Over the past few weeks, things have really started to come together. The motor returned from the machine shop and although the work took a bit longer than I would’ve liked, it turned out amazing. Once it was back in our hands things flowed along pretty smoothly. The motor was assembled and placed neatly back in the bay of my S13.
This was not an exact replica of the previous motor. There were a few things that we decided to change while we had the opportunity. This motor features Brian Crower H beam rods, JE pistons, and Brian Crower cams/springs/retainers. In addition to all this, we also decided it was time to upgrade our injectors, so we switched over to a top feed fuel rail and Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors.
Because of all this we needed a new map setup on our MoTeC system. Our tuning appointment was Thursday June 7th with our tuner John Reed. We have been working with John for the past two seasons and he is simply the best at what he does. It’s amazing to watch him work and the car always leaves the shop making awesome power.
The previous motor made 407whp/377wtq at 25psi. With our new setup, John was able to make more power and torque on less boost. When he was finished the car was putting down 418whp/404wtq at 20psi. Like I said, the guy is amazing and we are incredibly fortunate to have him on board for another season.
Next event is June 17th, and we will be there ready to go!
Dyno Video:<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/43714560″>Tyler Grimsley’s Nissan S13 on the dyno at PSI</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/tunedbypsi”>Portland Speed Industries</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>