About Your Car

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

Jun 202014
 
Why You Want A PSRS For Your Car

We can make this really simple. If you live on the east coast and/or  own a 2008+Impreza/WRX/STI/Legacy and have more than 40,000 miles on your car, you need this part. Click HERE! OEM Bushings Will Fail… Ok being serious now, there are many reasons to want this part. They fail, they are super soft, negatively effect handling under braking and acceleration, and can add to wondering of your car from ruts in the road. Secondary reason to want this part is the [...Continue Reading...]

May 232014
 
2015 STI and WRX Dyno Time

STI Dyno Session Pretty much every tuner in the world thinks the 2015 STI is the same old boring EJ25 engine and that it’s going to tune the same and make the same power. Well I hate to say it, but they’re all wrong (as was I)! Our initial dynoing of the 2015 STI showed something very interesting. It made more power than all previous STI’s. I’m not talking about a couple WHP, but more like 20 Wheel HP at [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 23, 2014 About Your Car, Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
May 222014
 
2015 WRX and STI Exposed

As you know we have been busy fitting parts, re-designing parts, and coming up with completely new parts for these cars for a few weeks now. It’s time to get on with the pictures and commentary some of you have come to expect from us every time a new car comes out. Where’s the FA25DIT!! I have been dying for a new car from Subaru for a long time. It had been since 2007 (Model Year 2008) since Subaru launched [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 22, 2014 About Your Car, New Cars Exposed Tagged with: , , , , , ,
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, New Cars Exposed 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 202012
 
MINI R56 DTC's List

This is probably the most boring Blog post ever. Below is a quick list of all the weird CEL’s/DTC’s we see with the Mini Cooper Turbo models. This can be helpful as many code readers do not catch these.   MINI R56 CHECK ENGINE CODES P2710 Tank Lid Max P2711 Tank Lid Min P2718 DMTL Heating Max P2719 DMTL Heating Min P271B DMTL Heating Signal P271C Fuel Supply System Max P2727 DMTL Tank Leakage Max P2728 DMTL Tank Leakage Min [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on June 20, 2012 About Your Car, MINI Only 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 Tagged with: , , ,