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by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 29th, 2012 | Performance Products

AEM, known for the EMS, are now offering AEMdata Data Analysis Software to their users.  AEMdata allows the user of certain AEM products to get even more out of these products. 

AEMdata is a customizable data analysis package for select AEM products.  It was designed as a user-friendly interface that features advanced 3D graphics.  The displays data using charts, dash displays, gauges, or custom user-created displays, allowing the user to review and playback vehicle, driver, or engine data. 

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 28th, 2012 | On The Dyno

On The Dyno: 2012 Mazdaspeed3

2012 Mazdaspeed3 on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Feb 27th, 2012 | Institute of Automotive Performance

This past weekend, the Institute of Automotive Performance held their first Introduction to Tuning Basics (EFI) under the new format.  This 2-day weekend course, delves into the basics of tuning and the explains the components that are used.  This course is designed to give those interested in the automotive performance field a little more information into tuning.  This course is a prerequsite for IAP's more advanced tuning courses.  This first course was taught by Jason Oefelein, a founder of IAP.  Jason has an extensive background in the automotive performance field and is willing to share his knowledge with eager pupils.  

The Intro course is mainly comprised of a lecture section that talks about the fundamentals.  

IAP First Intro Class

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Feb 25th, 2012 | On The Dyno

On The Dyno, we have a 2008 twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.

Twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 22nd, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno we have a 1982 Toyota Corolla.

1982 Toyota Corolla on the dyno

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 21st, 2012 | On The Dyno

On the dyno, we have a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG BiTurbo.  

2012 E63 AMG BiTurbo on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Sun, Feb 19th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have a 2007 Mazdaspeed3.  It has a turbocharged 2.3L inline 4 under the hood.  The client brought his car down to get a tune using a Cobb AccessPort.  Before the tune, the Mazda was putting down 263whp and 289 ft-lbs of torque.  After the tune, the car made 279 whp and 307 ft-lbs of torque.

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Feb 18th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno we have a 2004 Nissan 350Z.

2004 Nissan 350Z on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Feb 17th, 2012 | On The Dyno

On the Dyno: we have a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle.  This Chevelle is powered by a small-block Chevy 350 with "old school" turbo heads.

This setup produces 330 whp and 357 ft-lbs of torque. 

View more in the dyno archive.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Feb 16th, 2012 | Fabrication, PSI Projects

We are starting to write about this 1961 Cadillac project to catch you up on where it currently stands. This project is the current undertaking of our main fabricator, Alex Laventure. With over 20 years of experience in fabrication, this project looks like it will be something very special.

This project started so quickly, we do not have many initial photos. Alex has put in a lot of work so far and the project is well on its way.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 15th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On their first visit to PSI, Garage Autohero brought down a few cars to be tuned. One such car was this SR20 powered Nissan S13 240SX.

Garage Autohero - SR S14 on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 15th, 2012 | For Sale

One of our client's is entertaining offers on his turbocharged 2005 Honda S2000.

Turbo S2000 on dyno 2

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 14th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Recently a client brought in a 2010 Nissan 370Z convertible for an Invidia cat-back exhaust installation and tune.  After the exhaust was installed the car was strapped down on the dyno for Jason Oefelein to tune it using the UpRev Osiris tuning solution.  After the tune, the 370Z put down 303 whp and 251 ft-lbs of torque.  

Here is the video of the run:

Here is a link to the dyno archive record for this car.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 14th, 2012 | General

Todd Design Inc will be hosting a promotional prescreening of Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance at the Lloyd Center Cinemas A this Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm.  For tickets goto www.accessmetropolis.com and download your e-ticket.

Todd Johnston has been rendering both our clients and internal projects since we started.  He has rendered a special design for this event that he will be giving away.  

Above: You could win this original print.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Feb 13th, 2012 | Tuning

Ray and the guys from Garage Autohero came down last Saturday for a tuning session at PSI. They brought down a couple of cars that they recently finished up. A Nissan S13 powered by an SR20 and a Nissan 300ZX also powered by an SR20.

Garage Autohero - SR 300ZX at PSI

Above: Jason Oefelein and Rob Primo checking out the engine bay of the 300ZX.

by Kyle Tomita on Sun, Feb 12th, 2012 | Motorsports

Loren Haleston, of LorenInHD, came out for a day of karting at PSI.

Loren Haleston - Karting at PSI 002

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Feb 11th, 2012 | Motorsports

Loren Haleston and Kyle Pollard have been spotted at PSI, again. They were both here last weekend for some kart racing.

Loren Haleston filming

This time they were here to make a different type of video. For the 2012 Drift season, Kyle Pollard, a professional driver competing in Formula Drift, will be documenting his journey.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Feb 10th, 2012 | Fabrication

We recently finished up the exhaust for an LS3 in a Datsun 280Z.

Custom LS3 280Z exhaust

This Datsun is being built for one of our clients in California. The LS3 was not pulled from a Corvette or any other car but was shipped from the factory. It is an E-Rod version, which is CARB legal. This one fact is the reason it was chosen for this project. The LS3 also came with catalytic converters to be fitted onto the exhaust system. These cats made it a little more challenging than a normal race exhaust system to route.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Feb 10th, 2012 | General

We are proud to present our new website.  If you are reading this, you are already on our new site.  But, here is the home page anyway,

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Feb 9th, 2012 | PSI Projects

PSI 64 Lincoln Continental Project

Above: The current state of the PSI Lincoln Project.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 8th, 2012 | On The Dyno

A client recently brought down his 1963 Pontiac Catalina.

1963 Pontiac Catalina on the dyno at PSI

Above: Catalina on the dyno.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 7th, 2012 | Fabrication, PSI Projects

The PSI Celica Project car has been disassembled. The engine and interior have been removed. This was all in preparation for the roll cage.

We plan to take this Celica to jump it and drive it like crazy, so an ordinary roll cage would not do.

PSI Celica Project - Cage - Inside

Above: The view from the inside.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Feb 6th, 2012 | General

Recently we have been checking out Autemo.com. It is the website for an Australia based Automotive design studio. While browsing through their many great images, we noticed a few of the Skyline. We think it is really cool that they liked the Skyline enough to use it as a base for their artwork.

Here are few samples,

illustration by dEst

by Kyle Tomita on Sun, Feb 5th, 2012 | Motorsports

The weather this weekend was sunny and unlike a normal winter day in Oregon.

PSI - Winter Day - 2-4-2012 001

During the week, we spent some time getting our karts ready for a weekend of racing. However, we learned late on Friday afternoon that Pat's Acres Racing Complex would be closed. This has been the track of choice for us because of its close proximity. Rather than cancel karting for the weekend, we decided to just go to the shop.

Race day at PSI Raceway Park

Above: Kyle Pollard was ready for serious racing. Jason Oefelein, John Reed, and Adam also came down to race.

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Feb 4th, 2012 | General

Do you use Flickr?  So does PSI.  

Join our group, http://www.flickr.com/groups/tunedbypsi/ and add your own photos of PSI or our work.

Here is a little sample from the group,

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