Treadstone Performance Engineering is once again is proud to announce the release of their famous flex couplers in two new sizes 3.50" and 4.00". Flex couplers are used to isolate engine vibration to your exhaust components, and prevent cracks in your downpipes, cat-backs headers and turbo manifolds. We have introduced Stainless Steel Flex Couplers that have bellows with interlocking lining to help increased exhaust flow through the coupler, and prevent excessive back pressure to build. Standard flex couplers either have a braided inner liner that in time will burn out creating an obstruction in the exhaust track, or others with a flex bellow that creates turbulence when exhaust gases flow through. These are the only type of flex coupler that can withstand high pre-turbo exhaust temperatures, meaning you can use these flex couplers when complex turbo header designs are needed to prevent turbo header cracks. Perfect for turbo downpipes! We use these in our WRX turbo kit up pipe! Click Here For More Info!
In Treadstone Performance Engineering's continuing efforts to deliver every component possible to turbocharge any vehicle desirable, Treadstone Performace Engineering is proud to announce the release of the Volkswagen MK3 and MK4 MAF adapter flanges. The VW MK3: VW MK3 Golf Jetta R32 Passat VR6 MAF Flange Adapter. This is a socket mount mass air flow flange adapter CNC machined from billet 6061 aluminum. Machined for a 3.00" pipe, the flange fits on either 2.75" to 3.5" tubing with minor grinding needed for 4" tubing. -Bore Size 1.51" -Distance between mounting holes 2.085" -Fits 1991-1996 models Click Here For More Info! The VW MK4: The VW MK4 Golf Jetta R32 Passat VR6 MAF Flange Adapter. This is a socket mount mass air flow flange adapter CNC machined from billet 6061 aluminum. Machined for a 3.25" pipe, the flange fits on either 3" or 3.5" tubing with minor grinding needed for 4" tubing. -Bore Size 1.35" -Distance between mounting holes 1.86" -Fits 1997-2003 models Click Here For More Info!
Treadstone has just revised its custom intercooler design and manufacturing information and ordering process making the order process fast and easy meaning Treadstone Performance custom intercooler and design is readily available to the public and for any company wanting to manufacture custom intercoolers for their turbo kits. Treadstone Performance can custom make one off intercoolers or mass manufacture on a private label basis. Treadstone Intercooler Design and Ordering Form Treadstone Intercooler Technical Info, a guide to selecting the right size core!
Treadstone Recently released the TR11 intercooler, and today we are proud to announce it has already received a warm welcome from a number of our customers, including Ryan Flynn who has gained a whopping 4psi over a competitor�s core on his Audi A4, was able to maintain the use of all factory accessories like fog lights and no cutting of any supports!!! The TR11 may be the best thing to ever happen to the VW/Audi since the invention of the turbo quattro rally car ?
This is a direct exert from Euro Tuner Shoot Out CAR/TUNER: Bluewater Performance 2004 VW R32 Dyno: 597.12whp, 656.19 lb-ft (2nd) Quarter mile: 11.79sec (1st) Lap time: 1:30.998 (6th) ENGINE: 3.2-liter VR6 24v with Wossner pistons, Integrated Engineering rods, Precision PT6865 turbo with .81ar housing, tubular manifold, Treadstone front-mount intercooler, 4" downpipe, 272� Schrick cams, 46mm Precision wastegate with 25psi spring, 2200cc injectors, United Motorsports E85 tune, 10AN fuel rail, Fuel Safe ten-gallon fuel cell, dual Aeromotive fuel pumps and FPR, Cusco oil catch can, 3" turbo inlet pipe, Mishimoto radiator, C2 short-runner intake manifold, Forge Unos boost controller and diverter valve, 4" exhaust DRIVETRAIN: six-speed manual with DM Motorsport clutch and flywheel, Diesel Geek short shifter BRAKES: StopTech four-piston calipers, 355mm rotors, Hawk pads SUSPENSION: H&R RSS coilovers, Neuspeed sway bars, Bluewater adjustable rear control arms, rollcage WHEELS & TIRES: 18x8.5" Work Emotion 11R wheels with 255/35 R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires EXTERIOR: factory The turbo setup consists of a Precision Billet 6865 turbo with an 0.81 aspect ratio mated to a custom tubular exhaust manifold and a 4-inch stainless Vband downpipe. Other plumbing consists of a stainless 2.50-inch hot side intercooler piping connected to a Treadstone intercooler and 3-inch cold side piping that ends at a C2 short-runner intake. The air inlet starts out with a 4-inch dry filter connected to a Pro-M 80mm high-flow mass air meter. This meter was installed to accommodate the additional horsepower and is capable of supporting up to 800 hp. All this and the Bluewater Performance VW was able to produce the second highest horsepower in all of the competitors in the shootout Read more: http://www.europeancarweb.com/features/epcp_1102_bluewater_volkswagen_r32/viewall.html#ixzz1sUlLdLip
Testing of our Weld Ells and The Results: In the quest for performance even the little thing can cost you a win. When every second counts the end user most now that all of his components are working together to their upmost efficiency and provide the best possible product that Treadstone Performance Has to offer. In Treadstone Performance Engineering�s continuing mission to better every aspect of our product line we periodically test every product we offer until destruction this process allows us to identify how the product worked, how it broke and under what conditions. Click Here For Detailed Spec Sheet!
Introduction: Here at Treadstone one of our main goals is to educate our customers to provide them with the knowledge to safely boost any vehicle they desire. This is why we have decided to introduce �the basics,� which will be a series of blogs that will present information in a simple to understand format with liberal use of lamens terms. Today we will cover the topic of MAF Pipes, how they function, their importance and the different variation. First a few definitions, MAF stands for Mass Air Flow, typically this was the only way modern engines monitor the air entering your engines. Today�s modern engine use an array of different sensors to closely monitors air going into the engine but the MAF sensor remains an important part of the performance equation. How They Work? There are two of the most common types of mass airflow sensors, the vane meter and the hot wire. Neither of these sensor designs measure air mass directly, but in conjunction with other additional sensors and inputs, the ECU can determine the mass flowrate of intake air. Both of these sensors output a 0.0�5.0 volt signal that is proportional to the air mass flow rate, and both sensors have an intake air temperature sensor incorporated into their housings. This allows the computer to access its array of equations to determine the actual rate of flow entering your engine. Their Importance! So what does all of this mean? All of this equates to a simple setup, since the factory ECU was embedded with predetermined set of equation and parameters, when those parameters are changed without a recalibration to the ECU the end result is an undesired one. i.e.: if the factory air intake was setup for a 2.5� inside diameter pipe and a customer replaces it with a larger 3.0� diameter pipe. The incoming air velocity slows down due to the larger area in the tube, the MAF will then send a lower voltage and read less air going into the engine then there actually is, and the end result would be a leaner air/fuel ratio that may cause per-ignition/detonation, melted pistons, or worse destroyed engine. Larger diameter pipe will cause the engine to run lean without recalibration of the ECU! On naturally aspirated engine, some manufactures will increase the size slightly on cold air intakes, without retuning, because a N/A car makes more power when it runs leaner. But, care must be taking on forced induction engines, because running leaner can have a much more catastrophic effect! Conclusion When changing or upgrading a component on a modern internal combustion engine the proper step must be made to insure the change is done safely. The most important rule to remember is, tuning is king!
The Use of E85 has raisin in popularity in the past few years so much that many of the sanctioning body in motorsports are conceding removing it as an alternative fuel and reclassifying it so that it may run alongside its regular gasoline counter parts. With all of the positive side effects of running with E85 it a wonder why aren�t more turbocharging enthusiast making the switch. Many may argue it the difficulty of finding compounds that can safely run E85 without the dreaded gumming and decay associated with it. As many of you may have heard the rumors of Walbro releasing an E85 compatible version of the 39/50 DC/SS pump many people have come to know as the 400LPH pump (P/N: F90000262) well Treadstone Performance Engineering is proud to announce the rumors were true and the E85 Version of the 39/50 DC/SS pump was released in Spring (P/N: F90000267). This new pump will be fully E85 compatible in comparison to the F90000262. In overall appearance the pump dimensions are the same, for the F90000267 unit to be used in E85 Walbro took a number of steps most notably being all electrical connections were sealed, and a built in electrical harness with a female Packard connector attached to the far end of the unit. There will also be a release of the male Packard connector with flying leads so there will be no chance of a reverse wiring error while keeping the connection sealed. Walbro also changed the chemical composition and setting process of the polymers used in the construction of the unit to allow them to resist the plastic decay associated with E85, as well as the metal coating used to protect the outside of the case. LINK: Click Here For More Info!
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