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Off Season Tuning

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Mar 29th, 2011 | Client Vehicles, Tuning

It is quickly approaching that time of year, summer. It is almost April and the weather is starting to get better and motorsport events are starting up. Evergreen Drift is starting to hold open drift events and the Formula D Pro-Am series will be starting shortly.

Formula D Throwdown & Pro-Am Practice 16

Above: Professional drifters at a Formula D event at Evergreen Speedway.

We are getting one of our client's drift car ready for the season.  He will be competing in the Evergreen Drift Pro-Am series. 

Andrew Coomes' Rocket Bunny LS Powered S13 1

During the off-season, his LS2 was gone over completely and got a dry sump oiling system.  It is coming together and will be ready for a few practice session before the competition begins. 

Other events like rallycross and PIR track events are starting up too, which means it is time that people are getting out their cars from winter storage.  It is also the time when people are preparing their track cars for a fun season. 

Lotus Track day at PIR 006

Above: Lotus track day at PIR.

Another one of our clients is doing exactly that.  He is getting his turbo Mazda Miata ready for some track usage this season. 

Turbo Mazda Miata on the dyno at PSI for tuning

A part of any good preparation for the season is to check the tune and get it retuned if necessary.  During the off-season, our client got some parts upgraded and so a proper tune was in order.  Jason Oefelein tuned this turboMiata with an AEM EMS.  An AEM is a popular choice for engine management because of the cost and functionality.  As with other standalone systems, the AEM gives Jason more control of the engine to get the most power and the best powerband for the particular type of racing. 

Jason Oefelein tuning a turbo Mazda Miata

Here is a video of the turbo Miata on the dyno after a tune.

1993 Turbo Mazda Miata on dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.