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Old 01-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Thought I would share what's in the shop right now


Tad's 35r STi-In for meth and 93Oct tune and a few other fixins! Yes, that is a Cosworth intake manifold you see on that beauty!




Dale's 2010 STi-can you say detonation in cylinder 4??? That's okay though, because instead of just dropping in his brand new Dom 3 xtr turbo, DW injectors, Perrin FMIC with wrinkle red piping, UP with Tial 44mm EWG and AMR equal length header, We are going to build him a forged bottom end, complete with rods capable of supporting over 800bhp-that means this car will be back after Dale gets his fix from this build-and his car will be able to handle it!






Finishing up the design work on all the custom goodies that will complete this RB26 swap with big turbo (Garrett 35r GTX) and standalone engine management!






1996 Ford Mustang Cobra-Griggs Aftermarket suspension deeming this car worthy of any road course you want to throw it on, Kooks Custom Header and a protune by Draco Via SCT Custom tuning, remote and touch screen programmer! This is not your Grandpa's Mustang-It goes left and right!






Mazda-Built forged engine by Draco, Tuned by Draco + Boost=FUN!






2006 Subaru STi-Really bad cylinder #4=NEW BUILT ENGINE AND ALL THE MODS YOU WOULD want while maintaining longevity and daily drivability, custom tune by Draco and some other goodies to make this a well rounded performance vehicle!




2008 Subaru STi-Finishing up forged engine build, upgraded heads, Blouch Dom 5 xtr and all the supporting goodies to go with it-including a sleeved block, Got Boost?




2002 Subaru WRX-clutch repair (yes we are glad to do your general maintenance and repair!)




2004 Subaru WRX-came in stock-leaving with AMR Turbo, TMIC, unequal length header, sway bars bushings and a whole host of supporting power mods finishing up with a custom tune by yours truly.




Joe's 2006 Subaru WRX TR-Installing PAR aftermarket 1-4 gear set and all other brand new tranni parts. WOW!
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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1970 540ci Big Block Chevelle-New more aggressive cam, Carb Rebuild and tuning, reset the heads for new cam.


2007 Subaru WRX Limited-In for built engine and a Draco Custom Tune.




Kurt's Lotus in for some custom goodies, including exhaust and a few other parts that will be released once the car is complete.




2008 Subaru WRX-in for a Cobb Access Port, Draco Custom Tune and NC State Inspection Compliance.




Draco Performance sponsored Auto X'er Adam Benaway's 2005 Subaru STi in for some off season maintenance and changes.

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Below is a picture of Tad's RS. The rear diff broke in it and as a result broke some other parts as well. We are replacing the oem rear diff with the Quaife Limited Slip Differential. Unfortunately i don't have pictures of the case before we blasted it and painted it, but you can imagine what the underneath of a 12 year old car looks like, so hopefully you can appreciate the after. We beed blasted it and painted it black.

To date, we have tuned this car and a few other maintenance items. We will be addressing the suspension next.









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Old 01-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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Below are some pictures of Joe's Tranni rebuild, using PAR aftermarket 1-4 gears and billet mainshaft, and being the conscientious Subaru owner that Joe is, we all figured, why not upgrade the front diff while we are in there, so we are, with a Cusco 2 way adjustable LSD-ooohhhh nice. Joe got all brand new internals to go with the new gear swap so there was not question to the quality or wear on the old parts.

















Below is one of several Subarus Tad owns. This is his 07 STi he recently picked up. It has a 35r rotated mount, Perrin blow through system, Cosworth Intake Manifold and Aquamist HFS3 Methanol Injection system (and all other supporting mods). We upgraded the boost control solenoid as well as adressed a few other things on the car and retuned it. Made 450whp conservatively on 93oct and 520whp on 93+meth. Will be coming back for a few changes once we get the rear diff swapped out in his RS to the Quaife LSD so we can get more out of the methanol tune as well as a few other modifications.....you know, while it's here! It is really a beautiful car.








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Old 01-06-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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That 300ZX should be sick, nice!
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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The PSM STi is pretty plane jane looking... what gives?
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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The pictures below are some of the 1970 Chevelle 540ci big block. I know it is not a Subaru, but it is still a beautiful car that was well done. We replaced the cam, rebuilt the carburator. This week we will be tuning it, corner weighing and balancing the suspension. The car came in at about 689bhp with to much fuel, so we will see how it leaves. It has a 1000cfm carburator on it!





















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That 300ZX should be sick, nice!
Yeah, agreed, we are stoked to get to the finished product of this car. Once the engine and power is addressed, we will be moving on to suspension and interior.

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The PSM STi is pretty plane jane looking... what gives?


I will be adding some new pictures, we are at a head count of about 18 cars right now. Diffs are contagious, Tad dropped his RS off for a Quaife rear LSD, while his black sti is still here, Joe's PAR tranni rebuild just keeps getting bigger-overnighting the Cusco front LSD to install-we are in there, so why not!!! I got pics of the gears and some other stuff i will add asap!

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Old 01-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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nice pics, can't wait till you start the subie meets up again.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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Wow, this is really cool Leslyn! While it's certainly exciting to see my car part of the list above, it's also neat to see all the other stuff you guys are working on. You should really post this kind of stuff more often!
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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nice pics, can't wait till you start the subie meets up again.
THIS.

Edit: ...where's the GoPro footage from the last meet?!

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Old 01-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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Ummm, you guys need to get off yer butts on fix some cars!! That's alot of hawtness for one shop.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #11
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Got any n/a Impreza goodies? I need to stop by and check out the shop one day on the way home!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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THIS.

Edit: ...where's the GoPro footage from the last meet?!
I know!!! I need to get it done. It is on my long list of to dos! We have a ton of video footage for various things, including tuning, dyno days etc we need to post, HOWEVER, with all these client cars, we try to focus on the work at hand first, but I PROMISE, there will be video before our next cruise.

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Ummm, you guys need to get off yer butts on fix some cars!! That's alot of hawtness for one shop.
I know right! Alot of these cars have come in pretty recently and are all in various stages of their builds, whether it be waiting on parts, custom goody materials and so on! Allthough it never fails that some of these projects get a little off track as we get in to them many of our clients add other "to do's" to their build list while they are here...Ahem, cough, Tad, Joe...... We also have people drop off their cars very early to their appointments and others drop off and wait to be fit in. Most of these you will see at the track with us and at local auto x'es this year, so keep an eye out for more DRACO stickers!

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Got any n/a Impreza goodies? I need to stop by and check out the shop one day on the way home!

Unfortunately no N/A stuff laying around as of yet! Come on by!

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #13
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Wow, this is really cool Leslyn! While it's certainly exciting to see my car part of the list above, it's also neat to see all the other stuff you guys are working on. You should really post this kind of stuff more often!
Thanks Joe, I try! Your car is totally worthy of notation! This awesome PAR tranni rebuild with Cusco front diff is noteworthy in itself, not to mention your Blouch Turbo, Draco Tune....ummmmm cusco sway bars, Turn In Concept Bushings, Cusco motor/tranni mounts, KB pitch stop, annnnddd this is all off the top of my head, I know there is more, BUT WOW, such a quality and awesome progression this car has had. GO TEAM WRX!!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #14
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I'm so excited to hit the track and try out all the cool stuff you guys have done/are doing to my car. Now I just need to get this noob driver upgraded, so I can unlock the potential that my car will have!
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:09 PM   #15
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Wow your garage must be ginormous! Good stuff!
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Wow your garage must be ginormous! Good stuff!
Thanks. We occupy about 15,000 square feet:



Dyno Room-separate from shop and climate controlled



The Fab/Dirty Side-where we do most installations, fab and custom work




The "clean side" for chassis set ups, tuning prep, etc.




Facility Frontage



we house a NASCAR set surface plate for precise chassis and suspension set ups, alignments, etc. It allows for a completely flat surface to set up on. We also have 4 corner scales for advanced corner weighing and balancing.



The Show Room/Waiting Area and administrative and sales offices.

Not pictured is our conference room looking out in to the shop where we hold client consults for project planning and discussion, small classes and staff meetings.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #17
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On Friday February 10th, we headed down to CMP to do some private instruction with a couple of our clients for the day. A great day was had by all, we were fortunate enough to have a photographer friend down there with us as well to grab some pics, so i am sharing a few with you guys:






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Old 01-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #18
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This 300ZX requires alot of custom work. We got in the chrommolly material to fab up the subframe, crossmember and some extra chassis bracing to insure the engine is fully supported. Chrommolly is much lighter and stronger then ss and with all the time and work going in to this car which will only have the best of everything for the RB26 swap, it made sense to compliment it with the chrommolly. Once all the fab work and fitting is complete, it will all be polished. Aesthetics are equally as important as function and fitment here, so while this car will have 600+BHP when it is complete, it will be equally as nice to look at.








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Updated my second post with a few pics of the tranni rebuild on Joe's car as well as a 2007 STi with 35r on the dyno. Enjoy!
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Wow, Tad's 07 Sti is SICK! I didn't realize the full extent of his build until now....very exciting. Nice job on that tune and congrats Tad!

Oh yeah, I guess that PAR 5-speed and Cusco LSD isn't too shabby for that other guy's 06 WRX....
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I have a few more parts to get, than will be giving you guys a call for install and a tune.

Keep up with the great work.
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^^^Thanks! Look forward to working on your subie!


Guess the number of Subarus in the jar and win free dyno pulls good for our next dyno day!!!


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Going to guess 12 cars
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #24
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16 subies?
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #25
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Guess the number of Subarus in the jar and win free dyno pulls good for our next dyno day!!!


noone has guessed right so far.
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