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AWE exhaust on Black Edition Porsche 991

  08/05/16 19:57, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: Uncategorized, Announcements
AWE exhaust on Black Edition Porsche 991

AWE black tip option exhaust on a new Black edition 991.

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  08/30/11 00:45, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: Uncategorized, News, Announcements , Tags: apr, audi, dyno, goodspeed, ttrs, tuing

YEP!  we Got it first, and tuning is underway.   Of course the rest of the world has had this car for some time but Goodspeed is tuning the first one in Arizona.  IT is sweet, of course we feel very lucky to be getting the first of all these Euro monsters,  especially with the arrival of the Golf R showing up a couple days ago. We will keep you posted on stock and tuned power Numbers!

Goodspeed On The cutting edge.

Just a nother day at the lab!

  07/17/11 20:20, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: Uncategorized, Announcements , Tags: 545i, 996, apr, b8 s4, big, bmw, cosworth, e90 supercharged, ess, gti, mk6, stroker, supercharged, turbo az, twinturbo, widebody wrx, with, wrx


starting from left to right.
B8 S4 supercharged  (APR)
BMW 545i  supercharged (ESS)
BMW E90 supercharged (ESS)
996  Twin turbo
WRX Cosworth widebody
WRX stroker
MK6 GTI with big turbo kit.

Yep !   we build them big in AZ!!!!


Subaru Widebody Hits the Streets

  09/07/09 21:30, by Joe@GoodSpeed, Categories: Uncategorized , Tags: cosworth, sti, subaru, widebody, wrx

It was a lot of work but worth every beed of sweat. Davids car started life as a 2006 WRX. Last year we helped David transform his WRX with a Cosworth shortblock with a GT35R pushing the power through a JDM STI 6 Speed transmission and R180 rear differential. Powder coated Brembo brakes at all four corners along with Tein Type Flex coil overs controlled by an EDFC damper controller.

Shortly after the initial build the '06 fell victom to a snowbird running a stop sign hitting him broadside totalling the car. Only 900 miles on the setup. He was still on the break-in map on the ECU! We never even turned up the boost and ran through the gears at full throttle.

Still in shock Dave had the car towed back to the shop for an inspection. The car was done, finished. The only up side was the impact missed all the drivetrain.

After many long hours debating we decided to source a shell, do a full swap and finish what we had started. David found a 2003 bugeye shell. It was just what we were looking for.

The '03 shell would evolve into an '06 using front end parts off the crash car and an APR widebody kit. This car has the full treatment, full engine, drivetrain, suspension as well as the full 2006 electronics harness and all.

Goodspeed edition 335i

  08/29/09 14:08, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized

Goodspeed is now offering a our own package for the 335I, this is our version of the perfect 335i coupe. The kit will include front lip, skirts, C/F hood all color matched to the cars original paint, and the roof will be blacked out. wheels are optional, the power is not, the package will include intake, exhaust, Goodspeeds own BOV package, large front mount intercooler, and specially tuned software to create a TRUE 420hp at the crank.

Rocking the R Class.

  08/20/09 01:59, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized, News, Forced Induction , Tags: mercedies

Well when most think of the R class they think of the school run or going to the kids soccer games, well… that is unless you’re one of the very few that ordered the R63. Well we helped one of our best clients go a different direction! We started with a standard black R 320 4matic. A bit bland yes but not for long, the team at GoodSpeed turned this bland R in to a sporty torque monster. Installing a custom Lorinser body kit, 21” wheels and a truly ground pounding tune for the turbo charged V6 CID*, turning this SUV in to a stump pulling looker.

Full Lorinser body kit, custom painted with matching silver accents to match the OEM style.
21” 5 spoke AMG wheels
Custom tune with BMC high flow intake filters and custom exhaust.


mercedes r320


cdi turbo mercedies

R Class

lorinser body kit R 320 4matic goodspeed

R 320 4matic

R 320 4matic

Full lorinser body kit

Full lorinser body kit

Full lorinser body kit goodspeed

Full lorinser body kit R 320 4matic

lorinser body kit R 320 4matic goodspeed

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Subaru Wide body update!

  08/07/09 12:46, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized, News , Tags: apr, aps, body kit, brembo, cosworth, dyno, fmic, garret, gilbert, goodspeed, gt35, mesa, scottsdale, sti, subaru, tempe, tuning, turbo, widebody, wrx

As some may already know the Subaru wide body project is nearing completion so we thought we would post a few pictures. Everyone knows Goodspeed goes beyond the simple bolt on's, and the Wide body project is a perfect example of that. supporting a Cosworth engine being fed by a GT35 turbo and loads of supporting mods handpicked by Joe Morell, this car is more than just a looker. the following are some photos of the progress so far, and we will be posting finished photos and specs as we get them, ENJOY!


widebody wrx

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APR 2.0 TSI Transversal Stage 3 Turbo System

  07/19/09 20:36, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized, Announcements, New Products, Tuning, Forced Induction , Tags: 2_otsi, 8p, a3, apr, audi, cc, dsg, dyno, gli, gti, mkii, mkv, stage3, tiguan, tiptronic, tsi, tt, vag, vw


Now available!
APR's 2.0T FSI Stage 3, through the newest technology in VAG engines, the 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TFSI. Only APR can bring such a rich history of development and OEM quality to the performance aftermarket.
apr TSI stage 3 gti
VAG's newest iteration of the 2 liter, turbocharged and direct injected inline 4 cylinder engine is a complete redesign of the previous 2.0T FSI and has brought many new opportunities to performance aftermarket engineering. Lower compression, a more reliable fueling system and a complete redesign of both the cylinder head and bottom end allow for a much more efficient and reliable operation which results in a great balance of horsepower and torque potential.
The APR Stage III includes every part necessary to completely upgrade the turbocharger system. Each component is completely engineered to deliver a turn-key solution with no additional expenses required other than oil, coolant and the typical supporting modifications for these power levels such as a cat-back exhaust, intercooler and upgraded intake. Every nut, bolt, gasket, associated hardware and all turbocharger system components required for fitment and reliability are included as well. A complete step by step installation guide including recommended tools, estimated time of install and detailed pictures is supplied to each client. APR's expertly calibrated DPP ECU Upgrade specific to the Stage III Turbocharger System is included and is the glue that holds all of the substantial power delivery, drivability and reliability together. No other company in the world provides such a complete Turbocharger System for your TSI at these power levels.
Representing the latest in turbocharger technology, an APR/Garrett Ballistic series turbocharger is the only choice for this premium turbocharger system. APR is unique in that we deal directly with Garrett turbochargers rather than buying turbochargers through turbocharger supply houses. Our engineering-house distributor status with Garrett turbochargers means that we receive assistance from the manufacturer on technical issues and work with Garrett engineers on specifying the optimal turbocharger for each application.
The Stage III exhaust manifold is investment cast out of Inconel, a high-temperature nickel alloy. The manifold was designed in CAD and optimized using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. What this means to the end user is the ultimate in performance and reliability.
APR developed a new housing that is sized according to engine displacement and maximum power output. The new cast housing allows the proper metering of the additional airflow and to minimize pressure losses. The cast aluminum housing is CNC machined to exacting tolerances and powder-coated to inhibit corrosion. A honeycomb style flow straightener is also added to prevent the MAF from seeing erroneous signals.
After the exhaust gases have left the turbocharger turbine, they flow into this stainless steel piece that directs the exhaust gases down, towards the underside of the car into the supplied exhaust downpipe.
From the cast APR exhaust downturn, the exhaust begins its travel out of the car through the three inch downpipe that is included with the Stage III kit.
APR uses a reinforced silicone hose to route the inlet air from the MAF housing into the compressor inlet of the turbocharger. This hose also has provisions for other connections, such as the stock crankcase vent hoses and the APR diverter valve adaptor.
This silicone hose directs air from the compressor outlet of the turbocharger to the compressor outlet pipe. The APR diverter valve adaptor also connects to this hose, as well a boost signal line for the N75 boost control valve.
APR uses a reinforced silicone hose to route the inlet air from the intake into the MAF housing.
APR includes a billet CNC adaptor that allows the stock diverter valve to be reused with the APR compressor inlet hose.
APR Oil Feed Adapter
APR Oil Line
APR Coolant Lines
APR Fitting Details
All Included Gaskets
APR Crankcase Ventilation Fitting
APR DV N75 Mounting Bracket
APR DV and N75 Assembled
APR MAF Power Extension Wires

M Roadster ESS Supercharger Results

  06/14/09 16:41, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized, New Products, Forced Induction , Tags: az dyno, bmw, dyno tuning, e46, ess tuning, m3, supercharger

GoodSpeed Performance Lab completes another ESS Supercharger. This one lives in the bay area and you may see him on the track. He frequents Infineon Raceway, Thunder Hill and Laguna Seca.
This car came to us with Dinan throttle bodies and cold air intake. The baseline on the Maha Dyno was 345.2hp at 7900rpm and 280tq at 5400rpm on 91 octane.

On this kit ESS uses a clutched charger. This enables the charger to 'free wheel' at cursing speeds as to minimize parasitic loss.

The air to air intercooler fits behind the bumper cover without cutting.

A Setrab Oil Cooler is included on the M Coupe and Roadster.

And now for the results;

Horsepower is increased to 481.7hp at 8200rpm up 136.5hp
Torque is up to 340.7 that's up by 60.ftlb

some photos of the parts.
ASA ESS supercharger for BMW
http://www.goodspeedpM Roadster intake manifold by ess
supercharger kit for M roaster and M coupe bmw

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ESS Tuning Supercharger kit for the E39 M5

  05/31/09 18:01, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized, Forced Induction , Tags: az dyno, bmw, dyno tuning, e39, ess tuning, m5, supercharger

ESS Tuning is now offering a supercharger for the E39 M5. We are proud to be a part of it! This is the only kit supercharger the M5. The fit and finish is outstanding, truly OEM quality, and the performance complements the already incredible M5 power! At only 6 lbs the ESS bred beast made over 150hp and 120lb increase on 91 octane on our MAHA Dyno!
M5 supercharged on dyno


E92 M3 ESS Tuning Supercharger!

  05/02/09 10:31, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized , Tags: dyno, e92 m3, ess tuning, supercharger

We have been doing a little testing with the new ESS Tuning supercharger designed for the E92 BMW M3. This is a very well thought out kit, fits well and makes great power. keep checking the blog for up dates dyno results and release dates.
ess supercharger e90 m3

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Speed parts or Works of ART?

  03/06/09 21:21, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized , Tags: az, bmw, bmw az, bmw chandler, bmwscottsdale, carbonio, dyno, e46, e90, m3, tuning

Sometimes in this business you tend to get all wrapped up in absolute power and that’s a good thing. Sometimes you settle for something that’s just going to get you a result. Sometimes you get a refreshing surprise and the power enhancement part for your pride and joy is a work of ART! This would seem to be the case with the CARBONIO M3 air intake system. Yes it makes power, Yes its lighter than the factory system, yes its truly a bolt on, and YES it’s a magnificent work of art. This could truly sit in a glass case at a fine restaurant or gallery and attract gleaming eyes over and over, just appreciating its form and of course not knowing its purpose, it would get excepted as a thing of beauty. But to the rest of us, it sits under the hood doing its job day after day.

Jon Firpach

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RENNtech's WINS!!

  12/11/08 12:16, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized


RENNtech's Pikes Peak-inspired Mercedes-Benz GLK SUV wins SEMA show.

After an intense 45-day build and a grueling 30 days of campaigning for votes Mercedes announced that RENNTECH has won the MBUSA GLK tuner build-off!
We at GoodSpeed are proud to be a part of the RennTech family and congratulate the crew for a job well done.

Jon Firpach
Joe Morell

Nissan and Infiniti DYNO DAY!

  11/14/08 22:14, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized

We at GoodSpeed performance lab would like to announce our Nissan Z dyno day.

All are invited, but this event is for Nissans and Infinities of all power levels. GoodSpeed's
MAHA LPS 3000 gives accurate crank power levels and drivetrain losses- and is the only
dyno available that can provide this precision. If you ever wanted to know what the real power of your
Nissan is, this is the dyno for you. And,if you ever just wanted to see a MAHA in action, stop by and enjoy the fun.

The dyno runs start at 12:00 (noonish) on Saturday November 15th, refreshments will be served all day.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Jon, Joe

Our shop is located in Tempe at 7965 south priest drive

The Latest from QuickSilver Stainless Steel Exhausts

  11/07/08 00:08, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: Uncategorized

New System Developed - Mercedes AMG CLK DTM Cabrio

Mercedes AMG CLK DTM Cabrio

582 bhp, 199 mph, 1.3g cornering ability - are all big numbers. The customer demanded sound to match, with the instruction that it was to ‘sound like a beast’.

QuickSilver responded with an appropriate system for use on the open roads of the Middle-East.

With only 80 cars manufactured, this is unlikely to be a big seller but they enjoy producing systems for interesting cars.

contact Jon for unique systems for your vehicle.


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GoodSpeed Performance Lab located in Scottsdale, Arizona offers professional, high quality installation, custom tuning and design solutions for the performance enthusiast. We are authorized distributor of such trusted brands as RennTech, APR, ESS Tuning and AMS Performance. Nobody will work harder to accommodate your aspirations for high speed and high excitement for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Subaru or other high-end vehicle. Never settle for less than the very best!


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