Apr 112014
 
2015 WRX and STI Are Here....Fun Times To Come

Every time a new car or updated model comes out I spend a bunch of time picking apart the car, comparing it to the old version and or just showing off all the cool stuff. There is no exception to this for the 2015 WRX’s and STI’s, you just need to be patient. Instead of starting out by doing tthis “2015 WRX/STI Exposed”, we spent a lot of time determining what current parts we make will fit the new cars. [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on April 11, 2014 About Your Car, First Look Tagged with: , ,
Nov 272013
 
Jeff's 2008 STI For Sale

Normally, when one of our shop cars goes up for sale, we just sell it the way it sits. However, for this car I am going to try something different. The buyer will be able to build the car to the specifications they want. That means, starting with a base car with a base price, then allowing the customer to build it up with a few options.  Whatever stage the car ends up, it can be dyno tuned and given [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 27, 2013 Cars For Sale Tagged with: , ,
Nov 062013
 
PERRIN STI Equal Length Header

Updated from July 2010 post with new pics and new data! When Subaru released the Version 8 STI in Japan we noticed how they moved to a twin scroll turbo and equal length exhaust manifold. This is what inspired us to make our first header for the WRX/STI! Would taking the equal length design of this JDM header and adapting it to fit our US cars actually make a difference in power? Would it spool worse?  How would the sound [...Continue Reading...]

Oct 242013
 
3.0" BRZ/FR-S Exhaust Dyno Results and Stage 3 Tune!

We are always looking to push the limits of the cars we build parts for. We have made huge power with the STI’s, WRX’s, EVO’s and then with the BRZ using a Vortech SC kit. In all these situations the cars are boosted in one form or another, which makes it really easy to make more power. Now we want to push the limits of the stock BRZ engine in its naturally aspirated form. In this first post we will [...Continue Reading...]

Oct 182013
 
Stage 2 BRZ/FR-S Dyno Results

By far the most popular setup for the BRZ and FR-S is a header back exhaust system. This consists of a 2.5″ overpipe, 2.5″ front pipe with cat, and a 2.5″ exhaust system, and sometimes an intake system. Its been very well proven that these parts add a decent amount of HP to the car as well as some cool sounds. We have also proven that our Stage 1 ECU tune (for a stock BRZ or FR-S) is perfectly safe [...Continue Reading...]

Oct 152013
 
3.0" BRZ/FR-S Intake Dyno Results

From the very beginning, we were big on making sure people knew that our BRZ/FR-S cold air intakes were safe, wouldn’t throw check engine lights, and/or need a tune. These were very important items to hit on as there are many myths surrounding Cold Air Intakes. Some of these myths are, intakes cause CEL’s (Check engine lights), lose power, only make cool sounds, and require ECU tuning or require ECU re-learning to get the benefits from it. We spent a ton [...Continue Reading...]

Jan 312013
 
How-To Use Map Switching with PERRIN ECUTEK Tunes

All PERRIN Custom Tune ECUTEK Maps have built in map switching. This feature allows us to create one tune that has multiple features built in, that are selectable by the end user. With the ECUTEK ProECU software we are able to select the different maps using the cruise control stick. This allows for (4) total maps to be selected by simply pulling back on the cruise stick and push it up and down to change maps. The ability to change maps quickly [...Continue Reading...]

Jan 152013
 
BRZ / FR-S Cold Air Intake Design.... Part 2

We spent a long time designing and testing our BRZ intake system to ensure that when our customers recieve the part, it will make the HP we claim, not cause any drivability issues, and be easy to install. After seeing many intakes with bogging issues, drivability issues, and poor MAF sensor placement, I knew that our intake would be a hit. If you missed the first blog post about our intake and design process, you can read up about the initial design in PART [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on January 15, 2013 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech
Jan 072013
 
PERRIN BRZ/FR-S Oil Cooler

It may be obvious to some that you want to keep your oil cool under heavy load and extreme conditions. This keeps your oil from becoming too thin, or breaking down,which makes it less effective and could lead to premature engine wear or even engine failures! Another reason to keep your oil temps down is it keeps other engine components cooler which is good for HP. Until the BRZ/FR-S platform, we never really noticed oil temps playing a role as [...Continue Reading...]

Jan 012013
 
Vortech SC Kit on BRZ w/PERRIN Custom Tune

In the first installment of The Vortech Supercharger kit blog post, we covered the basics on the kit, but left you hanging with an initial tune that showed great potential for horsepower. Vortech has put the finishing touches on the kit and we have solidified the final tune!  In this installment, I will go over the kit in more detail and even hint at what the future has to hold!   Recap on why we are Supercharging the FA20 engine [...Continue Reading...]