Brian Spachman has wanted a R33 Skyline since he was a young lad. He remembered playing countless hours of Gran Turismo with the R33 and wanted to experience it in real life. After buying the R33 we had sitting in the shop, he finally got his hands on the R33 Motorex Skyline he always wanted and the rest was history. We wasted no time breaking down the RB26 to its bare block. From there it was outfitted with several performance parts with no expenses sparred. Continue reading below to see images and details of the build!
Out with the old, in with the new! The motor was pulled out and stripped down to the bare block to start fresh.It's time to get everything mounted up to the new block and install the engine / trans back into the chassis.JRZ Suspension was installed along with StopTech brake pads / rotors to help stop the R33 with all the added power. Origin Fabrication fabbed us up some custom inconel piping as well!Modifications:
- RB26 Tomei Short Block
- Precision Turbo 67/66 Single Ball BearingTurbo
- JRZ Suspension
- OS Giken Triple Disc Clutch
- DSS Axles
- StopTech Front and Rear Brake Pads & Rotors
- Pro EFI Management
- HKS Camshafts
- Diamond Custom Pistons
- Origin Fabrications custom down pipes, Inte [..
This is how the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera arrived to us, stock wheels & stock suspension.
Stock suspension is ready to be taken out! We installed a set of Swift Sport Springs. Unlike other suspension manufacturers, Swift created these springs with 3 goals in mind:
Maintain or improve a smooth, comfortable ride
Increase handling by reducing body roll and squat in search of overall suspension balance
Lower the vehicle within tolerance of each vehicle's usable stroke
With that being said, this is why we chose to install these springs on our customer's Gallardo Superleggera!
Driver front measurements before lowering springs, 1.5 inches. | Driver rear measurements before lowering springs, 2 1/8th inches
Driver front measurements after lowering springs, .5 inches. | Driver rear measurements afterlowering springs, 1 inch
Everything is all buttoned up! We had all windows tinted (#nomorefishbowl), the exhaust tips ceramic coated, Swift Sport springs installed, w [...]
Are you looking for a race exhaust for your 07-12′ Porsche GT3 or GT3RS? Look no further! We recently installed a SharkWerks GT3 / GT3RS Race Exhaust on our customer’s 11′ 997.2 GT3RS. He had a SharkWerks exhaust installed already but he wanted a throatier sound. Not only did we install his new exhaust, we also made a few adjustments to help reduce radiant exhaust heat. Check out the process we took to install this exhaust system!
Out with the old in with the new! This is the loudest exhaust system for the 07-12′ GT3 and GT3RS. Not only does it sound great, it also drops 60lbs of excess weight over the OEM exhaust.
It’s been an EXHAUSTing week here at Shine. Several exhaust installations have been booked during this week, one including this Lamborghini Murcielago. Our customer wanted his Murci’ to sound just as aggressive as it looks. He already has a Fabspeed rear section and secondary cat-bypass installed. We are installing a primary cat-bypass made by Fabspeed as well. #LOUD Check out the some progression and after images of the build process below!
The tear down process begins! We had to remove several exterior body pieces to gain access to the stock catalytic converters.
Our customer purchased a 16′ Porsche Cayman GTS wanting to protect and keep his new car looking just like it did when he drove it off of the showroom floor. We recommended going with XPEL Ultimate self healing paint protection film on the front end to protect the car from the everyday hazards of driving. To keep the car looking like it did the day he purchased it, we applied CQuartz Finest ceramic paint coating to the entire car. He also wanted to make a few changes to the Cayman that we were more than happy to do for him! These changes included window tint, Rennline mesh grill kit and AWE Tuning wind deflectors.
Take a look at the final product. This Cayman GTS will stay looking like this for years to come!
One of our customers wanted to protect his brand new BMW M2 from all of the harsh hazards of everyday driving and the occasional track days. We recommended that he protect the entire front end of his M2. Full front end coverage includes the entire hood, side mirrors, front bumper, fenders, headlights and he also wanted to cover his a-pillars / partial roof. The first step of the installation process is to wash the car and bring it into our dedicated installation bay. This ensures us that no contaminates will get on the film or vehicle during the installation process. Also, during this process we use an alcohol based solvent to get any leftover contaminants off of the paint.
Now that the paint surfaces have been properly prepped and the vehicle is in our installation bay, it is now time to lay the film! A gel is applied to the cars surface to allow [...]
Our customer brought his brand new Alfa Romeo 4C to us for a number of services he wanted completed. First on the list, was to remove the already yellowing paint protection film that was previously installed on the vehicle. This is a common issue with lower quality film.
Now that the old paint protection film has been removed, we began the process for our New Car Prep. This step is necessary for all vehicles that receive a ceramic paint coating from us. This process decontaminates the paint surface while simultaneously removing swirl marks, bringing the paint to a high gloss finish and creating a smooth surface for the coating to adhere to.
Hello everyone! We wanted to share with you one of our recent builds we have completed. Recently, we had a customer purchase a used GT-R from us. He hasn’t even driven the car and wants to add more power! We suggested that he add the AMS Alpha9 Performance Package to his newly purchased GT-R. Without hesitation, he agreed and we began the tear down process. The customer will be bringing the GT-R back to us within a few months to perform more upgrades to maximize the potential this Alpha 9 Package has. Below we have listed the benefits and potential (with supporting mods) this package could achieve.
Better performance than any supercar available Capable of Over 205mph in the standing mile Reliable 500+ horsepower increase over stock OEM-like fit and finish 115% gain in horsepower with stock-like drivability 9 second quarter mile achievable on pump gas
All pictures were taken by our in house media guy, Jaron Cole. Who not only is a wiz behind the camera, he is also an amazing sales man. You can contact Jaron, Ryan or Dan for any of your automotive needs!
Twice a year, Shine Auto Salon, is the premier sponsor for WannaGoFast Heavens Landing 1/2 Mile Race. With our ability to be a 1-Stop shop facility, 1/2 mile races are our best events. With each passing event, our presence at these events gets bi [...]