Gates311 / AMS Sponsored Evo X – Spring Mountain Race Report

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Event: Redline Time Attack! Spring Mountain – September 26th-27th, 2009

On September 27th, 2009, Ryan Gates continued his dominance in the Modified Class with his 6th straight class victory. Ryan’s latest win comes at Round 7 of the Redline Time Attack! series in Pahrump, NV at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. In addition to winning Modified AWD and the Overall Modified Class at Round 7, Ryan also secured the 2009 Modified AWD Class Championship with his win. Read More

AMS Prototype Billet Turbo Testing Preliminary Results!

We have completed our first round of testing here at AMS with our 996TT x50 car. Our primary test subject is our new bolt on turbo. This Turbo is a brand new aero design with extended tip technology and a 46mm inducer.

We have been tearing into this car to see what its made of, and we will be testing everything along the way to make the absolute most out of these cars. Since our car is an x50 car from the factory, it came with the k24 turbos and made some pretty respectable numbers right away. Completely stock the car put down 450whp as can be seen in the dyno chart which is attached. The mostly stock car which now pumps out 550whp has ONLY the following parts: Read More

AMS/NOS Energy Drink attends M.O.D. in Normal, IL

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Despite mother nature’s best efforts this year’s M.O.D event in Normal, IL. proved to be a great time. The past few years Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) opened the doors to its Normal Illinois assembly plant for Mitsubishi owners all over the Midwest. The event is highlighted with free products, raffles, several activities and free food courtesy of MMNA and their volunteer staff. Read More

The AMS/NOS Energy Drink Time Attack Team wins at Spring Mountain.

The AMS/NOS Energy Drink Time Attack Team headed to the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Nevada for the 7th round of the Redline Time Attack series.  The team hopes that the saying “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” rings true as the weekend was filled with unusual and unexpected problems. Read More

Enthusiast Shares His Time Attack Experience

The week before RTA Autobahn:

Wow, what a crazy few days.

I have been working on redoing my brakes seals as they’ve started to leak. I got everything together but came home to a big puddle of fluid on the floor Tuesday night (with RTA-Autobahn fast approaching). I ripped apart the caliper and found a chuck missing from one of my new seals. I made quick calls to AMS for brake fluid and Girodisc for a few replacement seals. Gotta love overnight express! Thursday everything got delivered. I put in the new seal, bled all the corners again and went for a testdrive. A quick stab of the brakes (with my eyes closed) and the car slammed to a stop. I pulled some more speed and pushed them hard and locked up a front tire. SUCCESS! Did a few more stops to bed in my new pads to the new calipers. Then rolled back home to finally register for the event about 10pm on Thursday night and pack up for the trip!

Bottom line, got the car loaded and ready to make the trip towards Chicago to compete in my first Redline Time Attack event! Read More

More AMS Dyno Testing Data! WG Actuator Results inside.

I had the chance to finish up a customers car on the dyno this morning and also complete some test results which I found interesting and would like to share with everyone. The car I was testing most recently has:

Full, downpipe back exhaust
GFB BOV’s
Forge WG actuators with the red springs
HKS EVC 6 boost controller
Cobb AP with AMS custom tuning

This is very similar to a car I did recently in another thread where I documented the differences in the stock tune vs the cobb stage 2 OTS map, vs AMS custom tuning. The differences in this particular car would be the addition of the GFB BOV’s and the Forge WGA’s. The exhaust components themselves are made from different manufacturers, but I think they are close enough to give this testing adequate results. Read More

New AMS Driving Simulator for the showroom.

New AMS Driving Simulator for the AMS showroom

AMS now has its new driving simulator ready for action for customers waiting in our showroom.
Special thank to Ryan Gates for loaning us his EVO X seat!

We are thinking about building these for sale so let us know what you think.

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