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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation PNW: List of Performance Shops

Since there have been times in the past where people have been looking for the right performance shop to fit their modding needs, I'm creating and sticking this list to help newcomers out!

MODS AND ADMINS: This is not attempt to solicit nor advertise the services provided by these shops. It is merely to assist PNW G8 Owners in picking the right shop for their needs. If one of these shops should purchase a sponsorship with G8Board, I will delete the list.

If you know of any shops that you would like to add, please provide Name of shop, Location, Website, Phone #, Services offered, and general reputation of the shop. The base list is just based on my own experiences and the experiences of some of those that I have heard about.

AutoFX Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
Services: Authorized Pedders installer, Body/Paint work, Custom body modifications, Dealership Pre-Sale Modifications, Window Tinting, Sunroof/Repairs
Rep: Good! Very friendly staff, quality work, nice and professional shop. Reasonable installation costs.

Kitsap Muffler
Bremerton, East Bremerton, Gorst, WA
Services: INCREDIBLE custom exhaust work, header installations, electrical troubleshooting, brakes
Rep: Very nice staff. VERY skilled fabricators. These guys can make your exhaust sound however you want it to sound. Very reasonable pricing. They also really love to work on G8's!

MaxRPM Motorsports
Bremerton, WA
Services: Performance parts installation, custom tuning and Dynojet, custom fab, bad attitude
Rep: COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY TERRIBLE!!! Do NOT go to this shop. Staff has a HORRIBLE attitude and treat customers like they are dumb asses. Piss poor installations. Sickeningly outrageous pricing on everything. They dont even know how to run their own dyno (when they dyno'd my G8, they burned the damn tie down straps to my exhaust and it took them 45 minutes just to set up my dyno). They have ruined 2 Porsches while attempting to install superchargers on them and were sued for one of them. The ONLY reason i posted this shop is to warn everyone about them. I cannot say enough bad things about them. DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR TO MAXRPM!

Norpac Street Performance
Onalaska, WA
Services: Authorized Pedders Installer, Performance Parts installation, All Wheel Drive Mustang Dyno, Tuning,
Rep: Excellent! VERY friendly staff! Great mechanical work. Willing to work out a fair install price.

Speed Secrets
Monroe, WA
Services: Transmission work, custom tuning, performance parts installation, engine builds
Rep: Awesome! Ellis definitely knows what he's doing. Very friendly service. Everyone gets the start treatment. Installation and tuning prices that simply can't be beaten.

Speedware Motorsport
Redmond, Wa
Services: They do everything from amazing aligments to full blown race cars. They are known as a "Porsche shop" but do a lot of work on domestics as well. You would be hard pressed to find a shop with a nicer shop.
Rep: Well like said above they do amazing work and they know it... the one down side is they are not cheap but you get what you pay for.

Trifecta Performance
Duvall, WA
Services: Custom tuning and Dyno (not sure what dyno they have)
Rep: Good!

Turbo Technology Inc.
Tacoma, WA
Services: Performance parts installation, custom tuning and dynojet, custom turbo systems.
Rep: Mixed reviews. Staff is very friendly once you get to know them. Fairly unreasonable install prices. Fairly poor installation of performance parts (They can't even put a Cold Air Intake correctly!) However, if you want a turbo setup for your car, there is no other place to go! Flawless turbo systems!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 06:03 PM
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I just wanted to add that I've lived in that area near MaxRPM and they really do have a horrible rep.

What place does anyone recommend for a dyno/tune?
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Great idea Bob...huge help for those of us who are new to modding.

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I just wanted to add that I've lived in that area near MaxRPM and they really do have a horrible rep.

What place does anyone recommend for a dyno/tune?
I used Trifecta... Vince is a good guy!
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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If you dont mind going further south, i've heard TJ Wong Performance does a good job tuning...thats where i might go after my cam install

2008 C6 4LT Convertible
2006 GMC Yukon Denali
2009 G8 GT (SOLD!)

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Might add Speed Secrets in Monroe.

Ellis is a stand up guy. He pretty much can built bullet proof trannies with his hands tied behind his back, and can also do any other mods/installs. Pretty good with tuning on the street and can help with a dyno tune. He works from his house, so he doesn't have his own dyno though.

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Carbconn is a great shop. located in kirkland. They do alot of work for speedware motors. they do alot of tuning, superchargers (magnacharger dealer and kooks header dealer) cams, etc..... alex is a great guy and know alot. They also do dyno days for clubs. 425-820-1871 www.carbconn.com

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Hey Bob - not sure if you're still watching this but could you update and add the Muffler King in Kirkland WA?

They've been doing the work on my car and all my friends cars. They always cut the price on the work that they do and their recommendations always seem to match our requests. Very happy with the service and the quality of work.


2008 G8 GT - Procharger 14PSI D1SC, Squash Double Pumper & Fuel Rails, ID725, ZR1 Map, Port & Polished w/ 4 angle heads, Forge 9.5:1, Pacesetters 1 3/4" LTH (CAT-less), Flowmaster Super 44s, X-pipe, Brembos, 3200 FTI Triple Stall, EBC rotors & yellow pads, Motegii MR120 20x9 +38 275/30s wheels, Pedders Coilovers/Swaybars, BMR Strut bar, Pat G cam/tune!

Old: 353.8
New: 632/530 Mustang Dyno
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Speed Secrets in now located in Snohomish, Wa

Nice thread. Good idea.
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I just had my transmission upgraded and built for power by Strange Transmission. Quality work and way cheaper than Century and Circle D. He uses similar parts as far as I can tell.

Contact #: (253) 370-0086
In Graham WA

He also let me use my own tuner and doesn't charge for it like other places do. Patrick G tunes for Circle D so, why pay twice for the same service.

Just a FYI - Speed Secrets tune was terrible. I know 2 other questions G8 guys that got work done by him and left with 60 HP on the table and bad transmission shifts. I lost an engine over it.


2008 G8 GT - Procharger 14PSI D1SC, Squash Double Pumper & Fuel Rails, ID725, ZR1 Map, Port & Polished w/ 4 angle heads, Forge 9.5:1, Pacesetters 1 3/4" LTH (CAT-less), Flowmaster Super 44s, X-pipe, Brembos, 3200 FTI Triple Stall, EBC rotors & yellow pads, Motegii MR120 20x9 +38 275/30s wheels, Pedders Coilovers/Swaybars, BMR Strut bar, Pat G cam/tune!

Old: 353.8
New: 632/530 Mustang Dyno
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Muffler King

My high school buddy Tim and his wife Rainey had to move out of there location last month......
good news is 2 blocks south on 124th right next to Ford of Kirkland.

It was a Dan Fast location in years past, worked out well for him in this situation.

Tim has been great over the years for many of my projects and numerous friends have never been disappointed on my recommendation.

On the hunt for a G8GT, when that happens Tim will do his magic as always.....

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