Festivals of Speed wrapped up its annual event at the Ritz Carlton Orlando this weekend, check out the short clip and gallery below to see some of the amazing cars in attendance. This is one of our favorite local events to attend here at Titan Motorsports and we look forward to attending again next year.
The Honda B-series is one of the most popular import engines ever made. We here at Titan Motorsports have had many requests for an L19 graded head stud similar to what we currently offer for the 2JZ and GTR applications. Currently all ARP studs are produced from their 8740 chromoly and are capable of clamp loads between 180,000 and 210,000 psi. Working along side with ARP, we have designed a new head stud for the B-series and manufactured in their premium L19 material. This will allow for an increased clamping load of up to 260,000 psi. These studs are design as a drop-in replacement for the OEM head studs and require no modification to your cylinder head or block. We have also implemented a new hex broach at the top of the studs for ease of application.
L19 material is primarily used in short track and drag racing applications where inertia loads exceed the clamping capability of ARP2000. Like most high strength, quench and temper steels – L19 requires special care during manufacturing to avoid hydrogen embrittlement. This material is easily contaminated and subject to stress corrosion. L19 must be kept well oiled and cannot be exposed to moisture.
Included in each kit is complete set of L19 head studs, nuts, washers and ARP Assembly Lubricant. It should be noted that the nuts and washers in this kit are manufactured using ARP 8740 material as only the stud is subjected to the increased pressure.
Available Now on our Website : Titan Motorsports Honda B Series L19 Head Stud
V2Lab held the 3rd installment of their Mystery Meat this weekend in Downtown Orlando. Always a popular event, this year proved to exceed anyone’s wildest expectations with an estimated 75,000-100,000 people and thousands of cars flooding the streets of downtown Orlando. While the event didn’t officially start until 10AM, the vendor lots and surrounding parking lots were swarming with attendees as early as 5:30AM with participating cars ranging from exotics, to tuners, to even the retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’neal rolled through on his custom trike. Unfortunately crowd control did become a factor and a few select individuals helped ruin the event for everyone when the police felt they had limited resources to control such a big event and promptly began shutting down the show early. We’d like to thank Ravi and the gang at V2Lab for hosting us, it was a great event that’s success allowed it to outgrow the city hosting it, we’re anxious to see what’s in store for next year and look forward to attending the next Mystery Meat.
Titan Motorsports is pleased to announce we are now an ECUTEK Master Tuner. Our in house tuner John Estrada will be offering tuning of the ECUTEK tuning platform bot in house, as well as remote tuning options for those not local to our location in Orlando, FL. Titan Motorsports will be supporting all ECU’s supported by the EcuTek platform listed below, including but not limited to the very popular Nissan GTR and Subaru BRZ/ Scion FRS. We can accomidate nearly any vehicle at our headquarters in Orlando as our Dynojet 424 LC2 is currently the only Linked Dynojet in Central Florida.
Current ECUTEK Supported platforms:
Nissan GTR R35 vehicles.
(Programming of the Transmission Control Module is also supported)
Subaru DIT 2013 onward including Legacy, Forester XT and WRX models
Subaru 2004 onward turbocharged petrol vehicles with Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
Subaru 2007 onward Subaru flat-four diesel vehicles
Mitsubishi 2008 onward EVO X vehicles
Mazda 2005 onward MX5/Miata
Mazda 2005 onward 3MPS, 6MPS, CX-7, 8MPV,
MazdaSpeed vehicles with the MZR 2.3 liter turbocharged engine
Mazda Diesel Vehicles
Why Reprogram the Original ECU using ECUTEK?
Reprogramming the original ECU is by far the cleanest, safest and quickest way of correctly compensating for engine, induction and exhaust modifications. The maps in the standard ECU may be adjusted to cater for virtually any modifications that are likely to be made to a car. Civilized features such as cold start and stable idle are all retained, whilst performance mapping begins from the (already extremely good) standard manufacturer map rather than from a blank sheet of paper.
Risky boost clamps, bleed valves, boost controllers and piggy back modules may all be discarded and replaced by a pure and accurate mapping adjustment.
The safety features of the ECU are retained, such as sensor checks, fuel cut, boost cut, rev limit, speed limit and ‘limp home’ mode, though they may be altered to suit the car and its modifications. E.g. if the ECU detects a problem (engine over-temperature or failed sensor), it is still in full control of boost pressure and is able to take evasive action to preserve the engine. This is in stark contrast to external controllers and piggy back modules that either take over control of engine functions, or fool the ECU about the state of its sensors.
Our Vice President Baadal “Bottle” Deliwala was voted to the Sema 35 People under 35 List featured in this months Sema News Magazine. Bottle was voted in by his fellow peers in the Sema organization representing his talent, energy, and passion towards the aftermarket performance industry, the full article is available from Sema News is available for download by clicking HERE. The complete issue will be posted on the Sema inudstry website http://www.sema.org/ in the coming weeks.
This past weekend a good customer of Titan Motorsports Jukka took his Titan upgraded Auto trans equipped Supra the the 2014 Speed party in Finland. This years Speedparty.com event was held at Finland South Carelia, a runway event similar to those gaining popularity here in the states. Jukka managed a best run of 189.4 mph over the distance of 1 mile (304.8 km/h@1609 m) utilizing at TMS built transmission and TMS torque converter with 3500 stall. This particular auto trans has been installed and running since 2011 making several 800whp pulls on the dyno, countless hours of street driving and occasional full mile passes. This year he wasn’t able to get the most out of the car due to a ignition malfunction but we are sure he will be out soon and ready to better his already stellar time.
Congrats Jukka on the pass!
It’s no secret, we build a lot of 2JZ engines, typically we get quite a few email inquiries for advice that typically start like this
“Do I really need this part for my build”
“So and So said that they don’t have this part and it’s a waste of money”
“I don’t want to do extra machine work to my engine but want to make 1,500hp”
This particular engine was making north of 900hp with a factory shortblock setup, as you can see the factory mains decided they weren’t up to the task and the customers re-build/upgrade will now include a set of our Titan Billet Main caps.
The Titan Motorsports billet main caps are precision machined from high tensile billet steel. We developed these main caps out of necessity for our 2JZ race program and soon found them to be applicable in most street engines. With the increased boost levels seen in single and larger twin turbo setups, the factory crank pushes down on the caps often leading to stress fractures and cracks. The factory main caps were not designed for the forces required when doubling and tripling the factory horsepower and torque levels. These caps are included in our short block and race engine packages and now available separately for those building their own engines.
Titan Motorsports main caps will work with both the 2JZ-GTE engine found in the Supra turbo, as well as the 2JZ-GE engine found in non-turbocharged models. Please keep in mind that a line bore of the mains will need to be completed upon installation of these upgraded main caps. We recommend using brand new ARP Main studs and fresh bearings when installing the Titan Motorsports main caps.
Purchase on our Website: Titan Motorsports Billet Main Caps
Titan Motorsports is now an authorized direct dealer of Gulf Racing Fuels. Many are familiar with the iconic Gulf blue and orange liveries found on race cars all over the world and we’re happy to be a distributor of this premium fuel brand. We currently stock Gulf Mach 116 in stock in 5 gallon pails for easy transport or storage, and can order 55 gallon drums for those looking to run this fuel exclusively. Gulf Mach 116 fuel is unleaded, so you won’t have to worry about harming the factories expensive catalytic converters or oxygen sensors. It’s also ethanol free and consistent from batch to batch, allowing it to have a long shelf life.
Gulf Mach 116
116 Octane unleaded and ethanol free
Research Octane 125,
Motor Octane 107, R+M/2 116,
Specific Gravity 0.79
Other Mach fuels and fuels from the Legend line-up will be available on a per order basis, call or email one of our sales staff for current pricing information.
The Texas Invitational is currently one of the nation’s premiere roll racing events for true street cars. A heads up battle takes place on an unprepared runway providing a safe and legal alternative to street/highway racing for those participating. As the name would suggest, Texas Invitational invites premier shops from around the country to Texas in order to see who takes home the King of the Streets and 6-Speed challenge bragging rights. The format is simple, you begin with a rolling start to 60MPH, if both cars are paired equally while crossing a starting beacon a green light is given and the first one to the finish line wins. The finish line is a marked point that features a scoreboard showing the competitors sped through the traps for the audience and fellow competitors to see.
Titan Motorsports brought out Dalton McGuire’s newly completely 1998 Quicksilver Supra for its inaugural trip to TI. The Supra platform has not been competitive at previous events, however Daltons car was built to calm the critics and it quickly did with a 180MPH pass in Friday qualifying placing it in the Top 15 out of 80 competitors. It backed this pass up in Saturday’s last qualifying session yielded a 186MPH run and placing itself as a serious contender in the 6-speed challenge. Dalton’s Supra continued its quick and consistent passes allowing to go rounds in eliminations taking out Vipers, Twin Turbo Lambo’s before losing in the semi-finals to the eventual winner Reza in his Twin Turbo Gallardo.
Even though the car did not win the event, our team was very happy with the semi-final finish in an untested car that proved to not only be fast but also reliable. The majority of people in attendance were impressed with how reliable the platform proved to be given the back to back racing every 10-minutes. This quick turnaround time ensures that minimal service can be conducted between rounds, ensuring that competitors bring a true street car and not a full fledged trailer queen. Dalton’s Titan Motorsports Supra made every round and every call to race and armed with data from a great weekend of racing, the car is ready for the next TI event in October.
Titan Motorsports would also like to thank all the competitors who helped make TI such a successful event with great races : AMS, Blackhorse Turbo Racing, Boost Logic, Calvo Motorsports, Dallas Performance, D3 Performance, Eddie Bello, Heffner Performance, KP Racing, Lethal Performance, Nth Moto, Switzer Performance, T1Race, and Underground Racing.
Titan Motorsports has acquired Jestr Tuning and retained the services of John Estrada as our full-time house tuner. John holds a degree in Computer Engineering from UCF and have previously worked in Computer Forensics and Training and Simulation for projects related to the DOD. His background as a software engineer and architect has allowed him to become proficient in programing in C,C++,Python, and many other programming languages in addition to having experience with ISO9141, CAN BUS, and other protocols.
With over 18 years of experience tuning electronic fuel injection, John is also well versed in most standalone engine management systems as well as factory ECUs (including but not limited to repair and Eprom tuning).
Current List of Standalones we service:
Motec Certified (Including M1 platform).
Cobb Pro Tuner (Most Applications)
Open Source Tuning
In addition to the Standalone tuning options, we also offer re-flashes for many vehicles utilizing open source applications and our Tuning partners. For vehicle specific applications or platforms not listed please call or email. Traveling tuning, remote tuning, dyno days, and wholesale pricing for shops is also available, contact John or visit the tuning section of our website for more information.
For questions or to schedule your tuning appointment John can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-447-6120.