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Old 04-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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Excelerate Performance : The Shop Thread


Hey Acurazine

As many of you may know we have an online store, but many don't know we actually have a full service shop too!

Rather then making a new thread every time we install an exhaust or have something cool to show you guys, it seemed like a good idea to make a universal one.

In addition to projects we're working on, if you guys have any questions about the shop, or how we do it, feel free to leave them here!

Don't forget to check out the online store for all your performance needs!

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The front of our shop as seen off Sycamore Rd, Branford Connecticut



This is unit 1 of our two unit shop.
Unit 1 is where the majority of our work is done, and where the majority of our time is spent!
When your car comes to us chances are it's going to get some air time on one of our 7 lifts. (6 of which are in unit 1)
We offer a comprehensive set of services including diagnosis, repair, scheduled maintenance, regular service, and high performance upgrades!



Here's another view of unit 1; you can see another lift that was hiding around the corner.



This is our 2nd unit. Here is where we use our arsenal of Hunter tools to keep you driving straight. This is where we hide the secret 7th lift,
Maybe even the 8th lift if you count the HawkEye Alignment Rack!



This is another view of the second unit.
We also use the second unit to flash software (you can see a long line of Volkswagen/Audi in for APR software), and store the cars at night.



Here's our shop foreman Jamie road force testing a set of HREs and their freshly mounted Continental Tires.

Feel free to stop by anytime, we're here Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm!
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Kraftwerks S2000 Install



This tastefully modified Honda S2000 belonging to one of our local customers came in recently, and he was looking to take it to the next level.

Since it can be hard to squeeze power out of a naturally aspirated build the Kraftwerks supercharger kit seemed like the obvious answer to him!

Needless to say we got it on order, and got him on the calendar for install. Here's some pictures:



The car is a has a F22C1 with 40,000 miles, and here you can see it for the last time without without forced induction.



It was nice of Honda to leave so much room here for things like this. Boost is better after all, right?



Installing the Kraftwerks front mount intercooler (27 x 12 x 3 Inch) and it's a perfect fit! It's always nice when things go like they should.



The Rotrex C38-81 with the 90mm pulley hiding behind it.



And there you have it! The spacious engine bay is all filled in thanks to Kraftwerks.
This car is now putting down 415whp / 275 lbs-ft torque with the addition of it's new Skunk2 header.



Here it is all back together and waiting to be driven home! For those of you who are curious, it got more then just the supercharger its self. The kit also includes:

• Grams Performance 1,000cc/min. High Impedance Fuel Injectors w/ Plug-and-Play Connectors
• Grams Performance 265lph High Flow Fuel Pump
• Aluminum Intercooler Piping
• Oil Cooler – for supercharger
• High-Quality CNC-machined Brackets, Idler Pulley, and Tensioner
• Recirculating Bypass Valve

Check us out online, and our available Kraftwerks kits below!

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Here's some pictures for a MK7 Golf R we got our hands on the other day...

This car came in for an APR intake, AWE Switchpath system with the 102mm chrome tips, a APR Stage 1 93 Octane High Torque ECU Flash, and an APR DSG remap.

Any of these make for a great first mod, but it only gets better when you match them up!



No appointments are necessary for software flashes, just call us a hour ahead and let us know you're coming!



Here you can see the 102mm chrome tips the AWE system has to offer, so shiny! The fit and finish of these pieces are truly great!



Here's a picture of the intake. APR's Carbonio adding a little bit of extra flare and power!

We're the north eastern distributor for APR, MSS, AWE, StopTech, Milltek, and many more!
For those of you who are on the German side, you can find our online store here: Excelerate's European Store - European Performance Specialist - Homepage

Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions.

Happy modding!
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Hey Acurazine

We've been steadily working on a K-Swapped 1994 Honda Civic EG. We're using Avid Mounts, K-Tuned swap parts, and Hybrid Racing swap parts.
Oh, and it's a JDM K20a Type-R motor from an RSX; with somewhere between 40-50k miles!

His Civic was in great shape, and the new motor matched. With our parts chosen and on order we got going! Here's a couple pictures:


This is the old D-Series motor we pulled out, pretty boring looking.


Here's the empty engine bay. Pulling the old motor was painless; relocating the ABS module was not since EGs with ABS are few and far between.
This presented an issue when we lowered the new motor in since it rubs on the headers; but the ChaseBays relocation kit/proportioning valve eased our headache


The K20a with K-Tuned swap headers peaking out from behind.


What's the old saying? If the shoe doesn't fit, make it fit?


Here's the new motor in bay and bolted down.
We're missing the radiator along many other necessary parts, but we'll post some more pictures when it's done!

You can find a slightly more in depth write up here: : Excelerate Performance : Building of the K20a EG : - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum
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Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo

About 6 years ago we dropped a Heffner twin turbo kit into this 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo, and today it came back for maintenance.

(and a couple other goodies soon to come)



Here it sits in unit 1 keeping all of our Hunter equipment company. Looks perfectly normal to us...



Underneath the deck lid in the back is a different story however. Here you can see 915hp power plant that keeps a smile on it's owners face.

There will be more to come when we get some parts in, this is just a teaser for now.
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NSX Maintenance

We got to see one of our local NSXs this week! It's a 1997 Spa Yellow NSX-T, and it's pretty sweet!

It was in for a variety of maintenance work to ensure it's running just as good another 20 years down the road as it is now.

Here's are some glamor shots:





It did more then just look good on this visit however, here's some of what we did:



It got new head gaskets, valve cover gaskets, and an oil change; along with a brake flush and new coolant hoses!



It also got cam plugs and some new exhaust hangars. Back in tip-top shape!

For all of those in the New England area, keep us in mind for all your maintenance needs, we have tons of dealer diagnostic tools and the skills to use them!

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We got our hands on a S3 last week, it came in for a good mix of performance and visual upgrades, here's the build break down:

MSS Fully Adjustable Sport Kit
StopTech Big Brake Kit
APR Intercooler
APR ECU Flash
E-Code Headlights

Time for some pictures, those are worth a 1,000 words after all:


Can't put the new parts on without taking the old ones off! When this car meets the ground again it will be lower, and faster...


Some of the new hardware: StopTech 4 piston calipers, Zinc slotted 2 peice rotors, and don't forget the stainless steel lines!


The fully adjustable track pack laid out ready for install.


Tearing down the front end for the new intercooler and headlights, you can see Bobby trying to hide (not too well).


Freshly installed E-Code headlights. It's crazy how much they clean up the front end without the amber corners.


We certainly love red, but the blue calipers are a nice way to stand out a bit!


The finished product! Just waiting for one happy owner...

Don't forget to contact us for all your performance needs, we do much more then just Acura/Honda! We also specialize in German and much more!

Click on the link to go to our blog and learn more about us: Blog Excelerate Performance
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A little while ago a customer was refereed to us by Accuair, and when we heard the plan we couldn't help but get excited.

He has a 1964 Lincoln Continental, it's in killer shape, and it's about to be a whole lot lower. He came to us with Devious Customs struts along with their cross-member lift kit (for the extra lows) and control arm setup. He picked up an Accuair eLevel kit with their new Endo tank and some compressor mounting brackets to help keep the 2 compressors hidden, and the setup looking clean. When we had our hands on the new kit it was finally time to see the car...

Here's some pictures:


The Lincolns first taste of "air time".


A super clean interior to match the outside.


The Devious Customs goodies laid out and waiting for powder coat.


We'll have more pictures coming soon, stay tuned for the final product!

Don't forget to check us out for all your air ride needs!
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A while ago we started breaking down a 1994 Honda Civic EG to make some room for it's new power plant, a JDM K20a Type-R.

Last week our little project came to an end, and it's owner came to pick it up; but we had to get a couple quick pictures first!



It's in pretty good shape for a 94!

As it sits here is has about 200k on the body, somewhere around 40K on the motor; and is as close to rust free as you can get!



A couple of the key parts used:

Hasport Swap Mounts, Hybrid Racing Intake, Hybrid Racing Shifter Cables
Hybrid Racing Radiator, Ktuned Auto Tensioner Pulley
Hybrid Racing Fuel Rail/Fuel Pressure Regulator
Chase Bays ABS Delete Kit ,StopTech Slotted Rotors w/ Street Performance Pads
Ktuned 4-2-1 Swap Headers and a catback exhaust is coming soon!

If you have any questions about our K-Swap, or are thinking about doing one for yourself feel free to contact us!
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wow! some awesome work! keep it up, guys!!!
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2002 TL Type-S: Born Again



About a month or so ago a customer called us to let us know that the head gaskets on his motor went, and his 2002 Acura TL Type S had reached the end of it's life.

Always a sad day when the car you love isn't in great shape, but that's why we're here! With low mileage motors costing less then a rebuild, that seemed like the way to go for sure.

We got our hands on the new motor and got working:



We gave it a once over to make sure this was going to last him as long as possible, but the once over turned into some good old fashioned maintenance.

Since the engine was already out of the car and it certainly wouldn't hurt anything we gave it a good refresh consisting of:

Spark Plugs
Thermostat
Timing Belt
Water Pump
Rear Main Seal
Front Crank Seal
Radiator/Heater Hoses
Radiator

Once the maintenance was taken care of we could start adding on some shiny bits.

He wanted to get some XLR8 goodies installed to keep the new motor company, no better place for that then the one and only! The new mods list includes:

XLR8 Motor Mounts
XLR8 High Flow Cat
XLR8 Crank Pulleys
P2R Throttle Body Gasket
P2R Manifold Gasket

Below you can see the car with the new motor installed, back and better than ever!



While the car was here the customer also wanted to put some new life back into the headers. He couldn't just buy a new set, you might ask why?

Well, that's because they were made by CT Engineering, and have been discontinued for quite a while.

We cleaned some carbon out of them and then sent them off for a ceramic coating. They came back to us looking better then ever!



And as always, here's a picture of the car waiting to be picked up! ...



For those of you looking for a reputable shop we have dealer diagnostic tools, an experienced team, and a love for cars!

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The post may be a couple days late, but I just wanted to share our 4th of July celebration here at Excelerate performance!

Was it a party? No, but we did celebrate with some serious horsepower gains (144 to be exact) on this 28,000 mile old 2008 Shelby GT500.

More power and a killer sound is what he was going for, so we set him up with a Steeda Ultimate Power Pack (and a new exhaust), and got the ball rolling!

Their package includes:

Steeda Cold Air Intake
Steeda Supercharger Pulley
SCT X4 Tuner w/ Steeda Custom Tune
CSF Tripple Pass Head Exchanger w/ Fans

Now that the little build break down is out of the way, we can get to some pictures...



His new Kooks exhaust ready to roar.



Steeda's supercharger pulley - not only does it allow for some extra boost, it looks good while doing it!



The CSF heat exchanger hanging out. All the extra power makes for some pretty decent heat soak, but this definitely helps fight that!
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We're doing yet another air ride install this week, this time it's on a MK4 R32.

It's getting AirLift Performance struts, Accuair eLevel air management, and some new Vossen wheels to put under the fender.

Here are some pictures of the progress:



AirLift Performance struts waiting to be installed...



Not our first encounter with Accuair's new Endo tanks.



Accuair's height sensors tucked up and away making sure everything maintains an even drop.



It's always nice when the little things match!



A proper frame notch - cut, welded, and coated; almost looks like it's supposed to be there!



The trunk setup all mocked up and ready to go in.

Pictures of the finished product should be up soon since we're planning to have this wrapped up by the end of the week, stay tuned!

For anyone looking to purchase or have an air ride kit, or have one installed, send us an email at [email protected] and we'll get you setup!
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