AWD Turbo LSX "AMS Express" Van - 12 Second, 700hp!!!
AMS AWD turbo Chevy Express Van
12.49 @ 108mph
Quick Spool Valve
Tial 50mm waste gate
Electric Exhaust cut out
Aeromotive 340lph fuel pump (x2)
Fuelab fuel pressure regulator
Devils Own water/meth injection (50/50 mix)
Stock 5.3L short block
Corvette LS6 cam
GM 317 Heads
ARP head studs
Rossler built 4L80E with PI 3000 triple lock up stall.
I've long had an obsession with Van's. I know, you'd think being the Vice President of AMS I'd be more inclined to build a GTR or something else we specialize in. Instead my mind is filled with crazy ideas of modifying big, heavy vehicles that should not be fast into the most ridiculous street sleepers.
My Van fascination must've all started with the A-Team episodes I watched in my childhood. For my first Van project my buddy Brandon and I built a 13 second Powerstroke Diesel Van back in 2005. Then I converted our AMS shop Van into an A-Team Van in 2006. Since then I got distracted building the World's Quickest & Fastest Hearse and a couple Bluesmobile replicas but that is another story for another time...
I originally saw this turbo Chevy Express Van in a video from a drag strip in Las Vegas in late 2009. The title was "turbo Van Kills ZR-1″. The title really made the video go viral (at least for a video about a Van). Being a Van lover, it really caught my attention since you don't see many fast Vans out there for good reason. Although a simple video, it showed this Van hole-shotting the ZR-1 which clearly had no traction but it was still pretty cool. I remember thinking to myself, this video does not do this sweet-ass Van justice!
At the time I really knew very little about the LSX engines but this video made a real impression on me. Fast forward a few years (and a turbo LSX project of my own) later, I stumbled upon a for sale ad for this beast. I knew I had to have it. After a few phone calls with the owner, Tyler, and I arranged to fly out and pick the Van up.
On the way home to Chicago all I could think about was making a few modifications and getting it to the track with some proper filming equipment to make the video that this unique creation deserved. After making a few improvements I set out to put her firmly into the 12′s and make a video to show what this Van is all about.
Here is the video that I envisioned years ago when I first saw this Van.
LSX MONSTERS DOMINATE DYNO DAY!!
Todd from Blue Thunder Racing, along with Will Carter providing Dyno services, coordinated the
LSX Monsters Dyno Day
near Longview, TX - 6/22/13.
All members were super cool, supportive and had a great time Dynoing their rides. For more
info, search LSX Monsters on Facebook:
LSX NITROUS CAMARO vs NISSAN GT-R & POLICE CHASE
SAVAGE HABITS PEWTER SS Camaro vs NISSAN GT-R + POLICE
CHASE WITH GT-R
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The World's Quickest and Fastest Hearse: AMS "Madness"
On November 17th AMS "Madness" broke the existing World Record for the
Quickest and Fastest Hearse with a 10.7 @ 127mph run. The existing record
was an 11.6 set by the "Stiff Shifter" Hearse in 2010.
For detailed specs and pictures of the AMS "Madness" Hearse, visit this
Stock 6.0L LQ4 engine
Edelbrock Super Vic intake
76mm GT42R Precision turbo
AMS custom FMIC
Tial 38 WG's
Tial 44 BOV
ID 2000 injectors
255lph in-tank fuel pump
AMS custom surge tank
2 Bosch 044 pumps
AMS tuned by Da Man "C. Black "
4L85E with updated clutches and shift kit
3000 10.5" stall converter
Drive Shaft Shop 3 3/4" CF driveshaft
Moser 9" rearend
Mini Van Huge Jump!
Mark Freeman launching the mini van into space off a berm!
Kickin Astro Van
Cedarville Community Park in Cedarville, Ohio
This new to the scene Chevy AWD Astro Van was a fan favorite and didn't
disappoint the crowd. But unfortunately in the end, it wound up breaking a
hub I think...
AMS Alpha Omega: TX2K13 Event
AMS brought the Alpha Omega back to Lonestar Motorsports Park this past
weekend for the annual TX2K event (TX2K.com). This has always been a big
event for AMS giving us the first major opportunity of the year to meet
with our customers, fans and dealers alike.
Since traction was a major issue for Omega last year, our goal this year
was to focus on the traction control system and the new Syvecs 4wd
Controller to help hook the tires to the track better. This was our first
time testing the new 4wd controller and it wasn't quite a plug and play
operation. Additionally, the absence of all the high horsepower RWD cars they had
last year laying down sticky rubber made for some slick conditions at this
year's TX2K event.
On Saturday, Omega made a series of three low Boost passes in an effort to nail down the
effectiveness of the new 4wd Controller and dial in the traction control
system. Despite still having major traction issues on the third pass, Ivan
was able to take Omega on an firstname.lastname@example.org pass down the track to secure
the number one spot in qualifying for the GT3 Unlimited class. Chris Black
and Ivan worked on troubleshooting the traction control system after the
drag event closed for the day and felt that had things figured out for
Sunday's race. The goal for Sunday was to run a little more Boost in order to best the current R35 record
of 8.62 set by Ivan in Omega at this same event last year.
The track once again was very slick and we continued to fight traction on
Sunday. Chris had the TCS working but the system is based on front vs rear
wheel speeds. At a marginally higher Boost level than Saturday this was causing all
4 wheels to spin almost the same speed, making the traction control
ineffective on such a slick surface. With a 30mph crosswind kicking up
again, Omega was proving difficult to handle while still not even running
near its full power potential. The 1/8th mile time and speed needed to
break our previous record was not a possibility because we could not apply
any more power in the first half of the track. Ivan launched hard on all
four passes for the day in hopes to hook up cleanly out of the hole.
Traction still wasn't there and he had to counter steer hard to keep the
car from running into the wall or opposite lane on each pass.
Beating our current world record of 8.62 @ 173.81mph was still the foremost
objective. Each time Omega got loose during the launch, Ivan hoped to ease
off a little and still pull off a record time by making it up on the back
half. By the 4th pass, it was determined that the track was just not going
to provide enough grip to break last year's record. On that pass, the
tires spun from the launch to almost the 1/8th mile where the wheel speed
finally dropped from 140+ MPH back down to 117 MPH when the tires finally
hooked up. Since the times were not improving and after some serious
consideration, the crew made the decision to bow out of the event for a
better opportunity to beat our existing GT-R record.
All in all, AMS was happy to take home the trophy for fastest trap speed of
the weekend at 172.9 MPH and also click off the quickest ET for a GT-R with
an 8.78. It was also a pleasure to see Andrew Sweet take home the GT3
Unlimited Class trophy with his Top Speed Motorsports built Alpha 12 GT-R.
AMS would also like to congratulate ALPHA Dealer Top Speed Motorsports
Doug Wilks, Nathan Cicio and the rest of their crew for also having the
fastest GT-R of the weekend on the road course.
A special thanks to Peter Blach and his team for putting on another great
event. TX2K is always our favorite event of the year and we certainly look
forward to returning to Houston next year.
AMS would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:
The Driveshaft Shop
4X4 Ford Van (after the snow storm)
Really old video of my Ford 4X4 Van after a weekend snow storm many years
ago (as you can see from the video quality, lol)... just me and a couple
pals cruising around and having fun in the snow, with a guest appearance
from "Gracie" the Cat (yep, named after the original UFC champ and
Jiu-Jitsu fighter, the great Royce Gracie, lol) Sorry about the shaky
video, my friend Scott sux as a camera man, lol... anyway, the Van has a
slightly modded 5.8 liter (351ci) with mild cam, intake, carb, headers, and
Flowmaster 2-chamber mufflers... Dana 60 and Dana 44 axles, with some
custom suspension mods and 39.5" Super Swamper tires. This 4X4 Ford Van was
an absolute blast, lol.
Produced by nedaCFilms & Mustang-Town.com with music produced
by Burn the Earth... for more info on our local Virginia Valley Thrashers
"Burn the Earth" check them out @ www.myspace.com/burntheearth2
Fastest cars 2012: Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12+, Porsche 911 Proto 1000, GT-R DT1200
Unlim 500+ (September 2012), all result:
1) #888, Oleg K. — Nissan GT-R (R35) Mk.1 DT1200 (2009, 1200 HP) —
23.658 sec. (358.92 km/h)
2) #777, Jury M. — Nissan GT-R (R35) Mk.1 AMS Alpha 12+ (2011, 1550 HP)
— 24.347 sec. (360.00 km/h)
3) #30, Sergey I. — Porsche 911 turbo
(997) Mk.1 Protomotive R1200 (2007, 1200 HP) — 24.540 sec (340.26 km/h)
4) #67, Dmitriy K. — Nissan GT-R (R35) Mk.1 V-Spec Altechno / EcuTek
Stage 2 (2010, 1000 HP) — 25.364 sec. (320.85 km/h)
5) #45, Dmitriy S. — Porsche 911 turbo
(997) Mk.1 Protomotive R1000 (2007, 1000 HP) — 25.390 sec. (326.67 km/h)
6) #96, Andrey N. — Porsche 911 GT2 (997) Mk.1 9ff 1150 Garrett (2009,
1100 HP) — 25.398 sec. (357.49 km/h)
7) #91, Dmitriy Z. — Nissan GT-R (R35) Mk.1 HKS P800 (2009, 800 HP) —
25.408 sec. (328.46 km/h)
8) #15, Andrey N. — Porsche 911 turbo
(997) Mk.1 Protomotive R900 (2006, 900 HP) — 25.464 sec. (324.03 km/h)
9) #26, Konstantin T. — Porsche 911 turbo (996) 9ff 900 Garrett (900 HP) — 25.827
sec. (326.08 km/h)
10) #33, Aleksander P. — Nissan GT-R (R35) Mk.1 Boostlogic Godzilla 1100 (2010, 1100 HP) —
26.737 sec. (324.61 km/h)
Building The A-Team Van - Funky Limo's
Short Video of how we built our replica A-Team Van Limo... It's a 1985 GMC
Vandura G2500 Panel Van which I imported from California... It has the
Chevvy 302 Small Block Engine (5.0ltr V8)... Full Restoration took around
18 months from start to finish... all work completed in house at our
workshop apart from custom made bodykit which was made via Mike at Star Car
Hire. A-Team Van Limo now available for Hire in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
& Surrounding Areas, Covering, Weddings, Proms, Stag & Hen, Children's
Parties, Corporate Events, and Airport Runs Tel: 07792498802 /