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Old 09-17-2006, 07:11 PM
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http://www.amsperformance.com

AMS used to be a VERY reputable DSM (Eagle Talon, Mitsu Eclipse/Evo/Galant VR4) shop, they can do anything from installing a part to dyno tuning.

They moved up to SRT-4 modding as well, and now they even tune/modify 240sx's.

Just thought I'd share the site with everybody, they're really good at what they do, and are still VERY reputable in my area.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:12 AM
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I've purchased several things from them not too long ago. Excellent service and prices, fast shipping too.
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:30 AM
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:25 AM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:42 AM
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ams guys are cool one of my buddies told me of them when AMS started messing with 240's a while back. i knew who they were when they were just DSM's.

chris you might might know who Dennis Yang is who referred me a few years back.

as well as Ben and the guys from Garage Kwai.
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Old 04-03-2007, 06:12 AM
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For those that do not know. AMS is also a partner on the Club240 project car and a member of our Time Attack team. Lots of great stuff for KAs too
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AMS is also a partner on the Club240 project car and a member of our Time Attack team. Lots of great stuff for KAs too
Yeah now if only one of these KA vendors can get the ball rolling on a fully counterweighted crank, us N/A, and turbo guy's would have 30more HP with an additional power band to play around with.
Not to mention a rev happy KA that would redline to 7500~8500RPM, all due to less torsional stress which happens to occur in the half weighted cranks. I wouldn't mind spending $1500 on a 4140 forged chromolly fully counterweighted crank that is a direct drop in for our KA's. I picked up the address of a Chinese manufacturer that wouldn't mind taking on the manufacturing part (thanks to Kevin who gave me there web address), just need to find vendors that are willing to sell the product. Lots of research has been going into it as far as sales goes, and sales would be good. Kevin Johnson owner of Ishihara and Johnson crank scrapers met this particular manufacturer at the PRI show.

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Old 04-17-2007, 09:23 AM
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We had Ivan's car at 8300 multiple times last year. Either by accident or on purpose. It withstood a full year of racing and had no ill effects on the motor.

We understand what you mean however. It is something that we have looked into. We need to get a few people together to get the cranks made. I will check and see where we are with that. I do believe it will be at least 1500 and possibly as much as 1900 depending on volume.
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If you are able to get a ka crank produced I will be more than happy to purchase one of them!
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:07 PM
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We had Ivan's car at 8300 multiple times last year. Either by accident or on purpose. It withstood a full year of racing and had no ill effects on the motor.

We understand what you mean however. It is something that we have looked into. We need to get a few people together to get the cranks made. I will check and see where we are with that. I do believe it will be at least 1500 and possibly as much as 1900 depending on volume.
Let me guess Ivans crank was cryoed, and the dampener bolt was drilled/threaded to journal one on the snout (GT3 crank modified from stock)....Possibly knife edged too???? Thats just a classic machine job, harmonics still suck without a dampener/balancer, it cost more money to do that, then it does to produce a fully counter weighed crank. With no dampener needed, KA doesn't use balance shafts either so the engineering should be a cake walk with no secondary harmonics. It should be a direct drop and swap for OEM rods and pistons.
Chris I've been meaning to get you the info on the Chinese manufacturer if your interested all I'm looking for is a Fully counter weighed crank on discount for doing the work for the vendors.... If not, I'm not to concerned Greg offered me a ticket to sema to work some magic with vendors, and manufacturers in Oct-Nov..... I wouldn't mind dropping $10,000 on the investment if it came down to it.
Just don't ever go through SCAT or NISMO they are charging wayyyy to much for R&D.
Fullycounterweighed crank will make the KA the next FJ24!!!!!

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Old 04-18-2007, 03:43 PM
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I can have them made

Billet
Full counterweight
Individual rod oiling

If I get 5 people it will be about $1500/crank
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
I can have them made

Billet
Full counterweight
Individual rod oiling

If I get 5 people it will be about $1500/crank

Let me now when you will have them made if it's Billet Chromolly you have a deal.. Put me down for $1500....

BTW how are you getting 5 cranks at that cost for that price??? Last I talked to SCAT it was $20,000 for R&D..... NISMO's entire bottom end assmebly CRANK, RODS, and PISTONS is about $8000.

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Old 04-26-2007, 08:46 AM
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4340, fully machined billet
oiling method: straight oil holes
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:13 PM
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4340, fully machined billet
oiling method: straight oil holes
You have a deal Chris let me know when you have them ready for sale I'll slap it on the good old VISA.
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