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by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 28th, 2011 | On The Dyno

Recently, we were fortunate to have this beautiful Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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Here is the video:

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Oct 27th, 2011 | Fabrication, Motorsports

This coming Saturday the final event for Evergreen Drift is taking place in Monroe, WA. Evergreen Speedway will be the location for EVD70 - Open Drift / Halloween Party!. It will be going down from 11am to 6pm. Here is a the Facebook link to the event.

Kyle Pollard is planning on attending this event and getting in some drifting before the season ends. He stopped by PSI today to work on his car. At the last event in Irwindale, Kyle's S13 met a barrier during a qualifying run.

Kyle Pollard S13 fender repair

Kyle had a spare front bumper but did not have a spare Koguchi Power front fender. Instead of running without a fender or a broken one, Kyle repaired the fender. He fiberglassed the two pieces back together.

Kyle Pollard repairing his Koguchi Power fender

Kyle's car is looking ready to drift. If you happen to be in or around Monroe, stop by for the last drift event of the season at Evergreen Speedway.

In case you can't wait to see Kyle drift, you can check out Loren Haleston's Formula Drift Irwindale video. Although Kyle did not finish as well as he wanted, Loren did capture some good footage of Kyle and the other FD drivers. Check it out below.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Oct 26th, 2011 | Fabrication

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Recently a client brought in his Dodge Viper because he was not satisfied with the stock exhaust.  He wanted a solution that was louder and allowed better airflow.  The side exhausts on a Viper are deceiving because there is a lot more metal under than it seems.  The stock exhaust crosses before exiting.

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Alex fabricated an exhaust system that allow exhaust gases to flow easier. The crossover and restrictions were removed.

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by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Oct 20th, 2011 | On The Dyno, Tuning

The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic American muscle car. One of our client's owns this Z06.

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The Z06 has a few exterior accents like a carbon fiber front lip and rear lip spoiler. The LS7 remained stock before it arrived. The client felt that the Corvette needed a little more power but nothing over the top. He chose a supercharger kit from Edlebrock.

This setup was chosen because of the conservative boost levels and the warranty offered from the manufacturer. Edlebrock stands behind their product and offers an optional power train warranty.

Like many well made kits, the supercharger and necessary supporting components went in without any major issues.

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The Supercharger sits nicely on the LS7.

Once the supercharger was installed, it was time for some tuning. An SCT tuner was used to tune this setup.

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Jason Oefelein tuning the supercharged LS7.

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This setup produces 559 whp and 512 ft-lbs of torque on 6 lbs of boost.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Oct 18th, 2011 | John Reed Racing, Tuning

MoTeC now offers a plug-in kit for bikes.

With the assistance of John Reed Racing, we have been utilizing MoTeC's and the M84 in different platforms. A recent application was to control the Tomei 2.2L stroked SR that powers Kyle Pollard's Nissan S13 at Formula Drift competitions. This SR also has ITB's which added to the complexity but was easy enough to control with the M84.

This car features a John Reed Racing wiring harness and tune.

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This setup made 544 whp and 484 ft-lbs of torque at 30 lbs of boost.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Oct 7th, 2011 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

Kyle Pollard and his team made it safely down to Irwindale Speedway yesterday.

After arriving and setting up, Kyle wasted no time and got some practice in.

A shot by SullyLife.

A shot by Connor Surdi.

Great shots of Kyle burning up some tires in practice. Good thing be stopped off at Falken Tire to pick up more Falken Azenis tires.

Good luck Kyle and all the other drivers.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Oct 5th, 2011 | John Reed Racing, Motorsports, Tuning

After Formula D round 6 in Las Vegas, Kyle Pollard's PSI Tomei 2.2L SR Nissan Silvia needed some preparation work before the long drive to Irwindale and the final FD round.  Pollard's Ikeya Formula transmission needed to be rebuilt.  The transmission came in and was installed on Tuesday, just a day before he was leaving to drive down.  A few other things were buttoned up and the car was almost ready for competition.  That night, John Reed began work on a wiring harness to connect the SR to a MoTeC M84.

Kyle Pollard S13 on dyno at PSI.jpg

The next morning John Reed installed the MoTeC and tuned it. This setup makes 544whp and 484 ft-lbs of torque. John did a great job getting the MoTeC installed and tuned quickly so Kyle can make it to Irwindale for the FD final round. Good luck Kyle.

PS: Kyle Pollard and his crew took the PSI trailer. So if you see a black trailer with PSI on the side, say hi, they are a good bunch of guys.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Oct 3rd, 2011 | Fabrication

A client of ours recently got a new rear bumper for his Z06 Corvette.

This new diffuser's single center exhaust opening leaves little options for an exhaust both stock and aftermarket.

Alex Laventure started fabricating an exhaust solution for the Z06.

Alex started with the exhaust tip, which would be the hardest part of the project. The client wanted an exhaust tip that would match the contours of the opening in the diffuser. Alex first made a template that would be used to shape the tip out of stainless.

Once the template was done, it was time to start forming the tip. Below are some photos of the fabrication process.

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The finished tip.

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Alex installing the exhaust tip.

The final product installed.

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A close up.

While the car was here, we also installed a set of carbon fiber side skirts.

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