Velocity Factor – 2004 Porsche Carrera 4s H&R Coilovers Installed

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This customer came to us looking for a significant upgrade in handling for his 2004 Porsche Carrera 4s.  The ultimate suspension upgrade comes from coilovers, which is exactly what we put on.  We installed H&R Street Performance Coilovers for great quality, road feedback, and adjustability.

A professional installation is critical with coilovers because they need to be adjusted and dialed in properly, and all bolts need to be torqued to spec.  Velocity Factor is an H&R Factory Authorized dealer with years of experience installing performance products.  We pride ourselves on our quality craftsmanship.

In addition, we also installed a front lip to add a bit of style and provides a unique look.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – 2015 Lexus RC350 Performance Upgrades

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This 2015 Lexus RC350 came to us for some extra power and a little more style.

For power, we installed a takeda intake and created a custom stainless steel quad-tip exhaust.

The Vossen VFS1 wheels give just the right amount of flash without going over the top.

With the intake and exhaust, we wanted to upgrade handleing to maintain control over the added power.  To do this, we installed Tenabe springs.  Not only do these springs help with cornering, they also lower the car for a more sporty 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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – 2014 Audi RS7 Milltek Exhaust System

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Audi RS7 Part II

In our prior installment of this Audi RS7 we covered the horsepower increase with the APR Stage 1 ECU upgrade. The owner of this Audi didn’t take long to put the extra power to good use. At the drag strip on Palm Beach International Raceway this same RS7 posted a time of 10.568 seconds at 130.68 mph! These numbers were generated without the Milltek Exhaust System. The Milltek Exhaust on this RS7 adds a racy V8 sound that definitely match the menacing looks of this car. This exhaust system allows the twin turbo V8 to breathe more freely which helps increasing horsepower and torque. We estimate an increase of 20 to 30 additional horsepower with this exhaust. We can’t wait to see the numbers this RS7 will generate at the track with this new exhaust system. There’s more to come from this Audi RS7 at Velocity Factor. More updates will come soon.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – Quality and Durable Brake Caliper Paint Service in South Florida

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At Velocity Factor we believe that form and function are not mutually exclusive. With every build our goal is to improve not only your vehicle’s performance, but also its appearance. We want you to have that last glance moment every time you walk away from your car and to feel anticipation every time you approach it. With this in mind, we want to announce our brake caliper paint service. This is not a new service to Velocity Factor, this is a service we’ve provided to our clients for many years with high rate of success. This is a professional grade finish that will last for years. We only use high quality paint on every brake caliper paint job. Any car, any color you want, we can help turn your vision into a reality. With our brake caliper paint service you have the option to add the brand of your vehicle on the caliper itself. This is no sticker job here. Our brake caliper branding is done using stencil and it is covered in clear coat to protect the finish against heat and the elements. You will leave satisfied knowing that you just enhanced the looks of your car with this simple yet elegant touch. Go beyond the factory look and enhance the appearance of your car. With every detail you add, you make your car more of your own. A more unique reflection of your taste and style.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

 

Velocity Factor – 2015 Volkswagen GTi APR Stage 1 ECU and Carbon Fiber Intake with H&R Lowering Springs and Wheel Spacers

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A Hotter Hot Hatch

Some say that the British created the term Hot Hatch (short for Hot Hatchback) to describe the Golf GTI. The GTI is still referred to as the original Hot Hatch by many around the world. At Velocity Factor, we just made this one even hotter. While it size is much larger than the original GTI from ’76, it is still a compact car with a reputation to punch much above its weight. We gave this Tornado Red GTI a much more visceral bite to back up its bark. We installed APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade along with an APR Carbon Fiber Intake. This MK7 now generates 326 Horsepower and 381 lb/ft of torque. This, from a 2.0 four cylinder turbo engine. As with all 2015 GTIs, this engine tune is done through the OBD II port. This makes the waiting time much shorter for our customer. You’ll be enjoying a more powerful GTI in less time than before. To handle this new-found speed we installed H&R Sport Springs and H&R Wheel Spacers. H&R components are designed and manufactured in Germany to the highest of standards. This is a preferred brand among German tuning enthusiast and has a reputation of quality, durability and performance. The H&R Sport Springs lowers the ride height 1.3′ front and back. Vehicle performance is instantly improved in many parameters with no sacrifice in ride quality or comfort. These springs were designed to work in conjunction with the factory dampers. To further enhance stability and improve the looks of the lowered ride, we installed H&R Wheel Spacers. We opted for a wider setup in the back than in the front to compliment the GTI natural progressive shape. To accomplish this, we installed 10mm Wheel Spacers in front and 15mm Wheel Spacers in the rear. H&R Wheel Spacers are Hub Centric. This design feature makes them safe to use on the road as they sit perfectly on the axle hub. Wheel Spacers are a simple and effective way to increase the track of each axle on your car and save you from having to buy wider wheels and tires to get a similar performance benefit. This build is an example of how we can help you turn up the heat on your 2015 GTI.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – 2015 Audi S3 REVO ECU Tune with Vossen wheels on H&R Super Sport Springs.

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Valentine’s Arrow just became much faster!

What a treat, on the day before Valentine’s Day we had the opportunity to spread the love and upgrade the performance and looks of this elegant 2015 Audi S3. This very S3 has just become a giant killer on its own right. First off it’s the power. When Audi created this new EA888 Gen 3 TSI engine, it left plenty of wiggle room for more power. Still, when it comes to an ECU upgrade, your safe bet is to trust a company that’s been in this business for a long time. The ECU upgrade selected for this S3 was the renowned REVO. At Velocity Factor we have tuned many Audi cars in the past with REVO software. As an authorized REVO installer we trust this brand and happily recommend it. In fact, its one of the brands that have brought in repeat clients looking to upgrade their new cars. Such is the pedigree a company like REVO has. One thing is to take in the horsepower and torque numbers this Audi S3 now generates, the other is to understand what they mean. The REVO ECU tune can be uploaded through the OBDII port making the wait time much shorter than before. Horsepower increases from 296 bhp from the factory to 371 bhp. Torque jumps from 280 lb/ft to 360 lb/ft. With its advance four-wheel drive system, this S3 now makes the 0-60 mph run in 3.7 seconds! This is phenomenal performance from a luxury sedan that comfortably seats four. The owner of this S3 has the option of further enhancing the functionality of this ECU upgrade by obtaining a REVO SPS engine program module. This optional control module provides the option to change the performance program on the S3 as well as other functions.

As the saying goes, power is nothing without control. Control is further enhanced with H&R Super Sport Springs. These springs lowers the ride without sacrificing the quality of it. To finish off the more aggressive look, a set of 20″ Vossen VSF1 wheels were installed. The matte graphite finish complements the Sepang Blue Pearl color of this elegant German sedan. In all we are satisfied with the results of this Audi S3 build. We wish the owner many happy miles of fast motoring.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

 

Velocity Factor – 2014 Ford Fiesta ST H&R Coilover Suspension and TRAK Wheel Spacers Install

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The owner of this Oxford White Ford Fiesta ST came to us with a request to improve its handling. The owner felt that the chassis of this turbocharged Hot Hatch had more potential underneath waiting to be unleashed. We agree. We recommended a set of H&R Street Performance Coilover Suspension matched with a set of four 15mm H&R TRAK Wheel Spacers. The dampers and progressive springs from the Street Performance coilovers are perfectly matched by H&R to give a compliant ride when there’s no rush to get to work and confident inspiring car control when you’re running late.  This H&R Coilover setup also allows the owner to manually adjust the ride height. This is very convenient for owners who actively participate on Autocross or Track Events as well as those that simply want that more aggressive stance of a lowered car. The 15mm Wheel Spacers (also from H&R) widens the track of each axle enhancing the Fiesta ST stability while at the same time enhancing the looks of the lowered suspension.  The smile on the face of this ST owner when she first saw the new lowered stance was all the confirmation we needed to know that we matched the vision she had in mind about her car. We are confident she will enjoy her ST for many years to come.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – 2015 Subaru Impreza STI Modifying the newest member in the STI series

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2015 Subaru STI

At Velocity Factor we were trusted to enhance the performance of a brand new 2015 STI. This is a new car, new territory, blank canvas. Obvious ideas for bolt on parts came to mind but as with all upgrades we perform, we always consult the vehicle’s owner and make recommendations based on what the desired end result. For this particular STI, the owner wanted to improve looks, handling, horsepower and get a more aggressive tone to the factory exhaust system. To address the handling requirements, we installed a set of H&R Sport Springs and 20mm Perrin Performance wheel spacers. The lowered springs provide a better feel of the road in all conditions. Acceleration, braking and cornering are all improved as the center of gravity of the STI now sits lower than the factory. Looks are also improved as the new lowered stance is finished with 20mm Perrin Performance wheel spacers at all four corners. Wheel spacers widens the track at each axle providing better stability under all conditions. It eliminates the need to install wider and therefore heavier tires to get the same result. We tackled horsepower and engine note with the installation of a Cobb Downpipe ending on a Invidia Q300 Exhaust System with Titanium tips. Engine efficiency is increased as the exhaust gases will be expelled with far less restriction when compared to the factory exhaust. Less restriction helps the turbocharger spools faster. As a bonus, the Invidia Q300 gives the STI that aggressive note the owner was looking for and the titanium tips complete the look of the rear of the car. With the lowered springs, wheel spacers and titanium exhaust tips, this STI already had it looks improved over the factory stock. We didn’t stopped there, we installed an APR front air dam constructed of lightweight Carbon Fiber. The APR front air dam complements the traditional roof high rear wing on the STI. As an added benefit, the lowered suspension enhances the aerodynamic effect of the air dam. We loved working on this STI and are already looking forward to work on STIs. Who’s next?…

As with other builds here at Velocity Factor, it’s the sum of all parts that makes the difference. It’s the natural integration of every component that makes a great car even better.  Always ensuring that each component complements the next even when they are made by different manufacturers. This is not trial and error. This is experience, passion and dedication.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – Acura NSX Dream

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Acura NSX Dream

At Velocity Factor we are fans of the Acura NSX. We’ve always been since it first came into the scene in the early 1990s. Challenging the established Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini in their own game with the passion and defiance that resembled the late Ayrton Senna. The Formula One triple World Champion from Brasil helped in the development of this car. The design and concept of this car reflects the simplistic ingenuity of Japanese engineering mixed with Senna’s belief that the driver should be the one in control of the car and not a complex array of electronics.  We admire the racing pedigree this car has and this is why the NSX is one of our dream cars. We are excited when we get to service one NSX, when we get two at the same time, we give thanks to our lucky stars.  Our passion for the NSX has allowed us to get very familiar with it. We have been trusted with NSXs in the past and we can proudly state that we  have successfully serviced several of them. We wouldn’t be Velocity Factor if we didn’t mention that we also install performance upgrades on Acura NSX.  You can trust Velocity Factor to be your South Florida Acura NSX Performance Shop.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Velocity Factor – 2012 Mitsubishi Evo X Building the Ultimate Evo

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This is one of the most exciting builds we’ve been involved since late last year. We believe we have compiled on this Evo X, the best engineered upgrades that will compliment this car like no other. Our goal was to improve all areas of this vehicle. There wasn’t much that was left untouched when were done. This car had a complete makeover for the better. We are so proud of our work on this Evo, we could almost call it an Evo XI. For power enhancements, we installed a performance air intake with a custom-made heat shield. The air intake feeds an EFR 7670 Turbo. The intake charge from the upgraded turbo is handled by a Greedy intercooler. The newfound power is put to the ground via Bridgestone Potenza S04 size 255/35 R19 mounted on lightweight Advan GT wheels and a set of Tein Flex Coil-over Suspension System. To slow things down, StopTech rotors were installed along with Hawk Ceramic performance pads and BFGoodrich steel braided brake lines. The finishing touch was a functional APR GTC300 racing wing made of carbon fiber and a pair of Carbign Craft side mirrors also made of carbon fiber. The rear wing and the mirrors complete the look and enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of this Evo. The Evo X is a good starting point when chosing a performance vehicle but its the sum of all parts installed on this build that makes this car great. Total integration of performance upgrades working together as one. This is the method that Velocity Factor applies to every build.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST, and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.