Archive for October, 2014

2015 Subaru WRX w/ Prototype Tomioka Racing Catless Downpipe

Monday, October 27th, 2014

We installed the prototype of Tomioka Racing Catless Downpipe on the 2015 Subaru WRX. With the catless downpipe we expect to see gains in low end torque and engine response. We had previously installed the TR Engine Oil Cooler, Cobb Accessport V3, and re-flashed the ecu using the stage1 off-the shelf tune. These minor modifications showed improvements of 10whp and 25wtq from the stock 191whp and 225wtq. Also keep in mind that this was done on our DynaPack dyno which reads lower than most.

With the addition of the TR catless downpipe things got pretty interesting.  We had gained 19wtq, but had lost 7whp. Although we had lost nearly the 10whp we gained from the stage 1 re-flah, the increase in low end torque and engine responsiveness was amazing. You can also see that the power is higher at the lower RPM to about 4500 RPM. One thing to note here is that this was not a pro tune. The car is still using the stage 1 map from Cobb. I would expect to see gains in both WHP and WTQ and smoothness with a pro-tune.

2015 WRX stage 1 + DP

Video: 2015 WRX TR DP

As you can see, peak torque was reach much sooner, and the power was smoother up to 5000RPM where a custom tune will help.

Big 6 Pics

Monday, October 20th, 2014

EDO Performance & Tomioka Racing 2015 Subaru WRX: Engine Oil Cooler

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

So we have seen the 2015 Subaru WRX made 191whp and 225 ft/lbs from the factory and after re-flash using Cobb Accessport V3 the power jumped to 221 whp with 250 ft/lbs of torque on the dynapack dyno.  Next, we are installing the latest product from Tomioka Racing the temperature controlled engine oil cooler kit. The temperature- controlled oil sandwich adapter adds extra protection to the engine during cold climate with quick engine warm-up and kicks into operation when the engine oil is too warm.The Tomioka Racing cooler utilizes a SETRAB 16-row cooler core well known for its durability and performance. The Tomioka Engine oil cooler kit includes the thermostat adapters, AN8 stainless steel lines assembled with the aluminum fittings and the mounting brackets.

2015 Subaru WRX Engine Oil Cooler kit

2015 Subaru WRX Engine Oil Cooler kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The compact core fits perfectly behind the front bumper beam and the limited ducting space behind the bumper beam fits perfectly for the AN8 stainless Steel lines. The cooler kit comes standard with the additional sandwich plate to accommodate the top-mount oil filter.

2015 WRX Oil Cooler Installed

2015 WRX Oil Cooler Installed

2015 WRX Oil Cooler Installed 02

2015 WRX Oil Cooler Installed 02

2015 Engine Oil Cooler Top Mount Oil Filter

2015 Engine Oil Cooler Top Mount Oil Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the engine oil cooler installed, we test drove the car in normal street driving condition. The graph below shows the engine temperature difference before and after the installation of the oil cooler data-logged using the Cobb Accessport V3. The result is we saw a temperature drop of 14 degrees. Before the engine oil cooler installed, the engine temperature was at 210 degrees on average and after the oil cooler was installed the temperature average dropped to 196 degree.

2015 Subaru WRX Engine Temperature Drop

2015 Subaru WRX Engine Temperature Drop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tomioka Racing temperature controlled engine oil cooler kit is in stock and can be purchased here from www.edoperformance.com

 

Subiefest 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

From our 4am caravan at our EDO shop to setting up booths as early as 6am out in Fontana, CA, we can truly say it was a success. Special thanks to everyone who stopped by our EDO booth and took part in our Subiefest deals along with Tomioka Racing and Liqui Moly.

Huge shout out to Tomioka Racing’s very own Sharla STi who posted up right next to us and did an amazing job promoting her brand new calendar and took plenty of fan photos rocking Liqui Moly’s latest halter top. Overall, what an amazing event it turned out to be from the energy over at the AAA Speedway track lanes to hundreds of enthusiasts participating in raffles, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. Until next time!

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