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Real World Test of the 997.2 Turbo IPD Y-Pipe

Longboarder949We recently had the opportunity to test the IPD Y-Pipe on a customer's 997.2 Turbo who was participating at the recent Shift S3ctor event located at the Coalinga Municipal Airport. This is an old fashion "rung what you brung" head to head straight up racing event held on a ½ mile air strip. This is a great test bed for any performance product since it's easy to replicate runs in similar conditions helping establish consistency between runs. It's also nice to have a very knowledgeable customer who understands evaluating performance gains/loses and is very methodical about testing protocol and procedures.

Dyno tests of the IPD Y-Pipes have always shown gains of 15-20 horsepower at the wheels but how does that translate into lap times, top speed, elapse times and advantages over your competition. Well as most of you should know, it's difficult to feel or even quantify 15-20 HP while driving a car, especially one with over 500 HP. We can't say with any certainty what the exact HP and torque gains from the IPD Turbo Y-Pipe were on this particular day but we can definitely "see" the advantages of the Y-Pipe in the form of faster trap speeds, ET's, new records and customer testimonial. And keep in mind that it's considerably more challenging and requires substantially more power to achieve an extra 3 mph at 160 than it does at 100.

We'd like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Longboarder for putting our 997.2 Turbo Y-Pipe through it's paces with a very busy and productive day at the air strip. Congratulations again on your record setting runs and good old fashion beat down on the competition.

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Latest Dyno Test - 997.2 Turbo S

997 2 Turbo Dyno Test smWe were recently "called out" on one of the more popular Porsche forums regarding our performance claims by another IPD Plenum non-believer. Of course we always try to find an active and well respected forum member / volunteer who is local and willing to donate his car and time towards the cause. Thankfully we are in Southern California so there's no shortage of performance minded Porsche owners interested in making their Porsches even faster.

997 2 Turbo S Dyno Graph smWe always require that all owners remain present during the dyno test sessions to further substantiate and verify our performance claims. Of course we are placing our proverbial heads in the guillotine when we agree to an impromptu public scrutinizing like this but we feel any and all manufactures should always agree to public validation tests if they truly stand behind their product and claims.

997 2 Turbo Plenum vs OEM Intake smThe Turbo remained strapped to the dyno in between all sessions and during the IPD Plenum installation for a true apples and apples comparison. This was a very strong bone stock 997.2 Turbo S that laid down some very exceptional baseline numbers that are 20-25 HP stronger than a typical stock 997.2 Turbo S. All dyno pulls were performed with Sport Plus mode switched on. Temps were slightly warmer during the IPD Plenum pulls. Customer was present during entire test session.

997 2 Turbo S Dyno at GIAC smIn the end the IPD 997.2 Turbo Plenum delivered the claimed 30 wheel HP and 35 foot pounds of torque. But more importantly, the car owner was impressed with the improved performance and said that he could feel a substantial increase in power, quicker acceleration and improved boost response. Another independent customer dyno tested his 997.2 Turbo IPD Plenum and posted a claimed 38 wheel HP and 42 foot pounds of torque.

997.2 Turbo S Plenum & Y-Pipe Cross Country Highway and Track Test

997 2 Turbo-IPD-Test-02 medOver the years we've performed plenty of dyno and GPS tests of the IPD Plenums which all provided quantitative performance gains, but never have we measured the affects on fuel economy with the IPD Plenum and Turbo Y-Pipe. Although the IPD Plenums are a product of efficiency with many claims of improved gas mileage from customers, the fact remains that the IPD Plenum is a product designed to deliver performance. The following article is a story of one man's cross country adventure, passion for his Turbo Porsche and a quest for improved performance and faster lap times.

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