Expert Custom and performance shop in Gilbert, AZ

When you need custom work done on any car or truck, APA Custom Shop’s performance shop is here for you. Whether you want performance exhaust, suspension, brakes, turbos, superchargers, performance tuning, upgraded wheels, tires, or anything else, we can give your car that extra boost at our locations in Gilbert, AZ, and Queen Creek, AZ.


We use only top-of-the-line performance brands to customize your vehicle. Some of the brands we use include:

  • Corsa Performance: From carbon fiber intakes to performance exhausts, cold air intakes to performance headers and performance accessories
  • Falken: High-quality performance tires
  • Kooks: Racing components, including headers, exhaust, ultra-green cats, and racing headers
  • ProCharger Superchargers: Superchargers for Chevy, Dodge, RAM, Toyota, Ford, and more
  • Texas Speed & Performance: Camshafts, heads, cranks, rods, valvetrain parts, and more
  • Hotchkis Suspension: Musclecar coil-overs, Bluetooth adjustable systems, bolt-in packages, and more
  • Wilwood Brakes: Upgraded brake kits, including stainless steel flex lines, drop spindles, and more
  • Jasper: Engines, transmission, diesel engines, and differentials

Your performance mechanic will work with you to get that perfect amount of additional performance out of your vehicle.

Engine Swaps

One of the best ways to get more performance from your vehicle is to do an engine swap. There are unlimited options when it comes to repowering a vehicle. Often, we’re putting a modern drivetrain in a classic car to improve driveability, horsepower, and fuel mileage. Sometimes we find ourselves swapping out a diesel engine with known issues for a rock-solid engine. On the wilder side of things, we may be building a full-on drag car that will never see the streets.


On any given day you can find us doing one of the engine swaps below.

  • Installing an LS engine in just about anything
  • Installing a JDM engine in a Honda, Toyota, or Nissan
  • Performing a Cummins swap on an F-Series pickup

cam swaps

When a vehicle comes from the dealership, the manufacturer uses a camshaft that it feels is best for that application. When it comes to trucks, manufacturers try to get a good combination of torque and horsepower. A sports car might have a cam for higher horsepower.

When you need more torque for a work truck, we can change out the cam for one that will give you more torque. If you want to add a supercharger, you’ll most likely have to change out the cam to get the most out of the supercharger.

Some people just want more horsepower – we can do that, too. Regardless of the reason you want to change out the cam, we can get the right cam for what you need your vehicle to do.

custom tuning

When you want to get the most out of your vehicle, whether you need more horsepower, more torque, or you just want to get the most out of what you have, set up an appointment with us to custom tune your vehicle.

We offer several levels of performance tuning for many models, including the Mercedes AMG and the BMW M-Series. We use custom tuning from several different manufacturers, including SCT, Bully, HP Tuners, Diablo Sport, SSi Performance and more.

With plenty of experience in custom tuning, we tune with safety and the longevity of your vehicle in mind.

suspension upgrades

In addition to go-fast parts that increase your horsepower, we also do suspension upgrades. All of that horsepower is useless if you can’t get it to the ground. Some of the brands we use include Ready Lift, Bilstein, Eibach, and Ridetech. We do both bolt-on suspension upgrades and completely custom fabricated 3, 4, and 5-link suspensions and more.

When we do custom and performance work, we use only brands that we would put into our own vehicles. They are trusted aftermarket brands that are the most reputable on the market.

vehicle visualizer

Instead of having buyer’s remorse after spending thousands on what you think is the perfect set of rims, use our Vehicle Visualizer to try on rims before you buy. Choose the year, make, model and color of your vehicle, then choose the rims you want. You’ll be able to see what many different rims look like before you buy them.

financing available

Contact us for an appointment for customization and ask us about our available financing. You can visit us in person or call us at 480-539-6872 to schedule an appointment, or you can use our online appointment scheduling form. We look forward to bringing your dreams to life!