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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 Fri, May 25th, 2012 | Motorsports

We will be heading to Portland International Raceway later today for a Lotus track day.  We won't be driving at the event but will going as more of a support role.  There will be a few cars that we have worked on in attendance.  

Lotus Exige engine pulled

Above: Several Lotus' at the shop.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, May 24th, 2012 | John Reed Racing, On The Dyno

John Reed Racing is known for tuning some of the fastest Lamborghini's in the world. 

Texas Mile October 2010 066

Above: John Reed tuning a Twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo at the Texas Mile.

John Reed enjoys all types of racing from dirt bikes to shifter karts to rallycross.  

John Reed Racing has now gotten into rally racing.  John took his Toyota Corolla out to the Oregon Trail Rally for his first rally event as a driver.  John has been a co-driver in the past but never a driver.  

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.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 15th, 2012 | General

As a supporter for Slammed Navigator, we are proud to announce that the app has been released for Android, and shortly for the iPhone.

For those who have not heard of this app before, their website sums it up nicely for you. 

"Slammed Navigator is a navigation application specifically built for lowered vehicles who have difficulty getting from place to place while avoiding potholes, uneven roads, bumps and more."

You should be using the Slammed Navigator app "if you've ever scraped going over a speed bump, bottomed out, or possibly caught your frame and gotten stuck then you know how difficult it can be to plan out your route to a destination while avoiding all the imperfections in the road along the way. Slammed Navigator attempts to ease your navigation worries by providing you with real time information on local road conditions, potential road hazards, and more."

Slammed Navigator is a free app developed from multiple platforms by a group of enthusiats in the Seattle area.  The app is free and does not have advertisements.  

Here are some of their other supporters,

Whether you have a lowered car or just want to help out the community, the Slammed Navigator is a must have app.  Download it on your phone and start helping the slammed community today.  

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, May 14th, 2012 | Events and Shows

Congratulations goes out to Justin Pawlak for his second win in a row in the Formula Drift series.  He follows up his win at Long Beach with a win at Atlanta.  

Above: 1st Place: Justin Pawlak, 2nd Place Fedric Asabo, 3rd Daigo Saito.  Photo courtesy of Larry Chen for Speedhunters.com

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 9th, 2012 | On The Dyno, Tuning

We are back at it again, tuning another Nissan with the UpRev Osiris system.  This time it is not a 350Z but a 2012 Nissan Frontier.  

Nissan Frontier on the dyno at PSI

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, May 7th, 2012 | Fabrication, Modification, On The Dyno, Tuning

Justin Shreeve - PARC 3-11-2012 - 001

Above: Justin drifting at PARC.

Justin Shreeve is one half of Tandem of Die.  He was out at Pat's Acres in March drifting, while Joe Ayala, the other half of Tamdem of Die, was taking some photos.  

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, May 4th, 2012 | Fabrication

Here at PSI, we work on all types of engines.  From turbocharged inline 6's to large displacement V8's and  some that are a lot smaller.  

Nitro RC Boat - .56 hp

Like this .56 hp Nitro RC boat engine.  

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, May 3rd, 2012 | Modification, Motorsports

This last weekend Andrew went down to Portland International Raceway for the Drift Crown series.  He wanted to get in a little track time before his next professional event.  We recently installed a one-way differential to replace the spool one from last season.  

Spool or 1-way

Above: Spool on the left and one-way on the right.

Andrew also had the chance to use his new dual brake caliper setup.  

Wilwood Dual Brake Caliper Setup

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 2nd, 2012 | Media Coverage, Motorsports

This past weekend, we were fortunate to have nice weather.  A few of us from PSI made it down to Woodburn Dragstrip for Woodburn Drags 2012 - Round 1.  We were there to support one of our own.  Ken, our engine builder, machinist, and consultant, competes in the Sport Compact Pro class.  He normally drives his twin-turbo Toyota Supra that runs 10s.  

White Twin Turbo Supra and PSI sign

However, his car was not ready for Round 1 because he has been busy working on engines for us.  

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