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by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 31st, 2011 | General, Motorsports

This past weekend was a very busy one for us.  We spent many hours on the road and in Washington.

This weekend started out with our Client Appreciation Day and a practice session for Andrew Coomes at Packwood, WA.

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Andrew drifting his PSI built LS240, a LS2 powered Nissan 240SX S13.

Formula Drift driver Justin Pawlak, JTP, came up from California to hang out and test some cars. JTP is good friends with PSI owner, Jason Oefelein.

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JTP putting Radium Engineering's turbo Lotus Elise through some hard driving conditions. Justin drifted the Lotus. Other than track use, this is the hardest that their turbo kit has been driven.

PSI put the keys to the Skyline in JTP's well qualified hands and let him go. We put the Skyline into RWD mode and let the tire smoking begin.

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Between driving the Turbo Lotus and Skyline, Justin took some sessions in one of our karts.

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Gary Rayevich, also brought up his SR powered S13 and did some drifting.

The entire event was covered by Yaer Productions. We cannot wait for the videos that they put together for this event.

This was only day one of our busy weekend.  After driving back to Portland on Friday night, we then headed back up to Washington for a drift event at PGP.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 25th, 2011 | Client Vehicles, Fabrication

The custom hood scoop is on the Shelby GT500 and painted.

Shelby GT500 with custom PSI hood scoop

This one off hood scoop gives this Shebly GT500 a very unique look.

PSI custom hood scoop on GT500

It will probably be the only one you see. This car should be back in July for our second annual Summer Cruise-In.  More details soon.  Hope you enjoyed the update, check back here for more on our different projects.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 24th, 2011 | In The Lobby

Cindi Lux's Dodge Viper Competition Coupe has left the lobby at PSI.  It has been replaced with a 1968 Chevy Camaro.  The circuit race car is replaced by this drag racer.

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Under, or through the hood, sits a built Chevy 454 with an Weiand 8-71 blower on top. This blown big block setup generates over 900hp at the crank. To help you get down the quarter mile a little faster, there is a Nitrous system that can be jetted up to a 300 shot.

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It has a parachute and rollcage, to ensure a safe pass down the strip.

This drag car runs in the Pro Street class. It has the interior and is a door slammer.

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A pair of Kirkey seats replace the stock units. These light-weight seats and harnesses will keep you securely in.

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The Camaro sits on Weld Racing wheels and Mickey Thompson tires. The rear tires have a 15" tire patch.

The owner is currently entertaining offers for this Camaro. Serious inquires please contact us for more information. The car is available for viewing in our lobby during normal business hours.

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by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 18th, 2011 | General

Front of PSI 5-18-2011

The sun has showed up again after a few days of cloudy weather.  Hopefully this weather keeps up and the summer is a good one.  We hope this sun stays for our Second Annual Summer Cruise-In and dyno exhibition.  It has been scheduled for July 3oth. Continue to check back here for more updates.

Here are some photos from last year's event.

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NOS was at our event last year with Andrew Coomes and his LS240 built by PSI.

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This Twin-turbo Dodge Ram SRT-10 was the highest horsepower vehicle of the dyno exhibition.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 17th, 2011 | John Reed Racing, On The Dyno

Just in time for summer, this 1000+whp Twin-turbo Dodge Viper has just been tuned by John Reed.

TT Dodge Viper SRT-10 Business Park 1

This 2006 Viper SRT-10 features a twin-turbo build by Underground Racing with the custom harness and tuning by John Reed Racing.

Dodge Viper hood open front

John tuned this setup on premium pump gas and water/meth injection. At 17.4 pounds of boost, the Viper makes 1051whp and 1016 ft-lbs of torque.

Here is the video:

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 11th, 2011 | Client Vehicles, John Reed Racing, On The Dyno, Tuning

Between making custom wiring harnesses for twin-turbo Lamborghini's, Viper's, and more, John Reed tunes many very fast cars.

Custom John Reed Racing Lamborghini Gallardo MoTeC Harness

Custom wiring harness for MoTeC controlled twin-turbo Lamborghini.

A client from Washington brought down his Nissan S14 240SX drift car for John Reed to tune.

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The S14 is powered by a Toyota 2JZ inline six.

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2JZ in the S14 engine bay. A very clean swap.

This is the same car that we did some wiring on and installed a fuel surge tank and upgraded fuel system on last year.

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The surge tank and dual external fuel pumps in the trunk of the S14.  This system helps ensure sufficient fuel flow while drifting.

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The S14 strapped down to the dyno and ready to tune.

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John Reed tuning the 2J.

After John was done with this S14, it made 569 whp and 455 ft-lbs of torque.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 10th, 2011 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno, Tuning

A client of ours brought down his Shelby GT500 to the shop.  The Shelby came in to have the carburetor tuned.  This Ford 428 has a Holman and Moody race set up with twin dual Holley carbs.

Guess the cars in front of PSI May 9th 2011

Above: The GT500 parked out front with a few other cars.

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A Technician removes the carbs to rejet them.

Russ working on a carb off of a Shelby GT500.JPG

He rejetted the primaries and secondaries.

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After the carbs were back on, Russ checked the air/fuel ratio and adjusted the timing.

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Here is a bonus shot of the interior.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, May 4th, 2011 | Client Vehicles, Motorsports

Congratulation Andrew Coomes on the victory at Round 1 of the Evergreen Pro Am, on May 1, 2011. After spending the 2010 season dialing in his LS2 powered 240SX, he is starting off the 2011 season strong.

As a sponsored driver for PSI, Andrew's car has undergone extensive work to become the V8 powered car it is today. This event was the first real test for the new ARE dry sump oiling system and the new suspension setup.

This is the tank for the dry sump system. It is now located under the dash on the passenger side, a very clean install.

Stance coilovers. A temporary suspension solution.

Round 1 was a perfect test for the new setup and it worked out very well.

Andrew has some more big plans in store for the rest of the 2011 Pro Am season. The LS240 was taken back to PSI for some more work before the Round 2 in June.

The car was placed on a lift and the trunk floor was removed.

AJC trunk floor removed

The trunk floor needed to be removed for a few upcoming upgrades. Come back here for more updates on the evolution of Andrew Coomes' LS240 and his progress in the Evergreen Pro Am series.

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, May 3rd, 2011 | Client Vehicles, John Reed Racing, On The Dyno

Recently a client came in with his 2006 Ford Mustang GT.  It already had a supercharger, Ford Racing throttle body, and the other supporting mods.

Ford Mustang on dyno at PSI

The previous engine management system did not provide the control and ultimately the drivability we wanted.  A new solution was devised, which included a MoTeC M800.  The M800 would provide the control of the engine that was required to further improve drivability and performance.

MoTeC M800 in supercharged Ford Mustang.JPG

The M800 standalone ECU offers the control that John requires to properly tune this Mustang.  A set of Bosch sensors were added to monitor the engine.  This engine features variable cam timing, which the other tuning solution was unable to control.

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John pulling some logs during testing.

After the tune, this setup produces 530whp and 460 ft-lbs of torque.

After this Mustang, John is working on a MoTeC solution for a supercharged G37s. Check back for more on this MoTeC controlled G37s.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, May 2nd, 2011 | Events and Shows, On The Dyno

This past weekend Heads Up Northwest had a dyno day fundraiser at our facility.  The organization was raising money for the 2011 season.

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Throughout the day, people came by to see how much power their cars made and to watch the other cars running on the dyno.  The guys from Heads Up Northwest were also barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers.

Here are a few of the cars that ran on the dyno at the event.

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Above: This LS powered rock crawler was the most unique vehicle on the dyno at this event.

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Above: This Evo made the most horsepower for the day at 840whp.  This single turbo setup was built by Steve and tuned by Jason Oefelein of PSI.  The high horsepower cars owned by the members of Heads Up Northwest were not ready for this event.  They are being rebuilt for the 2011 drag racing season.  The current record holder for the group previously made almost 1500whp.  It was not available for this event because a twin turbo setup is in the build process.

We look forward to seeing the Heads Up Northwest cars run at the drag strip this season.

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