Oct 15

S2S At SEMA 2012

The blood, sweat and tears that are put into every SEMA event are definitely worth the grind and endless nights.  S2S’s project for 2012 SEMA included a 2012 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab displaying a long list of custom fabrication, parts and accessories. See below for a sample of what was showcased at SEMA:

 

Sep 15

Global RallyCross’s Season Finale At SEMA

What’s better than attending Las Vegas’s SEMA Convention?  Perhaps catching the last race of the Global RallyCross season at the same time!  With a new scheduled finale race date of October 30th (original date was September 29th) attendees will get a double dose of street racing excitement.   Per ESPN’s article “GRC Finale Oct. 30 in Las Vegas” by Jim Wilkie states, “…the new date makes sense because it gives GRC a stand-alone event instead of working around the bigger NASCAR or IndyCar events at the other GRC stops. This will give track designers a clean slate to work on in the big parking lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center and give GRC racing teams exposure in front of their sponsors and potential new sponsors.”

The coupling of these two events will not only present an opportunity for consumers and vendors alike to view street racing products in action, but envelopes the entire street racing experience in none other than Las Vegas.  In addition, this race will be televised by ESPN and the airing will be announced at a later date.

To view the article, visit: http://espn.go.com/action/global_rallycross_championship/2012/story/_/id/8346550/global-rallycross-close-2012-season-oct-30-las-vegas

Aug 15

Project: Keith “Mean 1” Jardine Ford Bronco

We love projects that begin as a hunk-of-metal and end as a prized piece of machinery.  And we especially love the fact that well-known figures, such as Keith Jardine contacted Street To Sand for custom work.  As you can see in the before picture, Jardine’s 1996 Ford Bronco rolled in like it was pulled from the junkyard, however its revival would make any scrapyard car regain faith.  With custom CNC Machine Parts fabricated in the S2S shop, this Bronco is decked out in custom wheels and door plaques emphasizing Jardine’s “Mean 1” persona.  Not to mention the six inch lift from Pro Comp and Fox Racing with S2S’s custom, powder-coated clamps.  To see a full article on Keith Jardine’s Bronco detailing the complete custom job and a final pic of the finished product, visit http://www.truckinweb.com/features/1004tr_1996_ford_bronco/viewall.html

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 15

SEMA 2012

SEMA, the world’s biggest automotive specialty products trade event, brings the industry’s most brilliant products to one location: Las Vegas!  With more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers all in one place, it makes for one spectacular automotive show.  And of course, we at Street To Sand wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to showcase our custom built vehicles assembled and fabricated right in here in our shop, especially our BMF Truck.  But don’t take our word for it, go and see it yourself.  Visit SEMA’s website at http://www.semashow.com/ for tickets.  We will upload pictures of the event in our November post.

Jun 15

DEBUTING THE STREET TO SAND RETAIL WEBSITE

Street To Sand is happy to debut their retail website!  Off-road accessories from exhaust systems and torque converters, to turbochargers and intake systems, Street To Sand makes it easier for the everyday off-road enthusiast to order parts from the comfort of the internet.  And more parts and accessories are added to the “Shop” on a regular basis.

Have questions on which part you need?  Don’t hesitate to call the guys at Street To Sand or visit their showroom on Kietzke Lane in Reno.  They will answer any questions you have and assist you in your purchase.  Want an official S2S shirt or sticker for your off-road vehicle?  Don’t hesitate to visit the link below and shop around on the site!

Visit the “S2S Shop” at https://www.streettosand.com/store/index.php

May 12

S2S’s New Addition: AWD Dynojet Dynometer

Back in January we raved about why getting a Dyno tune for your high-performance vehicle was so important, explaining it will maximize performance with such an acuteness that a mail order tune just can’t compete with.  Well now, we at Street to Sand have gone the extra step for our customers and have recently acquired an AWD Dynojet Dynometer!

This piece of machinery can test vehicles in front wheel, rear wheel, and all-wheel drive modes.  Horsepower and torque measurements can be done on front and rear wheels separately or front and rear wheels combined.  This makes tuning or troubleshooting any part of the drivetrain, front or rear, a snap.

With summer being the ‘street vehicle’ season, it would be silly not to dyno tune your high performance vehicle.

Apr 17

S2S’s Completed Corvette Project

Street to Sand has finished another spectacular custom project: the 2005 Corvette C6 Convertible LS2 Automatic.  Below are the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures showing the following modifications:

GS Front Fenders • GS Rear Quarter Panels • GS Front Bumper • aftermarket 2.5” Cowl Hood • OEM GM inner fender liners and hardware • Z06 front and rear brake calipers • stainless braided lines • Kinetic Zinc Plated Cross drilled/slotted rotors • misc. Carbon Fiber interior parts • Corvette 2012 bucket seats • DSVettes Custom D Style steering wheel with matching shift boot, console cover and e-brake handle • Trick Flow Stage 4 camshaft • Patriot CNC’ed cylinder heads • Ported 90mm throttle body painted black • black powder coated alternator and bracket • Dynatech long tube headers • Nitrous Express 35-150hp kit • 2011 Corvette ZR1 dual mode mufflers wired into the garage door buttons • Yank 3200 RPM Stall convertor • lowered 1.2” • 20×13 DUB 3-piece rear wheels • 19×10 DUB 3-piece front wheels • 7” JVC in-dash DVD with navigation, Bluetooth, hands-free  and back-up camera

Mar 16

Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo

Reno is home to some serious dirt and motorsport loving men and women who love to escape the urban lifestyle, and so it only seems appropriate for Reno to host the Off-Road & Motorsports Expo right in downtown Reno.  This show features local businesses from Northern Nevada and Northern California presenting their products, innovations and latest projects, including one of Reno’s most knowledgeable and resourceful off-road shops, Street To Sand Off-Road.

Street To Sand‘s 20’ x 50’ booth will be situated just inside the main entrance displaying their customized Sand Rails, Razors, Banshees and CNC’d accessories- not to mention Fusion  Bumper’s Ford truck, specially customized by Street to Sand.  To keep you entertained, S2S will be showing videos of what their off-road vehicles do best: playing in the sand!

Feb 15

S2S’s Corvette Project

We at Street to Sand love a challenge, and our latest project, a 2005 Corvette C6 Convertible LS2 Automatic gave us the opportunity to completely customize a great American muscle car from the inside out.  This project started in December of 2011 and is still in the works with parts lying about the shop, and we are shooting for a completion date of March 2012.  As recognition for our talent and expertise, Vette Magazine will be running our story in one of their upcoming issues!

This Corvette arrived completely stock except for a Borla Cat-Back exhaust and tune, and all the GM OEM parts for conversion were ordered using a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport VIN number.  We first began the customization on the exterior of the car, where the removal of the inner fender well parts took only 45 minutes once the quarter panels were detached.  The new GS quarter panels are 1.5” wider on each side and the front GS fenders are 1” wider.  As said before, this is a project still in the making but below is a list of parts that will be used in the entire conversion:

GS Front Fenders GS Rear Quarter Panels GS Front Bumper aftermarket 2.5” Cowl Hood OEM GM inner fender liners and hardware Z06 front and rear brake calipers stainless braided lines Kinetic Zinc Plated Cross drilled/slotted rotors misc. Carbon Fiber interior parts Corvette 2012 bucket seats DSVettes Custom D Style steering wheel with matching shift boot, console cover and e-brake handle Trick Flow Stage 4 camshaft Patriot CNC’ed cylinder heads Ported 90mm throttle body painted black black powder coated alternator and bracket Dynatech long tube headers Nitrous Express 35-150hp kit 2011 Corvette ZR1 dual mode mufflers wired into the garage door buttons Yank 3200 RPM Stall convertor lowered 1.2” 20×13 DUB 3-piece rear wheels 19×10 DUB 3-piece front wheels 7” JVC in-dash DVD with navigation, Bluetooth, hands-free and back-up camera

Below is a gallery of what the Corvette looked like before the conversion, stay tuned for the amazing ‘after’ photos:

          

          
          

Jan 13

Dyno Tune vs. Mail Order Tune

Sometimes people who own a high-performance vehicle question whether getting a Dyno Tune is worth the money, and if a Mail Order Tune will do the same job.  The answer: a dyno Tune will give your vehicle maximum performance, where a Mail Order Tune will, in a sense, guess the performance your vehicle needs.  Here at Street To Sand Off-Road &Performance, we can dyno and tune just about any vehicle made and we have two of the latest state of the art dynamometers from Dynojet.

To dive into what the dyno Tune actually entails, it starts by operating the vehicle on the dyno to get a good data log on the individual behaviors of the vehicle.  This includes monitoring timing spark advance, spark knock (detonation), air/fuel ratio (AFR), torque management, engine coolant temperature, air intake temperature and boost if the engine is supercharged.

With the engine running on the dyno and sitting on the rollers, the vehicle will be tested under numerous speeds and load conditions.

Mail Order Tunes simply can’t provide the acuteness that a dyno Tune delivers.  Bottom line, the dyno tune will give your vehicle an unmatched quality, providing you with smooth and efficient performance.

Living in the Northern Nevada area, we are blessed with off-road and street racing tracks, sand mountains, and an appreciation for outdoor motor activities.  Street To Sand Off-Road & Performance, having that same passion, knows that Dyno Tuning is an important aspect of high-performance vehicles and so has become the only custom shop in the Northern Nevada and California area to offer this service- and be certificated at that!  If you want your off-road or street vehicle to run at top performance, let Street To Sand optimize it for you.

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