About Phatbotti Tuning

PhatBotti Tuning is a California-based performance shop specializing in Subaru and GT-R performance enhancements.

PhatBotti is led by Owner/Tuner Ron Watson. Ron has over 8 years of trade, race and tuning experience grafted from real experience, study and research – both locally and internationally.  

Ron graduated Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Mathematics.  

In 2002, Ron began working for the Department of Defense at the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division.  Ron spent 4 years in Solid Rocket Propulsion designing propellant grains, rocket nozzles, composite cases, and analyzing all the test firing data.  

In 2006 Ron transferred across the base to the F/A-18 Advanced Weapons Laboratory where he began working as a Flight Test Engineer.  

He was in charge of all the conventional weapon, bomb rack and fuze integration onto the F/A-18.  Ron has a total of 15 years working as a professional engineer for the Department of Defense. 

PhatBotti Philosophy

 PhatBotti is inspired by core values such as honesty, quality, reliability and integrity.  Our goal is to exceed expectations in everything we do.  

This is not just a job for us -  this is what we love doing and a way of life.

PhatBotti Goals

PhatBotti strives to be recognized internationally for setting the standards in the Auto Performance Tuning and Parts Industry while adding value and depth to our brand through the development of parts in conjunction with Alliance Fabrications.  We strive to be a world class tuning shop.  

Company Profile

Owner/Tuner: Ron Watson


Founded: 2006

Areas of expertise:  engine management calibration.