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Mercedes AMG Faster Shifting and Throttle Response - 527 views

Published by Dan on November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project CLA45 | No Comments »

Our Mercedes CLA45 AMG is already wickedly quick with the addition of our VR Tuned Tuning Box Kit and new prototype Agency Power high flow cat downpipe.  But to take it up a notch for noticeable street performance we added our revolutionary VR Tuned Auto Flash to the 2.0L dual clutch car.  The Auto Flash

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Porsche 991 Turbo Tuned to 630 Horsepower - 1,579 views

Published by Dan on November 13th, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | No Comments »

Porsche 991 Turbo tuning is now available from VR Tuned via our new multi channel tuning box kit.  The Porsche 991 Turbo and Turbo S are able to make 630bhp from our new Tuning Box Kit.  The Siemens SDI9 ECU in the cars cannot be read out because of tuning encryption, so conventional OBDII or

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SRT Viper ECU AutoFlash Tested and Proven - 1,087 views

Published by Dan on November 12th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project SRT Viper | No Comments »

The AutoFlash is one of the newest products on the market and it just plain works!  We have been testing the AutoFlash on several cars over the past couple of months with great success.  Even our manufacturing partners in the UK have been showing huge performance gains on cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458,

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991 Turbo Fitted with Status Racing in Red Carbon - 760 views

Published by Dan on November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | No Comments »

As I type this, thousands of people are about to enter the 2014 SEMA show and get a preview of the car located in booth 32273.  But before the car got there, we had to give it some more cool factor other than our white ceramic exhaust, KW suspension, and red Niche wheels.  Thats right

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Niche Wheels Fitted to our Mercedes CLA45 - 591 views

Published by Dan on October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project CLA45 | No Comments »

Its Project Car wheel time and guess what company we went with?  Niche Wheels of course!  The manufactures of the wheel industry have nothing but awesomeness in fitments and styling for every vehicle out there.  For our Mercedes CLA45 we wanted to step up 1 size from 19 inch factory wheels to 20 inch styles.

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KW HLS Suspension Lifts Up Our Porsche 991 Turbo - 1,441 views

Published by Dan on October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | 1 Comment »

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 - 880 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 - 682 views

Published by Dan on October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Project Cars, Project CLA45 | 2 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 - 607 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 - 2,316 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 - 890 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 - 793 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 - 678 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 - 2,106 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 - 1,348 views

Published by Dan on July 29th, 2014 | Posted in Project 991 Turbo, Project Cars | 1 Comment »

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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