Uncategorized    |    0 comments    |    November 28

Look at what we found!

As we disassemble the motor on our Mazdaspeed 3 build, we are also looking for signs why the engine popped. After a took a closer look at everything we have found a MAJOR issue with the intake valves. All of them was covered in what looks to be sludge. I apologize in advance for poor picture, as it was difficult to get proper lighting inside the head. Take a look!

- Alex

Uncategorized    |    0 comments    |    November 24

A bit of Mazda at Akuma Motorsports.

Akuma Motorsports serve a variety of vehicles such as Nissan,  Subie,  Mitsu, and anything you can throw at us. We deal with a good amount of Mazda Speeds here as well. This is a teaser shot of our full engine build for one of our customers. There aren’t many Mazda Speeds out there compared to the Subies and Evos, so to have one here for us to full build is very exciting. The vehicle is getting Carrillo Rods and CP pistons, more info about the vehicle will be released as the build moves forward. Make sure to check back here for updates!



Uncategorized    |    0 comments    |    November 21

Keepin it cool!

Look what the mother land brought us today! Its so JDM that the newpaper packaging is in Japanese. What we have here is the HKS Kansai Transmission Oil Cooler for the R35 GT-R. For our serious track junkies out there, this is a must for your Godzilla. As you can see in the pictures, it comes with a fiberglass duct to direct air directly to the cooler, all the accessories you need to mount the kit, and the cooler itself.  The kit mounts on the driver side front bumper right by the washer fluid reservior.  This kit screams engineering but it doesn’t surprise us since it does come from HKS Kansai. Under hard driving laps after laps on the track, The R35 GT-R’s transmission oil temperature will be overheating and causing the car goes into limp mode. HKS Kansai notices the problem and develop their own transmission oil cooler kit.

Uncategorized    |    0 comments    |    November 19

More Goodies Have Arrived!!

As I walked into work Today, the first thing I see are these four GREEN looking stick things. I paused for a second and it finally clicked to me, these are the brand new Tein Super Street Circuit Masters Ultimate spec coilovers with Dual EDFCs. Not are these only adjustable on the fly in-cabin for compression, they can also be adjusted for rebound. For those who are afraid to loose the functions of eletronic dampening these are the coilovers for you. On the EDFC control box, you can have 3 different damper settings for different driving conditions.

TEIN Super Racing (SRC) coilovers feature Teflon coated mono-tube constructed dampers in a full length adjustable design allowing for adjustment to ride height separate from suspension stroke. The SRC design utilizes external reservoirs both front and rear allowing for independent damping force adjustment to compression and rebound. Pillowball uppermounts are also incorporated for added suspension response by eliminating deflection at the uppermount.

Another pretty piece that came in are the Forge Actuators. These are nothing short of spectacular from functionality and looks. These actuators will benefit boost taper up top compared to the stock pieces, control boost better, and also a nice looking piece to put in your engine bay. GTR Actuators from Forge Motorsports are adjustable and come with three different springs: 10-15psi, 14-18psi, and 19-24psi. Like all turbo setups, getting the correct spring for your wastegate is critical. An improperly setup wastegate will cause boost lag or creep and reduce the performance of your GT-R.

Our Endless Brake Pads have come in as well. These pads are top notch and should make our GT-R very capable for both street and track use. These not only offer an increased performance in stopping but also provided excellent inital bite. Check them out!

Uncategorized    |    0 comments    |    November 14

Update on our GT-R build.

We have gotten our first couple of mods in the car, and still waiting the rest of the parts. Below you will see some of the finest parts from the mother land. First is the Mines Full Titanium Catback Exhaust, the fit and finish is one of the best we’ve seen. We have also included the Espirt Intercooler with the pipe kit. We will be utilizing the HKS EVC 6 to control boost on our Akuma Road Course Spec turbos. Watch out for updates!

Uncategorized    |    1 comment    |    November 13

Akuma’s New Track Monster

Akuma Motorsports has recently been given the opportunity to build one of the most well rounded track car the GT-R community will see. The goal of this particular build is to have a car that you can drive to the track, run phenomenal times, and at the end of the day drive the car home without issues. The car is not meant to be a full drag car, or a dyno queen. What you will see is a car that is prepped for road racing and track events. Parts that were chosen for this particular build covers all aspects of the vehicle, from the intricate mods for power to handling. Exact mod list will be posted soon as the build progresses further. Below are the teaser pics for the build. Enjoy!


Uncategorized    |    0 comments    |    November 10

The Intro post… and updates.

As some of you may know we recently opened in July of this year, 2009. I had spent the last few years working at Cobb Tuning in SLC, UT and decided it was time to branch out on my own. I have to say it was the best choice I could have made. Not to say my time at Cobb was bad or uneventful, quite the contrary is true. I was able to work on some of the most challenging projects I have faced in my career. I was able to make some great friends and important contacts, and possibly the most important factor, I was able to open Akuma.

At Akuma we have been very fortunate to remain at the forefront of the tuning and Spo-Com industry. At a time when some businesses are closing their doors, we have been very lucky. Our customers are some of the best I have had the chance to meet in my career! Four months later and we have so much to talk about. From GTRs’ to MS3′s we have worked on everything. We are strengthening our industry contacts and developing products for a few different platforms.

We have so many things in the pipeline for you guys. Keep an eye out on our blog for updates and pics. I will be sure to show you what we have been working on and get teaser pics and dyno plots ASAP! For the GTR guys we have a very special TURBO KIT(maybe more than one option!), and a few big power adders. Expect bundled packages with tunes too! The MS3 guys we now have a full MOTOR BUILD PROGRAM!!! Featuring CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, and so many other top shelf tid bits. Ths SUBY guys can expect a full AKUMA demo car with the new Cosworth ECU/manifold and custom Fabricated parts! We also have a new AKUMA Exhaust line for the Suby guys! 2008 STI pics to follow. Expect 4+ 10sec Suby’s next season! The EVO-X guys will get crazy group buys and install deals, not to mention a AKUMA tuned Group-N Rally car. Akuma just bought a Hondas S2000 for a shop car build!!

OK breathe….LOL I will be sure to get PICS, DYNO Plots, and so much more. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more.


John Shafer
Akuma Motorsports. LLC