Category Archives: Shop News

Red Baron Racing

Keeping a 300whp race car moving at 100-miles per hour under control, while going straight down a race track is a hard enough task, and it’s one which few people will master. Doing all of that, but instead going completely sideways, inches from another car, leaving a trail of tire smoke, requires an attitude, car, […]

Snakes On A Dyno

No, I’m not talking about the kind of snakes that Samuel L. Jackson has to deal with on a plane. This is the kind of snake every petrol-head actually wants in their garage. I am, of course, talking about the classic Shelby Cobra. Recently, we have had the pleasure of tuning some fuel-injected Shelby Cobras […]

Link ECU offers the new G4+ Product Line

Link ECU recently released the G4+ product line which improves upon the standard flagship G4 line. The G4+ line uses different hardware and software but visually appears to be very similar. It is important to understand that a G4 ECU CANNOT be upgraded to a G4+.  The Link G4+ Xtreme and Storm will be available […]

FLI Builds the First True 100% Flex Fuel (no map switching) Subaru WRX

I have a 2006 WRX wagon with a stock motor, and over 90k miles on it. About one year after I got the car new, Fine Line started to tune it for me. First a downpipe and Accessport (a custom FLI tune was created), then full exhaust, light weight crank pulley, and light braking improvements. […]

FLI Holiday Hours

FLI will be closed December 26th-30th.  FLI wishes all of our customers, contacts a wonderful holiday season and a successful 2012 year.

SEMA 2011

This year FLI was in attendance at the 2011 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SEMA show is one of the largest specialty automotive product trade shows in the world. To put it simply, if you are into cars or anything automotive related, this is the place to be. For […]

BAM XI 2011

On August 11th of this year, 350+ Subarus descended upon the Rock Wall Winery at the Alameda Naval Air Base for the 11th annual Bay Area Meet (BAM). This year’s meet featured a rally roll-over simulator (provided by Primitive Racing), car show, wine tasting, vendor area (with their latest cars on display), lunch, and a […]

FLI Equador Tuning trip #1

 Last February I was flown to Ecuador to tune a couple of fully-built Subaru STI’s for a good customer. The owner of both cars is a championship rally driver who has toured Europe and South America with his Mitsubishi EVO V Group N rally car. Jorge, his best friend, is the co-driver. This was my […]

Owning a High Horsepower Subaru

Here at Fine Line Imports we regularly build 400-500WHP cars for customers who use them for both road racing (all-out track car), or a very fast street car. What tends to get overlooked once these cars leave Fine Line Imports, is the need for proper maintenance and upkeep in order to make sure your high […]

2010 Stock GTR VS. 2012 Stock GTR

FLI has a good customer who recently purchased a red 2012 Nissan GTR.  He brought it up to the shop for some dyno runs, and for us to check it out.  I think we can all agree that it is a beautiful, very powerful, comfortable, great-handling, well-balanced Japanese sports car.   All the dry carbon work […]