Innovative Tuning

Your one stop shop for performance installation, service, engines, race support, dyno, tuning and parts!


Located in the heart of Buffalo, NY we are the premier import tuning facility in the western NY, southern Ontario region. We specialize in all aspects of automotive performance from project planning to parts selection, fabrication, welding, installation, and dyno and track tuning. We are the only shop in the region properly equipped and staffed to offer ground up performance from basic bolt on mods to all out drag race, gravel and tarmac rally, road race, autoX, time attack, and ice race builds. In 2004 the Japanese brands Subaru, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, Acura started off as our focus, but over the years we expanded our range to service select turbocharged vehicles from other makes such as BMW, VW/Audi, and Porsche. Dyno services for front, rear, and all wheel drive cars of all makes are available in house at our 8,000 square foot facility.

Our in house service department offers repair, installation, modification, welding and fabrication including, engine and transmission swaps, turbo kit installs, fuel system upgrades, basic bolt on mods and more. Machine services such as precision boring and honing, sleeving, balancing as well as teardown, inspection, and assembly are also available. Our one stop location for all your needs offers much more than convenience for our customers. When we execute a build start to finish and maintain your vehicle you get optimal performance and reliability not possible when multiple shops have hands in the build.

Innovative Tuning has a certified tuner on staff and we offer tuning on a number of standalone, piggyback, and reflash style engine management systems including but not limited to Vi-Pec, Cobb AccessTuner Pro (all applications), Motec, Link, AEM EMS, Hondata, DSMLink, Haltech, Autronic, etc. as well as traction control, nitrous oxide, and methanol injection systems. We specialize in forced induction tuning on turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous oxide assisted vehicles, but also tune naturally aspirated engines. Innovative Tuning also offers data acquisition, lap timing, and track analysis and support services off site.

We are a distributor for several major product lines including Vi-Pec, Tial, Corbeau and we are a dealer for many more. Our dedicated retail and wholesale reps have parts from well over 1000 brands at their fingertips so don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us for your parts needs. Pricing for many brands we carry changes on a regular basis due to currency fluctuations and other factors. We strive to give you the best possible pricing so please stop by during business hours or call/e-mail us for updated pricing and parts availability.

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Dirty Rallysport Completes Rebirth With Win At Sandblast

Dirty Rallysport Completes Rebirth With Win At Sandblast

Posted on 03/15/14

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike McGinnis
Photo credit: Austin Webb

Buffalo, NY, March 15, 2014

After a series of DNFs caused by engine failure after engine failure, Dirty Rallysport team principle Eric Wages decided a change was necessary. After some discussion with Mike McGinnis, owner/tuner of Innovative Tuning, it was decided the open class Subaru WRX rally car would be transported from Charleston, SC to Buffalo, NY for install of an Innovative Tuning rally shortblock and custom tuning. The first event after this engine supplier/tuner change was Rally West Virginia. The Dirty Rallysport team prepped the rest of the car in Carolina and took a 2nd place overall finish despite differential and axle failures caused by the combination of aging parts and new found power. Radiator and drivetrain failures at their next event Black River Stages postponed a win, but again it was clear that with the rest of the car firmed up the team was capable of wins. With time to prep the car over winter and the help of some new team members, it all came together at Sandblast, the first event in the 2014 NASA Rallysport Championship.

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