This is a project that you don’t see every day. A customer brought us a Factory Five 818 kit car. It was running a completely stock WRX motor and 5-speed with a Megasquirt MS3Pro controlling everything.
We ended up tossing on a very lightly 2017 STi turbo and intercooler to make this thing even more fun. It currently doesn’t have its body, but it’s definitely cool to see all of the inner workings of the suspension and frame.
We’re going to get this over to the dyno for some tuning action. With the weight of this car just touching 2,000 pounds, I can’t imagine how much fun it’ll be to drive. I’m thinking this will end up around the 300whp mark. Possibly more since it’s now rear-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive. Once it’s all tuned up the owner is going to put the body on it and bring it back for a custom exhaust. I can’t wait to see it once it’s all buttoned up.
This build was getting buttoned up last week. The car made its way onto the dyno, and it was LOUD. The titanium hood exit makes this thing scream. A few things still needed to be buttoned up, but everything else was ready for engine break-in and tuning.
Once tuning was done, the last few details were finished up. The hood exit looks sweet with its burnt titanium trim on the hood. It’s definitely a cool touch. Attention to detail is a huge part of all of our builds, and it especially shows with this one.
The face of the WRX was put back on, and the car was sent on its way. That wraps up this build for now!
Here’s a few more pictures of the car during its build.
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!
Today at PSI PROformance we had this Subaru WRX STI Hatch in for a dyno tune. It appeared pretty much stock on the outside, but it had plenty of work under the hood to push some power. Some of these modifications include a FP Red turbo, Front Mount intercooler, Full Race Equal Length Manifold, and Wiseco Pistons and Eagle Rods. With these mods the car was able to make 429 whp and 400 tq on about 23 pounds of boost. Here are the photos and video from the dyno tune. Enjoy!
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.