Today we had a stock Ford GT on the dyno just to see what kind of power it puts down from the factory.
Here is the video:
The stock Ford GT put down 538 whp and 494 ft-lbs of torque.
A client recently installed a Precision 5857 turbo with a PFab equal length kit into his 2001 Honda S2000. He then trailered the car to us to have Jason Oefelein tune it on AEM.
Here is the video after the tune.
This S2000 put down 428 whp and 254 ft-lbs of torque.
This past weekend at our Summer Cruise-In, a vehicle broke the current high horsepower run on our dyno. The twin-turbo Dodge Viper SRT-10 that held the record was running on pump gas with water/meth injection, the new record holder was on race gas.
The Viper was beaten by another vehicle powered by a Viper V10. This 2005 twin-turbo Dodge Ram SRT-10 put down 1260 whp and 1192 ft-lbs of torque. With a race gas map, the truck was able to make this much power from the V10 with the help of two GT42 turbos.
We will just have to wait and see how long this Twin-Turbo Ram SRT-10 stays at the top.
There was a good turn out for our first annual Summer Cruise-In. People cruised in and out throughout the day giving us a wide variety of cars.
1956 Chevy Bel Air, Chevelle, and a 1955 Bel Air
Turbo Civic, Evo VIII, STi, RX8
Mustang Cobra, Corvette
Porsche 911 GT3, Hachi, Turbo Civic
NOS showed up too.
Andrew Coomes' LS powered Rocket Bunny S13 drift car.
There are more photos available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyletomita/sets/72157624464638145/with/4831865361/
This twin-turbo Viper Truck put down the most power at this event. It put down 1260 whp and 1192 ft-lbs of torque. A few of the cars that we had planned to dyno for this event were unable to show up. Fortunately, there were a lot of cool cars at this event and many owners willing to let us dyno their cars.
Check back for some videos and dyno charts.
The Acura NSX is a great car. It is often referred to as a supercar. A client of ours acquired one earlier this year. It is a black 2004 NSX.
Our client did not care for the appearance of the stock air box so he told us to fix it. We removed the air box and replaced it with a K&N cone filter. Having the filter hanging off a aluminum tube cause issues with movement. The air filter would hanging at the end and hit other nearby components.
To solve this issue, Alex Laventure, our in-house fabricator, began working on an intake mount. He took some measurements and began fabricating.
Here is the intake being fabricated.
Alex is welding the pieces together. He still needs to grind the welds down, smooth it out, and then polish it.
Here is the intake mount.
The bottom of the mount was painted black.
The mount installed in the NSX.
With the K & N filter installed.
The install looks clean and is functional. These are some of the small finishing touches we apply to cars to give them a clean, unique look.
Jason Oefelein recently went to Hagg Lake to tune a 23 foot boat. This boat had a throttle body injection 460 cid V8. The engine was initially carbureted but was changed to TBI because of the lack of consistence with elevation changes. Jason used a Holley Commander 950 and a custom air/fuel monitoring system to tune this boat.
After a little tuning on the lake, the boat is ready for fishing.
The Toyota Supra that we fabricated a turbo "kit" for is finally completed and on the dyno. The setup includes a 2JZ with a Garrett GTX4294R. This 71mm turbo needed to be located below a TRD strut tower bar so a custom turbo manifold was fabricated.
Now that fabrication is completed, it is time to test it out. We strapped the Supra to our dyno for some tuning and to see the power it puts down.
The "kit" we fabricated and installed.
The car produces 612 whp and 428 ft-lbs of torque at 31 psi through an automatic transmission.
Because, on the July 24th, we will be having our first annual Summer Cruise-In and dyno exhibition.
We hope you can join us.
The owner of this 1964 Corvette brought it down to PSI because it had drivability issues. It has a carburated 383 stroker under the hood.
The Corvette came in with an Edlebrock carb, which was giving us problems. We switched it out for a Holley 670 cfm Street Avenger carb.
Technician working on the Corvette.
After some tuning of the carb on the dyno, we got this Corvette to run smoother.
Here is a video of the Corvette on the dyno:
The 71mm turbo "kit" project we undertook is finally nearing completion. The build process has been documented on our blog and on the Supra forums by the owner of the car. Here is the "kit"
I have kit in quotes because this is no kit. It has been been created custom for our client. This "kit" was custom fabricated in house by Alex Laventure. He has spent over 70 hours creating this turbo setup for the client. This setup was created to allow the continued usage of a TRD strut tower bar. To accomplish this, the turbo was positioned lower in the engine bay. To accomodate this positioning, a custom turbo manifold needed to be fabricated because one was not available. The downpipe is 4 inches and currently has a reducer to fit with the current 3 inch exhaust. The reducer will be removed at a later time once a 4 inch exhaust is fabricated.
The car is now being reassembled and will be ready to tune by the end of the weekend. Check back on Monday and enjoy your weekend.
Jason Oefelein and Gary Rayevich made the long drive to Evergreen Speedway to provide some track side support for Andrew Coomes and his LS powered S13.
Jason Oefelein tuned Andrew's car in the pits to make sure he is ready to race this weekend. This will be Andrew's first competition in his LS powered S13 so the practice session was used as a test and tune session also.
Jason Oefelein tuning in the pits.
After Jason tweaked the tune on the S13, Andrew was ready to drive.
Andrew leaves the pits to get some track practice. He is starting out by taking it easy but as he gets more comfortable with the car, he pushes it harder.
With the practice session over, Andrew is ready for the competition.
In his down time, Jason Oefelein caught up with his friend Justin Pawlak.
Here are a few photos of the other drifters practicing.
Qualifying is on Friday, July 9th, and the main competition is on Saturday, July 10th. If you have the chance, head to Evergreen Speedway for this event. It will be a good one. For more information, go to http://www.formulad.com
Andrew Coomes and his drift car, "White Apocalypse" are heading up to Evergreen Speedway for the Evergreen Drift Pro-Am Championship. The car was finished up last night at around 11pm.
Here are some quick shots of his car from last night.
Good luck to Andrew and the rest of the Pro-Am and Formula D drifters.
With the turbo manifold complete, fabrication continues on the rest of the setup. Alex fabricated the down pipe.
The down pipe was fabricated from 4" tubing.
Fitting this large diameter down pipe in the cramped Supra engine bay was a challenge. Alex managed to fit the down pipe in around the turbo manifold and Tial wastegate.
The cold side of the turbo also came back from being chromed.
Alex can now begin work on the intercooler piping and intake.
A client of ours has an S2000 that we installed a GReddy turbo kit and tuned it on AEM. This setup produced 333whp after tuning by Jason Oefelein.
However, this much power was just not enough for our client. He did some research and decided on a Mase Engineering turbo kit based on a Precision 5857 turbo.
The Precision Turbo 5857 turbo
Mark Panic installing the turbo kit.
Once the turbo kit was installed, it was time to tune it.
It was strapdown and ready to tune.
The owner recently picked up new CCW wheels. 11.5" wide in the rear and 10" wide in the front.
Jason Oefelein tuning the S2000 with AEM.
Here is a video of the dyno run.
The car is a Toyota Supra and the turbo setup includes a 71mm turbo. This has been an on-going project for us. The client came in with the goal of replacing his smaller turbo with a 71mm GTXR turbo and keeping this turbo below his strut tower bar. This request required a custom turbo manifold. The build process for this manifold has been a lot of long hours and waiting for parts. Other factors that affected the turbo manifold was the use of a quick spool valve and a Tial wastegate. The position of these also had to be taken into consideration. Here is the end result.
Alex Laventure did a great job fabricating this turbo manifold to fit within the restrictions of the clients request. This was a long process that has been documented throughout our blog. The last parts that were finished up were the wastegate. This large Tial wastegate needed to be positioned in a way to not interfere with anything else and still be able to dump into the exhaust.
From those two previous photos, you can see the path that the wastegate tubing travels. The tube is routed between the 3 sets of cylinders. The vband for the wastegate goes around the rear 3 exhaust tubes and ends below the turbo manifold.
Here are some detailed shots of the welds for the wastegate vband.
Continue you checking back for updates on this build. Alex will continue this project by fabricating a down pipe and the intake piping. We hope to have this car started and tuned with the next week or two.
Today, Jason Oefelein and Gary Rayevich accompanied Andrew Coomes and his team to South Sound Raceway to have a test and tune session with "White Apocalypse". "White Apocalypse" is Coomes' LS2 powered S13 with the Rocket Bunny body kit. This beast puts down 452whp and 413 ft-lbs of torque.
After driving up early this morning, Andrew was ready to begin drifting. The 3 hour drive only built up Andrew's excitement even further. We worked until midnight last night to fine tune the car for today's test and tune session. The front end was modified to incorporate a bar around the lower part of the radiator. This support will strengthen the front end and protect the raditator. This support was also designed with points to jack the car up, thus making working on it easier.
After a final inspection, it was finally time to test "White Apocalypse" on the track. Andrew was definitely up to the challenge.
To get a feel for the car, Andrew began the day by doing donuts. The LS2 definitely has enough power to burn up the tires. He was going around the cone and leaving white smoke behind him. At times, "White Apocalypse" disappeared in the smoke, but the V8 was clearly audible.
Once the smoke cleared, the power and control are evident from the donuts left on the track. Andrew was able to easily keep the car moving around in closely concentric circles.
After doing donuts for awhile, the real shakedown began.
After a long day of drifting, many of Andrew's tires looked like the one above. "White Apocalypse" easily ate through many sets of tires.