Car modifying has been popular among youths in the US, especially in Southern California, since the days of hot rods in the 1950s and 1960s. The import racing scene or tuner scene refers to the American subculture that revolves around modifying imported brand cars, especially those of Japanese brands.
An “Import Tuner” can be considered with modifications as basic as intake and exhaust, installation of aftermarket turbocharger or supercharger kits, or as extreme as custom fabricated cross vehicle engine swaps.
What makes them “tuners” comes from the old concept of a “tune up”. Instead of adjusting carburetors, and distributors, computers are used to tune air and fuel ratio to maximize the modification and engines performance.
Another trait associated with Import Tuners is the link between them, their owners and various forms of street racing, as is portrayed in “The Fast and the Furious” movies and the “Need for Speed” video games. Making the most out of every liter of oil is crucial when you're tuning for speed.
By combining industry-premier synthetic technology with premium additives, AMSOIL Synthetic Import Tuner Oils are engineered to extract every bit of performance from your engine while protecting expensive components.
The tuner community consists of a broad spectrum of vehicles, but the whole community can benefit from AMSOIL lubricants as long as you’re in “tune” with the vehicle’s needs. No matter how you dress it up on the outside. Your car needs top-quality synthetics on the inside to ensure maximum performance.
AMSOIL Advanced Synthetic Motor Oils and Synthetic Racing Oils are formulated to deliver maximum horsepower and cooler engine temperatures in high-performance and racing engines, resulting in longer-lasting equipment. They are race-proven to withstand the devastating effects of intense power and heat of high-rpm driving, exceeding the higher performance demands of modern engines. (See also: amsoilracing.com)