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Old 11-23-12, 10:36 AM
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I got my car tuned there twice. They do a great job. I'm very happy with my tune.
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Old 11-25-12, 05:47 PM
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Most people on here will not recommend them.
They have a pretty nasty reputation for being a chop shop.

As well as blowing up several cars prematurely from bad tuning.

Both Cobb and Corksport are highly recommended by most though.
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I've saw that Corksport has recently installed a dyno. Is there anyone who has experience tuning their cars there?
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Im still building rotary's and tuning them. I can suit any car on a number of dynos for tuning. I have space open and will be opening a business here in the future specializing in rotary's and the aftermarket performance market.
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Originally Posted by k4killer View Post
Most people on here will not recommend them.
They have a pretty nasty reputation for being a chop shop.

As well as blowing up several cars prematurely from bad tuning.

Both Cobb and Corksport are highly recommended by most though.

This is slandering unless you have facts, evidence, or firsthand experience. Please do not spread rumors and/or secondhand opinions. What do you mean by chop shop? I did some research on this shop and they came recommended from Rob at Pineapple Racing. I don't work for or represent any shop related to anything Mazda related. I just hate rumors.

On a general PDX area update, here is what I have found in recent research related to FD tuning:

Pineapple racing is too busy to tune anyone's car for the most part, FD3S engineering may still be in business, but they don't return e-mails and their FB page says they aren't accepting new work. Corksport's web page has no mention I can find of any tuning or dyno work. Cobb surgeline has an archive of their dyno tunes and graphs to view (which is awesome), but there isn't one RX-7 in the database.

I have no experience yet with Trackforged (formerly known as Forged Performance), but from the e-mails I have exchanged with one of their owners, they seem like they know what they are doing when it comes to FDs.
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Just got an e-mail back from Cobb Surgeline. They said Rotarys are out of their range of expertise and recommending I keep looking. That is honest and professional of them .
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Originally Posted by RogueFab View Post
This is slandering unless you have facts, evidence, or firsthand experience. Please do not spread rumors and/or secondhand opinions. What do you mean by chop shop? I did some research on this shop and they came recommended from Rob at Pineapple Racing. I don't work for or represent any shop related to anything Mazda related. I just hate rumors.

On a general PDX area update, here is what I have found in recent research related to FD tuning:

Pineapple racing is too busy to tune anyone's car for the most part, FD3S engineering may still be in business, but they don't return e-mails and their FB page says they aren't accepting new work. Corksport's web page has no mention I can find of any tuning or dyno work. Cobb surgeline has an archive of their dyno tunes and graphs to view (which is awesome), but there isn't one RX-7 in the database.

I have no experience yet with Trackforged (formerly known as Forged Performance), but from the e-mails I have exchanged with one of their owners, they seem like they know what they are doing when it comes to FDs.
Sorry, I am just too busy to really be of much help.

As far as TrackForged goes, my view is to stay away. Unless you like unfused wire ran down two AN-10 fuel lines zip tied to the frame rail (lowest point of the car). Or your fuel lines not getting put on, hood not bolted down, fans hacked because brackets were install backwards. Or them switching the leading and trailing on your tune + blowing your engine. Dave is great at talking, but that's it. Their version if tuning rotaries involves tossing a map close to your car on, doing a few runs, and calling it a tune. I don't know who is tuning now, their tuner Zach just announced on facebook he was leaving.

The real problem is, there is no one else in town and it may be a risk, but I would rather see you take it there then VIP.
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Sorry, I am just too busy to really be of much help.

As far as TrackForged goes, my view is to stay away. Unless you like unfused wire ran down two AN-10 fuel lines zip tied to the frame rail (lowest point of the car). Or your fuel lines not getting put on, hood not bolted down, fans hacked because brackets were install backwards. Or them switching the leading and trailing on your tune + blowing your engine. Dave is great at talking, but that's it. Their version if tuning rotaries involves tossing a map close to your car on, doing a few runs, and calling it a tune. I don't know who is tuning now, their tuner Zach just announced on facebook he was leaving.

The real problem is, there is no one else in town and it may be a risk, but I would rather see you take it there then VIP.

That is a sad hack job... Any place worth driving to? Are you guys still doing tuning?
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Thanks for your replies and message Marc. No need to reply to my last post.


As another update, got an e-mail back from Corksport, they do not do dyno tuning. They recommend Tom's Performance Machine. They are a muscle car shop in Vancouver, but Corksport's old install tech Jason works there and is appantly an FD nut, and can tune them. I will be calling them hoping to talk to Jason and see if he is willing to take on the tuning work.

I'm asking PSI in Hillsboro too. They have tuned at least one FD (from their web page dyno archive). I will post up another update when they reply. Hopefully this information is helpful to others with FDs in the portland/vancouver area. I know there are at least 5 of us

EDIT: Heard back from Horsepower Freaks. They said they mostly do BMWs, recommended PSI and Forged.

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I gave up the E mail from PSI. Called them, they don't tune FDs. I guess the one on their webpage was a one time thing, maybe a resource that was borrowed.

I found out more about Tom's Performance in Vancouver. They don't have a way to work on a PFC, but said Jason would be happy to tune the car if I got him the cable/software. He said it would take at least 3 hours (they usually say plan for 2+, so this is a good sign at least). He is apparantly a rotary nut, and he was the tuner at Corksport 8 years wgo when they stopped dyno tuning and switched to just sales/mfg. He dyno tunes all day 5 days a week at Tom's, just not on rotaries.

I think I am going to roll the dice with Tom's. I have heard too many horror stories and only 2 good reveiews on Track Forged... Marc of FD3S could probably do a great job tuning any rotary on the street or a rented dyno, but he is too busy

Unless someone else has any other info.
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PEOPLE BEWARE of BOTHELl IMPORT..... THEY are a RIPOFF!!!!..AFTER having my CAR sitting for sometime and NOT able to WORK on CAR MYSELF i took it to THEM..said THEY WOLD NEED 2 HRS FOR DIAG NOSTIC etc..thats A NORMAL practice..but WHEN I WAS TOLD IT WAS FIXED I WAS TOLD THAT MY CAT WAS PLUGGED AND MY STARTER WAS NO GOOD SO THEY FIXED THE STARTER THERE..3 days later it wouldnt turn over and it came too me i dont have a CAT,,this is 80 12a with headers.so i sent for a starter had in stalled THINGS are fie NOW..560.00 RIPOFF...
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If anyone lives near Bremerton I'd recommend MAX RPM Motorsports. My 13b is being sent to Atkins for a rebuild. then lots of new parts and some dnyo sessions. They have not done me wrong in the last 5 years I've taken it to them.
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Jeffs automotive, does not tune but gets other **** done. =]
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Heads up- Corksport has moved!
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Is there any shops in Oregon that can tune a FC?
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Old 07-29-14, 12:40 AM
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If anyone lives near Bremerton I'd recommend MAX RPM Motorsports. My 13b is being sent to Atkins for a rebuild. then lots of new parts and some dnyo sessions. They have not done me wrong in the last 5 years I've taken it to them.
Thank you for the heads up! I'll give them a call when I get the chance. Just got a fresh rebuild from atkins also!
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Old 08-06-14, 08:26 AM
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WA Atkins?

There was a post recommending MAXRPM in Bremerton WA, but several references to a rebuild by Atkins. Which is which? I need a rebuild, not performance tuning. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-14, 08:50 AM
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There was a post recommending MAXRPM in Bremerton WA, but several references to a rebuild by Atkins. Which is which? I need a rebuild, not performance tuning. Thanks!
Those are two different shops. Atkins rotary is probably one of the 3 largest rotary shops in the west. Check out their website. They have a ton of oem Mazda parts and also a lot of parts that have been developed by them as well.
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Any tuner that knows How to tune Adaptronic?

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WA HELP! I need a basic rebuild. Are any of these NW shops still active?

FROM THE WAYBACK MACHINE: Cash Money posted (re-posted) these shops in the Northwest. Are any of them still willing and able to do a 2nd Gen rebuild??

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Seattle Metro/North:

Bothell Import Service
19319 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98012 - 7112
(425) 481-3210

Mazda Tech
Andy or Mary
3314 128th Pl. SW
Lynnwood WA 98037
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Mazdas & More
26454 Pacific Hwy S,
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 242-9665
(253) 638-2200

Jerrys Little Cars
About Us - Jerry's Little Car Shop, Mazdas Only .Com - Kent, Washington
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Kent, WA
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Mt. Peak Automotive
Mark Moses
26806 SE 432nd st.
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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WA wenatchee rx7 turbo

I have 1988 turbo that I bought new it has 88,000 miles and I need a little choke work done on it . Does any one know of a trusted mechanic in my area. Hopefully the club will be at Apple Blossom next week mabe I can get in touch with some help there
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Any chance there are still rotary specialists left in the eastern WA or northern ID area?
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Wish we had someone in SE Idaho
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FROM THE WAYBACK MACHINE: Cash Money posted (re-posted) these shops in the Northwest. Are any of them still willing and able to do a 2nd Gen rebuild??
I've been talking to Bothell Import about just putting my car together so I can drive it and the conversations I am having suggest that they are not in it to rebuild motors right now.
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