea how well it all worked out for you! :mrgreen:
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby DustinK024 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:26 am

Very impressed. What area are you from? I see your dyno sheet says fast specialties, I'm about 3min from there.
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby Brian » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:38 am

jboemler wrote:The gains are indeed impressive. I have a suspicion that the long-tube headers may have made your car (pre-tune) run even more rich, making the tune seem even more effective than it would on a stock car. As for images, size in bytes doesn't translate to size in area, especially for images with large areas of a single color. I'm just glad the forum software over at miata.net made the whole thing visible, or I'd still have no idea how well it all worked out for you! :mrgreen:



Indeed I think it reasonable to assume that the further we get from the stock setup the more beneficial the custom tune becomes.
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby morrisg » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:54 pm

@DustinKO24: I'm in Milwaukie, about 30 min south of Fast Specialties.

Agree with Brian, this is probably an upper limit on gains from changing a stock tune to a custom tune in an NA engine. I've already done the intake, full header and low restriction exhaust before getting a tune. Add to that the Mazda tune on the new 2009 forged engine internals was probably pretty conservative given the higher redline, thereby leaving more on the table. On the other hand, these kind of results give me great confidence in MotoEast and Mike Mann as a tuner that knows what he is doing. Not many people can pull 24 more hp out of a 2.0L NA engine with just a tune!
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby DustinK024 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:42 am

Alright, well if you haven't already check out corksport. They had a recent mazda show and might do another one before the summer ends. Have you done any track days at PIR?
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby ourly » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:22 pm

i have goodwin's exhaust front to back and moto east's tune. my car absolutely hauls ass. mike is a smart dude.
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby skeeler » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:14 pm

Morris,

Given your location, I'm guessing you had Mike tune your car remotely. Which one of the options did you use. Which tuning hardware? How was the process for you?
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Re: MotoEast NC2 Tune Dyno Results - WOW!!!

Postby morrisg » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi Skeeler, sorry to take so long to answer as I have been sick for a full week now: ugh!

When I had my ECU tuned last August there were no options other than sending the ECU to MotoEast so that's what I did. The good news was that I had rented the Dyno Dash logger and had sent several stock logging files to Mike over the course of a week or two. Pulled the ECU on a Monday and shipped it, received the programmed ECU back that Friday! Yes, shipping completely across the country from Oregon to Pennsylvania and back in 5 days! Mike at MotoEast was very responsive and there were no problems with shipping at all. I then installed the ECU and once again logged files and sent them to Mike for analysis. Everything was spot on and the dyno results were spectacular. When I went to Solo Nationals in September I know I saw half a dozen competitors who had upgraded their ECUs with the MotoEast tune and every one of them was happy with the results.

Now you can use local programming tools if you like to get a remote tune from MotoEast, but since you are really close in Maryland, you might also consider just sending in your ECU to MotoEast in PA for a tune.
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