Don’t Strap on Those Porsche Wheels !

October 17th, 2015 by admin

So we are protecting our investment by not damaging any of the exterior or body panels when working on it or the car needed to be towed to an event. The easiest part to get damaged is when you lift the car using jack stand and unknowing put too much pressure  on the under panel and crack it. There is no need to worry about that anymore with the Rennline front tie down/jack plate and the rear tie-down.

We recently installed one of these Rennline products on the shop 997 TT. Install was a breeze. The front tie down/jack plate combines as a tow point for the front instead of strapping on the wheel and as the mounting point for the jack stand. No more scratches on the wheels during tow and no more worry of cracking the under panel.

 

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As you can see, the jack plate provides a safe distance between the lift arm and the under panel and side skirt of the car and you can use it as a strapping point instead strapping on the wheels.  The same can be said with Rennline rear tow points. It can be mounting on various position of your car has modified suspension components. It even comes in 45, 66 or 90 degrees bends and flat. We chose the 66 degree bend for our application.

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Rear tow point for Porsche 997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Again, installation was a breeze. No more strapping on the wheels.  Protect your investment while still looking good !

 

 

 

 

2007 Porsche 997TT: What is happening behind the front bumper ?

October 17th, 2015 by admin

One of the most overlooked essential cleaning on the Porsche 997 is the air duct going to the condenser and cooler core behind the front bumper. This time we are going to take a look at how bad the air duct is clogged from driving and parking your car over time if you don’t check on it.

So the car is a 2007 997 Twin Turbo Porsche and we have plans for the car to achieve 1300HP. We are at about 700HP at the moment, so we are getting there. As you can see from the picture below, the car has a pretty clean exterior and you’d think that behind that seemingly well kept front bumper, one would expect fairly neat cooler cores that are behind the front bumper.

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Surprise, surprise, we found a clogged up condenser cores. Combination of dried leaves, dust and moisture made all the leaves stuck on the surface of the cooler cores.

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These are bad and it can affect overheating on the radiator and for sure the air-conditioning will not run as efficient as it needs to be. We had to use blower to remove all stuck leaves on the cores’ surfaces and behind the interior of the front bumper. Look at how much waste we collected.

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After all the clean-up, the coolers look in much better shape.

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Remember to check to see what’s going on behind that Porsche’s front bumper. It’s not as clean as you think.

 

 

2013 Scion FRS Dyno Run

August 26th, 2015 by staff

2013 Scion FRS

 

Engine Upgrades:

HKS GT SUPERCHARGER

Cusco +2mm Throttle Body
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch Kit

Injector Dynamics 850cc Fuel Injector
HKS Iridium Spark Plugs M-Series Super Fire Racing Spark Plugs
CP Pistons 86mm 10:1 Compression
Carillo Pro H Beam Connecting Rods
Darton MID Sleeve

ARP Case Bolts

ARP Head Stud

Ferrea Valve Springs

Ferrea Retainers

Ferrea Competition Exhaust Valves +1mm

Ferrea Competition Race Intake Valves +1mm

Invidia High Flow Catted Downpipe

Tomioka Racing Exhaust Manifod

Tomioka Racing 15lbs battery

Tomioka Racing Lightweight pulleys: Crankshaft, Waterpump, Alternator

Tomioka Racing Oil Cooler Kit for Subaru BRZ / Toyota FRS with Thermostat

Koyo Aluminum Racing Radiator

E85 Custom Tune

Stage 3 Headwork: Port & Polish Head for Optimum Air Flow & Multi Angle Valve Job

Evans High Performance Waterless Coolant

 

Suspension & Brake Upgrade:

POWER BRACE: STRUT SUPPORT, FRONT STRUT TO FIRE WALL, ADJUSTABLE

POWER BRACE: FRONT MEMBER, REAR SIDE

POWER BRACE: FRONT LOWER ARM, FRONT SIDE

POWER BRACE: REAR END, BUMPER BEAM

POWER BRACE: REAR MEMBER SIDE

Cusco Adjustable Lateral Arm w/Pillowball Ends

Cusco Rear Lateral Link Toe Adjustable

AP Racing 6-Piston Front Cross Drilled/Slotted Rotors Big Brake Kit

AP Racing 4-Piston Rear Cross Drilled/Slotted Big Brake Kit -Red Calipers

 

Interior Upgrade:

2 1/16″ Defi Red Racer Gauge Boost

2 1/16″ Defi Red Racer Gauge Press

2 1/16″ Defi Red Racer Gauge Temp

2 1/16″ Defi Red Racer Gauge EGT

2 1/16″ Defi Red Racer Gauge Volt

Defi Red Racer Tachometer 80mm 11K RPM

Tomioka Racing Carbon Fiber Hood Damper for Toyota FT86 / Subaru BRZ / Scion FRS

 

Factory power of the FRS was at around 133 WHP. After HKS Supercharger, upgraded fuel injectors, Cusco larger throttle body, exhaust manifold, invidia high flow catted downpipe and Koyo Racing Radiator were installed, the car made 229 WHP on 91 octane gas with Evans Waterless coolant and Tomioka Racing engine oil cooler for added cooling.

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Figure 1. Factory Dynograph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Figure 2. Supercharger, fuel injectors, larger throttle body, exhaust manifold, invidia high flow catted downpipe, Koyo Racing Radiator and pulley sets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whole engine upgrade package came next to build a stronger block and heads to support additional power. The engine block was sleeved with Darton MID with CP pistons and Carillo Connecting rods. All the case bolts and head studs were replaced with ARP for added strength.  The heads were equipped with Ferrea oversized valves, springs and retainers complete with custom port & polish for optimum flow on the heads. Flow testing shows a 15% flow improvement .With a fairly conservative tune on E85 fuel, the car achieved 301 whp and 219 lbs/ft on our Dynapack dyno. Tuning was performed using Ecutek which is the best tuning solution for BRZ/FRS FT86.

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Figure 3. E85 dynograph with Darton MID with CP pistons and Carillo Connecting rods, Ferrea valve trains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With meticulous tuning by Edwin Tang, we are achieving a car with great drivability and power with additional feature launch control, flat foot shifting, and auto blipping.

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EDO Performance Attends the 2015 Subaru Summer Solstice

June 30th, 2015 by staff

EDO Performance had the pleasure in attending Subaru Summer Solstice this past Sunday June 28th, 2015 at the Port of Hueneme Beach Park in Port Hueneme, CA.

We were excited to once again gather with all the vendors for the event and enjoy another successful S3. We were truly excited to have the chance in introducing a new line of Collinite Wax and Griots Garage car care products which were displayed along with a full line of Motul, Evans Coolant, LiquiMoly and all other Subaru performance products. Everything from 25% off only all Collinite Wax products but, Evans Waterless Coolant as well. Shout out to all our raffle winners and we hope to see you all next year! Thank you Subaru Summer Solstice for putting on once again a great event with an amazing atmosphere.

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The Mustang 5.0!

March 13th, 2015 by alexs

So this guy literally called us last minute and asked if he can bring his car in to get worked on. I just assumed it was a normal Mustang 5.0 pretty stock looking exterior wise. Then, we popped the hood.. (insert FnF joke) then BAM, supecharged 5.0 Stang! we was like oh.. and how much power are you making.. the guy confidently said 600rwhp.. still in shocked, we asked him what needed to be checked out. Basically he was having over heating issues. Looked at his radiator and said his Fans where not working cause of a short, so we got that fixed, and replaced his Radiator hose. Now it’s not overheating!

Roll bar install for 997

March 13th, 2015 by alexs

I’m so excited to show you our roll bar install in the 997. like this thing matches perfectly with the interior and fits perfectly. It doesn’t touch the headliner doesn’t touch the pillars, it’s snug!

The roll bar basically mounts to where the seat belt mounts are. so its a really easy install after taking out the interior. took about a couple hours of labor and test fitting back and forth.

I wonder whats next for the car :) stay tuned.

New goodies for the 997 :D

March 10th, 2015 by alexs

Check out our new carbon fiber lip we got for the 997 and this sick roll bar. I really like the finish on it, I can’t really tell you what color it is but its a nice gunmetal. I’m really liking it so far, but it also should be one interesting install. Yes, it is a bolt in roll bar, but It’s mainly for running a harness for when we are tracking the car. Eventually we will switch up to a full welded in cage as for now this will do, maybe we will look into bucket seats in the future as well as far as safety goes.

While we’re on the subject of roll cages / roll bars it’s one of those items where you DO NOT want to cheap out on especially with roll cages. In my personal opinion bolt in roll bars are OKAY, since it’s really there to just provide a location for harnesses and/or roll over protection from the roof collapsing. Bolt in roll cages on the other hand are a HUGE no for me. The mounting points are extremely weak and do not hold up to well under extreme pressure… there has been reports for bolt in cages penetrating through the undercarriage of the car from the mounting points. When you weld those areas you are re-reinforcing the base + sometimes you add a plate for extra strength as well. So don’t skimp on safety when it come down to racing your car.

There are the few who buy bolt in cages for aesthetics, but also remember roll cages are more dangerous to you for street driving It’s a giant WHAT IF, but it’s there. anyways just take a deeper look into what you need and what you don’t need. in many cases if you want a harness go with a half cage, a roll bar, harness bar, they all provide a nice aesthetics look with out causing the head ache of install and safety issues.

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To Infinity and Beyond

March 7th, 2015 by alexs

To Infinity and Beyond!!!!!! You can literally achieve that with the AEM Infinity Stand-Alone ECU. The AEM Infinity allows to limitless modifications to the mapping of your car with plenty of options and features. My favorite feature being the ignition cut to shoot some fire out of the rear end, but it’s also used in launch control. Not only does the AEM Infinity provide performance increase by auto-tune your ecu in certain situations (It does have that awesome feature) but it also auto-adjust your tune your car in case of bad fuel mixture or your air fuel ratio is off it does provide a nice plethora of safety features to protect your engine.  Do you need a stand –alone ecu? No you don’t unless you plan on making over 600hp, such as this black Evo 9 that has a FP Black w/ JB, the FP black is capable of producing 750hp on the stock location manifold.  At those power levels you do want to run a stand-alone for the safety features itself while also making more power more efficiently than with the stock evo ecu can provide. As of right now the Evo is making 406awhp on 91 on our Dynapack, so we are expecting a gain of +60-100awhp on 91. I will keep you all updated on the progress of this beast of a car!

Battery Relocation is it worth it?

March 7th, 2015 by alexs

One the most common modification you can do to any car is to simply relocate the battery. Despite any popular beliefs that replacing the battery to the trunk does no good performance wise, it actually does. When you relocate the battery you’re simple moving more weight to the rear. On many cars like Evos and WRX STIs or any Front Engine AWD car the front will be slightly heavier than the rear. This is where the battery relocation comes in; by moving the battery to the rear you are basically adding ballast. Adding any form of ballast to increase weight in certain areas is something that is very common in the racing world. It’s done to improve weight distribution to create the 50/50 weight ratio that is KEY to having a good performing car. There also some cons, such as less trunk space, more of a pain to get to if your battery is dead and need a jump start, but these are just minor cons that do not out weigh the pros. So if this is something you are considering to do, I highly recommend it.

She is running again!

March 3rd, 2015 by alexs

Just a small and quick update on whats been going on with the 997 build. This completes our stage 2 package. stage 2 consist of upgraded internals on the oem turbos, and bigger intercoolers. Now the car isn’t where we want it to be yet, in terms of power goals, and we still have to tune it on race gas. so what we might do is gut the Agency Power cats and hallow them out so we can tune on Race or E85. In the mean time we will be attending a few car shows to show case the car and meet some industry friends. the events we are attending are:

IMPORTS@UCI Annual car show – March 7th

and

Formula D x Super Street Techday 2015 – March 28th

hope to see you there!