Panama Tuning Adventure – 6.26.2017
Its always great having the opportunity to return to my country and help out my associates in getting their clients’ vehicles running correctly. It also excellent that we have Copa Airlines flying direct from MSY to Panama, trip is only 3:30hrs. Apart from that, it is always hard leaving the family and rushing out the door at 4:15am to catch a flight.
Waiting at the terminal I was greeted with a celebration as that same day was the actual 2 year anniversary of Copa Airlines having direct flights from Louis Armstrong airport to Tocumen Panama. Flight left on time and arrived in Panama at the scheduled 10:50am.
Met my friends at the airport and was welcomed by the usual gridlock traffic that the capital of Panama is famous for. Drove to a performance shop to pick up some VP Race fuel and saw a Honda tech that is famous around the country for his high horsepower projects. This time was no different as Vicente was working on his Honda Civic with Kseries swap turbo. This should be a nice little monster once its all said and done.
Well since it was past lunch time we had to stop by to get something to eat before the ride out to the country side. Stopped at this mall and ate at a place called Lenas y Carbon and had a nice steak, along with some nice sides and a chicken soup called “sancocho” down here.
Arriving at Taller NB in Las Tablas that night was greeted with 2 very nice 370z waiting to be protuned via UpRev.
The red one has some Stillen Gen3 intakes and Greddy catback exhaust. Final numbers were 298whp and for all you dyno jet people that translates into 334.5whp.
ARC option was added to this vehicle.
Next up was a 2009 370z with AdminTuning intakes, soho performance exhaust with test pipes. This car with the addition of the intakes it would not idle decent because of the great breathing intakes that this car possess now.
After a few tweaks on the UpRev ROM we were able to get the car to idle great and also make some considerable gains. Apart from the UpRev ROM both cars were fitted with the ARC system. At the end of the night we had 2 very satisfied clients going home. Final numbers for this black 370z was 306whp or 342.72 dyno jet numbers when the translation is performed.
ARC 2Step in action after the tune was finalized.