This Tarocco Orange McLaren 650S Spider dropped in for installion of a beautilful iPE Exhaust system. Once installation was complete we treated the car to a few runs on our Dynojet 424 LC2 to help baseline for a future tuning session by EvoMS.
This Ruby Red MKIV Supra came to us all the way from the beautiful Florida Keys. What started as a small laundry list of problems to troubleshoot minor issues and quirks from old age, quickly blossomed into the complete street supra refresh you see here.
The vehicle will primarily be used as a streetcar. The engine and turbo were setup with this in mind. We coupled one of our 3.5L Stroker shortblocks, a Stage 3 Head with Ferrea Valvetrain and TMS 272 cams. A Precision 67-66 turbo provided reliable horsepower with quick spool to combat day to day traffic, while maximizing the power band during spirited driving.
The car arrived with a maroon paintjob that was done sometime early in the cars life. We stripped the car down to it’s bare shell and had the car re-sprayed in a custom mixed Ruby Pearl designed to pay homage to the original vehicle color. This gave it a nice bespoke touch. With the exterior complete, the interior got a fresh set of reclinable bucket seats refinished in custom black napa leather with red stitching to match the exterior. The rest of the interior was wrapped in the same black napa leather and a dead stock TRD wheel was located and installed.
This being a full streetcar the suspension and brakes were also addressed with the addition of color matching StopTech Big Brake Kit front and rears, as well as a set of KW V3 Coilovers. A set of 19” Forgeline RB3C in a combination of Satin and Gloss bronze wrapped in Michelin Pilot Supersports makes the most out of the suspension, brake and power upgrades by firmly keeping the car planted to the road.
As we are to push the limits of what many consider a street car, the problem arises on how to meet the requirement by NHRA and other sanctioned drag strips requiring a parachute for cars trapping over 150mph. Titan Motorsports removable parachute mount for the MKIV Supra allows a parachute to be safety mounted to the vehicle for days at the drag strip, and easily removed with a single bolt for normal street driving. Designed in CAD before being laser cut and CNC bent, our removable chute mounts are manufactured from lightweight chromoly steel. The mounts are built in custom fixtures to ensure accurate fitment and are tig welded as well as powdercoated to prevent surface corrosion.
The mount is designed to replace the factory rear bumper support, using the existing OEM support holes for secure mounting. We have also integrated the appropriate mounts to allow the factory foam bumper support to remain in place preventing the bumper from sagging. We also include a CAD drawn cut template to allow you to accurately measure and cut your OEM bumper to clear the chute mount. The required cut hole is designed to be as minimal as possible to allow for easy concealment by your license plate when not in use.
The parachute mounts come already powdercoated in your choice of black or silver.
Available now on our website : Titan Motorsports MKIV Supra Removable Parachute Mount
WannaGoFast held their most recent event at the Jumbolair Airstrip in Ocala, FL. Jumbolair is home to actor John Travolta (you can even see his monster 707 in the background of a few of the pictures) and provided a great airstrip for half mile racing less than an hour and a half from metropolitan Orlando. We used the event to debut and begin testing on the recently completed FH Racing Supra and a few of our clients vehicles, and everyone involved had a great time. We hope to see Wanna Go Fast back in Florida in the fall so that we can invest additional time in getting our own house cars dialed in for the event.
The Nissan GTR has proven to be a phenomenal build platform for tuners since it’s debut in 2008, however with increased horsepower its achilles heel has been the GR6 transmission. The factory GR6 aluminum casing have been found to flex under heavy loads, a problem amplified by the use of stickier tires causing mis-shifts or catastrophic failures of the gear box.
The Titan Motorsports GTR Transmission Brace is CAD designed, laser cut from a combination of 1/4 and 1/2 steel, and Tig welded in a structural jig then powder coated. The mount incorporates multiple points of contact with the factory castings at crucial points to reduce torsional flex under load. In addition to multiple points of contact in the differential and axle portion of the gearbox, the brace features integrated solid mounts that replace the factory rubber mounts and providing an additional reduction of flex. Installation requires removal of the transmission from the car, taking this into account it can still be completed in a matter of hours and requires no permanent modification to the vehicles chassis.
Available now on our website : Titan GTR Transmission Brace (R35)
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.