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How To's:

How to Modify Your EcoBoost Powered Ford Focus ST
How to Pick a Turbo for your EcoBoost Focus ST
How to Run over 29 PSI of Boost on your Focus ST
How To Modify Your MazdaSpeed 3/6
How To Set the Logging Parameters on your COBB AP V3
How To Perform a compression test on a Ford Focus St or MazdaSpeed Disi Motor 
How To Set Launch Control, Flat Foot Shift, and Primary Rev Limiter
How To Pick the Right Spark Plugs for your modified  MazdaSpeed DISI or Ford EcoBoost
How To Protect Your Motor From Uncontrolled Overboost
How To Wire a Generic Stratified Plug and Play ECU
How to detect WMI Failure using Fuel Trims
How to deal with a bad tank of gas

 

General Tech:

PCV Systems in Turbo Cars - From Catch Cans to Carbon Buildup
Adjusting and Upgrading your Wastegate Actuator
What wastegate duty cycle and boost curve can tell us about our turbo setups
Engineering the Right Fuel Solution ... Less Can Be More
Stratified Tunes Are Designed to Handle Extreme Conditions
Low Speed Pre Ignition in the Direct Injected Engines (MazdaSpeed DISI, Ford Ecoboost)
The Benefits of E85 for High Performance Tuning in the MazdaSpeed DISI and Ford EcoBoost Motor
Knock Retard Explained: What it is and how it works
Analysis of Load Based Versus Boost Based Tuning
Technical Discussion on Intakes and Turbocharging
The effects of Intake Air Temperatures (IAT) on Turbocharged Vehciles 
The Implications of a Blow Boost Pressure (Wastegate) Line
Overboost Protection and Why it is Important

Ford EcoBoost Tech:

Modifications Guide for the EcoBoost Ford Focus ST
Ford Focus ST Big Turbo Upgrade Guide
Is Your Ecoboost Tune on Point? Here's what to look for
Upgrading your Ecoboost Fuel System - Part 1 - How it Works
Adjusting and Upgrading your Wastegate Actuator
Running over 29 PSI of Boost on your EcoBoost Powered Focus ST
What can be changed via the map slots on the COBB Accessport and the Ecoboost?
Reliability and the Ecoboost
What wastegate duty cycle and boost curve can tell us about our turbo setups
Focus ST Water Methanol (WMI) Install and Results
How To Perform a compression test on a Ford Focus St
How To Set Launch Control, Flat Foot Shift, and Primary Rev Limiter
How To Pick the Right Spark Plugs for your modified  MazdaSpeed DISI or Ford EcoBoost
Understanding knock and ignition corrections in your Ecoboost powered Ford
Drag Racing the Shop Focus ST
Are throttle closures at WOT bad?
How to detect WMI Failure using Fuel Trims

Improving the Handling of your Fiesta ST
Tuning the Fiesta ST for E85

Focus RS Specific:

Focus RS Turboback Exhaust Results
Is Your Ecoboost Tune on Point? Here's what to look for

MazdaSpeed 3/6 Tech:

Modifications Path for the MazdaSpeed 3/6 or Mazda MPS
Detecting WMI Failures on the Mazda DISI Motor
Comparing OEM VS Aftermarket BPV's
Does a Downpipe Really Make a Difference?
BNR S3 Turbo Walthrough 
Setting Up WMI Using the Stock Washer Tank

Volkswagen Tech:

Tuning the MK6 GTI: Stage 1, E85, Limits, Findings
How to setup and use Virtual Dyno for your VW GTI
Diverter Valves: How they work, the limitations, and what you need for your TFSI
Turboback installation and performance on the MK6 GTI
Golf R Intercooler (FMIC) Upgrade