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by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 29th, 2010 | General

Ryan Davis, of Yaer Productions, recently accompanied Jason Oefelein, of PSI, as the videographer.

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They went to the October 2010 Texas Mile to gather footage for promotional videos for John Reed Racing and the Institute of Automotive Performance.  While gather footage of high speed runs, tuning, and repairs that normally occur at an event like this, he also got some footage of the high-speed crash of a twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera built by Underground Racing.  Thankfully the driver walked away from this accident.

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The Lamborghini doing a previous high-speed run.

Here is the high-def video that Ryan has put together.

Lambo Crash 2010 Texas Mile... HD from Ryan Davis on Vimeo.

Ryan is currently working on another video for the Texas Mile event.  Check back for updates and that new video.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Oct 28th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

Here are the videos for the blog post about the two Porsche 911's and the Alfa Romeo.

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1971 Porsche 911 on dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

1972 Alfa Romeo

1972 Alfa Romeo on dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

1981 Porsche 911

1981 Porsche 911 on dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Oct 27th, 2010 | Events and Shows, Institute of Automotive Performance, John Reed Racing, Motorsports

John Reed Racing was well represent at the Texas Mile in October 2010.

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John Reed has provided the tuning and wiring solutions for Underground Racing's twin-turbo Lamborghini's, Viper's, and Ferrari.  He also tuned SW's fully built Supra and consults on a other few other Supra's.  His tuning solutions for these purpose built cars include either MoTeC or AEM engine management systems.

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John Reed checking the tune on this MoTeC controlled Underground Racing twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.

Some of the cars he has been of part of that were running at the October 2010 Texas Mile include, a 1938whp twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, twin-turbo Ferrari F430, twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo, twin-turbo Dodge Viper SRT-10, and a few Toyota Supra's.  A Underground Racing built and John Reed Racing tuned Lamborghini Murcielago also showed up but did not run.

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John Reed will be bringing all of his tuning knowledge and experience to the Institute of Automotive Performance, which he is cofounding with Jason Oefelein.  John Reed is a master engine management specialist and will become a valuable asset to the students of IAP.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Oct 26th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

The other day two Porsche's and a Alfa Romeo stopped by for dyno baselines.

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The three cars were a 1981 Porsche 911, 1972 Alfa Romeo, and a 1971 Porsche 911.

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1981 Porsche 911 on dyno at PSI

These cars were all stock and put down some decent numbers.  The 1981 Porsche 911 put down 159 whp and 174 ft-lbs of torque.  The 1972 Alfa Romeo put down 104 whp and 107 ft-lbs of torque.  The 1971 Porsche 911 put down 138 whp and 127 ft-lbs of torque.

Check back soon for some dyno videos.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Oct 25th, 2010 | General

We went out to Texas this past Friday and Saturday for the Texas Mile.  Jason Oefelein was accompanied by Ryan Davis, of Yaer Productions.  Davis was gathering footage for several videos for Underground Racing, John Reed Racing, PSI, and the Institute of Automotive Performance.

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Ryan Davis working his magic.

Jason Oefelein went down to check on a client and his Porsche 911 GT2.

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Jason Oefelein offering a few pointers before the driver heads to the line.

In between meeting clients and other participants, Jason showed some of his videographer and photographer skills.  He borrowed one of Davis' cameras and got to work.

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Ryan Davis showing Jason some of the basics of video recording on his camera.

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Davis got a lot of footage from this event and is working hard to go through it all and put together some awesome videos.  Here is a demo video he put together.

texas mile demo from Ryan Davis on Vimeo.

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Congratulations to Jonah for going 243 mph in his Underground Racing built twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, a personal best.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010 | Client Vehicles

One sunny day in late October, a client comes down to check out PSI and drove his 1933 Ford "Woody".

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The client got a tour of the facility by Jason Oefelein and discussed some of his projects and our projects.

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by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Oct 21st, 2010 | General

We are heading down to Goliad, TX.  You're probably wondering what is in Goliad.

Well, there is not a lot there, but there is a special event that happens there twice a year at the Goliad Industrial Air Field.


The Texas Mile is taking place on Friday, October 22, 2010, to Sunday, October 24, 2010.

PSI will be going to watch Underground Racing in their attempts to break 255 mph in the standing mile.  John Reed Racing tunes these high horsepower beasts built by Underground Racing.

Jason Oefelein will be accompanied by a videographer and photographer to document this historic event.  The videographer is Ryan Davis, of Yaer Productions (http://yaerproductions.com/).  He does some incredible work and we can't wait to see the footage he puts together for this event.  The photographer is Kyle Tomita.

The main focus is to document the day in the life of a premier tuner, John Reed.  We will focus on his responsibilities trackside, tuning and monitoring the world's fastest Lamborghini.  We will also be there to record the record breaking runs from Jonah's Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, built by Underground Racing.

Along with Lamborghini's, Underground Racing develops twin-turbo kits for Ferrai's, Viper's, Ford GT's, and Audi R8's. Check more of their amazing builds on their site, http://www.undergroundracing.com/home.html.

We look forward to this opportunity and will get some excellent video and photo footage.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Oct 20th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno, Tuning

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Jason Oefelein recently tuned a 500+whp Acura Integra on the dyno.

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A little specs about this Integra.  This is a righthand drive converted Integra with a built B20 with a B16 head.  With 9.5:1 compression, this engine is force fed with by a GT35 turbo.  The previous injectors' duty cycle was maxed out so we replaced them with ID1000, with 1000cc flow.  This is all controlled by an AEM EMS.

Jason Oefelein tuning a B20 Integra with AEM

This setup put down 503whp and 323 ft-lbs or torque. 

Here is a video of this Integra,

B20 Powered Turbo Integra on the dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Oct 19th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

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Here is the video of the 2011 Nissan GT-R on our Dynojet dyno.

2011 Nissan GT-R on dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

The stock VR38DETT produced 445whp and 430 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Oct 18th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

A few days ago we had a Nissan GT-R with the HKS intake system and Titantium tip exhaust on our dyno.  That car put down 502whp and 484 ft-lbs of torque to all four wheels.

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A day later, his friend comes down to PSI.

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The friend was another Nissan GT-R, however this time it was a stock 2011 version.   

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Of course we put this GT-R on the dyno too.  We wanted to see how much the VR38DETT produces in its stock form.

This stock GT-R put down 445whp and 430 ft-lbs of torque.

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The 3.8L twin-turbo V6.

Check back soon for the dyno video of this marvel of Nissan automotive engineering.


by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 15th, 2010 | General

The beautiful weather continued throughout the week.

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Earlier this week a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera stopped by, along with a Nissan GT-R. 

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The GT-R got strapped down on our dyno at put down 502 whp and 484 ft-lbs of torque. 



This VR38DETT has a HKS intake system along with an upgraded exhaust. 

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Today, the GT-R returned with a friend, a 2011 Nissan GT-R.

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Like the gray one, we strapped the red GT-R to the dyno too.  Check back soon for a video and dyno numbers from this stock 2011 Nissan GT-R.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Oct 14th, 2010 | General

Where have you seen the PSI logo? 

PSI has friends around the world.  One such friend and former employee is serving our country in Iraq.  While there, he is still representing PSI.  Take care buddy.

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We sent him a PSI shirt and he has been representing well.  Good luck to him and we hope to see him return safely.

Here is a Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R in Japan with PSI on the front bumper.  This unique Skyline has carefully detailed with a sharpie. 

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by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Oct 12th, 2010 | General

Cars in front of PSI

We are already halfway into October and the sun still came out, so the nice cars will follow. 

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A client drove his Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera to the shop.  The V10 sounds amazing and the interior was beautiful. 

While he was here, we strapped his car to the dyno. 

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Around the same time, another client stopped by the shop.  While he did not drive an Italian supercar, he happened to be in a Japanese supercar.   He was in a Nissan GT-R. 

And of course we strapped his car to the dyno too.

Mark strapping down the GT-R to the dyno

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Dyno numbers and videos to come.  Check back later.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Oct 6th, 2010 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

Andrew Coomes and the AJC Drift team head to Irwindale, CA for the Formula Drift Pro-Am Nationals, where he will compete for his Formula Drift license.  Andrew will be competing against some of the best Pro-Am drivers from around the country.

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Andrew's LS2 powered Rocket Bunny S13

This car was completed for him near the end of the season and with each event, he improves his driving ability.  This will be the true test of his skill as he fights for his FD license.  Gary Rayevich, who helped building Andrew's car, will be travelling as part of the AJC Drift crew.

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Gary Rayevich seen here working on Radium Engineering's Turbocharged Lotus Elise.

Gary will be providing trackside support on behalf of PSI.  He will help with any issues that will arrise and to monitor the LS2 to make sure it is running as it should.  Gary is also a drifter and will offer pointers to Andrew whenever possible. 

Everyone here at PSI is cheering for Andrew and returns to PSI with his Formula D license in hand.   Good luck Andrew and the the rest of the competitors.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Oct 6th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Fabrication

When you think of a 240 you usually think of a drift car, because these days, the 240 has been the platform of choice for many drifters.   We have worked on our fair share of 240 drift cars.  We built Andrew Coomes LS2 powered S13 from the ground up. 

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Andrews car is a little more extreme, than most.  The engine of choice for most drifters is an SR20, which is a 4 cylinder turbocharged Nissan engine.  Take Gary Rayevich for example,

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His 240 is setup for drifting and that's what he does with it. 

However, there are clients that do not want to drift their 240 but just drive them.  We have one such client that owns a white S13 240.  Although it has a built SR20 in it, he prefers to drive and not go sideways. 

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We are currently in the process of shaving the engine bay to giveit a very clean appearance.  This is a more difficult process then it seems.  First, all holes that do not need to be there need to be filled.

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The holes were filled with metal plugs that were welded in and then sanded smooth.  Bondo was used to finish smoothing out the engine bay. 

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The engine bay is now ready for paint. 

The engine bay will be painted in the next few days and then work can continue getting the SR20 ready to go back in.  A custom harness will also be used to clean up the engine bay further.  Check back here for more details as this build progresses.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Oct 4th, 2010 | Events and Shows

Battle of the Imports was finally held at Woodburn dragstrip this past weekend after having to be postoned because of bad weather.  Jason Oefelein, co-owner of PSI, went down to support Brian in his PSI tuned Evo VIII.  This event was the shakedown for his Evo, which makes roughly 750 whp.  After a few runs, the Evo made it down in 10.1 seconds with a trap speed of 147 mph. 

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Brian's '03 Evo VIII GSR tuned by Jason Oefelein of PSI.   Brian ran a 10.1.

Jason talking with Ken about his run in his Supra

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Ken's Supra with twin turbos.

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Jim's Supra got Best Overall Toyota. 

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Mikey's Civic.  He got Overall Best Honda.

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Tommy's Skyline R33 GT-R got Best Overall Nissan.

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Kalifa's LS1 powered 350Z.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 1st, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno, Tuning

A client that owns a nice example ofa '71 Ford Mustang Mach 1 came in to get some tuning.  He wanted to get the 351 Cleveland running better. 

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The Mach 1 was strapped down to the dyno.

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Technician began checking the timing. 

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Technician making adjustments. 

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After the Technician was done with his adjustments, he made a few pulls to see the power this Mach 1 puts down.  It made 346 whp and 364 ft-lbs of torque. 

Here is a video of the run:

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 on dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

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