Archive for February, 2011

Imports @ UCI 2011 Car Show

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

This past weekend we heard UCI’s (University of California, Irvine) car club “Imports@UCI” was holding their 5th annual car show!

UCI has always had a great import car culture! Back in early 2000 to 2004 we’d often meet at UCI with our groups of Honda’s, Acura’s, and BMW’s.  Now it’s 2011, 7 years since I’ve last been to any UCI event or meet, I figured there had to be much change to UCI’s car culture.  To my delight there was more then the usual Honda’s, Acura’s, and BMW’s.  There was lots of friendly people and an all around good time vibe going.

Despite the weather there was a great turnout!  Lots of awesome cars, great sponsors, free food, free nos, the ladies from Drifting Pretty, and much more!

We’d like the thank Imports@UCI for putting together a great event.

Can’t wait for UCI’s next car show ^_^!

Drifting Pretty NOS Energy Drinks Password:JDM Sharpie decal by Jong K. Kim Taiko group performance!

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EDO Performance – Professional Tuning, Scheduled Maintenance, Installation, Engine Rebuilds, and Transmission Rebuilds

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

EDO Performance is your high performance parts specialist and we also offer professional installation, tuning, and rebuild services. Put our years of experience building high performance vehicles to work for you.

From simple installs to complete engine swaps, our professional service staff is here to help you reach your high performance goals.

If you’re tired of waiting for other shops to fit you into their schedule because of whatever reason, check out EDO Performance!

Here at EDO Performance we take pride in our work.  As such, we have a strict ratio of 1 technician to 1 vehicle.  Our technicians will take your vehicle from start to finish every step of the way. This takes out any confusion when there are several different technicians working on a vehicle.

We’ll work with you on any project, whether small or large.  We like to keep you in the loop and up to date with your ride.  With our ratios we can even send you email updates, with pictures (if applicable) every couple days.

Come make an appointment, meet the team and take a tour of our facilities. We’ll take care of your ride.

We offer several services, including:

Regular Services and Scheduled Maintenance

  • Dealer Scheduled Maintenance (30k, 60K, 90k, 100k)
  • Tire (Rotation, Mounting and Balancing)
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Oil Change
  • Transmission, Differential, and Radiator (Fluid Change)
  • Engine Diagnosis (CEL codes)
  • Compression Tests / Leak Down Test
  • Fluid Leak diagnosis
  • Minor Fabrication and Welding (MIG)

Installation Services

  • Custom Turbo Installs
  • Turbo Kit Installs
  • Intercooler Installs
  • Clutch Replacement
  • Aftermarket Product Installation
  • Up-Pipe Install
  • Engine Swaps
  • Hybrid swaps / WRX
  • Exhaust install
  • Intake install

Performance Tuning Services

  • Dyno Tuning
  • ECUTEC
  • Cobb AccessPort
  • Turbo XS Delta Dash
  • EMS HyDRA
  • MEGA SQUIRT/ Stand alone
  • MOTEC
  • DynaPac for 2 and 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles

Rebuild Services

  • Engine rebuilds
  • Manual transmission rebuilds
  • 5-Speed to 6-Speed transmission upgrade

Power Packages

  • Power Packages are available for your vehicle!
  • Contact us for Power Package details!

If you need anything that isn’t listed above, don’t hesitate to ask.

Contact us for more details on any service!

If you’re in the Huntington Beach area just stop by or give us a call today to schedule and receive a complimentary vehicle performance evaluation!

EDO Performance
16182 Gothard St, Unit P
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 602-5741

Acura RSX Turbo Build by EDO Performance

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Febuary 14, 2011) – EDO Performance recently took on a special Acura RSX turbo build.  We were initially contact by an RSX enthusiast who wanted a Full Race turbo.  The RSX was completely stock and non-turbo, to be built from the ground up.  We discussed a power package starting with a stage 2 turbo kit from Full Race Motorsports.  As with any turbo build there are several factors to consider: can the engine handle the power of the turbo, how will a certain exhaust work with a turbo setup, do I have enough power to juice my ride?

We arranged for the RSX to be dropped off at EDO Performance once all the necessary parts for the build arrived.  For a non-turbo engine to become a turbo engine, we first had to prep and build the engine from high compression to low compression.  After the engine was ready we installed a Full Race stage 2 “K Series Turbo Kit” with the Garrett GT3076R. For those who don’t know the Garrett GT3076R, it takes a lot of custom work to get it fitted properly. The M7 Super Power Flow Filter was installed to protect the Garrett turbo from air particulates.  The Full Race Vacuum/Boost Block was installed to distribute between the fuel pressure regulator, boost gauge, waste gate, blow off valve, and boost controller.  We also rerouted the oil lines and power steering lines.

An Acura TSX 6th gear was added to the transmission.  A Quaife LSD was installed to hand the power distribution to the wheels. The Thermal Turbo cat back exhaust was custom fabricated in-house with a 3 inch section to fit the Full Race downpipe.  The rear bumper was cut to perfectly fit the exhaust. We customized a bracket and utilized the Walbro high performance fuel pump, which can support up to 500hp (at the crank).  To power the RSX a lightweight performance TR Battery with the TR Battery adjustable tie down was installed.

The M7 Super Cooling Oil Catch Tank was installed to collect oil, moisture, blow-by gas and also to work with the custom breather.  Using the M7 oil catch tank will prevent carbon and sludge build-up in the intake system and engine.  To handle the higher horsepower we used M7 Super Gear Oil 75W90 in the transmission and M7 Super Street GT Engine Oil 10W40 in the engine.  AutoMeter gauges were installed to meter the boost and oil pressure.

Here at EDO Performance we built this RSX the ground up, from completely stock to almost track ready.  We knew there was a long road ahead of us and our client had high expectations of what was proposed.  Pulling a modest 363hp (at the wheels) we have another satisfied performance vehicle enthusiast at EDO Performance!

Pictures –

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A Modest 363HP (at wheels)

A Modest 363HP (at wheels)

Videos –

Acura RSX turbo build – Engine bay tour

Acura RSX turbo build – Turbo pull on dyno

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Zero/Sports Subaru Impreza STI 2008-2010 Front Lip

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Looking for an alternative to the Subaru Impreza STI lip?

The solution, the Zero/Sports lip!

This lip features a slightly more aggressive design then the JDM STI lip and is crafted with a durable high quality hybrid material as opposed to the flimsy ABS plastic used on the Subaru STI OE lip.

The Zero/Sports lip will make a classy and stylish addition to your STI bumper!

Part Number: ZS-0101030

MSRP: $517.00

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Tomioka Racing Exhaust Manifold for Mitsubishi EVO X (4B11) Back In Stock!

Monday, February 7th, 2011

We just received a new shipment of the Tomioka Racing Exhaust Manifold for the EVO X CZ4A 4B11!

Get them while they’re hot!

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Exhaust Manifold for Mitsubishi EVO X (4B11)

Unequal Length Exhaust Manifold

PRODUCT FEATURES

TR EVO X Stainless Steel Exhaust Manifold is machine welded, no joint pipes and with excellent lost wax finished flange. It has been designed for optimum gas flow to allow faster exhaust exit.

The TR exhaust manifold is a direct bolt-on replacement for the stock manifold and fit perfectly with stock turbo or stock based upgraded turbocharger. The kit comes with all the fitting parts such as bolts & nuts, gaskets and heat wrap.

SPECIFICATIONS

Part Number TR-EM1004
Material Stainles Steel SUS304
Application Mitsubishi EVO X (4B11)
Model Year 2008+
Pipe Diameter 45.0mm (O.D.)
Pipe Thickness 2.0mm
Flange Thickness 11mm (Engine), 11mm (Turbo)

CONTENTS

• Exhaust manifold
• Exhaust Manifold Gasket
• Thermo Bandage

Order here.

 

Check out the Exhaust Manifold up close here !

Now taking pre-orders on Zero/Sports Aluminum Alternator Cover

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Zero/Sports Aluminum Alternator Cover for Subaru Impreza 2008+

Looking for the perfect JDM engine dress up for your Impreza? The Zero/Sports Aluminum Alternator Cover is sure to turn heads! This quality piece is constructed of high grade aircraft aluminum and has been chemically treated to resist corrosion resulting in a shine that will last for years! The alternator cover installs in minutes and features a stylish design that will be sure to compliment any engine bay.

These will be ready to ship on 02/18/11 so get your order in while supplies last!

MSRP: $175.00

Fitment: Subaru Impreza 2008+ STI/WRX (GV/GR/GE/GH Chassis)

Part Number: ZS-0199045 (Blue)

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Part Number: ZS-0199046 (Silver)

ZS-0199046-SILVER1

ZS-0199046-SILVER2

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Interview with Tom Foster – TR Batteries

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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Tom Foster (www.crazyfastcracker.com) has been building high horsepower motorcycles for the past thirty years, when he’s not busy as an aerospace engineer.  We had a chance to catch up with Tom, and he told us why he uses TR Batteries in his bikes.

EDO: Hi Tom, How’re you doing?

Tom: Good.
EDO:  How’d you hook up with TR Batteries?
Tom: I was looking for a high performance battery for my bikes.  I build a very high horsepower technically advanced product.  I
need something to hold up to the riggers of my style of riding, which is fast and hard. My bikes have triple the horsepower of
stock bikes and I need something that will step up and handle my game.
EDO:  Cool Cool.  I notice that your first magazine feature was in ’89 on Easy Riders. How long have you been in the motorcycle
industry?
Tom: A little over three decades.
EDO: Wow, that’s a long time. You truly are a pionieer in the motorcycle industry.  With your extensive experience in the
motorcycle industry, I’m sure you’ve gone through a lot of batteries.  How does TR Batteries compare to other batteries you’ve
used?
Tom:  Superior in every way!  With my engineering background in aerospace, I looked for something with new technology. What’s the
latest and greatest, and has integrity! I need a product that will stand up to when I put my game on it.  TR Batteries gives me
both, integrity and technology.  It’s a product for me.
EDO:  What other brands have you worked with?
Tom:  Yuasa and several of the other typical batteries that are in the motorcycle industry.  They just don’t have the juice to
start a motorcycle like this.  They’ll work fine on stock bikes, but we’re very far on the opposite end of that.
EDO:  How confident are you to say that TR Batteries are one of the best batteries in the industry?
Tom: It’s the best I’ve used, and I’ve been doing it for over three decades!
Edo: Great!  Will we see a custom limited edition Tom Foster TR Battery soon?
Tom:  I hope so!
Edo: Thank you very much Tom.

Tom: Good.

EDO:  How’d you hook up with TR Batteries?

Tom: I was looking for a high performance battery for my bikes.  I build a very high horsepower technically advanced product.  I need something to hold up to the riggers of my style of riding, which is fast and hard. My bikes have triple the horsepower of stock bikes and I need something that will step up and handle my game.

EDO:  Cool Cool.  I notice that your first magazine feature was in ’89 on Easy Riders. How long have you been in the motorcycle industry?

Tom: A little over three decades.

EDO: Wow, that’s a long time. You truly are a pionieer in the motorcycle industry.  With your extensive experience in the motorcycle industry, I’m sure you’ve gone through a lot of batteries.  How does TR Batteries compare to other batteries you’ve used?

Tom:  Superior in every way!  With my engineering background in aerospace, I looked for something with new technology. What’s the latest and greatest, and has integrity! I need a product that will stand up to when I put my game on it.  TR Batteries gives me both, integrity and technology.  It’s a product for me.

EDO:  What other brands have you worked with?

Tom:  Yuasa and several of the other typical batteries that are in the motorcycle industry.  They just don’t have the juice to start a motorcycle like this.  They’ll work fine on stock bikes, but we’re very far on the opposite end of that.

EDO:  How confident are you to say that TR Batteries are one of the best batteries in the industry?

Tom: It’s the best I’ve used, and I’ve been doing it for over three decades!

Edo: Great!  Will we see a custom limited edition Tom Foster TR Battery soon?

Tom:  I hope so!

Edo: Thank you very much Tom.

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Always in stock @ EDO Performance.