Free Tuning Updates

Posted by on Feb 23, 2023 in Updates |

Sometimes project builds can take far longer than expected. This can occur for many unexpected reasons such as a change in finances, family, health or work related travel. Here at Prototype-R, we offer free updates to tunes purchased for up to one year after the date of initial purchase. Make sure to keep this in mind when purchasing a tune and ideally wait to purchase your tune until you are putting the finishing touches on a build or after break-in. Please note that these...

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Cloned Turbochargers

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022 in Updates |

Please note that effective April 2022 we will no longer be providing tuning services for Mini Coopers equipped with cloned turbochargers. Any tunes purchased through the website without prior consultation will be refunded. Unfortunately, far too many of these turbochargers suffer from surging and/or a lack of performance. We have seen multiple instances wherein a standard S model turbocharger outperforms a far larger 42mm hybrid that has been produced with substandard...

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Catch Cans vs Detonation

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Updates | 0 comments

Many performance enthusiast dismiss the importance of an oil catch can thinking that since it does little for carbon build up it is of little use. Nothing could be further from the truth. In turbocharged applications the octane of the fuel in the intake charge is critical. Lower octane fuel simply cannot resist detonation under high boost or aggressive timing, both of which are needed to make maximum power. Without an oil catch can, vapors containing oil mist enter the...

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