Seems that the issues our customers and Pro Tuners have been calling about all stem from Verizon randomly deciding to block our domain from their users. Luckily Adam @ Performance Motorsports East got the issue resolved with 3 days of effort and 3 different Verizon techs working to get them back online.
So if you have had issues sending us e-mail or loading our website, running updates etc… We’re back, even Verizon can’t keep us down.
June 5th Dyno Day Event! 05.25.10
Uprev Summer Kick-off Dyno Day event Saturday June 5th. 10a-6p
9906 Gray Blvd Ste. K
Austin, TX 78758
Come hangout, check out the vendors, show cars, race cars. Enjoy free food from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, free drinks from Powerade and enter our FREE RAFFLE! If you came to our event last year you know it was awesome, this time it’s bigger and better. Headline event sponsors:
Wahoos Fish Tacos
Special Price Dyno
Join us and watch cars beat up the dyno. We’ll be posting a list of Dyno slots available at the bottom of this post. 3 pulls with AFR is $25 for this one day only. Additional tuning appointments will be sold during the event at discount rates and you’ll have to be at the event to pre-pay for your appointment.
Our FREE Raffle event last year we gave away almost $2000 worth of product. This year we’re pushing higher. We’ll be adding to this list as the we get closer to the event date. Our list of FREE Raffle items includes:
- Torco SR-1 5w30 Oil Change. Complete with Oil Filter and labor.
- Torco UL Accelerator. 1 bottle of Torco Octane booster. The real octane booster, not the junk from the auto parts store.
- Stillen $50 gift cards. (5 sets available!)
- Sideways Autosalon is offering a speaker set.
- Uprev Osiris Flash with dyno tune.
- Uprev Osiris Tuner system.
- Uprev Cipher cable.
We’ll be introducing our newest addition to the shop staff Chris Johnson. He’s the man behind the most powerful and record setting Supras, and now he’s focusing on the Nissan vehicles. Talk shop, ask questions, check out the cars he’s built.
The food was awesome last year, this time Wahoos is pulling out all the stops and bringing a wider selection of choices. They’ll also be serving food for a longer period of time and hopefully they won’t run out like they did last year. Everyone that showed up last year had a great meal and really enjoyed the fresh food made on site. They’re going to prepare for it this time so bring your hunger and sample everything they have served fresh!
To purchase a slot contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00-10:30 Francis Terway – BMW M3
10:30-11:00 Tim Teague – 05 G35 Sedan
11:00-11:30 Jose Reyes – 08 G37 Coupe
11:30-12:00 Nick Visciani – 69 Camaro 454
12:00-12:30 Keith Astley – 370Z
12:30-1:00 Karl Schmidt – BMW M3
1:00-1:30 – Lunch!
1:30-2:00 Brian McKinney – BMW M3
2:00-2:30 Tim Mckelvey – 06 350Z
2:30-3:00 Mike – 300ZX
3:00-3:30 Serge Kulyk – 04 IS300
3:30-4:00 Edafe Omosowofa – 350Z
4:00-4:30 Eric Blankenship – 350Z
4:30-5:00 – Dinner!
5:00-5:30 Tareq Ismail – 04 350Z
5:30-6:00 Cody Gonzalez – 04 S2000
6:00 Open Pulls depending on how late we’re running.
All slots are full, we will be trying to add more slots during the event.
Royal Purple Forum Wars! 04.06.10
Royal Purple Forum Wars
Featuring the Uprev Sponsored, Doug Rodriguez built 350Z!
This was a last minute rush to get ready for the show, we talked about it for 15 minutes at SEMA last year and he had the car ready to rock in a few weeks. Thanks to Sebastien at SpecialityZ for tuning this car so well using our Osiris software, Nissansource.com, Juan@Bardabe and Chris for the build help, and My350Z.com for the spot to run the car against the competition.
I can’t tell you how it turned out, but this Z really represents very well for the community against the competition. The “half put together Z” backs up the big talk Richard and Doug put forth on the forums.
Sentra SE R Commercial (Canada) 04.05.10
This is just pure awesome. Figured I’d also let people know we are the first and only company that can offer tuning on the 2005 and newer Sentra. We offer full forced induction support on any Sentra using the newer style Nissan ECU, along with tuning support through any of our Pro Tuners world wide. Check our Dealer page and contact the Pro Tuner or Dealer nearest you for more information.
We can also make it rear wheel drive so you can drift it, but you better think about how much that will cost before you ask.
Here is the “making of” video also, which is pretty interesting. I like that they use other RC cars to film the video.
Versa Tuning! CVT Tuning! 03.08.10
So we had our first run in with a Versa the other day. Martin brought his Versa by a few months ago and we started figuring out the ECU. The issue we were most worried about was the CVT transmission. Unlike a normal car on the dyno where we watch the numbers based on RPM, we had to use MPH for these calculations. We were also worried about how to tune a car that under wide open throttle conditions really just sits at one RPM.
Things turned out surprisingly easy though, and our software has the control to accomplish tuning even on a CVT transmission car as long as the dyno is able to run MPH rather than RPM. Martin ended up with almost 5hp gain at the wheel and thats not bad considering these cars are rated at 107hp from the factory.
Team Lizard UK 01.04.10
Abbey Motorsports in the UK has linked up with a small race team to provide support for their 350Z. They’ve had a good time so far and we expect to see some great results from them in 2010. We’ll be blogging along with them through the season so keep your eyes open.
2006 and newer M35/M45 supported 12.14.09
We have full tuning support for the 2006 and newer M35 and M45 including forced induction. Contact your nearest Pro Tuner today!
Here’s a bit of interesting folklore for you history-obsessed car buffs out there. Nissan (then selling Datsuns) was tricked into coming to America. Seems that Nissan never planned to sell cars here, as they felt that their diminutive, economical rides were too small and slow for the mighty U.S. market. However, one man felt different: Nobushige Wakatsuki.
The year was 1958 and Wakatsuki had a job with Marubeni Trading Corp. where he was charged with finding Japanese products to import into the U.S. Wakatsuki approached Datsun’s management and asked them if they’d be interested in bringing the brand Stateside. After all, Toyota had just began selling cars to Americans in 1957. Wakatsuki was humiliated when he heard their blunt reply, “No.”
But Cazy Nobe — as Nissan execs would later refer to the then 29-year-old — refused to let a good business opportunity go to waste. He went ahead and procured some cars from Nissan under the pretense of a marketing exercise and proceeded to put them on sale. All of this was done behind Nissan’s back. Which really pissed them off. In fact, it took another full year of pestering before Nissan took over the dealer network Crazy Nobe established here in 1960. However, the joke is on them, as Nissan/Infiniti sold nearly 1,000,000 cars in the US last year.
Nobushige Wakatsuki died on November 13, 2009 at the age of 81. Thanks for all the good memories, Mr. Wakatsuki.
End User Tuner Update 12.04.09
End User Tuning now supports live tuning. You need to download the newest software from our support page and update the Cipher Cable firmware.
Now you don’t have to save, flash, save, flash. We have a 30 second flash and thats faster than everyone else, now you don’t even need to wait 30 seconds. All your adjustments can be done live.
End User Tuning is still only recommended for people who understand the basic concepts of tuning a vehicle.
Nissan is doubling warranties on all Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to 10 years or 120,000 miles.
Big jump for them and a huge win for customers. Anyone who has had to pay for repairs within this new extended period on their CVT will be reimbursed by Nissan, simply fill out the forms located here Nissan CVT and follow instructions. Nissan is also working with manfuacturers and suppliers to lower the cost of service after the warranty period.