UTI Torque Meet Tour Orlando…

The Tjin Edition Roadshow rolled into the Universal Technical Institute campus in Orlando, FL last weekend for the first Torque Meet Tour event of the year. Here are some pics from the vent, including the Vortech Supercharged Yellow Jacket Mustang GT, and the Vortech Intercooled UTI Gulf Focus ST.

Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Yellow Jacket Mustang GTVortech Intercooled Tjin Edition/UTI Gulf Focus STVortech Intercooled Tjin Edition/UTI Gulf Focus STVortech Intercooled Tjin Edition/UTI Gulf Focus STTjin Edition Roadshow booth at UTI TMT OrlandoTjin Edition Roadshow booth at UTI TMT OrlandoMain stage from UTI TMT OrlandoSteve Perez $500 off Cert WinnerCongratulations to Steve Perez, who won a certificate for $500 off a Vortech Supercharging System for his Scion FR-S at the event.

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Vortech Superchargers @ The Formula Drift Season Opener In Long Beach…

The much anticipated Formula Drift season opener in Long Beach, CA was this past weekend, and along with the Offset Kings car show, made for a huge event for auto enthusiasts and a great weekend for those lucky enough to be in attendance.

Dennis Mertzanis ARK AR1 Vs. Forrest WangDennis Mertzanis Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged ARK AR1Dennis Mertzanis Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged ARK AR1Dennis Mertzanis Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged ARK AR1Dennis Mertzanis Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged ARK AR1Dennis Mertzanis in the Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged ARK Performance AR1 Hyundai Genesis Coupe qualified 25th on day 1, and ended making Top 16 before being eliminated by Forrest Wang. Mr. Greek Drift himself will be coming for the rest of the field as he gets more seat time in the new ARK Legato GenCoupe platform, aided by his over 1,000HP Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged LS7 powerplant.

Vortech Supercharged Super Badass Matt FieldVortech Supercharged Super Badass Matt FieldVortech Supercharged Super Badass Matt FieldVortech Supercharged Super Badass Matt FieldWe aren’t sure what voodoo witchdocter prayers got answered to grant the reprieve on everyone else in the lineup, but Vortech Supercharged Super Badass Matt Field was not able to compete at FDLB due to mechanical difficulties. What the rest of the competitors don’t realize, is that is going to make Matt even more hungry for Road Atlanta. Better watch out boys!

Team Lucas Oil Driver Joon MaengJoon Maeng's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged 440c.i. LSX engineTeam Lucas Oil / Mav TV Driver Joon Maeng Team Lucas Oil / Mav TV Driver Joon MaengTeam Lucas Oil / Mav TV Driver Joon MaengTeam Lucas Oil / Mav TV Driver Joon MaengTeam Lucas Oil Driver Joon Maeng was doing great in qualifying, until he hung the car out too far and found the wall a little too unforgiving, ending his weekend in grand fashion. Luckily, he was unhurt. We look forward to seeing an R&R’d Maeng and S13 at Road Atlanta, back and ready to go.

Charles Ng's Vortech Supercharged Speedhunters G37Charles Ng's Vortech Supercharged Speedhunters G37Charles Ng's Vortech Supercharged Speedhunters G37Charles Ng's Vortech Supercharged Speedhunters G37Charles Ng’s LSX powered & Vortech Supercharged Speedhunters G37 was looking great and we expect for him to have a great season.

Dean "Karnage" Kearney's Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged Viper SRT10Dean "Karnage" Kearney's Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged Viper SRT10Dean "Karnage" Kearney's Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged Viper SRT10Dean "Karnage" Kearney's Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged Viper SRT10Dean “Karnage” Kearney and his Paxton NOVI 2000 Supercharged Oracle Lighting Viper SRT10 finished in 19th place in Long Beach, but looked great and we expect to see him do very well this year.

Tjin Edition x Dayuum Booth from Offset Kings ShowTjin Edition x Dayuum Booth from Offset Kings ShowTjin Edition x Dayuum Booth from Offset Kings ShowTjin Edition x Dayuum Booth from Offset Kings ShowVortech V-3 Si Supercharger display in Stealth Black FinishPaxton NOVI 2200 display in Polished FinishChristian's Vortech V-3 H67B Supercharged Rocket Bunny FR-SVortech Intercooled Tjin Edition Ecoboost Ford F150On the opposite of the event at the Offset Kings Show, the Tjin Edition x Dayuum/Vortech Superchargers Booth was packed from start to finish, with everyone checking out the V-3 H67B Supercharged Rocket Bunny FR-S and the Vortech Intercooled Tjin Edition Ecoboost F150.

Dayuum Girls Lori and EmmyDayuum girls Neil and NiloThere were 2 different pairs of booth personalities advertising the chance to win the Vortech Intercooled Universal Technical Institute Ford Focus ST…which pair do you think got more traffic?

The Rockstar Performance Garage Camaro SSThe Rockstar Performance Garage Camaro SS convertible was on the scene looking great as usual. The long list of modifications on this Gen. 5 is topped of by the Vortech V-3 Si intercooled supercharging system under the hood.

LTMW's Vortech Supercharged Rocket Bunny 2 BRZPhuong from LTMW’s Vortech Supercharged Rocket Bunny 2 Subaru BRZ is always a jaw dropper, and even at this show it was no exception.

Rick Rosales - Photography Stud!Denny and Jae - Dayuum super studs!Big thanks to Rick Rosales, and Denny and Jae from Dayuum for the great photography.

Hope to see everyone at the next leg of the series – Road Atlanta!

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CJ Pony Parts Installs & Tests The Vortech Focus ST Intercooler Upgrade Package…

Our friends at CJ Pony Parts recently got one of our Vortech Intercooler Upgrade Packages for their Focus ST project vehicle, and then made this series of videos to show the process of installation, and then the resulting gains from it on the dyno.

To get your Vortech Focus ST intercooler upgrade package on order today, contact CJ Pony Parts, or CLICK HERE.

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The Tjin Edition Roadshow At The Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show…

2014 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto ShowThis past weekend, the Tjin Edition Roadshow rolled into Richmond, VA for the 2014 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show. This was the 3rd Motor Trend Presents Auto Show for the Roadshow this year so far, and the Thursday to Sunday event is even larger than the South Carolina and Pennsylvania Auto Shows from earlier this year.

Tjin Edition Roadshow Booth from VA Auto ShowThe 120×30 Tjin Edition RoadShow booth was located in the main hall just feet away from major OEM’s like Subaru, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Audi and Infiniti. This gave the Tjin Edition team the perfect opportunity to interact with fellow car enthusiasts, and allow them to get an up close and personal look at all the amazing products and display cars.

Tjin Edition Roadshow Booth from VA Auto ShowTjin Edition Roadshow Booth from VA Auto ShowTjin Edition Roadshow Booth from VA Auto ShowTjin Edition Roadshow Booth from VA Auto ShowTjin Edition Roadshow Booth from VA Auto Show

Vortech Supercharged Yellow Jacket Mustang GTThe Vortech V-3 Si Supercharged Yellow Jacket Mustang GTVortech Intercooled UTI Focus STYellow Jacket and the UTI Focus STIn addition to the Vortech Supercharged 2014 Yellow Jacket Mustang GT and the Vortech Intercooled Universal Technical Institute Focus ST that is currently on tour with the Roadshow, the Roadshow had 2 very special guests in the booth for this event, in the form of Keith Fidura’s and Nikki Frost’s highly customized and Vortech Supercharged pair of 2013 Mustang GTs.

Keith and Nikki's Vortech Supercharged MustangsKeith's Brushed Army Green vortech Supercharged Mustang GTKeith's Brushed Army Green vortech Supercharged Mustang GTKeith’s Brushed Army Green Mustang GT is running the Vortech V-3 Si System, and features parts from Borla, Street Scene, Forgestar, Falken, Roadwire, and more…with the custom wrap done by Exotic Vehicle Wraps.

Nikki's Vortech Supercharged Tiffany Blue Mustang GTNikki's Vortech Supercharged Tiffany Blue Mustang GTNikki's Vortech Supercharged Tiffany Blue Mustang GTNikki's Vortech Supercharged Tiffany Blue Mustang GTNikki’s Tiffany Blue Mustang GT is also running the V-3 Si Vortech System, with the optional 8-Rib Drive Upgrade and Maxflow Competition Air Inlet, and features parts from Street Scene, Baer, Forgestar, Toyo, Magnaflow, Whiteline, Roadwire, and more…with the custom wrap by Exotic Vehicle Wraps.

Next on the agenda, the Tjin Edition Roadshow heads down the Coast, on their way to Orlando for the first Torque Meet Tour event of 2014. See you there!

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RIPP Jeep Wrangler 3.6 JK Supercharger Walk Through…

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PSCA Nor-Cal Nationals…

Vortech Racing Banner from PSCA SacramentoThe PSCA Nor-Cal Nationals were this past weekend at Sacramento Raceway Park, and it was good weather for some great racing!

Chris Schmidl's Vortech Supercharged & LSX Powered '72 NovaChris Schmidl's Vortech Supercharged & LSX Powered '72 NovaChris Schmidl's LSX Powered NovaChris Schmidl's LSX Powered NovaChris Schmidl wins #1 Qualifier in Wild StreetOnly his second time out in the car, Chris Schmidl took his Wild Street Vortech V-24 XB-105 Supercharged 575 cubic inch LSX ’72 Nova to the rest of the pack with a purpose, Qualifying #1 with a 5.13 at 144MPH, and running through the field, ultimately taking out #2 Qualifier Jason Kenzevich in the finals.

Richard Hatch's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Outlaw 8.5 MustangRichard Hatch's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Outlaw 8.5 MustangRichard Hatch's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Outlaw 8.5 MustangRichard Hatch's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Outlaw 8.5 MustangThis is Richard Hatch’s Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Outlaw 8.5 Mustang. The Vortech sponsored Outlaw 8.5 class had the largest group of cars of any at the event, 13 cars!

Chris Alston's BBC NovaChris Alston's BBC NovaSince the last time we saw it, Chris Alston Jr. yanked the huge HEMI out of his Nova and put a huge BBC engine in its place. A 578 cubic inch Chevy, to be exact, coupled with a Vortech V-24 XB-105 for the Outlaw 10.5 class for this season.

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LMR’s A&A/Vortech Supercharged Beast Is The Highest Horsepower C7 Corvette In The World…

LMR's A&A/Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Laguna Blue C7 Corvette

Late Model Racecaft is well known for turning out some insanely fast and powerful cars, and the gorgeous Laguna Blue C7 Corvette you see here is absolutely no exception. Currently the highest horsepower C7 in the world, this beauty is running a 416 cubic inch LT1 engine with Late Model Racecraft’s own proprietary cylinder head & camshaft package, and a set of American Racing Long Tube Headers. However, the real boost in power comes from the A&A Corvette/Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharging System, making 15psi of highly efficient boost pressure. That combination alone is good for 990.83 RWHP and 942.80 RWTQ.

LMR's A&A/Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Laguna Blue C7 Corvette

As if over 1,100 crank horsepower was not already enough, LMR decided to add a little extra kicker, in the form of a 125HP shot of Nitrous Express N2O. With the addition of the Nitrous, the power on the dyno rose to an insane 1,121.35RWHP, breaking the record and making this car the current highest horsepower C7 Corvette on the planet.

LMR C7 Corvette Dyno Results

Engine bay shot VortechLMR's A&A/Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Laguna Blue C7 CorvetteLMR's A&A/Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Laguna Blue C7 Corvette

For more information, contact A&A Corvette, Late Model Racecraft, or Vortech Superchargers.

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New Boost For Your Jeep Or Dodge From RIPP Superchargers…

RIPP Superchargers LogoRIPP Superchargers have been making custom supercharging systems for all kinds of vehicles using Vortech Superchargers for well over 10 years now. The newest crop of exciting products from RIPP are just around the corner (some are even on sale now), so if your vehicle has a Jeep or Dodge emblem on it…you might want to sit up and pay attention.

2012-2014 WK2 SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stage 1 Systems
RIPP Superchargers WK2 Jeep SRT8 Supercharging SystemRIPP Superchargers WK2 Jeep SRT8 Supercharging SystemRIPP Superchargers WK2 Jeep SRT8 Supercharging System
RIPP Superchargers WK2 Jeep SRT8 Supercharging SystemThe WK2 SRT is complete in a stage 1 format at 4psi producing a system that is both easy to own and easy to install. This RIPP Stage 1 System will add 130 Wheel HP (whp) in an easy 5-6 hour install. The simplicity of the design is it’s power. There is not major cutting or drilling and is 100% reversible.

RIPP 5.7GC-WK2 and Durango R/T Systems
RIPP 5.7GC-WK2 and Durango R/T SystemsAlthough still in development, the RIPP Superchagers system for the 5.7L WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango R/T will feature the Vortech V-3 Si Supercharger, and will also have a 6-8 installation time with no major cutting or drilling and be completely reversible.

New RIPP Systems current available or in development include:
• 2011-2014 3.6 WK2 Grand Cherokee
o HP TBA
• 2011-2014 5.7 WK2 Grand Cherokee
o HP TBA
• 2012-2014 6.4 WK2 SRT Grand Cherokee St
o Stock 388whp
o RIPP 506whp (4psi Stage 1)
• 2011-2014 3.6 Durango
o HP TBA
• 2011-2014 5.7 Durango
o HP TBA

Kits will retail from $5995.95 – $7299.95 depending on vehicle, stage, and engine group.

RIPP Systems come with:
• Vortech V-3 Si Supercharger (Self Contained)
• Vortech Race Bypass Valve
• Plug and Play Injectors (New Siemens)
• Front Mounted Intercooler
• 3.5in Boost Piping
• Diablo Pre-Programmed Intune (RIPP Tuning Included)
• Powder Coated Mounting Brackets
• Gates Belt
• Air Filter
• Hardware
• NGK Iridium Plugs (colder)
• 4 Ply Black Couplers
• Vacuum lines
• Fully Illustrated Color Instructions
• 1 Year Warranty
• Tech line with Customer Service

Contact RIPP Superchargers to get your new System on order today!

RIPP Superchargers can be found online at www.rippmods.com.

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Race Recap – NMRA Spring Break Shootout…

NMRA Spring Break Shootout LogoBradenton, FL was the place to be March 6th-9th, as the NMRA and thousands of Mustang and Ford lovers descended on Bradenton Motorsports Park for the 20th Annual Spring Break Shootout, and Team Vortech Racing came to the season opener prepared for some serious drag racing action.

Andy Manson's Vortech Supercharged Street Outlaw MustangAndy Manson's Vortech Supercharged Street Outlaw MustangAndy Manson has shocked the 275 world in 1/8-mile racing with several runs in the 4.50s using Vortech’s latest billet Xi supercharger. For NMRA competition, the team can bolt on the bigger vortech XB105 unit, and Manson said it makes more boost and more power so that’s what they want to run. The team qualified second with a 7.048, mere hundredths off the top qualifier, but if his crew chief Chris Acors of Acors Performance has it his way then they will push that number even quicker by the next race, knocking right on the six second zone, which will be new territory for Street Outlaw.

Brian Mitchell Renegade Record HolderBrian Mitchell Renegade Record HolderEdelbrock Renegade was a fun class to watch as Bart Tobener eclipsed the unofficial all-time Renegade ET record by two hundredths of a second, only to have Brian Mitchell come back two pairs later and better it even further, carding an insane 8.211 at over 167 miles per hour – the quickest pass ever in class history. “We turned it up all the way on that pass, and it was right at the edge. We didn’t hurt the motor, but looking at everything after the run, if we put any more into it, we would have,” Mitchell said. Most important to note about Mitchell’s combo, is that he hasn’t taken advantage of two major parts allowed in recent Renegade Class rules changes…

He still runs an 8-rib belt and no intercooler. -

Brian Mitchell Engine“I have so much data on this combination, and obviously it still gets the job done, so why would I change it? I have probably 400 runs on this chassis alone,” Mitchell said. With competitors running cog drives and intercoolers and still not being able to best Mitchell, there is no doubt his combination, topped off by the efficient boost provided by his Vortech V-7 YSi, is why he has called the Winner’s Circle home not only at this event, but on so many occasions in the last several years.

Beefcake from Bradenton with New Vortech Racing liveryBeefcake from Bradenton with New Vortech Racing liveryTerry “Beefcake” Reeves came out for the inaugural running of the new Coyote Modified class sporting brand new Vortech Racing livery. “With short time to get the combo ready and no testing time do to snow, we showed up and qualified 3rd. The converter was way too tight, and the cars 60′s were off by about 5 to 6 tenths. We were still able to qualify in the 3rd place position with a 9.81, with a 1.81 60′. Beefcake from Bradenton with New Vortech Racing liveryWith nothing to lose in the semi finals, and running against the #2 qualified car (9.20′s) we opted to not use the 2 step, and push the converter as high as we could get it. We were rewarded with a 1.51 60′, and a 9.33 e.t. @ 151 mph. That, combined with a great reaction time of .046 on a .400 Pro Tree, we were able to cross the finish line first against a quicker 9.27, due to a 1.55 reaction time advancing us to the final round where we lost to a 9.10 pass.
When asked how Reeves and crew will prepare for the next event, he replied “For the next race we will have the new converter in and expecting some 8.9 to 9.0 ets!”

AJ Wyce's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Renegade SaleenAJ Wyce's Vortech V-7 YSi Supercharged Renegade SaleenAJ Wyce rolled out his badass Renegade SN95 Saleen with a few new modifications under the hood. The 314ci engine continues to employ Brodix Track 1 cylinder heads but a new Edelbrock Super Victor intake manifold and in-car air-to-water charge cooler. Wyce & crew are still dialing in the new combination, but benefit from a significant gain in the horsepower department. A Vortech YSi still makes the boost and a Proformance C4 is inside the bell housing.

Valerie Clements Renegade MustangTrouble abounded the entire weekend for the Clements family, with engine issues for Valerie and driveline issues for her brother Alton, keeping them both out of major competition. We expect both of them back and ready to rock by next month’s event.

Shawn King RenegadeNewcomer Shawn King came out to run the Renegade Class with Vortech power under his hood. We’ll be on the lookout for Shawn at the upcoming events this season.

Thanks to NMRADigital for additional photography.

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New Vortech Apparel Styles – Come & Get ‘Em!

Vortech Superchargers – “FR-S – All Boost Is Not Created Equal”
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