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by Branden Scalera on Thu, Aug 7th, 2014 | Client Vehicles, From the Web, General, Motorsports, On The Dyno, Tuning

by Branden Scalera on Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Events and Shows, General, Motorsports, Tuning

The past couple weeks have been really busy around here. With Formula Drift Atlanta coming up and the Oregon Trail Rally going on at Portland International Raceway, we saw a lot of race teams around the shop.

by Branden Scalera on Thu, Feb 27th, 2014 | Client Vehicles, General, On The Dyno, Tuning

Its not often we're able to tune BMWs, but this one was special....

by Branden Scalera on Thu, Dec 26th, 2013 | Client Vehicles, General, Tuning

We recently had a Noble M12 GTO-3R come in to the shop for some tuning.  Noble is a small British sports car company so it's no surprise if youve never heard of or seen one in person. These particular models were assembled in South Africa and very few were ever imported into North America. 

by Branden Scalera on Fri, Dec 20th, 2013 | Client Vehicles, Fabrication, Suspension, Tuning

Take a look at this boosted Mazda Miata....

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Feb 4th, 2013 | Modification, On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have a 2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0.

In stock form, the 5.0 is rated at 420 hp and 390 ft-lbs of torque.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Jan 30th, 2013 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have a 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.  

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Jan 24th, 2013 | Modification, On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have a 2JZ vvt-i powered Nissan 240SX.  

2JZ VVT-i and BorgWarner

by Kyle Tomita on Sun, Dec 30th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On The Dyno, we have a 2JZ powered Nissan 240SX.  

2JZ VVT-i Nissan 240SX on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Dec 18th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Last week, Eckert's Rod & Custom brought down the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach Forty that won best of show at SEMA to the shop to get tuned.  

Ford Mustang Mach Forty on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Dec 6th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On The Dyno: We have a turbocharged Honda S2000.  

Turbo Honda S2000 on the dyno at PSI

This S2000 was on the dyno for tuning by Jason Oefelein with an AEM EMS.  It was back for a retune after having the engine stroked and a larger turbo.  

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Nov 29th, 2012 | General, Tuning

As you all might know, we stay very busy and encourage proactive preparations for next year racing season. With that in mind, we are offering a discounted rate for tuning and now LABOR during the next few months.

Tuning Robbie Nishida's SC300 at PSI

Above: Jason Oefelein tuning Robbie Nishida's 2JZ SC before Formula D Seattle.

15% off labor and suspension tuning -- call or email for details

Brian doing an alignment on a Subaru STi

Above: Brian Hartsock doing an alignment on a Subaru STi.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 19th, 2012 | John Reed Racing, On The Dyno, Tuning

Newly licensed Formula D driver Rob Primo stopped by the shop on the way down to All-Star Bash 2012, at Willow Springs International Raceway.  He was stopping by to have his car retuned and ready for the event.  Also a large supply of Falken tires were drop shipped and waiting for him.  

Rob Primo 2JZ S14 Pre-ASB2012 002

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Oct 16th, 2012 | Tuning

We would like to introduce the Magnum Powers Supercharger Kits for the Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006 4.0L.

We have been working with them on the tuning side of this kit. Jason Oefelein tuned the test 2000 Jeep Wrangler.

Jason Oefelein tuning a Supercharged Jeep Wrangler

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Aug 17th, 2012 | Fabrication, General, John Reed Racing, Tuning

During the summer, we see an influx of sandrails and offroad vehicles and this season is no exception. Along with the turbo Polaris RZR project we have been working with John Reed Racing, there have been several sandrails in for tuning.

PSI and JRR Polaris RZR Turbo Kit 001

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 Sat, Jul 14th, 2012 | General, Suspension, Tuning

You can definitely tell we are in the middle of  drift season.  Coming up next week is Formula Drift Seattle Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway.  It is the major drifting event in the Northwest.  

Name the cars inside PSI - 6-29-2012

Since the Achilles Radial drift cars were dropped off a few weeks ago, we have been working on many drift cars and getting them ready for events. 

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Jun 22nd, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Joe Ayala came back to PSi to have his car tuned before Drift Evolution and  this time it had a GT28 turbo. 

Joe Ayala S13 on the dyno at PSI

Jason Oefelein once again tuned Joe's car with an Apexi PowerFC.  This new setup produced 290 whp and 283 ft-lbs of torque.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Jun 12th, 2012 | John Reed Racing, On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have Tyler Grimsley's Nissan S13 powered by a turbo KA.  

TYGR Racing on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Jun 11th, 2012 | John Reed Racing, On The Dyno, Tuning

One of our client's brought in his 1992 Nissan Sentra with a SR20DET.  

SR powered Sentra

Above: The Sentra out front and ready to go home.

When it first came in, the engine was hurt.  The engine was pulled out and sent off to the machine shop.  While the engine was out, the engine bay was prepped for its return.  

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Jun 7th, 2012 | Modification, Tuning

A client recently sent his 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT to us to have an Edelbrock supercharger installed.  

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

Above: The Challenger is a vibrant purple that we were told is a rare factory color.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 30th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have a 1928 Ford Model A Touring.  

1928 Ford Model A Touring

by Kyle Tomita on Sun, May 27th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Import Face-Off is returning to Woodburn Dragstrip once again.  Last year, we tuned a Mitsubishi Evo for the event. 

Brian's 865whp Evo at IFO Woodburn 002.JPG

Above: 865whp Evo tuned by Jason Oefelein and Woodburn dragstrip.  

This year, we tuned two Evo's for the IFO and both are running large turbo setups.  

Over 1600 whp of Evos

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 23rd, 2012 | Modification, On The Dyno, Tuning

A client came in to have us install a set of Stillen headers and retune his 2008 Nissan 350Z. After installing the headers, we strapped the 350Z and Jason Oefelein started tuning the 350Z with the UpRev Osiris.

Jason Oefelein tuning Nissan 350Z - UpRev

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 22nd, 2012 | Modification, Tuning

A client brought in his 2012 Nissan GT-R to have us install an AMS Alpha 6 kit and tune it on the dyno with Cobb AccessTuner Pro.

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