Discussion in 'Chicago' started by massivespeed, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. massivespeed

    massivespeed Rookie

    Aug 30, 2004
    this is not an advertisement

    For years (15) I have wanted to open a performance salon for exotics. I made my first post to see if I would be going into a saturated market. From the answer I got and the lack of any information on the net for such and outfit, I see that it is a marginal market. I havent fully made my mind about it.

    I wanted a facililty that offered:

    4 wheel dyno
    easy access
    well stocked appearal section
    performance tuning
    ecu reprogramming
    real performance wheel selection
    exhuast up grade
    brake upgrade
    suspension upgrade where availible

    I realized by reading forza and watching this forum that the average 308 (jalpa, 911,and e36 included) owner would not be visiting me.

    but for the person that really wanted a little more edge I wanted to be able to offer it.
    still in all I havent decided.
    I need a 6 bay shop with show room in a low tax(property) area near I294.
    and so far the only place that falls inline with that would be Alsip and im not to thrilled about that location.

    hope this thread is well received and I appreciated feedback


  2. You'll find that quiet a few of the exotic car owners like to keep their car
    original, with the exception of exhaust and MAYBE wheels.
  3. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Oct 3, 2002
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    Well I would beg to differ with that statement.

    But anyway, Massivespeed, welcome to the board. Your message sounds a little bit like an ad, so you should know, that FChat welcomes sponsors.
  4. massivespeed

    massivespeed Rookie

    Aug 30, 2004
    Thanks for the welcome. If I do this I will advertise here. I like Ferrari chat, nice place.
  5. I never said I was one of them ;)

    My old car heavily modded and new car with carbon fiber exhaust plates and
    Tubi exhaust. Straight pipes are next.
  6. Love the 355 looks really clean, What are the specs of the Supra. ?
  7. I had a small single turbo on stock fuel and maf. I was running out of
    injectors at 500hp to the wheels on the dyno at 16-17psi. All the engine
    mods were done myself.

    Here's a tidbit from the sale ad over a year ago.

    Greddy BL exhaust
    Scott Performance Downpipe
    ADFX Intercooler with complete hardpipes
    MOHD Intercooler Plate
    MOHD EGR Block Off Plate
    Greddy BCC
    HKS Cam Gear
    PWR Radiator with Upper and Lower hardpipes
    Custom Turbo Kit
    - Turbonetics Cast Iron Manifold
    - Precision Turbo .58 A/R Turbo
    - Innovative 42mm External Wastegate
    - Turbonetics Manual Boost Controller
  8. massivespeed

    massivespeed Rookie

    Aug 30, 2004
    what else will you do to the 355?
  9. I already have carbon fiber engine cover plates. Otherwise straight pipes and
    carbon fiber door sills and I think that's it...K&N filters too if that counts.
  10. RocketBoy

    RocketBoy Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2004
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    Professor Hajji

    Good luck starting up. Make sure to invite us for your opening and we can cover your lot with high end autos.

  11. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Oct 3, 2002
    @ the wheel
    Full Name:
    You rock!
  12. Darolls

    Darolls F1 Veteran

    Jul 2, 2003
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    I totally agree, 'quite' a few exotic car owners like to keep their cars "quiet".:)
  13. massivespeed

    massivespeed Rookie

    Aug 30, 2004
    A silver tinted window 550 (575m? I didnt see the head lites) pass me going the opposite direction I could see that it had tubi mufflers and it was in slow traffic so it was moving just above idle it was LOUDDDDDD

    a silver 575M(no tint) past me again going the opposite direction, at the divider break in the tunnel t(he kennedy after greak town). Maybe it was the noise of the kennedy or the partial divider why I couldnt her his car.

    my point is the song of the first car at idle had me hoping to hear something from the second car.

    the performance of the 500 series is well documented, But nothing reinforced that more than those tubi's did @ idle even.

    I have increased performance on domestic, asian, and german cars. I have never heard anything sound better than that 5xx yet (this side of a CART car).

  14. massivespeed

    massivespeed Rookie

    Aug 30, 2004
    who has done performance work on their ferrari or lamborghini.
    ive seen a sight that offers port and polish on 3 series, from 78 up to the 355. has any one done any of the following?

    port work
    gruppe m

    not including weight reduction
    I would like to keep this thread active


  15. paddle_shift

    paddle_shift Rookie

    Mar 30, 2004

    My old 355 F1 (I now have a 360 Challenge) was a fun car to turn into a decent track car. Some of the mods were:

    Brakes, Tires / Wheels / Rotors, Springs, Exhaust, fire system

    Lots of fun can be had tweaking these mods!

    I worked with a shop in Franksville, WI (Motor Tech) In-floor Dyno, several Ferrari's, etc...
  16. massivespeed

    massivespeed Rookie

    Aug 30, 2004
  17. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

    Aug 15, 2003
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    Well,the 308 that I currently own,I want to leave completely stock. But,the thought has crossed my mind to get another one to "HotRod". I was even thinking of getting one,pulling the engine,and,(Look away,all you "purists") and dropping in a High Performance Chevy Motor,(Ala V8 Archie,out in Barrington,who has been doing V8 conversions,very sucessfully,in Pontiac Fiero's. )

    I also,once talked to a guy in Texas who was selling aHot Rodded 308,(It had already been Sold) Who said "Ferrari makes the Best engines in the World". I believe that.So,perhaps doing it to a 4 Valve Ferrari engine would be better. Maybe,even a Turbo,too? Twin Turbos?

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