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by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Sep 27th, 2011 | PSI Projects

Last week, we had our Skyline featured on the StanceNation website. The amazing photos that properly showcased the Skyline were courtesy of Ryan Davis and Connor Surdi. Both of these photographers really let their true talents show in these shots. They both shot the same car at the same location yet their unique styles set them apart. Here are a few of their shots below, you can enjoy the rest on the StanceNation website. Check out the StanceNation Feature.

While on the topic of the Skyline, here is a video that features the Skyline in a few clips. It is not just a show car but one to have fun with on a private closed course.

Video courtesy of Loren Haleston.

by Kyle Tomita on Sat, Sep 17th, 2011 | Client Vehicles

Evergreen Drift Round 5, the last round for the season, is going on this Sunday at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. The ProAm drivers are competing for their Formula D license.

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Andrew Coomes' Rocket Bunny LS240 was on the rack this past Friday in preparation for the event. Andrew runs Falken Azenis tires, which is one of his sponsors.

Coomes and his crew loaded up the trailer this afternoon for the long drive to Monroe. If you are in the area tomorrow, come out and support Andrew and the rest of the ProAm and Grassroots drivers. We will be there.

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Sep 12th, 2011 | Events and Shows, Motorsports

This past weekend, Biggerfoot Bash, a team tandem competition, was held at Pacific Grand Prix.

Both Kyle Pollard and Andrew Coomes did not leave here until late on Friday night. Both of their cars were getting some last minute attention before their drive up to Kent, WA.

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Kyle Pollard is sporting his PSI livery from Ryan Davis and Fred Roman.

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Having a new chassis Andrew Coomes' Rocket Bunny LS240 version 2 is a very nice, clean white.

Both drivers were doing very well. Coomes and his team came out of the event with a third place finish. Pollard's weekend was ended early with a broken transmission.

Both cars are back at the shop. We will be getting both cars ready for their upcoming events. Pollard will be at Irwindale Speedway for the final round of the Formula Drift season in October and Coomes will be at Evergreen Speedway for the final round of Evergreen Drift ProAm this coming weekend.

As we were unable to attend this event due to scheduling conflicts, we leave you with this photo of Pollard drifting at PGP by Connor Surdi of Connor Surdi Photo and Yaer Productions.

Day 253/365 - Long Day of Shooting

by Kyle Tomita on Mon, Sep 12th, 2011 | On The Dyno, Tuning

The Nissan 350Z is a Japanese sports car that was produced between 2003 - 2009. The 350Z has been used in many types of motorsports and continues to be a popular platform.

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Above: A V8 swapped 350Z used in a Formula D competition.

Here at PSI we have worked on a few different setups for the 350Z. This list includes a 350Z with a GM LS1 V8 out of a Corvette.

This time around, our client wanted a twin-turbo setup with the VQ35DE. A GReddy twin-turbo kit that runs about 5 lbs of boost was chosen. The client did not want something extreme but a little more power and a pair of turbos.

After the install, it was time to put the 350Z on the dyno to check the air/fuel ratio and make sure everything was running properly.

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It also gives us a chance to give the the client the power numbers the new setup puts down. The twin-turbo VQ produces 336 whp and 320 ft-lbs of torque.

Here is the video:

2004 GReddy Twin-Turbo 350Z on the dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

by Kyle Tomita on Wed, Sep 7th, 2011 | On The Dyno, Tuning

Recently we had Matt Panic's 1973 Toyota Celica on our dyno. His brother Mark brought it down to dial it in before the drift event this coming weekend. Under the hood is a AE111 20V, which puts down 151 whp and 116 ft-lbs of torque.

Here is the video:

by Kyle Tomita on Tue, Sep 6th, 2011 | John Reed Racing, On The Dyno, Tuning

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The owner of this sand rail brought it down because it was not running right. After fixing a few things, it was ready for John Reed to tune it. The Honda V6 is controlled by a MoTeC M48 ECU.

Here is the video:

Turbocharged Sand Rail on the dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

Once John was finished, this setup puts down 242 whp and 216 ft-lbs of torque.

by Kyle Tomita on Fri, Sep 2nd, 2011 | On The Dyno

Recently we had a high horsepower Evo IX on the dyno for tuning. Jason Oefelein tuned this Evo IX with an AEM EMS. It ended up putting down 694 whp at 35 lbs of boost.

Here is the video and more specs below:

Specs: 4G63, built bottom end, 6765 turbo, 4 bar map, 1600cc injectors, AEM EMS, 35 lbs of boost.

by Kyle Tomita on Thu, Sep 1st, 2011 | Client Vehicles, On The Dyno

A client brought in his Toyota MR2 to have it retuned after it had been sitting for awhile.  Before the car was sitting in the garage, the owner took it to Portland International Raceway (PIR).

So we strapped it to the dyno for Jason Oefelein to tune it.

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MR2 on the dyno.

This MR2 is powered by a 3SGTE with a GT30R.

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The client has been fixing a few things and wanted to make sure it had a good tune on it.

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The 3SGTE is controlled by an AEM EMS. After being tuned, the MR2 made 320whp and 277 ft-lbs of torque.

Here is a video,

Toyota MR2 on the dyno at PSI from Portland Speed Industries on Vimeo.

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