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Subaru EJ vs. DIT engines: Critical Changes in Knock Control

Subaru’s new DIT (direct injected turbocharged) engines have replaced Subaru’s aged EJ series which have been found in Impreza, Forester and Legacy models since the 1990’s. While many things have changed, some appear the same. The knock control related functions

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E85 Ethanol In a Non Flex Fuel Vehicle – Pros, Cons, Concerns

E85 fuel is an ethanol gasoline blend which offers performance advantages at drastically lower cost than race fuel. This attractive combination has taken the performance industry by storm. There are many articles about its basic properties. Rather than rehashing that,

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The Subaru WRX EJ205, engine bearings, and you.

Innovative Tuning’s head tuner Mike started modifying Subarus with his 2002 model year WRX back in 2001. Spanning 2002-2005 model years in North America, we’ve been working on and tuning these 2 liter turbocharged cars for a long time know

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NARRA Post Season Interview

NARRA Interview with Mike McGinnis of Innovative Tuning. Mike McGinnis, a relative newcomer to our Whelen Engineering Company USTT series, finished the season in 3rd place in the TT-U national championship, 1st in the TT-U North Cup. Mike was also

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Winter Fuel Economy Reduction – Causes and Helpful Hints

Each winter we at Innovative Tuning see posts on the internet and field concerns from our customers who often think they may have a significant issue with their vehicle based on a change in fuel economy. In the vast majority

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Boost Creep – Definition, Causes, Solutions

World renowned turbo manufacturer Garrett defines boost creep as “a condition of rising boost levels past what the predetermined level has been set at.” Ideally a turbocharged engine will spool up, achieve target boost and match the per RPM boost

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2014 CSCS Time Attack Season Championship Clinched Early…Again!

For Immediate Release Contact: Mike McGinnis Photo Credit: Scraped Crusaders Buffalo, NY, September 5, 2014 Innovative Tuning’s second season campaigning their beloved Subaru Impreza named Voltron in the Canadian Sport Compact Series (CSCS) progressed much like the first. For the

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Dirty Rallysport Completes Rebirth With Win At Sandblast

For Immediate Release Contact: Mike McGinnis Photo credit: Austin Webb Buffalo, NY, March 15, 2014 After a series of DNFs caused by engine failure after engine failure, Dirty Rallysport team principle Eric Wages decided a change was necessary. After some

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National Rally Win for Innovative Tuning Powered Subaru

For Immediate Release Contact: Mike McGinnis Buffalo, NY, December 5, 2013 It was a monumental finish at The Canadian Rally Championships this weekend as driver Chris Martin and co-driver Brian Johnson piloted the Innovative Tuning powered Subaru WRX to their

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Innovative Tuning controls championship season with a pair of Subarus

For Immediate Release Contact: Mike McGinnis Buffalo, NY, September 18th 2013 Innovative Tuning announced today that their season’s success came from developing a pair of Subaru based race cars. Innovative Tuning took the championship win in the Canadian Sport Compact

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