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by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 24th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Dyno Records, John Reed Racing, Tuning

Following the new highest 4 Cylinder whp car we had last week, the 838 whp Evo, we had a high horsepower Supra on our dyno to challenge the previous record holder.  This 1995 Supra is setup for the drag strip.  This car used to run 9.40s in the quarter mile but that was not fast enough for the owner.  He wanted it to run in the 8s, so he had John Reed Racing and PSI to make the car reach this goal.  A custom 88mm turbo kit was pieced together and installed on the car.  Alex Laventure fabricated intercooler piping, a header back exhaust, and an aluminum undertray.

Maui Supra 1000+whp 1

Maui Supra 1000+whp 2

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 23rd, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Dyno Records, On The Dyno

This past weekend, Jason Oefelein tuned a Mitsubishi Evolution VIII GSR.  This Evo had been previously tuned by Jason with a different turbo setup.  The owner wanted a little more power so with the new setup he used a 67/65 Billet Turbo.  The 4G63 was a solid block with aluminum rods.  The owner drove the car down from Washington on a base map to have tuned by Jason.  With the AEM EMS controlling everything, Jason was able to get put down 800+whp.  The previous best with the old setup was 600+whp.

Evo VIII GSR new setup from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Feb 22nd, 2010 | Client Vehicles, John Reed Racing, On The Dyno

Recently a client of John Reed Racing and PSI brought in a Dodge Ram SRT-10. This is the Viper V10 powered Ram.  After some custom fabrication of components by Alex, this truck was ready to strap down to the dyno.


by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Feb 20th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Events and Shows

A group of Supra owners and car enthusiasts meet up at Portland Speed Industries before heading on a drive to lunch.  Although it was the weekend, we were happy to open our doors and show what we have been working on. 


The cars that met up were not limited to Supras, but many different vehicles.  Of course there were several Supras.  Some of the other cars included, a First Gen Challenger with a 440, a Dodge Ram SRT-10 with a ProCharger, a Toyota Cressida with a 2JZ, and a Twin-Turbo Dodge Viper SRT-10.  We moved some of our clients cars out front so we could do a little work on some special projects. 


by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 16th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Motorsports, On The Dyno, Tuning

The 2010 drifting season is just around the corner. The first events should be starting late March or early April. Lately at PSI, this has been evident with the cars that have been around the shop. Along with the Supras, Vipers, and Chevelle, there have been a few drift cars. We have had four 240SX drift cars from Northwest drivers. Most of these are powered by SR20DETs but one is powered by a 2J. To prepare for the drift season, these cars have had various amounts of work done. The scope of work varied from tuning, rebuilding motors, finishing touches on the fuel system, wiring, and an almost complete rebuild.


Andrew Coomes' SR20 powered 240

All these drivers will be prepared for 2010 drift season after being tuned by Jason Oefelein.  Good luck to all the competitors.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Feb 12th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

We recently switched over to Vimeo for video hosting so check out our channel at, http://www.vimeo.com/channels/psi

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Feb 9th, 2010 | Client Vehicles, General

When the weather is nice, the nice cars come out.  It is a fact that when it is sunny, car enthusiasts are more willing to bring out their cars.  These owners are waiting for these sunny days to finally get a chance to drive their cars again.  During the cold and rainy winter days, most high performance cars are stored for such a day as this. 

sunny blog 1

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Feb 5th, 2010 | General

Update with Video

I apologize for the cameraman, it was his first time in a helicopter.   Today, our client that flew his helicopter to PSI yesterday came back to pick up his car.  While he was here, we got him to fly us over PSI.  Here are a few ariel shots

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by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Feb 5th, 2010 | General

It has become a daily routine here at Portland Speed Inudustries for clients to drop off their cars.  Most have a friend or family member pick them up and most of them leave in a car or truck.  Today, one client dropped off his car but did not leave in a car or truck.  We got of video of him leaving.

He flew off in a helicopter.  This was a first for us.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 3rd, 2010 | Client Vehicles, Motorsports, On The Dyno

After the 2009 Drift season, Andrew Coomes (AJC) brought his 240sx to Portland Speed Industries to prepare it for the 2010 season.  After a strong 2009 season, AJC wanted to revamp his 240 and fix any issues that would hinder his ability to compete.  AJC sat down with Jason Oefelein to discuss their plans for his 240. 

They created a plan of attack to prepare this SR20 powered 240 for the 2010 season.  Check out AJC's blog at AJCDrift.com for more about the rebuild process. 

Tonight, Jason began creating a map for the SR.  The 240 was strapped down on the dyno.



Unfortunately there are no whp numbers because the car is still in the build process.  Once Jason begins to this 240 for drifting, we will post up some impressive numbers.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Feb 3rd, 2010 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

Today we had an unusual vehicle on our dyno.  We had Team Breakall's rock crawler on our dyno.  It is not everyday that you see a rock crawler. 

Lately at Portland Speed Industries, there have been more unusual vehicles that have stopped by.  Just yesterday a Ford Gran Turino stopped by.  The owner beautifully restored the car over the past few years.  Early in the week, there was a sand rail that stopped by.

Along with these rare vehicles, there is also a Nissan Skyline, a gen two Dodge Viper, a drift 240sx with an SR20, a 33 Ford Coupe, a supercharged Ford Cobra Mustang, a twin-turbo Dodge Viper, and a couple of Toyota Supras.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Feb 1st, 2010 | Events and Shows, PSI Projects

This past weekend, the Portland International Auto Show was held at the convention center.  PSI was represented at the show in the Highline Customs' booth.  They recently applied VentureShield protection to the hood and front fenders on one of PSI's vehicles and wanted to place it in their booth.


A representative from PSI was done at the auto show this whole weekend to answer some questions.  On Friday night, the owners went down to the auto show to have a look around.  While at the show, Jason Oefelein and Erick Sackhoff talked to show attendees.  The attendees had questions about what kind of car this was and what does PSI do.  Both Jason and Erick were happy to share a little information.

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