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LS2 SUBARU

LS2 Turbo Swapped Subaru STi Build

Jesse from JT Coating had us do a big turbo build on his Subaru STi in the past and it made just over 600whp on E-85. It looked great at the shows, and performed well on the street, but Jesse wanted to build something different for next seasons events. Screen Shot 2017-10-05 at 2.08.07 PMScreen Shot 2017-10-05 at 2.08.22 PM

After discussing some options, some type of Chevy LS build was chosen based on cost, performance and overall uniqueness. We began hunting for parts, while Jesse sold off the Subaru parts we would no longer be using.

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An LS2 6.0L engine and transmission was sourced and the project began. Our head fabricator Don took charge on the build and started banging out the mock up phase pretty quickly. Everything went together fairly easy, it was like the V8 was meant for the car minus a few small changes. While the engine was out a BTR cam package was installed with a few other supporting mods. As many of you know the supporting mods can be the most important parts of a project.

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Once we had the general setup of the engine and headers laid out, the turbo kit began being fabricated. A cast wheel Borg Warner S475 was the turbo of choice, with complimentary Turbosmart & Vibrant pieces to bring it all together.

 

 

 

 

The excitement of seeing the turbo kit and big front mount intercooler mocked up really had us motivated to get this one running. To make all of this work, the cooling system was custom mounted in the trunk with some Radium Engineering bits and good old fashioned ingenuity.

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To go along with the AEM Infinity ECU, the new CD-7 display was custom mounted in the dash to give a clean factory appearance. This makes visibility of all engine parameters easy to monitor while driving around. Plus digital displays just look cool on any race inspired project.

IMG_4987   Now that most of the mock up was complete, we disassembled the car and gave Jesse a slew of parts for him to work his magic on. The quality blew us away when he brought them back after powder coating. We knew this would be the head turner we envisioned from the beginning now.

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With final assembly under way, we gave Karl from K.P. Tuning a call to sprinkle his LS magic on the build. He came by and went over the build to finalize a few loose ends and get the car started up. It fired up without a hitch and actually sounded pretty tame still using the aftermarket Subaru cat-back exhaust. There wasn’t a person in the shop that didn’t have a big smile on their face hearing the car running for the first time. Screen Shot 2017-10-05 at 2.14.04 PM

Now it came down to strapping it on our in house DynoJet, and backing up all the long hours of work. This car runs on regular old 93 octane pump gas, so we filled up and had K.P. get to work. On only the second pull at single digit boost levels it laid down 599whp. Without even blinking an eye it was about to eclipse what the fully built e-85 Subaru setup did.  By the end of the tuning session the final horsepower number read 794whp at only 12psi! K.P. suggested upgrading the fuel system if we wanted more power, being as it is on stock Subaru lines, in tank fuel pump, and only 1000cc injectors.

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Check out the dyno video below, and contact us if you have any questions about starting your own custom build. We will be starting on a second LS swapped Subaru soon with its own unique twist, and we already have a 2JZ Subaru build underway that we can not wait to share with the world.

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Formula Drift Round 4: The Gauntlet Wall Speedway New Jersey

It was a beautiful day on Saturday June 22, for The Gauntlet in Wall NJ. All the competitors were getting their practice runs in early. They started at about 11:30am. The practice runs lasted for about 2 hours and the event started around 1:30pm. The competition started off pretty fierce with Darren “DMAC” McNamara and Patrick Goodin going door to door with DMAC getting the win. The rest of the top 32 was just as exciting. There were some crashes and some cars that broke. All in all it was a competitive 32.
Once the sweet 16 were decided it was time to take a little break. So I decided to go stroll through the pit area and see if I could get a hold of any cool stuff. Turns out I got a bunch of cool stuff from the vendors that were at the event. Falken Tires were giving away a Falken bag, save Japan Tshirts, and license plate covers that said “Rather be Drifting.” Team Scion was giving away a bag of goodies as well. Their bag included a Scion Racing Hat, 2 Season DVD’s, 2 scion racing key chains, and 2 scion racing dog tags. The Hankook and Falken girls were signing posters and shirts and anything else you could give them throughout the event.
About the time that the sweet 16 was about to start is when my day got a whole lot better. Ford racing had invited me to hangout in their area behind the ford racing truck so i got a killer vantage point of the track. The sweet 16 was as intense as ever with DMAC and Tuerck starting it off. DMAC took the win in dramatic fashion. Finishing out the sweet 16 were Tyler “McEnroe” McQuarrie and the rookie Marc Landerville. Landerville had a hard fought battle but in the end fell to McEnroe.
Let me jump ahead to the Final 4. This consisted of DMAC, the reigning champion Daigo Saito, Justin Pawlak, and Chris Forsberg. DMAC and Saito battled it out and Saito too the win to advance to the championship race. Forsberg fell to Pawlak caused by a minor mistake so in turn Pawlak advanced. Forsberg and DMAC went door to door until DMAC made a mistake and basically gave the 3rd place finish to Forsberg. The championship race consisted of the reigning round 4 champion Daigo Saito and the number one qualifier Justin Pawlak. On Pawlak’s chase run he went a little too hard and spun out giving the reigning champion the victory once again.
So when it was all said and done Daigo took first place, Pawlak took second, and Forsberg took third. Minus the scorching sun, crowds of people, and the outrageous food prices I had a blast and would highly recommend anybody give it a try.

Turbo Integra GSR DA tuned

It’s not often you see Acura Integras of the DA era around anymore. Forget seeing one in general, how about a GSR model, that’s clean, turbocharged, and makes 250whp!?!? This Integra is running the original B17 VTEC motor (134k miles on it) along with an Ebay .50trim turbo, FMIC kit , Drag exhaust manifold, and 550cc injectors. The car rips for only making 250WHPat 8psi.

Now many people may think that is “low” for a turbo Honda on a .50 trim, but lets remember this is on an original motor and get this, an original STOCK FUEL PUMP. The pump will be switched out for a Walbro 255 unit & a few other small changes will be made in the upcoming weeks. The owner will then bring it back in & were hoping to see around 300WHP depending on the conditions. The tune is safe, reliable and makes strong power under these circumstances to hold over until more mods can be completed. For now enjoy the video of it at 8psi, and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for updates on this car and all of the other projects going on at the shop!

600+whp PSI PRO built/tuned/fabbed STi video

Here at PSI PROformance we have done a few recent 4-500whp rotated turbo kit Subarus with great results. Some customers just want more, and we are here to make it happen.

We have modified this STi a few different stages since the owner purchased it and after talks of wanting more power he decided on a 600hp goal.

The project began with our custom-spec built/sleeved engine, and our custom rotated turbo kit. With the power goals in mind, a Precision 6262 turbo & E-85 fuel were chosen to make it all come together. With a host of supporting mods & custom built parts done in-house the car easily put down 600 WHEEL horsepower after being tuned on our Dynojet.

We have since installed a resonator to our Race-spec exhaust and the car is happily in the hands of the owner. We are looking forward to it coming back in for a re-tune on higher boost when the owner is ready. At only 29psi the setup is not even breaking a sweat.

The customer brought the car back a week later to have us add a muffler as he was getting dirty looks from annoyed neighbors.

Please check us out on facebook to see regularly updates photos from around the shop including the build of this STi. If you have any questions regarding the build, or would like to start a Subaru build of your own please don’t hesitate to contact us at the shop. Our number is: 215-361-7100

New Turbos are Fun!

Here at PSI PROformance, we offer a variety of services including replacing blown turbos.  When Chris’s Civic Si came in the shop, he wanted a smaller turbo so he could get a better powerband through the RPMs.  We replaced his blown turbo with a smaller Precision SC5252E, and gave him a quality tune from Steve.  After tuning, Chris was able to make more power than before with this smaller turbo and less boost, which is quite impressive.  His Civic Si made 301whp and 250tq on 9.5 lbs of boost.

Our Favorite Legacy GT

The Other Day we had Kevin and his Legacy GT in for a retune after he performed some recent modifications. Some of these changes included a turbo upgrade, which was an AMR 500 Turbo. Along with a turbo, this Legacy Gt is supporting a grocery list of mods including a WBR FMIC, 740cc Jecs Injectors, Walbro 255 fuel pump, JNZ cold air intake, Borla Headers, Grimmspeed uppipe, Tial Mvs Wastegate, Grimmspeed EBCS, Invidia Catless Downpipe, and a Megan OE-RS Exhaust. With our tuner Steve working his magic, this Legacy GT was able to make 373whp and 398tq.



Also, if you are in need of car insurance then we at PSI PROformance recommend that you check out Brandon Insurance Group. All of the employee’s at the shop have their personal and project cars insured through Kevin and Brandon Insurance Group, so make sure you check them out.

Just one awesome 240sx!!!!!!!!!

The other day we had Evan’s Nissan 240sx in for a dyno tune. This Nissan 240sx was rocking a stock S15 SR20DET engine with some bolt-ons. Those bolt-ons included a front mount intercooler, 3″ Exhaust, 740cc Injectors, Walbro Fuel Pump, and an Apexi Power FC. The engine had stock cams and a stock turbo but was still able to make 310whp and 348tq, which is pretty impressive. Evan’s car is one of the nicest 240sx’s we’ve seen and now it makes a good amount of power with our tune. Here are the pictures from the dyno day, enjoy!









A Super WRX

Today at the shop we had this Subaru WRX on the dyno for a tune. This Subaru WRX looked stock but was far from it with all of it’s modifications.  These modifications included a Blouch 16G Turbo, 650cc Injectors, Perrin Up Pipe, Agency Power Downpipe, AEM Intake, HKS Catback Exhaust, and a Hallman Boost Controller.  With these mods the car put down 307whp and 284tq, making a fun and awesome daily to whip around town. Here are the pictures and video from the dyno session, and don’t forget get $100 off a dyno tune for the month of December, so get your car in for a tune today!

One Beautiful 600whp Porsche

Last night at PSI PROformance we had this bright yellow twin turbo Porsche in for some dyno pulls. Being one of my dream cars, this was an awesome sight for me and everybody in the shop. This Porsche was a beauty to behold with it’s fully polished CCW wheels, and beautiful yellow paint. To go along with the looks of the car, this Porsche was sporting twin GT30R turbos pushing about 22-23 pounds of boost. After a couple of dyno pulls the car put down 641whp and 611tq, making it a serious car. I can’t wait to see what this Porsche has in store for it next.