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Tatum Ranch car show!

  10/13/16 01:28, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements

Goodspeed will be closed Saturday the 15th for the Tatum Ranch car show! We invite all to come see some cool cars! For mor info go to. http://tatumranchcarshow.com/

APR Audi B9 A4 2.0T ECU Upgrade

  08/16/16 23:52, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Tuning

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 306-314 HP with 367-388 FT-LBS of torque depending on fuel grade. Gains as high as 61-68 HP and 100-111 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, depending on fuel grade and factory output, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios.

Supported Models:
North American Audi B9 A4 2.0T, FWD and Quattro, S Tronic

Install Method:
OBD-II Port Flash via the Cheetah Cable.

Available ECUs:
8W0906259C S0004

Available Stages and Octanes:

Stage 1, 91 and 93 octane.

Call Jon or Tanner to set appointments for S0004 ecu box only.

Annual BMW Car show&shine @ Goodspeed

  02/03/16 21:03, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements






 

 




Gates open at

10pm

Vendors at 9

 

 

First dyno exhibition at 11

 

Lunch (BBQ) at 12-1:00

 

Second dyno exhibition at 1

s

 

Show end and raffle at 2pm

 

Event will be hosetd by Goodspeed performance

15001 n Hayden road Scottsdale AZ 85260

For more info go to BMW Car Club of America,

 www.roadrunnerbmw.org

 

Roadrunner Chapter

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AWE SALE

  12/17/15 17:45, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements

AWE SALE!!!!

 
The following exhaust suites are available at special pricing until 5 p.m. EST on Monday, December 21!!
includes the folowing exhaust sysems!! super sale get your order in now!!
 
Audi B8/B8.5 A4 and A5 2.0T Exhausts 20% off retail 15% 17% 20%
Audi B8/B8.5 S4 and S5 3.0T Exhausts 20% off retail 15% 17% 20%
Audi S6/S7 4.0T Exhausts 20% off retail
VW MK6 GLI 2.0T Exhausts 20% off retail
VW MK6 GTI 2.0T Exhausts 20% off retail
VW MK7 GTI 2.0T Exhausts 20% off retai
Porsche Cayman/S & Boxster 987/981 Exhausts 20% off retail 15% 17% 20%
BMW F3X 328/335/428/435 Exhausts 20% off retail 15% 17% 20%
Audi 8V S3 2.0T Exhausts
 
 

Renntech SL63 build article by CSJ!!

  10/21/15 12:45, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements, Tuning, Forced Induction

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Dyno mode engaged, traction control off and the glory of Renntech is enjoyed

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Mercedes­Benz has designed its 2013 SL­63 AMG 5.5 liter twin turbo to a standard fit of it’s price, but insert RENNtech and what you have on your hands is something a bit more than your usual luxury automobile.  Installed and tested by Goodspeed Performance in Scottsdale Arizona, the twin turbo kit modified, fabricated, and offered by RENNtech puts power and pressure on the OEM design.

While utilizing OEM locations and fitment sizes, RENNtech reuses the OEM turbo housings and modifies them by using motorsport derived ball bearing turbochargers from Turbo by Garrett.  In order to repurpose the turbo housings to fit the larger internal cartridge, both the housing and impeller must be CNC machined in house to RENNtech spec.  RENNtech doesn’t share their exact design or modification specifications to the public, but the overall dyno numbers are enough to understand the benefit of their product.

Goodspeed Merc BuildThe increase in power requires an increase in the bottom end strength.  RENNtech also had a part in building the planetary gear style transmission internals to be strong enough to handle the increase of power.  Goodspeed also installed a Wavetrac limited slip differential that required a 6mm shaving of the inside of the differential casing in order for it to fit.  No structural issues are to be expected from this change and the need for this is highly common.

Matthew Garrett, a technician at Goodspeed Performance that performed the majority of the install, stated that the overall install took 16 hours with a four week down time during which the transmission was sent out to be modified by RENNtech.  Matthew also stated that the install was “quite abnormally easy to do.”   After removing just a couple of plugs and separate the control arms from the subframe, the subframe comes down from the car and because the kit does not require any sort of in house placement modifications it was all plug and play.

Goodspeed has yet to dyno the SL­63, but expects numbers around 800 torque.

For those of you not familiar with RENNtech, it was established by Hartmut Feyhl in 1989 and supplies everything from a shift knob to a complete car, including the 200 mph Renntech E7.4RS, the fastest sedan in the world in 1996.  Feyhl who spent 12 years at AMG before branching out to start RENNtech, is regarded as the USA’s foremost authority on Mercedes tuning.  Even though RENNtech is the prominent Mercedes specialists, recently they have started to offer products for brands such as: Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen.

Photography by Rebecca Nguyen

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Well rounded enthusiast of everything with wheels and aspiring model, Rebecca is the owner of the ‘03 Subaru WRX dubbed Bananaru born and raised in New River, AZ. Rebecca started with an obnoxiously yellow Subaru, modifications primarily revolving around suspension and handling and is currently piecing together a 2.5 liter with forged internals.. In the last 3 years she has attended and covered events including, Formula Drift, Global RallyCross, SEMA, Vegas Drift and hosted many local to Arizona events including Pizzas and Pistons 1 through 4, Tread in Pink, and Back to the Drift. Product and experience reviews are one of her main interests especially when it comes to things Subaru related.


New CLA45 geting the RENNtech Goods!

  02/11/15 11:02, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements

New CLA45 geting the RENNtech Goods! Goodspeed is a "OFFICIAL" Renntech dealer and installation center here in Scottsdale Arizona! So you know our customers always get genuine parts and tuning software! Beware with the other guys! Just because there is a sign on the building doesn't mean your getting genuine Renntech!

Looks like we are going to need a larger engine building room!!

  12/09/14 19:48, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News

We finished the expansion with the engine building room about a year ago thinking we would grow into it with 2 full engine building lines. I guess we underestimated our growth!Looks like we are going to need a larger engine building room!! <br />
We finished the expansion with the engine building room about a year ago thinking we would grow into it with 2 full engine building lines. I guess we underestimated our growth!

e85 tune available for Audi A4/A5 B8.5

  10/12/14 18:33, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements, Tuning

Finaly available! e85 Audi A4 B8.5 tune available from APR, LLC. And they are port flash as well!!!! For the long list of customers that have been so patiently waiting... come and get it!!!!
480-747-6150

Tatum Ranch Car Show on October 18th!

  10/11/14 18:01, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements

The team at GoodSpeed Performance wants to see all of our customers and friends at the Tatum Ranch Car Show on October 18th! This event has NO ENTRY FEE and is FREE to spectators the golf club is just asking that everyone brings a can of food for the Foothills food bank! There will be awards and goodie bags! Come out to see some cool cars and to hang out with the GoodSpeed crew! Hope to see you all there!

Photo: The team at GoodSpeed Performance wants to see all of our customers and friends at the Tatum Ranch Car Show on October 18th! This event has NO ENTRY FEE and is FREE to spectators the golf club is just asking that everyone brings a can of food for the Foothills food bank! There will be awards and goodie bags! Come out to see some cool cars and to hang out with the GoodSpeed crew! Hope to see you all there!

VAG 2.0FSI and TSI Engin building program

  05/30/14 18:20, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements , Tags: 2_0tsi, acl, arp, audi, carrillo, cp, fsi, integrated enginering, mahle, motorbuild, rods, vw

 

 

GOODSPEED TSI/FSI engine building program.
 
Goodspeed is now offering a full Engin building program for the VAG 2.0FSI and TSI power plants. Options golore are avalable from a simple over haul to full bored, sleaved and reinforced builds.
many pistions rod and bering options are also avalable. We work closly with manufaturs like CP/Carrillo, Mahle, Integrated Enginering and many more to bring you solutions to hold the power your looking for. Wether you are bringing us a long block or the whole car we got you coverd.  Give us a call to discuss your build.

  Call Jon @  480-747-6150

Memorial Day 2014

  05/22/14 19:05, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: News, Announcements

Attention car lovers;

Good Speed Performance will be closed Saturday May 24th and

Monday May 26th in respect of Memorial Day.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

Quattro De Mayo 2014!

  05/06/14 16:36, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: News, Announcements, New Products , Tags: audi, goodspeed, may, motule, performance, quattro, shine, show

Quattro De Mayo 2014!

 

 

 

It's that time of year again! Quattro De Mayo is May 10th 2014 at the Goodspeed Performance Lab. 15001 N Hayden Rd Scottsdale AZ. 85260

Show starts at 10 am

First dyno demontration at 11

Lunch at 12

Second dyno demonstration at 1

Raffle and show ends at 3

We will be raffling off Motuel products, Goodspeed t-shirts, Audi swag. For lunch: hot dogs, burgers, drinks, and chips.

All Audi and non Audi members welcome! No pets please.

So come show and shine with fellow Audi enthusiasts.

Quattro De Mayo is presented by Audi Club AZ and hosted by Goodspeed Performance Lab.

http://www.audiclubarizona.org/events/quattro-de-mayo-2014

http://www.goodspeedperformance.com/home.php

DQ250 DSG & S tronic TCU Upgrade now avalable!

  05/05/14 20:50, by Jon@GoodSpeed, Categories: News, Announcements, New Products , Tags: apr, audi, dq250, dsg, goodspeed, goodspeedperformance, programing, shift, software, tcu, transmission, tune, upgrade, vw

Goodspeed is pleased to present APR's ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the DQ250 Exx & Fxx DSG and S tronic transmissions! APR’s TCU upgrade is available in engine and power level specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory TCU through the OBD-II port. APR’s patented DirectPort Programming Suite allows the end user to customize the TCU upgrade to their individual needs.

APR’s TCU upgrade enhances the driving experience by incorporating many of the same features typically reserved for high-end Audi Quattro GmbH RS models. Under blistering, wide-open throttle acceleration, the transmission shifts even more quickly than before with a higher rev limit. However, during normal, day-to-day driving, the TCU Upgrade delivers a smooth, more refined, driving experience.

 

$599.00

+install

Camelback Volkswagen, Subaru and Mazda’s Rally team show!

  10/20/13 18:38, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: News, Announcements

 

 

GOODSPEED will be attending Camelback Volkswagen, Subaru and Mazda’s Rally team show. The Show will be on Saturday November 2nd from 10AM-3PM @ 1521 E Camelback Road. Phoenix, AZ 85014.  Come over with your Subaru and join us along with other vendors to enjoy the Subaru show! There will be Shine and Show trophies, Raffle Tickets, Contests, Giveaways and FREE food! Should be an exciting day, hope to see you there. Feel free to call us with any questions about the show! 480.747.6150

It's Alpha Time!

  06/04/13 11:30, by GoodSpeed Performance, Categories: News, Announcements, Dyno, Tuning, Forced Induction

GoodSpeed Performance is no stranger to the Nissan GT-R and the VR38 motor.  Over the years we have had the opportunity to work on several of them.  For most people who own GT-R's, what can be had with bolt on's and tuning is enough.  Every now and then it's not.  When that happens, we look to AMS and their Alpha packages.  GoodSpeed Performance has a long history with AMS Performance and we were thrilled to become an Alpha Dealer, and start offering Alpha 9 installs, in house!

Our client has had his GT-R for some time and finally decided to go big!  His concern was that the car had to be safe and reliable as a daily driver for him and his wife!  With AMS parts and tuning, we knew we could deliver on those needs!  Time for some pictures! 

Here is photo of it's first day at GoodSpeed during the baseline run.  The car made 400.8 AWHP which is right in line with what we normally see out of these cars!

 Engine bay is stock as can be, and dirty (as this is a daily driver)!

 Front end off the car, and the stock intakes and intercooler have got to go!!!

 Here is a picture of most of the major parts about to go on the car!  Lots of hoses, pipes, fittings, etc were left out for better effect!

The package includes:

  • Billet Wheel Upgraded Turbos
  • 90mm Catless Downpipes
  • 90mm Midpipe
  • HKS Legamax Exhaust
  • AMS Wastegate Actuators
  • AMS Alpha Intercooler
  • AMS Alpha Intakes
  • Dual Tial Q BOV's
  • AMS Proprietary Injectors
  • AMS Upgraded Fuel System Including Dual Pumps
  • Cobb AccessPort with ECM and TCM Control
  • AMS Alpha Software Tuning
  • All Neccessary Accessories and Connectors

 In order to swap turbos on a VR38, the engine has to come out, so down she comes!

 Engine is out, this is what we call the point of no return!  It's going to go back in bigger, better and FASTER than it came out!

 Installing the left turbo first and all the accessories that come with it!  The AMS kit is very good in that all neccessary parts are included!  Nothing less than the best at this level!

 Here you can see the stock downpipe on the right compared to the AMS catless pipe on the left!  Huge difference!!!

 Time for the right side to get a matching turbo!  The tolerances with this kit are amazing!  Everything fit perfectly like it should!

 Both turbos are on and the engine is getting buttoned up to be put back in the car!

 Engine is in!  With all that extra boost, you know AMS has the solutions to drop the Intake Air Temps!  HUGE front mount to replace the (still pretty impressive) stock unit!

 Plumbing is installed, intakes are going on!

 Finally, time to tune the Alpha 9 GT-R.  Due to our horrible 91 octane, AMS and GoodSpeed custom tuned the car for about a week.  We made 11 software revisions and did countless logs!  Some tuners would have stopped at 3-4.  With AMS and GoodSpeed, we didn't stop until it was done right.  Startup, idle, part throttle, full throttle, A/F Ratio, etc ALL had to be perfect.

 Back on the dyno, time to see what it can make!  The excitement was definitely in the air this day.  We had people stopping by watching through the window all day!  Our neighbors even came over to see what was running in there!

 A clean engine bay any GT-R owner would be proud of!

 Almost ready for delivery!  As you can imagine our client was excited to pick the car up!

Finally, the proof is in the pudding.  This Alpha 9 GT-R put down 667 AWHP and 668 AWTQ to the MaHa Dyno!  That is on our terrible 91 octane pump gas!  That is a 267 awhp gain over the baseline on PUMP GAS!!!

 

To say that we were thrilled with the results is the understatement of the year!  We couldn't be happier with the car, AMS products, or AMS service.  They make a great product, have great expertise and worked with us through the entire build to make one client VERY, VERY happy!

If we can assist you with your GT-R whether it's an Alpha or just bolt on's and tuning feel free to contact us at 480-747-6150!

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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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