Velocity Factor Performs a Tune-Up and Full Restoration with Detailing a 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Hatchback

A long time client of well over 4 years stopped by Velocity Factor and requested that his 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi be restored like new. It is not his daily commuter and it had been sitting on the side and hadn’t been driven for those four years! Needless to say, it wasn’t running in the best shape. After a couple of days at the shop to have a tune-up and full restoration, the car came out in mint condition as if someone had just bought it out the Subaru dealership lot!

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The exterior of the STi is where the most dramatic of changes made can be easily noticed. The windows were re-tinted. The factory Subaru paint, once faded, was now restored to its original shine.

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The roof, front air dam and trunk spoiler that suffered from fading from the sun were restored to a new state as well. Finally, the previously dull and boring headlights were completely rebuffed and polished!

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New Bridgestone Potenza RE760 summer season tires were ordered to compliment the newly refinish aftermarket wheels on the car.

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As you can see, the car has been completely transformed to its original glory!

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

 

Velocity Factor Installs a Magnaflow Catback Exhaust System on 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

A first time client that was new to the tuner scene wanted a bit more power and noise from his 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. 

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Velocity Factor ordered him a Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust system. The car gives an aggressive exhaust note that allows the user to hear the growl of the 4 cylinder engine while also producing a distinct spooling sound associated with the factory turbocharger. With less restrictions and larger piping diameter within the exhaust system means more horsepower and torque. We agree that it was a solid choice made by our client!

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

Velocity Factor Installs Carbon Fiber Hood and Hood Pins in 2010 Hyundai Genesis 2.0T R Spec

A long time client of Velocity Factor with his 2010 Hyundai Genesis 2.0T R Spec felt that he needed “a little bit more fiber in his life.” Carbon fiber to be exact…

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So along with his aftermarket carbon fiber rear trunk, rear diffuser and front bumper inserts, the team at Velocity Factor installed a lightweight carbon fiber hood to complement the vehicle’s new look while drastically reducing the vehicle’s natural curb weight in the process. A set of hood pins with latches to secure the newly installed piece were attached as well.

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

 

Velocity Factor Installs Agency Power Exhaust on 2008 BMW M3 Sedan

A returning client of Velocity Factor who previous had traditional service interval maintenance performed on his 2008 BMW M3 Sedan (E92 Chassis) came by to have more work performed on his sharp ride!

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While the factory exhaust system gives off a fairly distinct roar under load, the client wanted a bit more of an aggressive exhaust note for his daily commute.

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He first ordered an Agency Power Stainless Steel Exhaust System before dropping it off along with his vehicle at our facility for installation. Just by viewing the picture below, you can tell how restrictive the factory exhaust setup truly is!

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According to Agency Power’s website description of the exhaust system, “The all T304 stainless steel exhaust is TIG welded and polished to a mirror finish. The exhaust uses the existing hangers for a secure rattle and clearance free fit. To stand out amongst the rest, the system features quad 3 inch tips in either rolled stainless or in titanium with a burnt finish for an exotic look. This muffler section also includes the S pipes to give you a complete bolt on exhaust system.”

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The final result: A throatier exhaust note that can be heard coming from the distance. This is one M3 you DON’T want to mess with!

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

 

Velocity Factor Installs APR Stage I and Stage II Carbonio Air Intake System on 2014 Audi SQ5

A first time customer who heard positive reviews about Velocity Factor requested us to have a Stage I and Stage II Carbonio Air Intake System from APR installed on his supercharged 2014 Audi SQ5.

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The unit utilizes the lower half of the factory air intake system while placing a duct with significantly less restriction for maximum airflow.

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The advantage of the carbon fiber makeup of the system as opposed to traditional fiber reinforced plastic or aluminum is less heat retention, thus resulting in lower air intake temperatures within the engine bay. It even looks good too!

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

Velocity Factor Installs Forge Diverter Valve on 2013 Hyundai Veloster

A previous customer who had his Injen air intake system installed on his 2013 Hyundai Veloster came back, requesting he install a Forge Diverter Valve on the vehicle as well. Image

The Forge Diverter valve allows the cool blow off sound on the vehicle, but doesn’t add the problems of having to buy a separate pipe as well as a separate blow off valve and other hardware. It replaces the factory diverter valve with a aluminum machined piece that makes more of a pronounced noise. The Forge Diverter uses a piston type valve that will never melt, come apart, or destruct. The piston type valving is very strong and fail proof. Image

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

Velocity Factor Reflashes 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX with Cobb Tuning AccessPORT Stage 1 Remap

A first time customer with an aftermarket catback exhaust system and an air intake panel filter on his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX sedan came in for a Stage 1 reflash via Cobb Tuning AccessPORT V3 Handheld Reflash unit. While Velocity Factor will work on any vehicle brought to us with the utmost satisfaction from customers, we specialize in vehicles that can be reflashed with Cobb Tuning’s AccessPORT as we are an authorized dealer. The Stage 1 Map reflashes the ECU and takes a step forward from the stock settings and provides more horsepower, torque, throttle response and even better mpg! The AccessPORT is HIGHLY recommended as a first upgrade if your vehicle is supported by Cobb Tuning! It is truly a night and day difference; in fact, we feel that all cars reflashed with the Cobb Tuning Stage 1 AccessPORT map should have come that way from the factory!

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From Cobb Tuning’s Website: The Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible, and easiest to use ECU upgrade solution for your Porsche. Unlock power hidden within the vehicle by replacing conservative factory settings with more aggressive calibrations. Follow our staged upgrade path with pre-loaded Off-The-Shelf (OTS) maps or use custom mapping for any modification level. It’s the last engine management solution you’ll ever need.

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

Velocity Factor Reflashes BMW 550i sedan with Active Autowerke ECU Software

A previous customer was new to the aftermarket modification scene and heard positive reviews about our shop, so he came to us to have an aFe air intake system purchased from us to be installed at our facility. Satisfied, but still craving more power, he came back to us for an ECU reflash by Active Autowerke.

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While it is perfectly acceptable to run an aftermarket modifications such as an intake system on a naturally aspirated (non turbocharged/supercharged) vehicle, in order to gain the most power out of them, one must reflash the vehicle’s engine control unit to gain the maximum amount of power as well as gas mileage.

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The 550i with intake and ECU reflash runs significantly smoother while picking up a few more horsepower and mpg as well. The customer will be returning soon for an exhaust upgrade to truly waken up the car!

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.

Velocity Factor Completes Non-Turbocharged to Turbocharged Conversion on 2nd Generation Toyota MR2

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One of our biggest projects at the Velocity Factor facility was finally completed: Converting our customer’s non-turbocharged 2nd generation Toyota MR2 (SW20 chassis for reference) to a factory style turbocharged application.

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The process begins by removing the factory 5SFE engine along with the transmission, subframe, wheel hub assembly, wiring harness and more in exchange for the 3SGTE turbocharged counterparts. All interval maintenance was performed including new filters, fuel pump, plugs, belts and fluids. The exhaust was upgraded to a Berk exhaust system. A custom air intake system will be fabricated and installed. The wiring harness was ordered at Dr. Tweak in Georgia. The intercooler was upgraded to a GReddy application. New motor mounts are to be installed.

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If you also would like Velocity Factor to perform engine builds or swaps on your vehicle, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 – 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 – 4:00 EST

Velocity Factor Installs aFe Intake System on 2008 BMW 550i

A first time customer was new to the aftermarket modification scene and heard positive reviews about our shop, so he came to us asking how he could make the V8 engine out of his 2008 BMW 550i roar during his daily commute.

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We recommended the traditional aftermarket air intake system modification, specifically from the brand aFe. It’s significantly less restrictive and more audible than the factory intake system.

Factory 550i Air Intake System

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Installation of Aftermarket aFe Air Intake System

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The intake truly wakes up the engine under wide-open throttle and makes the factory exhaust note significantly more audible. He will be returning to us soon for installation of an aftermarket exhaust system and for us to reflash his ECU via Active Autowerke software.

 

 

If you also would like Velocity Factor to install modifications and tune your vehicle for optimal performance, please give us a call at 561-395-5700. We are always happy to provide free advice and support. We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 — 6:00 EST, and Saturday 11:00 — 4:00 EST.