PRI 2015: Part 1


The AEM Series 2 fully programmable engine management system is still very popular and selling well since it’s a huge bang for your buck with all that it does. Plug-and-Play applications for the AEM Series 2 are available for several vehicles, including several Mitsubishi, Nissan, Dodge, Acura, Honda, and Subaru cars, as well as the MKIV Supra.  PnP harnesses are also available for a select popular engine swaps, like the K-Series swap in the Honda.

Finally from AEM, check out its new Color Dash Dislay, which features vibrant, super-bright LED graphics with integrated warning lights and connects to AEMnet CANbus-enabled devices for simpler integration.

Garrett Turbos brought out this scary 1996 Chevrolet Caprice Superior Hearse. I say “scary” not just because of the look, but for the fact it does 0-60 MPH in 2.26 seconds and the ¼ mile in 9.54-seconds at 146 MPH, and all while weighing over 5000-lb!

Here’s a shot of the engine, which is showcased with twin Garrett GTW3884R 67-mm turbos, injector dynamics 2000-cc fuel injectors, and twin TiAL 44mm wastegeates with a 50mm blow-off valve. The car was built by AMS Performance—yeah those guys that built the crazy 2000+hp Alpha 12 Nissan GTR you see everywhere on YouTube.

As you can see, the turbos are covered by PTP Blankets. We’ve had good luck with them. We installed one on our Project MKIV Supra which can you read about here.

The drivetrain of the Hearse includes a 4L85E Tranny by Andy’s Performance, 3600 10.5-in FTI stall converter, Driveshaft Shop 3 ¾-in carbon fiber driveshaft, Moser 9-in rear end with 3.50 gearing. Bringing the car to a halt are Wilwood 6-piston brakes. Now let’s check out some Garrett turbochargers!


Here is Garret’s popular and widely used GTX3576R. Garret’s GTX line features a forged billet and fully machined 11-blade compressor wheel, and dual ball bearing and oil-cooled CHRA. Rated at power levels between 400-620, it uses a smaller sized 58mm inducer and a 62.3mm exducer for quick spool up.

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