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by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012 | Research and Development

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This time around, we are focusing on the suspension aspects of the Scion FR-S.  

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Aug 7th, 2012 | Fabrication, John Reed Racing, Modification, Research and Development, Tuning

This is the latest project that we have been working with John Reed Racing on.  It is a turbocharged Polaris RZR.  We handled design and fabrication of the turbo kit and John Reed handled the wiring and tuning.  

PSI and JRR Polaris RZR Turbo Kit 005 

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Apr 19th, 2012 | Fabrication, Modification, On The Dyno, Research and Development, Tuning

On The Dyno, we have a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1.  A stock ZR-1 is a pretty impressive car with its supercharged LS9.  However, this is no ordinary ZR-1 but has had a few custom upgrades.  

ZR1 on the dyno at PSI

Above: The ZR-1 on the dyno.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Apr 18th, 2012 | Client Vehicles, Fabrication, Modification, Research and Development, Tuning

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One of our clients is an avid autocross driver and competes in his Mini Cooper S. For the past several seasons, he has been running a modified supercharged setup. This past year, John Reed installed and tuned a ViPEC V88.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, May 17th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Research and Development, Tuning

Nowdays, we have become dependent on fuel.  We drive to and from work, and in the process use a lot of fuel.  Getting the fuel from your tank to the engine is also very important.  From the factory, stock vehicles have this fuel movement taken care of.  On heavily modified vehicles, upgrading the fuel system is often a necessity.  Take this truck for an example,

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by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Nov 19th, 2009 | Client Vehicles, Fabrication, Research and Development, Tuning

A client recently purchased a 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10.  From the factory, a Viper SRT-10 is a powerful car.  We put the Viper on the dyno for a baseline.  The Viper put down 564 rwhp and 539 ft-lbs of torque.

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564 rwhp is a lot for most cars, but the owner wanted more power out of his Viper.  Unfortunately, there are currently not a lot of support available for this particular year of Viper.  This is a new platform and is the first mass air flow based drive-by-wire Viper.  This Viper is more efficient than previous generations of Vipers, which will make the task of high horsepower gains difficult.

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