Arrow Race Controller - preliminary observatuions.

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  1. Bruce H.

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    I met a fellow from Arrow that worked on your new PCM tune at VIR last summer. He was there custom tuning 3 Comp Coupe race cars at pit wall and highly recommended this new tune to me for track use. Ralph has basically run the tune forever in his white car and also recommended it to me, as did Dick. I suspect others may make more power, but we can at least have complete faith in this tune I believe.
     
  2. Jack B

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    There is not a close second to Arrow 's viper capabilities. If you want more NA power, especially with heads and cam, why look elsewhere, they have proven the reliab ility/driveability with a test mule that has logged several thousand miles.

    Just a guess, however, anyone else offering a fixed cam is either going to copy or buy the fixed cam conversion parts from Arrow.
     
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  4. Dave1968

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    Thankyou Jack. I'm thinking then the best way to go would be the maintain the stock airbox, however, replace the air filter element itself with a superior flowing one. Amsoil perhaps or AFE if and when they are availabe.
     
  5. Bobpantax

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    Dave. I believe that Dick Winkles has said that the stock air filter is the best one to use.
     
  6. Dave1968

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    Stock air box yes We all know paper doesnt flow nearly as well as aftermarket elements. thx
     
  7. Dave1968

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    FYI: K & N part no. 33-2432 Flows 893 CFM. Sounds like a fine addition.
     
  8. Bobpantax

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    Jack needs to post on this also. I recall him experimenting a bit and for some reson the stock filter was the best. I think Mark J also chimed in. It just occurred to me to ask Mark whether whatever caused the stock air filter to be the best with the stock controller was altered in the Arrow controller so a replacement filter will not cause a code and, if it is higher flow, result in a benefit. Mark?

    It is 59 here right now and I just got back from a ride. The additional power from the Arrow controller was obvious and even felt like a bit more but that is undoubtedly due to the temperature.

     
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  9. Dave1968

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    Hey Bob, Where, or from who, did you buy the arrow race controller.
     
  10. Bobpantax

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    Mark at Woodhouse.
     
  11. Dave1968

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    Great. Thx for the info.
     
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    So, I don't get it - why add the controller without adding any extra mods?
     
  13. Bobpantax

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    From Viper Xchange site:

    Package 1 – Off Road Race Controller – 670hp
    THIS (available now, MSRP $1100)

    The Venom Race Control Module Kit is a direct replacement for the stock engine control module. Installation takes about 20 minutes. This will give the Viper approx 20-25 hp via slightly more aggressive ignition timing, and a more optimized air-fuel ratio. All factory ECM’s found on the Vipers are only tuned for a max of 91 octane fuel, whereas the Venom controller can provide the additional gains found from using 93 octane, which is readily available in most states. Here are the list of gains from this Venom ECM:
    • Revised fuel, spark, and cam position
    • Aggressive off-throttle exhaust note THIS
    • Requires minimum 93 octane fuel
    • Rpm limiter raised from 6400 up to 6600 THIS
    • Flexibility of rearend gear ratios can self-learn from 3.07 to 4.10 ratios.
    • 1st gear to 4th gear skip-shift has been eliminated THIS
    • Catalyst monitor disabled (can run without catalytics, without setting a code)
    • Air flow rationality disabled
    • Misfire detection disabled
    And if I decide to do more, it is already there.
     
  14. mjorgensen Woodhouse

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    The K&N may flow more dirty air new and less dirty air used. The sensors and engine will appreciate this down the road. Also the K&N filter lacks the stiffness to withstand the pressurized air box at speed where the factory one was specifically designed for this.
     
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    Just off the dyno with the highest powered TA we did with the HP Tuners software and then switching out to the Arrow PCM. Back to back results, 3 pulls each in a row (all temps the same) numbers varied +- 1 hp. Arrow PCM was slightly behind for the first half of the pull (this HPT was still on the modified throttle tables that were causing limp modes though) so the gains were because the Arrow ramp rate was slower, (although for some reason on the street the Arrow PCM felt much more crisp...).

    The second half of the pull the Arrow PCM took back the lead and finished a couple rwhp up. Not bad for a plug and play $1100 option to the HPT. A/F ratio was very good over the entire pull, off throttle pop is back for those of you who love that, and the drivability was perfect.

    Can't see it well, but the HPT was 566 and the Arrow was 570 so very close, most of the other HPT cars we did were 8-14rwhp lower that this particular Viper.

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    Hi Mark. I cannot open the image. Also, what do you think is a fair driveline loss percentage to use in calculating Flywheel HP?
     
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    Think this is the picture he's trying to show
     
  18. Bobpantax

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    Thanks Jeff. Can you enlarge it a bit?
     
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    I don't know the losses, on our dyno the calculation is about 1.23, most stock cars run about 515rwhp.
     
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    Mark. I note that this is a Mustang Dyno. Don't they show 10% lower than a Dynojet? What do you think the 570 RWHP equates to at the flywheel?
     
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    probably 690-700, I've driven this car at COTA and it hits 170+ on the back straight, it is very strong.
     
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    Probably, however, not where I'm at right now
     
  23. Bobpantax

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    Did you do any comparison of a stock car with each respective controller? The one in the dynograph above had headers and Corsa catback - right? I ask because I think I am getting more than just a 25 to 30 HP bump. I can break traction in ways I could not before. The car seems to be picking up more HP under lower outside temp conditions than the stock calibration allowed. Could the new controller's calibration be allowing this?
     
  24. mjorgensen Woodhouse

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    We have not had a stock car to start with yet, I've sold so many Belangers in the past 2 years these are cars that have been waiting for the PCM at the moment. We will eventually have some new 15's that we will do start to finish, same way we will when the H/C package arrives.
     
  25. Dave1968

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    Quick question. Have you tried doing your test with no air filter or with an aftermarket one. I'm not sure how much air this motor will process at high RPM's , but there might be a bottle neck there. I would think it could move more than 500 CFM wide open and I seriously doubt that stock paper filter will move even that much. If you could get another few horses by opening that up, so much the better. I've always tried to increase efficiency throughout to get every last drop - right down to indexing spark plugs. thx.
     
  26. Bobpantax

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    dyno.jpg I found this dyno chart posted on another site. If the poster sees this, perhaps he will comment.


    Pretty impressive. It is a stock Gen V with the stock controller versus a stock Gen V with the Arrow Racing Engines controller. The torque number on the stock run is low ( probably some sort of glitch that day) and the runs were done on different days but on the same dyno.

    The HP numbers ( 567.9 versus 534.7) certainly confirm what I am feeling as a difference. It is an easily noticed difference. Basically, 675 HP.
     
  27. Bobpantax

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    Some have asked me about the decel rumbling. It is a deeper, more coherent sound. It is not louder. It is a more macho sound which I am sure they intended it to be. In a non TA variant, which has more sound insulation, it will be less audible. Note that since you keep your stock controller and it only takes about 30 minutes or so to have your SRT Viper tech swap the controller out, you can have it both ways if you want it in for some spirited driving but want to change it back for a long drive. At highway speed in sixth, the sound is OK. Boring, LOL, but OK.
     
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    Just for clarification, If the after the install, the owner decides to put the stock computer back in the car, can they do that themselves, or does it have to go back to the dealer each time a swap is made?
     
  29. mjorgensen Woodhouse

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    Yes you can do it all on your own afterwards. There is a start run timer code that can trip sometimes that needs to be cleared but a scanner can do that.
     
  30. Bobpantax

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    Tested the new 6600 RPM limit today. Try it. You will like it.
     

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