About Your Car

Myths, problems, fixes, and things you should know about your car.

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: , ,
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...]

Nov 262012
 
ALTA Compressor Recirc Valve

This part has been a long time coming for those with CRV problems. No not the Honda Sport Utility Vehicle, but the Compressor Recirculation Valve on your Mini Cooper S. The problems all started about 3 years after the Mini Cooper Turbo cars came out, where customers started getting check engine lights (CEL’s, or DTC’s) that were related to their compressor recirc vavle (CRV), then loads of other problems like low on power or weird idle problems or many other things. [...Continue Reading...]

Sep 112012
 
PERRIN EJ Series Upgraded Engine Mounts

This has been a long time in development and a long time in testing, and its finally ready to sell! We spent many months testing this part in-house and many months testing this in customers hands, to ensure this part will hold up to any kind of abuse our customers can give it. The idea of this part is simple. Stiffen up the engine to reduce the entire drivetrain movement under hard acceleration deceleration and corning, to effectively transmit more power [...Continue Reading...]

Aug 032012
 
BRZ/FR-S Part Proving.... All Bolt-Ons Part 1

After our first dyno testing we did on all our exhaust pieces and intake parts, we created a ton of buzz in the BRZ/FR-S world. Being the first to do this, sparked many other vendors to do the same. We may not have been posting up tons of dyno graphs recently, but we have been spending most of our time learning about this new engine. Since we can now tune the ECU, we are able to see many things going [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 3, 2012 About Your Car, BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Jun 122012
 
BRZ / FR-S... What is the difference?

We have been asked the question “What is the difference between the FR-S and BRZ?”, quite a bit lately. Until now we were mainly guessing from pictures we saw. Since we have both cars as shop cars for R&D and marketing, I put together a post showing the visual differences in the BRZ and FR-S. We know there is some suspension differences in spring rates and dampening, but other than that, the actual suspension, engine, drivetrain, intake and exhaust are [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on June 12, 2012 About Your Car, BRZ / FR-S, First Look Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 052012
 
BRZ Intake Design and Proving... Part 1

In our world, intakes are not all created equal. Intakes generally require an ECU retune to compensate for the change in airflow readings. This is because intake manufacturers can use a variety of different style MAF flanges, tubing sizes, and even bends before and after the MAF sensor can all create different readings for the ECU. These readings can affect how the car runs in all conditions, but most importantly under full throttle. An intake can cause a dangerously lean [...Continue Reading...]

May 282012
 
BRZ Dyno Testing

There were exactly 69 miles on the ODO of our BRZ, and it was only two days old, then it was bolted to the dyno. This may be extreme to some but this is what we always do. The last time a new Subaru came out, we had it on the dyno with-in hours of owning it. The dyno we use for all our testing is our Dynapack AWD dyno. This is a type that you remove the wheels from [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 28, 2012 About Your Car, BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , ,
May 242012
 
2013 BRZ Exposed

Every time a new car comes out, I spend time going over the entire car checking out all the new cool things about them. Normally its not that exciting as its not much different from the previous car. This time, its completely different! I thought I was done with the RWD world after my 135i (one tire fire). it was pretty fast (380WHP and 400 ft-lbs), but traction was the problem. Even after driving a couple of Vettes (ZO6 and [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 24, 2012 About Your Car, BRZ / FR-S Tagged with: , ,
May 142012
 
BRZ Front License Plate Relocate

It seems as though most BRZ/FR-S owners same the same thing, DON’T DRILL MY BUMPER FOR THE FRONT PLATE!!! This is the first Subaru (probably not first Scion) where there is an option for NOT putting holes in the front bumper. Taking advantage of this, we quickly adapted our Impreza “Front License Plate Relocate Kit” to the BRZ. It uses the OEM tow hook hole and port to install the front plate. So NO DRILLING REQUIRED! Check out the pics [...Continue Reading...]