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by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Apr 30th, 2012 | Tuning

As many of you know, those who keep up with Formula Drift that is, Robbie Nishida's new Lexus SC was not ready for the Streets of Long Beach but he drove the Nissan S13.5 from last season.  

Above: Robbie Nishida in the Achilles Radial Nissan S13.5 at the Streets of Long Beach.  Photo courtesy of David Karey for MotoIQ.com.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Apr 27th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno, we have not one but two Nissan 350Z's.  These Z's came in for tuning with UpRev Osiris.  We have been tuning several cars with the UpRev Osiris system lately but this is the first time we had two on the same day.  However, with the increase in the popularity of UpRev tuning, this probably won't be the last.  

Each of these Z's had a few upgrades but were running the stock tune.  

2007 Nissan 350Z on the dyno at PSI - dark blue

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Apr 24th, 2012 | Modification

Recently, we had a pair of Lexus ISF's from California stop by the shop.  One of the owners was a good friend who moved back to California last year.  We built and tuned his previous car, a turbo Honda S2000.  He now owns an Lexus ISF and he wanted us to install a set of Sikky Headers.  

2008 Lexus ISF on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012 | Modification, On The Dyno, Tuning

On The Dyno, we have a 2010 Nissan 370Z.  This Z has an aftermarket intake and a Fast Intentions exhaust system.  After the installation of the parts, the Z was tuned with UpRev Osiris.  After tuning, this setup produced 305 whp and 248 ft-lbs of torque.

Here is the dyno run video,

The UpRev Osiris system works on many Nissan and Infiniti models.  Feel free to contact us for more information about having your car tuned.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Apr 20th, 2012 | Motorsports, Tuning

This upcoming Saturday will be Round 1 of the Evergreen Drift ProAm Series at Evergreen Speedway.  

The Evergreen Drift is the Northwest's only sanctioned Formula Drift Pro-Am licensing series.  Evergreen Drift was the starting series for ten Formula Drift licensed drivers.  Five of those ten drivers had their cars tuned at PSI.  

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 Thu, Apr 19th, 2012 | Media Coverage, Motorsports

Check out the latest installment of Kyle Pollard's Journey to Drift.  

"Kyle finishes his VVL head swap in time but blows his transmition at Nissan Fest 2 weeks Before Formula Drift Long Beach, what will he do?"

Don't forget to check out the rest of the series and support Kyle Pollard on his Journey to Drift.

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

Turbo Mini Cooper - 001

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 Fri, Apr 13th, 2012 | Events and Shows, Media Coverage, Motorsports

In case you missed Formula Drift's 2012 season opener on the Streets of Long Beach, the major online media outlets have got you covered. Part of our team made the trip down to Long Beach, but they were busy working on the cars and did not get many photos. Working in the pits, gives you a different perspective on the event. We were searching our favortie online media outlets and found these great articles about the event. We wanted to share them with you.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Apr 12th, 2012 | General

We have added a new gallery to our website to showcase the cars that have graced our lobby/showroom.  We try to change the car that is in our lobby often, so you never know what you will see.  Here is a link to the gallery of previous cars that have been showcased.  We will continue to add photos to this collection as more cars go through our lobby.

Here is the current car that sits in the lobby,

Whiplash Returns to the Lobby at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Apr 11th, 2012 | Events and Shows, General

We are proud to announce our upcoming Summer Cruise-In.  

PSI Flyer 2012 (Front)

This will be our third annual cruise-in and will be held on June 30th, 2012 from 9am to 6pm.  We had a great turn out the last two years and we would like to continue that this year.  We expect a wide variety of makes and models of cars, so there should be a little something for everybody.  Here are some photos from last years event, taken by Trevor Stevens of Celerity Photography,

2011 Portland Speed Industries Summer Cruise-In

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Apr 10th, 2012 | For Sale

Did you miss the Portland Roadster Show?  Then you missed seeing "Whiplash", a '32 Ford 3-window and a Portland Roadster Show Hall of Fame Inductee.

Portland Roadster Show 2012 - Whiplash

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Apr 9th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

On the dyno we once again have the Matt Panic's 1973 Toyota Celica.  

1973 Toyota Celica on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Apr 7th, 2012 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

Congratulations to Justin Pawlak for winning Formula Drift Round 1: Long Beach, in his Falken Tire Ford Mustang. 

Above: 1st: Justin Pawlak, 2nd: Daijiro Yoshihara, 3rd: Daigo Saito

Justin is a close personal friend of PSI and we are all really excited to see him win at Long Beach for the second year in a row.  Jason Oefelein and Justin go way back. 

Jason Oefelein and Justin Pawlak working hard.JPG

Above: On the wall at Evergreen Speedway.

We look forward to watching Round 2 in Atlanta.  The 2012 season is shaping up to be the best one yet. 

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Apr 6th, 2012 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

Formula Drift Long Beach qualifying is over. The top 32 is set. Congrats to Ryan Tuerck for qualifying first in his Retaks' Nissan 240.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Apr 6th, 2012 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

Formula D Long Beach qualifying is going on now.  At PSI, we have the live driftstream going on 5 screens since all of us were not able to go to Long Beach to watch it live.  

Above: One of the tv's playing the driftstream at the shop.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Apr 5th, 2012 | Events and Shows

Brian Hartsock and Jason Oefelein go down to Long Beach, CA for Formula D Round 1.  Brian drove down Kyle Pollard's Nissan Silvia in the PSI with Kyle and Loren.  

Jason flew down the following day.  Our regular photographer did not make the trip down, so Brian will be filling in.  

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Apr 4th, 2012 | Motorsports, Tuning

Nissan 240 on the dyno at PSI - Rolland Gallagher Racing

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Apr 4th, 2012 | General, Motorsports

It has been many long days working to get the cars ready for Formula Drift Long Beach.  We have been tuning several cars for different Northwest drifters in preparation for the season.

Kyle Pollard's S13 in the PSI trailer

by Kyle Tomita on Sun, Apr 1st, 2012 | Media Coverage, Motorsports

Check out Episode 4 of Journey to Drift. Loren Haleston and Kyle Pollard are back at it again. Loren continues to follow Kyle and his crew as they prepare for various drift events. This episode is longer than most and covers PARC and the days leading up to Nissan Fest.

Kyle Pollard - PARC 3-11-2012 - 002

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