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KW HLS Suspension Lifts Up Our Porsche 991 Turbo - 682 views

Published by Dan on October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | No Comments »

There are many exotic cars that come with a front end lift system from the factory nowadays.  Cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, and even the Porsche GT3 have optional lift systems available.  Purely because these cars are low to the ground for improved aerodynamics and not everyone in the world has buttery smooth roads like

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A Late Farewell to our Mini Cooper Countryman S Project - 437 views

Published by Dan on October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project Mini JCW | No Comments »

Let me be straight forward and say that this Mini Cooper Countryman S JCW edition was really bad ass.  It was a rare find in that it was white, had no stripes, had navigation, and was the JCW.  I loved the little car and had a dream of it becoming a WRC looking street car.

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CLA45 Bumps Up 52HP in 5 Mins and Some Video Flybys - 429 views

Published by Dan on October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project CLA45 | No Comments »

Our last update on the Project CLA45 was the baseline dyno and some of the modifications discussed that we will be doing.  The first major horsepower increase will be from our VR Tuned ECU Tuning Box Kit.  The multi channel tuning box is more than a piggyback unit.  These Tuning Boxes have high power data

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SRT Viper Lowered Springs Installed for Handling Improvement - 506 views

Published by Dan on September 29th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project SRT Viper | No Comments »

There are several different ways to lower your vehicle to get the perfect handling, ride height, and fitment.  You could go with coilovers, lowering springs, air suspension to achieve these results.  Typically on our Project Cars, we like to run coilovers.  For example on most of our Porsche projects, we have used KW Coilovers.  On

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Mercedes CLA45 Baseline Dyno Testing and Mod Discussion - 1,887 views

Published by Dan on September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project CLA45 | No Comments »

With the Mercedes CLA45 AMG in our hands and the modification process underway, the first thing we needed to get was a good solid baseline dyno of the car.  This allows us to test mods as we go and see what the gains are as our project develops.  Besides dyno testing, we are also doing

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The Alcon Brake Advantage as Seen on the SRT Viper - 758 views

Published by Dan on September 10th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project SRT Viper | No Comments »

When it comes to big brake brands that are tried and proven in the racing world, a couple brands come up.  Of course there is Brembo, no explanation needed.  AP Racing is another and actually part of the Brembo family.  Then you have American based StopTech and their successes in World Challenge racing.  Finally, there

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Mercedes CLA45 AMG Project Car Begins – In Our Words - 732 views

Published by Dan on September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project CLA45 | No Comments »

So here we are again at another beginning of a Vivid Racing Project Car.  Something that we made a staple back in 2002 with our Subaru WRX.  Over the years we have done a handful of Japanese cars, many European cars, and just a couple Domestics.  We have been continuing on this Euro trend because

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Mini Cooper Stuns Crowd with @3SDMHoodrats Crew - 586 views

Published by Dan on September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project Mini JCW | No Comments »

The Mini Cooper Countryman S equipped with the JCW package really is the boss hog of the Mini models.  Plenty of room, plenty of power, and with the addition of our VR Tuned ECU Flash and 3 stage power pedal, this served its purpose well.  To give it a new mean look, we checkered up

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Ford Focus ST Gets Boosted with ATP GTX28 Turbocharger - 1,502 views

Published by Dan on August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project Focus ST | 10 Comments »

Sometimes our Project Cars are like boomerangs.  We sell them, and they come back for more.  Our VF Supercharged BMW M3 came back for KW coilovers and Status Racing seats.  Our Porsche 997.2 Turbo S came back for some carbon goodies and others which have gone far away out of country or state have ordered

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White Ceramic Coating the Porsche Exhaust System - 1,164 views

Published by Dan on July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | No Comments »

There are 2 reasons I decided to ceramic coat the complete Agency Power exhaust system on our Porsche 991 Turbo.  Reason numero uno is the performance factor and reason numero dos is all aesthetic.  After seeing how sick (badass, awesome, good looking, etc) the OEM exhaust on the Konigseigg we had here at the shop

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Mini Countryman S JCW in the Wild Photoshoot - 1,156 views

Published by Dan on July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project Mini JCW | 1 Comment »

Our new Mini Countryman S JCW is a super fun project car.  When you see these in stock form, you usually think and say, “ehhhhhh”.  But with a little bit of mods in the looks and power department, these become little rockets that can haul the family around.  Equipped with our VR Tuned ECU flash,

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Porsche 991 Turbo Roll Bar, Carbon Fiber Bits, and Photoshoot - 1,003 views

Published by Dan on July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | 1 Comment »

Our Porsche 991 Turbo is coming along nicely with many new modifications and accent work.  With the new Niche Wheels, Pirelli Tires, and H&R lowering springs, we got our prototype 991 Turbo roll bar completed, powdercoated, and installed.  The bolt in roll bar is designed to allow you to run racing harnesses for track days

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Mini Countryman S JCW Modification Build Begins - 1,157 views

Published by Dan on June 25th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project Mini JCW | 1 Comment »

Much like the Mini family always expanding, so is the Vivid Racing Project Car family.  Since 2001 we have made a name for ourselves with Project Cars and set a trend for others to follow with documentation, exploration,and validation of these vehicles.  A project car for us at Vivid Racing is a way to collaborate

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SRT Viper Showing Off Carbon Fiber Accessories – Photoshoot - 1,250 views

Published by Dan on June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project SRT Viper | No Comments »

Our Project SRT Viper has been keeping calm since the 2013 SEMA show where it debuted in the Seibon Carbon booth.  With all it’s carbon fiber accessories, we even scored some new trim parts to add to the collection.  Now equipped with a hood, front lip, canards, diffuser, rear tail light garnish, rear wing, we

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Porsche 991 Turbo Lowered and Fitted by H&R | Niche | Pirelli - 1,210 views

Published by Dan on June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | 2 Comments »

Project Cars are what makes the Vivid Racing brand famous and/or infamous.  There are times when we straight nail it, and this is one of those times.  With our old 997.2 Turbo S sporting the white body with blue chrome Niche wheels, we were just in love with that style and combo look.  So we

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