Yes, it's true, OST is back as a supporting vendor on LXforums!
We've been working hard at OST tuning Gen III Hemi's and looking forward to the 2012 MSHS season where we hope to have more of our customers running hard and taking points!
So here is my official I'm back thread.
At OST our focus is simple….. We tune cars.
Big cams, 5.7 or big stroker, blowers, one or multiple turbo's, nitrous, alternative fuels we can help you meet your performance goals.
As with the other EMS tuning services we offer, we work diligently to provide the best tuning service possible for the DCX platforms and fortunately our most valuable asset, our customers, agree - Testimonials
We offer in- house, remote and email tuning services.
If I can be of service to you please don't hesitate to email me - firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Mike and together with my son's Micah and Miles we operate our chassis dyno business called “Outlaw Street Tuners”. I am a long time Mopar fan, purchasing my first GTX in 1976. I “cut my teeth” in the racing world on the mean streets of Pittsburgh, Pa. which is still known for producing many of the fastest “street” cars in the country (i.e. Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags, Drag Week, FSC etc.). I was active in the drag racing scene in the 1970's and 1980's and won my first national event in 1978.
In the late 70's I began experimenting with N20 and customizing Holley carbs. In the mid 80's my wife and I moved to Southern Ca. and hit the street and drag racing scene as well as working with the folks at Nitrous Oxide Systems wrenching on one of the shop cars. I took a break from racing in the 1990's to settle down and start a family.
After about a 10 year break from racing, I hit the racing scene and quickly came to realize how much the industry had changed. Fuel injection, turbo's, superchargers and engine management systems (EMS) were now “the winning technology”. Although many of my former racing friends refused to give up on carbs and N2O, I opted to take the plunge into “the new world”.
I realized that it was going to a lot more than the old school method of “Street and Track testing” to learn this new tech. So I purchased an EFI car and then discovered that no local shops would rent me large chunks of dyno time (which I felt were necessary to educate myself). At this point I was totally committed to this effort and decided to purchase what I felt was the best tuning dyno available at the time and start OST. We settled on a Mustang IMP-SE capable of measuring up to 2500 rwhp and able to apply up to a 600hp load.
Word of our tuning service spread quickly and the business has grown beyond anything we anticipated. We began specializing in tuning big single and twin turbo engines. Our tuning business also attracted local bracket racers. These folks quickly realized that with just a few hours of tuning we were able to shave several tenths off of their 1/4 mile times. The bracket racers were followed by the road racers and then the circle track drivers, all of them realizing the benefits of custom tuning to dial in a car before a points event. As we've grown, we acquired professional EFI training and attended Greg Banish's Engine Management class.
My love has always been in the Mopar camp and the Gen III Hemi's intrigued me. One of my customers and former “old school” Mopar racer purchased and SRT8 and wanted to know what I could do to improve performance in his daily driver. His interest as well as many customer calls for Gen III Hemi tuning convinced me to acquire a Diablosport CMR Dealer license. Again, word spread quickly on the local level and I began tuning many local N/A and supercharged Gen III's.
After joining LX Forums, I saw a post from a member wondering why his fueling was acting strange. I looked over his tune, fixed the issue, and business continued to build from there. I've had the opportunity to tune for many LX Forum members, including Kent Irwin, Nick Mendolia, John Burleson, Phil Nichols, Jim McClure, Jason Coleman and others as well as some quick Challengers and Jeeps.
We have also been blessed with the opportunity to regularly tune remotely (via the internet) for shops in Southern Pa., Virginia, Birmingham, Ala., North Carolina, Texas and Illinois.
Several of the cars OST has modified and tuned have been featured in Hot Rod magazine, SpeedTV's "Battle of the Super Cars, Chrysler Power magazine, Street Machine magazine, and Popular Cars magazine. We have also expanded the business into tuning vehicles for Land Speed Racing and would love the opportunity to assist someone with a Gen III Hemi to set some speed records.
Engine Management - This summer we will be releasing an in house designed and tested “Plug and Play” Engine Management System and cable driven throttle body that will allow any Mopar enthusiast to swap a 5.7, 6.1 or 6.4 L into an "old school" vehicle of their choice.
Transmission Control - We also just completed the testing of a complete electronic transmission control system designed to convert any “old school” Torqueflite 727 or 904 transmission into electronic shift. The system is a complete TMS (transmission management system) that includes a TMC Racing custom billet valve body, transbrake and fully customizable controller (featured in the Spring issue of Chrysler Power magazine).
Last edited by OSTMIKE; 09-10-2012 at 10:55 PM.
Cool beans Mike. Glad to have you back.
2010 Detonator Yellow Challenger
2006 Charger R/T,[B] FRI 392 [B]
"Daddys Toy" Hemi Rgeisrty#556
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Welcome back Mike!!!! Nice pic of my car in the burnout box!
Personal Best: coming soon!!
welcome back, Mike. great story.
holy crap stranger danger!!!!
2005 AWD R/T
New PB 13.95 @ 98 MPH with a 2.05 60' foot
13.99 @ 98 MPH with a 2.065 60' foot
Shaved Badges, Shaved moldings, OEM SRT Black Housing Headlights, Wings West VIP Spoiler, Wiper Delete, Taylor Shorties, Auto Headlights, Magna Flows Cat Back, Plasti-Dipped 18" Stockers, B&M T Shift Handle, Frankentake, BT Catch Can, Some Other BT Bling and Diablo Sport Trinity Tuner with 91 canned tune
Rolling Clubless :(
Welcome back mike... I've heard some good thing about ur tuning capabilities.
Good to see you at VMP Mike.
9.18 @ 150 mph
Mike, you're the man!
You've been crucial to this nighmare build.
I'm so glad you're on my team, and now that we've found the issue (mechanical, not tuning) I know you'll squeeze every ounce of power out of my motor.
Glad you're back bud.
The Old: Stock 5.7 Bottom End | Lead Foot | 11.861 @ 112.76 1.63 60'
The New: Forged Arrington 6.1 | MMPG Top End | Paramount Drivetrain | 11.67
Looks damn good!