Velocity Factor – 2012 Mitsubishi EvoX GSR High Performance Engine Build

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This 2012 Mitsubishi EvoX GSR came to us to get some serious power, but the customer wanted to keep it reliable and reasonable for use as a daily driver.

To achieve this, we installed a full race EFR 7670 Turbo.  For thermal management, we had the turbo ceramic coated and put in a heat-shield for it as well.  To support this big turbo, we also installed a complete fuel system.  This includes Fuel Injector Clinic (FIC) 1095 injectors, fuel pressure regulator, AMS fuel rail, and Walboro 450 in-tank pump.

To further improve airflow, we also fitted a Greddy Front Mount Intercooler (FMIC).

With all the added power, heat has the potential of becoming an issue under the hood.  For increased heat management, we created custom heat shields for the intake and ABS fuel pump.

To handle all the extra power, we also upgraded the clutch with an Exedy Double Heavy Duty Clutch.

In addition to increased performance, the customer wanted a classy improvement to the appearance as well.  We replaced the stock plastic valve cover with a high-quality metal one that was powder coated with a Ferrari Wrinkle Red finish.  We also added a carbon fiber rear wing from APR.

As always, the most important part of any build is the professional engine tune that we created for this car.  The tune takes full advantage of all the upgrades we put in, while delivering reliable performance for day-to-day driving on the street.

At Velocity Factor, we take reliable automotive performance very seriously.  If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

 

Velocity Factor does a makeover on a 2012 Mercedes CLS 550

This 2012 Mercedes Benz MB CLS 550 got 20′ Vossen CV2 wheels installed, with Toyo Tires front 255-30-20, and rear a nice and wide 285-30-20. WE took the car from your normal average looking black stock Mercedes Benz to a Matte Pearl white wrap and to set it off we plus sized the wheels to a much wider and flush looking Vossen CV2. A nice Mesh European type wheel that is a timeless classic design and fits European cars with an OEM plus look! If you want to radically improve the look of your car, this an example of what we can do and if you can vision it with our experience we can make it a reality! Thanks for looking and remember be unique enjoy and Let the road set you free!

 

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance, sound or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

Velocity Factor 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Brakes and Wheels Renewed

Another job done well by Velocity Factor. The MHT Wheels painted a Smooth Semi-Gloss Black to make them sharp again.  The brake calipers painted with a nice lemon yellow, very cleanly done and efficient with timing as well. The Customer is as satisfied with the outcome as much as we are.

 

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance, sound or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

Velocity Factor adds extra Velocity into 2013 Audi TT RS with an Awesome Scorpion turbo back Exhaust. Stage 2 software and custom made intake with Blitz filter.

What you’re looking at is a sexy and fast 2013 Audi TTRS! Hard to do, but now even sexier with a Velocity Factor installed Scorpion Turbo back Exhaust System. As compared to the factory exhaust setup it just looks SO much better, Adds lots of power 30+ and sounds amazing too.

Here is the Verdict regarding the exhaust note:

Quiet at idle slight gargle barely noticeable over stock.

Free revving distinct deep note with no rasp whatsoever.

WOT Deep powerful sound that is well within the legal limits and no drone in the cabin at all during cruising.

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance, sound or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

Velocity Factor Toughens Up Jeep Wrangler with Front Rear Smittybilt Bumpers added Front PIAA Fog Lights and Winch.

This Beautiful Jeep Wrangler came to us stock to get Smittybilt Bumpers, Front and Rear, which came out looking beautiful in a Wrinkle black finish. front side complimented by a wench for towing and hauling. This Jeep is now genuinely fit for what it was originally made for with the Chrome PIAA Fog Lights added.

The job came out very nicely and well done all together. This Jeep in its entirety was made factory for off roading. The Bumpers, Fog lights, and Wench added on genuinely complete the package for a true all-terrain experience. And has the power to prove it. This beast is prepped and ready for an adventure!

Clean. Professional. Done right the first time.

And some of the best automotive work around. Finished with great care!DSC08284 DSC08288DSC08285  DSC08289 DSC08286 DSC08291 DSC08290

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

Velocity Factor – MazdaSpeed3 Best Practices for Reliable and Safe Downpipe Upgrades

I wanted to make this post because we have been getting a lot of questions lately regarding performance downpipes for the MazdaSpeed 3, Mazda3, and Mazda3 MPS.

Whenever you install a mod that significantly increases airflow (such as a downpipe), it is important to also tune your engine for this increased airflow.  If you don’t, the ECU will still think that it has the stock downpipe and will inject fuel accordingly.  This means that there is not enough fuel being injected to match with the increased airflow that is actually going into your engine.  This causes a very lean condition, which can be very damaging to the engine because it increases the likelihood of detonation.  If the ping sensor picks up on the detonation, it will cause the ECU to lower your boost in order to avoid further damage.  You don’t want to flirt with overly lean conditions, this is how engines blow up.

Another thing to consider is specific to the Mazda3.  For some reason, the stock turbo on the Mazda3 does not like having a catless downpipe.  When there is a catless downpipe installed onto a Mazda3 or MazdaSpeed 3, the stock turbo tends to overheat and eventually experiences performance degradation and possibly complete failure.  This is something we have observed on many many MazdaSpeed 3 cars that have come into our shop over the years.  As a result, we HIGHLY discourage our customers from installing a catless downpipe onto their Mazda3 cars unless they are also putting in a different turbo as well.

OK, so that’s the bad news.  It’s not all doom and gloom though.  Depending on how long you have been driving around with the catless downpipe, your oil-change habits, your driving style, and your ambient heat levels; the stock turbo may still be in good working order.

The first thing is to take off the catless downpipe and replace the stock downpipe.  Then reset your ecu (disconnect your battery for a few minutes to an hour).  Then drive it around for a while.  This will allow the ECU to recalibrate itself back to the stock airflow levels.  If you notice your performance improving, that means the turbo itself is probably still fine.  If not, then you may need to rebuild or replace it.

Once you determine that your turbo is good (or replace it if it’s not), you can start adding power.  To safely build power, the first thing we recommend is to do a tune.  For the Mazda3, MazdaSpeed3, or Mazda3 MPS, we suggest the Cobb AccessPort.  This is really the best bang for the buck.  You can get around 9% increase in safe reliable daily-drivable power with just the stock car.  The AccessPort is nice also because it acts as a diagnostic device, gauge cluster, and will help you to continually optimize your car’s tune as you add more upgrades.  The Cobb AccessPort really is a wonderful tool and should be the first thing someone buys when they are looking to make power or increase efficiency.

If you want to add even more power, you can install a performance downpipe with a high-flow cat.  You will also want to upgrade the fuel pump since the stock fuel pump will not be able to keep up with the increased demand for fuel.  We recommend the Cobb high-flow-cat downpipe and cp-e high performance fuel pump.  Once those parts are installed, be sure to reflash your ECU fuel map with the Cobb AccessPort.

You can also look at some supporting mods such as upgraded intake, intercooler, turbo inlet pipe, and engine mounts.  These will all serve to give you increased performance or reliability.

Another thing to consider when driving a car tuned for performance is your fuel.  We suggest using 93-octane gasoline.  If you do not have 93-octane available in your area, then use whatever the best available grade of gasoline you have and adjust your tune accordingly.  Better fuel reduces detonation and keeps your engine cleaner longer.

If you would like some more help, please feel free to give us a call. We are always happy to provide free advice and support to our blog readers. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.  If it is easier for you, we can also discuss your issue over email or through facebook at http://www.facebook.com/velocity.factor

Also, be sure to read our two-part article about stage-1 and stage-2 power upgrades for more details.

MazdaSpeed Stage-1 Power Upgrades

MazdaSpeed Stage-2 Power Upgrades

Porsche Cayenne GTS Brake Caliper and Wheel Power Coating

 

This beautiful #Porsche #Cayenne #GTS was once ordinary and stock looking. Not anymore! Our customer wanted to change up the look of his vehicle. We painted the #brake #calipers bright #brembo red to give vehicle more of an edge. We also #powder #coated the #wheels gloss black which easily catches any eye with the highlight of the bright red caliper. If you, or someone you know, need any painting or powder coating done, please give us a call at (561) 395-5700.

Velocity Factor – 2014 Mazda Miata Performance Upgrades

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This Mazda Miata came to us to get some added power and improved handling.  To increase airflow, we put in a Magnaflow Exhaust and designed a custom air intake.

To improve handling and to give the car an aggressive stance, we installed Eibach Lowering Springs.

We also fitted the car with new light-weight Enkei wheels to add a subtle classy improvement to the appearance and reduce unsprung weight.

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

Velocity Factor – 2014-2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T Performance Upgrades

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This Cadillac ATS 2.0T came to us to get a increase in power.  We put in a K&N Drop-In Filter, created a custom turbo inlet hose, and installed a Magnaflow exhaust.  Modern cars have very advanced ECU systems.  To get the full potential of any power mod, a tune is essential.  To maximize the performance of this Cadillac ATS, we tuned it with the Diablosport Trinity ECU tuner.

We also fitted the car with new custom wheels to add a subtle classy improvement to the appearance.

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.

Velocity Factor – 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Eibach Sport Springs Install

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This customer came to us with his 2015 Cadillac CTS-V to help improve the stance and driveability.  We achieved this by installing high quality Eibach Suspension Springs.

Eibach springs provide an attractive stance and improved suspension performance, while still retaining every day driveability and reliability.  We recommend this modification to anyone who is looking for an improvement to their daily driver without sacrificing comfort and practicality.

If you are interested in improving your car’s appearance or performance, please give us a call.  We are always happy to provide free advice and support over the phone. Our number is 561-395-5700. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00EST, and Saturday 12:00-4:00EST.