We’re working on finishing up the engine swap on this CRX. We swapped in a JDM Type R engine and trans, all managed by a Hondata ECU, that we’ll be tuning once everything is buttoned up. These cars weighed in at around 2,000 pounds from the factory when new, depending on what trim you had. This car’s interior is completely stripped except for a single drivers racing seat. Being an insanely light car to begin with, I bet this little CRX will be a blast to drive when we’re done with it. It would be interesting to find out what the power to weight figures would be on this build. We’ll figure out the power part of the equation once it gets over to our dyno.The engine is a 1.8L B18C out of a JDM Type R Integra. Even stock, these engines are screamers with their insane 8200 rpm redline and factory 197 bhp. The Type-R trans is a close ratio box with a limited slip in it from the factory. Good thing too, because spinning just one wheel is never much fun.
This CRX has been equipped with some serious stopping power. The 6-piston Wilwood calipers aren’t going to have any trouble bringing this featherweight to a stop. Stay tuned for more updates on this project!
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.
Today we had one Mazda MS3 in for a tune that lived up to Mazda’s slogan of “Zoom Zoom”. From the start you could tell this car meant business with its growl from Cobb bolt-ons including an intake and exhaust. This MS3 was also sporting a front mount intercooler and a TB30r Turbo, but besides that the car was mainly stock. Even with it’s mainly stock motor, this Mazda was able to put down 374whp and 347tq, which is quite impressive. We look forward to even more power and updates from this car in the future.
Over this past weekend was Freedom Moves presented by Club Loose, which is an all around weekend of awesomeness. There’s partying, drifting, and hanging out with old friends. A couple of our customers were tearing it up, including Josh and Jim in their 240’s. Here are some pictures of them in action at Englishtown Raceway Park. We are looking forward to the next event, which is Finishing Moves on October 1st.
Yesterday at PSI PROformance, we had this Honda Civic come into the shop for a dyno tune. This car was equipped with an LS/VTEC and turbo setup, which usually means good power. The turbo setup was pushing out 15 lbs of boost which resulted in 410 wheel horsepower and 281 foot pounds of torque. A lightweight civic with over 400 horsepower is quite fast and should run some good times in the quarter mile.
PSI PROformance is proud to announce that we now have AEM EMS in stock and ready for tuning. AEM EMS is currently being run on Steve’s(Our tuner) Nissan 240sx, along with Reese’s drift ready 240sx. In the most recent tune Reese’s car is making 300whp on 6psi on an AEM EMS. So, get the power out of your car with an AEM EMS! Just head on over to our online store for more details: http://psiproformance.com/store/
Everybody in their lifetime has had the joy of enjoying a delicious slurpee on a hot summer day. Sometimes people will go great length’s to fill this “slurpee addiction” and that’s what Chris Miller did this weekend at IFO in Las Vegas. In the video, you can see Chris Miller driving his 8-second civic to 7-11 for a slurpee. Chris was actually driving to Trevtec to get his IM welded to continue racing, but he decided to stop into 7-11 for a slurpee. It’s just kind of funny seeing a full drag, not street-legal car driving down Las Vegas Boulevard. Chris Miller actually ended up winning his class after defeating Palo in the finals. So, congrats to Chris and his whole team and we look forward to the next event.
And here is another video of a full-on drag car cruising the streets for some lunch.
PSI PROformance is proud to announce that our online store is finally live. This is an exciting and happy moment for us at PSI PROformance. Now we are able to offer our awesome customers all the products from the brands they love for discounted prices. Here is the link to the store, so make sure to check it out.
That’s right everybody! This is the new PSI PROformance Blog in which a number of different topics will be posted. Everything from drag racing to building a simple and fun street car. Don’t forget PSI PROformance is your one stop shop for dyno tuning, custom fabrication, and auto body.
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