Welcome to Mike's Garage - Home of SPD Tuning Service.
High quality performance hardware for the Subaru Impreza WRX. Please
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WRX Technical Information!
Before contacting us please read the Technical Information sections
related to your car. These sections have many details about the
performance aspects your car. It contains answers to many questions. The
information is based on months of correspondence with Impreza owners and
technical resources. Read the company profile below to understand how we work for you. There is
also News Section for recent
SPD Tuning Service provides comprehensive technical information about
Subaru WRX and performance tuning. "The information is free,
parts and labor are extra." We present the only best possible
equipment for your Subaru WRX, carefully selected to meet your needs. We
source only quality engineered parts from leading aftermarket and OEM
suppliers, assuring you proper fit and lasting performance. We have no
quarrel with competitors who charge less for their merchandise, after
all, they know best what it is worth.
SPD Tuning Service was founded in 1997 because there simply was no
information or tuning parts for Subaru in the United States.
Convincingly winning the world rally championship for the first time in
1995 after only two years development of the Impreza WRX model was a
testament to how well the basic car was engineered. Rally cars of the
late 1980's and 1990's were permitted very few actual modifications to
the chassis and it had to be right to win. With the cooperation of
Subaru we were able to import and sell many WRX parts to Impreza RS
owners. This program was so successful that after nearly a decade of
reluctance to market their world famous performance cars in North
America, Subaru Japan was finally convinced to import the WRX.
Located in Redondo Beach, California, south of LAX, SPD is a classic
European style tuning service. Due to the small size of the Subaru
performance market some parts will be more expensive than the same part
for a Honda or Mitsubishi. There are 300 Hondas for every Subaru. That
alone tells the story. The really good Subaru stuff is not cheap in the
first place. As I keep telling my friends, think Porsche, not Ford!
Three reasons, first, the performance parts you are receiving are
subject to very small production runs. Second, SPD Tuning Service only
provides the best-engineered and manufactured parts. I have been
"hot-rodding" since the sixties - Got tired of trying to make
junk work. Third, because of the small market, inventories are kept
purposely small. If planning a purchase it always pays to call a few
Surprisingly, the market has grown to the point where many companies
are now offering Subaru performance parts. For this reason we have now reduced the range of parts we offer. We want to stay small, and
offer solutions to make your car a better driver's tool. We make a
very clear distinction between tuning for a better driving car and
modifying for racing or ultra-high performance with all their
implications for reliability and maintenance.
We are dedicated to developing realistic tuning programs that both
fit you budget and produce the desired results. Your tuning program and
your technical understanding come first. You choose the level of
equipment for YOUR tuning program. We are here to assist you in that
process. Let us help you make the your Impreza a better driver's tool!
Mike, the owner, has 30 plus years of automotive experience. Note
that SPD Tuning Service is not a repair station, but can assist with
your purchase decision from learning what is what, to getting the parts
installed. We are actively searching for Installer shops through out the
country, recommendations are welcome.
Due to the volume of inquires, we ask that 1) you read the entire
site first, especially any technical information, first. and 2) that you
contact us using e-mail if at all possible. We are still small enough to
answer all the e-mail. The telephone is connected to a computer.
Depending on what Mike is up to, it may ring to his current location or
ask for a message. Please leave a message! You will be contacted
ASAP. Just remember, e-mail avoids the phone tag issue.
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- 01 310 344 4578 Note for general inquiries that
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