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by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Mar 30th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

A client recently brought in his 2003 Honda S2000 in for a Full-Race turbo kit install and tune with an AEM Series 2.  

Full Race Turbo Kit S2000 - part 1

Above: Full-Race turbo kit with AEM EMS.  

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Mar 29th, 2012 | General

Kyle Pollard called in a talked with Jared DeAnda and MotoIQ.  His segment starts at around 1:20:00.  

Here it is embedded above.  They talk a little about the off-season and future plans for 2012.

We look forward to continuing our support of Kyle Pollard in the 2012 season and hope you will to.  

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Mar 28th, 2012 | On The Dyno

On the dyno, we have a 2012 Volkswagen Golf R.  

2012 Golf R on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Mar 27th, 2012 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

We want to start off by thanking Northwest Nissans and Evergreen Drift for hosting Nissan Fest 2012.  This was the first year that the car show/meet included drifting and also moved from its previous location at Golden Gardens.  As sponsors of Northwest Nissans and owner of a Nissan, we went up to show our support.  Evergreen Speedway is a long way from the shop.  We had planned to leave around 6am but Kyle Pollard's car was not finished up and on the dyno for tuning until close to 6am.  John Reed came in early to tune the car and it was ready to go. We got everything loaded up and ready for the drive.

PSI heading to Nissan Fest

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Mar 26th, 2012 | John Reed Racing, Motorsports, On The Dyno, Tuning

The Formula Drift season is starting very soon. The first event at Long Beach is on April 6. Here at PSI, we have been staying very busy with several Formula Drift cars. We have been working on a few of the Northwest competitors' Formula Drift cars to get them ready for the season opener.

Formula D Throwdown & Pro-Am Practice 36

Above: Photo from Evergreen Speedway a few years ago.

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Mar 24th, 2012 | Events and Shows

Northwest Nissans' presents Nissan Fest at Evergreen Speedway tomorrow, Sunday, March 25th. As sponsors of Northwest Nissans, we will be there. Several cars that we worked on will be there drifting. We tuned Mike Phillips' LS1 powered S13 last week. It made over 446 whp with spinning tires on the dyno. The two of drivers are Kyle Pollard and Andrew Coomes. While they will both be driving Nissan 240's, Kyle's one is powered by a turbocharged stroked SR with a VVL head and Andrew's one has a 6.6L stroked LS2 under the hood. Two different approaches to reach the goal of getting sideways and smoking tires.

Inside PSI 3-23-2012

Above: It was like a mini Nissan Fest at the shop. We had Walker Wilkerson's LS7 240, Andrew Coomes' LS2 240, Kyle Pollard's SR Silvia, and Justin Shereeve's 240. Andrew and Kyle will be there at Nissan Fest so check their cars out.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Mar 23rd, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Radium Engineering often comes down to use our Dynojet dyno for their baselines and tunes.  We work closely with them so it is always a pleasant visit when they stop by.  The purpose of this visit was to tune a Lotus Elise that they recently installed their turbo kit  on.  

JP tuning a turbocharged Lotus Elise

Above: Radium Engineering Turbo Lotus Elise on the dyno.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Mar 22nd, 2012 | Modification, Tuning

A client brought down his 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra to have us install a NOS kit and a retune with SCT.

Ford Mustang SVT Cobra on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Mar 21st, 2012 | Events and Shows

This past weekend was the 2012 Portland Roadster Show.  We managed to get away from the shop on Saturday to check the cars.  Our good friend and client Larry, owner of "Whiplash", hooked us up with some tickets.  

Portland Roadster Show 2012 - Whiplash

Above: Larry's Portland Roadster Show Hall-of-Fame inductee,  on display at the 2012 show.  

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Mar 20th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Mike Phillips Racing - LS1 240SX first time on dyno

After tuning, Mike Phillips Racing LS1 240 puts down 446 whp even with tires slipping on the dyno.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Mar 19th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Recently, we had this Nissan Skyline R33 GTS on the dyno for tuning with Apexi PowerFC.

Skyline R33 GTS on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Mar 15th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On The Dyno, we have a 2003 Nissan 350Z.

Nissan 350Z on dyno at PSI for UpRev tune

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Mar 14th, 2012 | Motorsports, Tuning

Mike Phillips Racing made the drive down to PSI.  Mike Phillips has joined the small group of Northwest drifters that we sponsor and support in their drifting careers.  

Mike Phillips Racing - LS1 240SX first time on dyno

Above: Mike Phillips' LS1 240 on the dyno.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Mar 13th, 2012 | Motorsports

This past Sunday, March 11th, was the first drift event held at Pat's Acres Racing Complex (PARC) for the 2012 season.  This event was hosted by the Loki Motorsports.  Kyle Pollard went down there to get some practice in and just have fun.  He loaded up the PSI trailer and made the short drive down to Canby, OR.

PSI trailer

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Mar 7th, 2012 | Tuning

People often wonder if we can tune their car or what ems' do we tune.  So, this short blog post will go over some of your options.  

The tuning solutions for you will depend on what is available for your platform and what are your goals for your car.  No matter which 

The top option we recommend for some of our clients is a standalone engine management system.  Some standalone ems' that we tune are MoTeC, AEM, Pectel, ViPEC, and Haltech.  

MoTeC M800 in supercharged Ford Mustang.JPG

Above: MoTeC M800 in a supercharged Ford Mustang.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Mar 6th, 2012 | For Sale

One of our clients is looking to find a new home for his 1933 Ford Coupe 3-Window.

33 Ford Coupe

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Mar 5th, 2012 | On The Dyno

On the dyno, we have a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sedan. 

2008 C63 AMG Sedan on the dyno at PSI

This German sedan features the M156, a 6.2L 32V V8 engine, that is rated at 451hp in stock form.  The C63 AMG uses the 7G-Tronic with AMG SpeedShift enhancements transmission. 

When it arrived, it was in stock form except for a Kleeman K1 tune.  With the tuned ECU, the C63 put down 421 whp and 366 ft-lbs of torque. 

Here is the dyno run video:

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 | Media Coverage, Motorsports

Kyle Pollard, our sponsored driver and friend, has started his Journey to Drift.  After a slow start in 2011, with only having his car ready for the last few events, Kyle plans to push harder this season.  We will be continuing our support for Kyle as he prepares his RHD Nissan Silvia K's for the first round of Formula Drift at Long Beach.  

Day 253/365 - Long Day of Shooting

Above: Kyle Pollard drifting at PGP last season.  Photo courtesy of Connor Surdi.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Mar 1st, 2012 | On The Dyno

On The Dyno: we have a 1994 Nissan 300ZX.

1994 Nissan 300ZX on the dyno at PSI - rolling

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