Last month, Travis from Pikes Peak Racing approached Sharif for some parts and technical support in getting their Pike’s Peak GT-R ready for competition. Having heard of our success with the GT-R on track, they were looking to improve the handling of the GT-R and to help with setup and technical advising services. With American professional racing driver Randy Pobst as their hired gun, Sharif and the team were delighted to get involved with their effort. Have a look at Randy’s initial evaluation of the GT-R’s handling manners, and his reactions after installing a set of Forged Performance Sway bars. Having designed and developed our sway bars through rigorous track testing several year ago, we were confident we had the right solution for them. That said, it’s always rewarding to hear a very experience pro driver give us his unfiltered opinion of our products. Forward to the 9:40 to 10:15 mark for his impressions and improvements with the FP Spec Sway Bars. Unfortunately, one of his timed runs during the race, Randy entered a corner a little bit too hot and had an off track excursion. Despite the setback, the team will be back stronger than ever.
We have been waiting to make this announcement and the day has finally come! We have been tuning EcuTek for many years now, and have waited patiently for their programmers to launch the long anticipated “RaceROM” functionality to the 370Z tuning platform. We have a waiting list of 370Z owners looking to have their cars tuned so give us a call to schedule your appointment. 770-792-0202
New RaceROM Features:
Map Switching: Rev counter indication of the four different map switch modes
Flat Foot Shifting: Full throttle gear changes (Manual Transmission models only)
Speed Density Tuning Strategy: (A must for high boost Forced Induction Tuning): MAP sensor based tuning with VVEL compensation
RaceROM Controller: Use the cruise control switch gear for adjusting calibration
Knock Warning: Check engine light flashes when knocking is detected
Per Gear Rev Limits
Custom Maps: Create a map to do almost anything!
Launch Control: Adjustable Launch RPM using the cruise control (Manual Transmission models only)
Traction Control: Adjustable traction control using custom maps
Boost Control: Closed loop boost control using custom maps
Flex-Fuel: Ethanol flex-fuel tuning using custom maps
AFR Control: Closed loop target AFR control using custom maps
Fail-Safe: Protect the engine from any dangerous situations
Gauge Hijack: Display lambda, AFR, fuel trims or ethanol content on the oil temp gauge
With the latest installation of the blockbuster movie franchise Furious 7, also know as FF7, premiering tomorrow, everyone at Forged is very excited. Last year, the stunt production team at FF7 asked Sharif to custom tune the studio’s three identical blue Nissan GT-R’s. With custom ECU programming, extra power and the elimination of most of the factory safety controls Hollywood stunt driver Jack Gill performed the amazing action sequences you will see featured this weekend. Over the course of the production and filming process, Sharif and the Forged team provided technical support and plenty of replacement parts. Have a look at this amazing behind the scenes video.
The Forged Performance team is pleased to announce that in their first attempt at Roll Racing, we took home the 1st Place Trophy in the very competitive Sport Class. Many of the vehicles in this class make 1000-1300whp. The racing required dozens of high speed passes throughout the two day contest and the FP 4.0L Twin GTX3582 Powered GT-R built entirely in house, ran flawlessly on a very conservative 30psi tune. Stayed for more pics, videos, and updates. Thank you our sponsors Extreme Turbo Systems, Dodson Motorsports, and Cobb Tuning for their generous support of this effort, and our future efforts.
The Forged Performance team celebrated the end of our official track day season with what is always the biggest track day of the year: Thanksgiving weekend with the Chin Motorsports at Road Atlanta. We played host to 14 GT-R’s and had a really great turnout of customers, friends, and family. As many of you know, Forged Performance a veritable fixture at Road Atlanta and we spend more days on this track than any other circuit in the country. It’s our home away from home and always delivers an exciting weekend for those that attend.
What is most rewarding as a company, is to see a dozen Forged prepared GT-R’s making hundreds of flawless laps without any issues whatsoever. The care and dedication that our technicians have for these cars is second to none, and we never forget that our customer’s lives are in our hands when these machines are pushed on a racing circuit. With speeds exceeding 160 mph, we take no chances when it comes to maintenance and safety and our drivers are rewarded with hours of safe and fast laps.
On Sunday afternoon, a surprise visitor showed up in the Forged paddock: Mike Skeen! Mike is a Forged’s professional test driver and coach and also races professionally in some of the top series in the nation. He couldn’t resist hoping in a couple of GT-R’s and making a few laps with some lucky customers. If you ever get the chance to ride with Mike Skeen…do it. It’s an eye opener for sure! In the photo below, Mike is murdering the OEM brake rotors on Jack Wong’s Alpha 9 GT-R:
As we wrap up 2014 we feel blessed and fortunate that continue to do the things we enjoy most and share these successes and learnings with our customers. We look forward to 2015.
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