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EZ-Stab now in different flavors (and colors); including a new Extreme model

The guys at Auto Ennovations have launched different flavours / variants of their original EZ-Stab product including an ‘Extreme’ version that claims: “Using military grade components, EZ-Extreme is a high specification revision of the EZ-Stab. It has been proven to increase performance by up to 5HP*.
EZ-Extreme has the additional capability of upgrading the audio sound quality of any in-car-entertainment system (I.C.E).”

Also coming in a see-thru red ABS plastic case, it looks exactly identical to the base EZ-Stab model except for a new black and red wire combination. RXReviews received a unit Friday night and we will be posting our preview of how it works out pretty soon. This time, we’ll be testing it not only on an 8, but a stock WRX, and a souped up FI Corolla.

So is the new EZ-Extreme ready for primetime? I’ve already got some results out from test runs Fri and Sat, but I’ll reserve judgement till a bit later when I get some clarification on certain issues.

BTW Auto Ennovations also released a ‘Lite’ version of the EZ-Stab for those with much shallower pockets. It comes with a beautiful see-thru grey casing, which in my opinion should have been used for the EZ-Extreme for some differentiation. Then again on closer inspection of the pix, it seems to be recolored photoshop of the red EZ-Stab instead of an actual product shot.

One way power is maximized is thru optimizing air/fuel ratios/ignition timings and that can only be done from the ECU via a piggyback or a reflash.

The second way is to ensure that power to the ignition coils is consistent, and noise free. The 8 – like most modern cars – have built in transistors in the ignition coil that prevent any spikes past the rated voltage of 12v and a 3.5v trigger voltage. Supply for the coils in OEM condition may not be entirely optimum as the same source is used to power a myriad of devices including ICE. What many electrical mods do is to provide line conditioning to maintain stability during power distribution.

The third way is to lighten the load from the engine power-robbing alternator. Some 8s as well as many other cars invest in lightweight, underdriven pulleys to shift power back to the engine. Underdrivens have been proven to improve performance somewhat, but with a side effect of having less available power for ICE and other in-car stuff.

So what exactly does the EX-Stab do? seems to me like it has some capacitance function; a line conditioner, and something that minimizes work done by the power-losing alternator. We shall see…

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April 15, 2007 - Posted by | Electronics & Gauges

19 Comments »

  1. I really look forward to the reviews of the EZ-Extreme and if there is an improvement over the EZ-Stab.. If results are positive then would like to speak to them for a trade in of my current EZ-Stab that unfortunately is not working for my car..

    Comment by zika | April 16, 2007 | Reply

  2. Hi Zika

    I have given a public offer to existing Mazda RX-8 owners to do a free upgrade to the Premium version. From my record, there are about 15 users. Most are stock RX and some are even using the black box.

    Please kindly e-mail me and I like to hear your feedback.

    Meanwhile, I would advise the Mazda RX users to consider the premium set and avoid using the standard version.

    However, the standard version works well for Mazda 2,3,6.

    Comment by Jon Wong | April 17, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi Jon,

    Thanks for the reply and I did try to contact you via email but it was returned to me unfortunately. I am not driving an RX-8 but a Volvo S60 and would try emailing you again directly.

    Thanks.

    Comment by zika | April 17, 2007 | Reply

  4. Please kindly e-mail my alternative e-mail:

    jonathan_k_wong@hotmail.com

    Thanks.

    Comment by Jon Wong | April 17, 2007 | Reply

  5. Thanks Jon for your alternative email and have send my feedback accordingly. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Comment by zika | April 18, 2007 | Reply

  6. wah, new version. wonder how much more does it cost??

    Comment by David | April 18, 2007 | Reply

  7. My old black ez-stab fall apart (case break and less than a year) in my engine, I have contacted Jon couple of time. Keep giving me empty promise and most of the time no respond on my sms…. 😦

    Comment by wl3gan | April 26, 2007 | Reply

  8. Wen Liang, what is the meaning of this?

    Comment by Jon Wong | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  9. Mr, Gan Weng Liang. I have helped you to market the magnet you brought into Singapore. If sales are no good, you dont have to resort this sort of manner to take revenge.

    Comment by Jon Wong | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  10. POOR SERVICE

    Comment by HAHA | May 6, 2007 | Reply

  11. Jon has been generous enough to suggest a swap of my current EZ-Stab to the Extreme variant… He must be really busy as been trying to get a reply from him but nothing except a call that he would get back to me last week… Anyway do not want to seem like I am desperate for the swap but at least send an email or sms to let me know what is going on…

    Comment by zika | May 8, 2007 | Reply

  12. Guess better Dont install any Gadgets better.
    Just follow those ways of driving haha
    Install like never install better
    I dont install also gain FC ” TC ”

    Drive at moderate speeds (80km/h) with moderate acceleration. It is proven a Corolla can achieve 600km with 40 litres of fuel, with EZ-Stab fitted and careful driving on the highway. Slowly depress the accelerator pedal, not step on it!

    If possible, do not carry unnecessary loads. If driving within city, may consider not carrying spare tyres.

    Never overtake unnecessarily or rush to destinations!

    Comment by HAHA | May 9, 2007 | Reply

  13. Just managed to contact Jon today, he is a oversea now and having a tight schedule, he agreed to change the broken ez-stab for me. Zika, you might want to contact him again this Sunday evening when he is back

    Comment by wl3gan | May 11, 2007 | Reply

  14. Jon has gotten in touch with me and will definitely hook up with him when he is back. Appreciate his sms to update me today on what is happening. Will see how it goes.

    Comment by zika | May 11, 2007 | Reply

  15. Hey Bro

    Really can change a broken ez-stab to a NEW one ?

    Mine inside Cap had Blow n Blow my Car Main Fuses Too :

    Comment by Vios | May 11, 2007 | Reply

  16. Mine is broken casing and less than a year, the unit still work fine. I am using the cable tight and tape to tight the case now. I am not sure what’s your problem, you might want to check Jon or the shop you bought from.

    Comment by wl3gan | May 12, 2007 | Reply

  17. OIC

    The shop i install , i am not going back.

    As the shop now offer lower pricing to get rid of their stock.

    As their Feedback for their sales r very bad lor :X

    You can easily call around for a cheaper pricing
    ( As they just got afew shops willing to Test n Trial Selling this Product ) :X

    I am a beliver of this product , after reading their webpage.

    But after this 8 Feedback from this web 😛

    I totally agree what the 8 had being ” ButtLess Feel ” about this gadgets

    I going to get rid off my ride NOW :X

    Comment by Vios | May 13, 2007 | Reply

  18. sometimes plastic could be the best

    Comment by Rapid Tooling | February 6, 2009 | Reply

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