Archive for May, 2011

M7 Japan / Edo Performance 2008 Subaru STi

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

M7 Japan / Edo Performance 2008 Subaru STi at Evo Versus STi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M7 Japan Honda Civic Type R on Super Street Magazine

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cusco OS Strut Bar for Honda S2000 Type III

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Introducing the latest Cusco strut bar for the Honda S2000.

New Features:

– Improved rigidity and suspension performance

-NEW DESIGN ! Flat and thin shape for securing rigidity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Design ! Same Price ! Ready to ship !

Click here for more information

M7 Japan in GT500 Fuji Speedway

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

M7 participated in 2011 GT500  in partnership with Kondo Racing GTR in Japan Fuji Speedway. M7 Advan Kondo GT-R accomplished 7th place in round 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDO 10th Anniversary Open House Post Release

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

On April 30, 2011, EDO Performance celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting an event at our shop located in Huntington Beach, California. The highlight of the event was an open invitation for cars of all makes and models. We had all sorts of cars show up including Subaru, Mitsubishi and more.

Starting from 10am, our parking lot was filled with a bustling crowd of car enthusiasts, socializing and having a good time. We invited Motul to display a full line of performance lubricants and they offered a great promotion, buy 1 get 1 free on that day. SoCal EVO was here to show support to our event.

There was raffle drawing starting on every hour starting from 12pm, containing lots of prizes donated by many vendors including Tomioka Racing, Motul, M7 Japan and Lot USA. The grand prize for the raffle was a Tomioka Racing 11 lbs light weight battery.

We supplied burgers, hot-dogs, chips and drinks for everyone in attendance as well as entertainment for the day. We proudly invited DJ Bobby Play to play the cool music and two game booths (dart toss and basketball shoot) to win gifts such as T-shirts, key chains, plate frames, stickers and decals.

Overall this was an exciting day and it appeared that everyone attending had a great time. We would like to thank all of the vendors, shops, and individuals who showed up to support our shop on its fifth anniversary. And of course, we would also like to thank the local community for attending and making our event a success.


Visitors showing up


EDO display cars


Motul Booth


SoCal EVO Booth


M7 Japan Booth


DJ Bobby Play


EDO Part Sales


Lunch Time!


Let’s see who win the grand raffle prize…

Cusco Roll Cage for Honda Fit GE8 2009 and up

Monday, May 9th, 2011

New Cusco Roll Cage for Honda Fit GE8 2009 and up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chromoly & Safety 21 models! Available in 4 points to 10 points!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Edo Roll cage guide here !

Contact us if you have any questions on Cusco Roll cages!

 

M7 Japan R600 GT-R features on Octane Report

Friday, May 6th, 2011

5 Best R35 Nissan GT-R from the Tokyo Auto Salon

By OR Staff, photography by Christopher Jue

1. Top Secret Super GT-R

The distinctive gold Top Secret scheme was found on only one GT-R this year but what a demo car it was. Using a Top Secret BB900 turbo kit, JUN cams, HKS pistons, and connecting rods, the Top Secret Super GT-R puts out just under 900hp at 7,000RPM. A HKS Kansai Service rear limited-slip differential has been added along with a Dotson stronger first gear and clutch kit.


 

2. Gallant Abflug GT-R

During 2010, body kit maker Abflug joined forces with European specialist J.N. Hephaiss (also a Japan-based tuning company). The union has now given birth to Gallant Abflug, a new brand that specializes in high-end cars such as the R35 Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 GT3, and Ferrari F430. This R35 Nissan GT-R was the highlight of their stand, packing almost 630hp using a free-flowing exhaust and increased boost. Gallant Abflug claims that this car has run a best quarter-mile time of 10.8-seconds.


 

3. Mine’s 2011 GT-R

Mine’s used the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon show to showcase their Super Response Complete Engine, which was on display both inside and outside of this GT-R. Custom built by Mine’s, the Super Response Complete Engine is a VR38DETT that has been torn apart, hand built, and fit with new pistons and connecting rods. The setup will run you between $30,000-$50,000. Adding on the upgraded turbocharger kit will run you an extra $5,000-$10,000. That’s a pretty big hit on the wallet, this is real life, not Gran Turismo, but the engine produces almost 800hp with supposedly smooth drivability.

Mine’s also took a significant amount of weight out of the portly R35 Nissan GT-R with the aid of carbon fiber. Lots and lots of carbon fiber. The lightweight composite has been used in the hood, trunk, doors, and wing, shedding weight. Mine’s also took the less flashy approach by color-matching the carbon fiber pieces, leaving carbon visible only in the minor body accents. Matched with Mine’s distinctively subtle gray stripe and signature logo, this GT-R is sure to surprise more than a few Ferraris and Vipers.


 

4. Sumo Power FIA GT1 GT-R Racecar

Sumo Power’s Nissan GT-R GT1 is an almost 600hp turbocharged racing machine that regularly takes on Aston Martin DB9s, Corvettes, and Maserati MC12s. Typical stops for the FIA GT1 race series include Abu Dhabi, France, and England. Sumo Power claims that the louvers and aerodynamics don’t give enough downforce to be fully competitive, so the GT-R is purposely setup for low drag. This gives it an advantage at high-speed circuits.


 

5. M7 Japan R600 GT-R

With their company image centered around motorsports, M7 Japan is involved in Super GT and the D1GP, sponsoring RE Amemiya. The drift RX-7, driven by Imamura, was the 2010 D1GP champion while the GT300 RX-7 took third place in last year’s championship. Nobuteru “NOB” Taniguchi, one of the drivers of the Super GT M7 RE Amemiya RX-7, also took second place in the 2010 Japan Civic Championship one-make race.

Their tuned GT-R, called the R600, uses a combination of free-flowing exhaust, boost control, ECU tune, and intakes to generate 600hp. M7 Japan also fit the car with their own branded suspension kit, forged monoblock brake kit, and performance brake pads.

It comes as little surprise that M7 Japan takes this R35 out on track regularly and didn’t fit a chunky, high-concept body kit to it. They decided to keep it simple – 600hp, brakes, suspension, cooling, and good tires – and then drive the piss out of it. We can relate to that.

Tomioka Racing Exhaust System for Mitsubishi Evolution X

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

This month we tested Tomioka Racing full line of exhaust products for the Mitsubishi Evolution X. We had the cat-back, exhaust manifold, downpipe and test pipe for our lucky 2008 Mitsubishi Evolution X MR. This stock 2008 Evolution X had a base power of 227 whp and 258 lb/ft of torque on our dynapack dyno. This Evolution X was ready for its exhaust makeover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At first glance, the Tomioka Racing dual-tip cat back resembled a polished factory catback. In fact, it was more than a mirror finish look. The Tomioka Racing dual- tip cat back is constructed from stainless steel 304 materials with 3-inch piping throughout the pipe. The catback is TIG welded and it comes with a resonator on the mid-pipe. Inside the muffler chamber, Tomioka cat-back has an internal core mesh design that balances the cat-back sound and performance. For those customers who like to keep the sound down, the cat-back comes with pair of silencers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tomioka Racing tubular exhaust manifold for the Evo X styles the same characteristics as the catback. Constructed from stainless steel 304 materials with larger piping, the exhaust manifold is guaranteed to increase the exhaust flow efficiency of the 4B11 engine. The bolt-on exhaust manifold comes complete with gasket for easy installation. The mirror finish of the Tomioka exhaust manifold adds a stylish upgrade from the cast iron factory exhaust manifold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhaust system upgrade is not complete without the addition of downpipe. The Tomioka exhaust manifold will need a match to meet its increased exhaust flow.   The Tomioka Racing downpipe replaces both the factory housing and downpipe. The downpipe styles a wide-mouth opening bolted to the turbo exhaust housing and a 3-inch piping connected to the factory test pipe. In Tomioka style, the downpipe is constructed from stainless steel 304 materials and mirror finish that exhibit quality and top-notch craftsmanship. The downpipe comes complete with gaskets and hardware to bolt-on to factory Evolution X.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When all the pieces were installed on the car, it was ready for the second round of dyno runs.  During the initial dyno pulls, the car ECU was definitely not used to the increased exhaust flow.

 

 

 

 

 

It barely registered an increase of power, about 5 whp and 5 lb/ft of torque, although the car did register a better performance overall especially after 3000 RPM. But more work needed to be done to match the increased exhaust flow. After tuning and matching the ECU parameter we saw real improvements in performance. The Evo X achieved a peak power of 298 whp and torque of 317 lb/ft plus better performance across engine RPM.

 

 

 

 

 

With all the excitements of the power performance gain, we actually had forgotten about the last piece in exhaust upgrade, the test pipe. Tomioka test pipe for the Evo X is a straight through design constructed from stainless steel 304 materials. As in Tomioka tradition, the test pipe is bolt-on and comes with all hardware necessary for installation. Once the test pipe was installed, we saw more gain to the Evo X. The final number achieved was 314 whp with peak torque 316 lb/ft. Once again, the power was improved across all engine RPM.

 

 

 

 

 

After all the exhaust upgrade, the Evo X was not as loud as everyone was expecting.

The driving experience was definitely different than before. In the words of the owner of the Evo X,Dino, who happens to be the owner of Socalevo forum, “  The exhaust is actually quite stealthy at idle.  The volume is close to stock except for a deeper rumble, but once you start opening up the gas the car produces a totally different tune from the stock exhaust and the turbo sound is much more pronounced with the Tomioka exhaust manifold in place.” You can check out the catback sound clip here and here with the silencer.

We will be testing the Tomioka Racing Fuel Rail, Fuel Pressure Regulator and the soon-to-be released Tomioka Racing turbocharger for the Mitsubishi Evolution X. Stay tuned for its progress!