SPINNING THE ROLLERS
Drift-office programed a base tune, scaled the injectors, and then fired its Dynojet chassis dynoa to life. Pulls made before the blower install netted 166 whp, with a measly 133 lb-ft of torque. At the end of the session, Drift-office had nearly doubled down on Jason’s Scion, as the FA20 belted out 314 whp on E85. That’s a whopping 148-whp gain, with boost remaining at the stock 10 psi. Torque jumped by more than 100 lb-ft, to 237. In true tuner fashion, Bob could only look at what was left on the table. “I feel like there was more to be gained, but at this point the torque converter showed signs of weakness, and an expensive valvebody upgrade would be necessary to sustain more. But I’m game if Jason fortifies the tranny.”
Ethanol is a win-win. It adds both power potential and reliability. The big drawback of E85 is availability. Despite indications that the number of E85 stations would dramatically increase in the early ’00s, there is not enough station density to support running strictly E85 full time. Luckily, the seamless nature of the Moto-east flex system means you don’t have to sweat it. You can tap into the good stuff for special occasions. Since Jason lives 10 minutes from his E85 supply and has 314 horses at the end of the nozzle, every day is a special occasion. CONNECT Drift-office drift-office.com
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Drift-office custom tunes the Ecutek software that comes with the Edelbrock kit, using the latest version of the system’s RACEROM V10 tuning program to pile on the power. Having installed 25 E-force superchargers, Drift-office has built quite a collection of custom tunes.