About Us

Since May of 2014, Whalen's Speed Research and Development has been dedicated to offering a high level of engine building, engine management calibration, wiring solutions, fabrication projects specializing in aluminum and stainless steel to the performance automotive aftermarket. We focus on quality as number one and will not sell you something we don't believe in even it means losing a sale. Our core is to offer the best performing products and builds without shortcuts and the results speak.
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Notable achievements include class winning cars at The Shootout in 2012 and 2015. Quickest and Fastest Evolution in the state of Michigan. Ranked number 10 in the 7 Second Bounty with a recorded pass in 2018 with a 8.9 ET @ 173 MPH. 
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John Whalen (Owner/Engineer) -  Started profession in 2008 as an engine management specialist with experience in most popular offerings, engine building specialist with knowledge of machining and engineering solutions for component R&D. John has worked with industry leaders to collaborate on engineering new designs for production to help further push the WSRD Engine Program and WSRD Engine Management solutions. John also leads all of of our new product engineering projects and engine management development, offerings and solutions. 
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Joseph Whalen (Lead Technician) - Technician who excels in fabrication (titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum), complete performance builds, wiring, engine management installations, and fuel systems. Joey's passion for this industry strives and demands that every project we complete is the absolute best each one can be. Joey has always has a passion for the arts and quickly took over the videography you will find on our YouTube channel and our Project 120X3 Series. Joey also works closely with Dylan to bring everyone the best content for all of our social media platforms. 
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Dylan Himes (Sales Manager) - Sales, operations, and marketing representative who has 8 years of experience in customer service and care. Dylan also handles all social media, vendor and dealer relations while handling our day-to-day shipping and receiving. Dylan is the one each of you will speak to when you give the shop a call! Dylan balances a lot through out our work weeks but his focus will always be our clients.
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James Elmer (Technician) - Technician who does a little bit of everything. James is our lead Can-Am X3 technician on both the shop floor and in the build room. James quickly learned the Can-Am platform and focuses most of his efforts towards servicing those clients.
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Jacob Ghidotti (Shipping Specialist) - Specialist who plays a vital role in our shipping and inventory departments. Jacob has not been with the team long, but he is the one that puts nothing but love into each and everyone of our packages that is sent out the door to fulfil each of our online orders. Jacob works closely with Dylan in the front office and you will often speak with him when you call into the shop. 
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Contact Information:
General Email: info@whalentuned.com
Sales Email: sales@whalentuned.com
Tuning Email: john@whalentuned.com
Phone: 269.415.0040
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Shipping Information: 
Whalen's Speed R&D
161 Commercial Avenue
Paw Paw, MI 49079