Mar 142008
 
Turbo Inlet Proving Time!

This is a test you will none of our competition do! We have always wanted to prove that a PERRIN turbo inlet hose was more than just a good replacement for a failed OEM part. We know it makes more power and allows the turbo to spool faster, and there are a few results online, but all these tests were done days or weeks apart. We always wanted to prove how it works and do an install within a couple hours, […Continue Reading…]

Mar 142008
 
08 STI Intake Test and Tune

This test was done on our 08 STI shop car.  Before we get to far into the fun stuff, the STI is in our Stage 2 form. This means it has our twin cat downpipe, 3€ quad tip exhaust, and our Stage 2 AccessPORT tuning.  With that said we are going to show 2 tests in this article one, the PERRIN 08 intake and the PERRIN  Version 2 inlet hose. First lets explain the dyno and testing methods we are […Continue Reading…]

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Mar 122008
 
PERRIN Turbo Inlet Hose Evolution

The PERRIN turbo inlet hose has been one of our best selling, long standing products for many years. Since the beginning, we have made our part different than the rest in that we didn’t just make a copy of the OEM part.  We had something different in mind to make the installation of this go much easier, and also out perform other turbo inlet hoses offered by our competition. HISTORY LESSON When we got the WRX and started making parts […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on March 12, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Mar 082008
 
2008 EVO X-POSED

When we got our 08 STI, we went over the whole car and pointed out all the differences, and made comments about the changes.  Now that our EVO is in our hands, it gets a turn under the microscope.  PERRIN as a company was a little unsure of what to do about the EVO old and new.  There isn€™t many of them compared to STI€™s and the customer base is very different that the Subaru guys.  There were already some […Continue Reading…]

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Feb 112008
 
2008 PERRIN STI, Stage 2 tune

We were the first to dyno the 08 STI, we were the first to bring you intimate pics of the car, and we were the first to tune the AccessPORT on the STI!  In stage 1 form (bone stock car), with some initial testing we did, we got great gains!  We saw roughly 40ft-lbs and 35WHP with nothing other than an ECU reflash!  Its not very often that you can get those types of gains from a bolt on/flash on. […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on February 11, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning, Project Builds Tagged with: , , , , ,
Feb 082008
 
2008 PERRIN STI, First to get an AccessPORT, Stage 1

We were very lucky to get our hands on the first STI available in Oregon, and maybe anywhere in the US.  Our dealer was very reluctant to sell us the car as it was not offically released.  After we dynoed it in stock form with in hours of owning the car, we very quickly shipped the ECU out to COBB next day air.  They needed the ECU for only a few hours and we got it back in 2 days […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on February 8, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jan 122008
 
2008 WRX Stage 1 Test and Tune

I learned a few things from my vaction in Maui.  If you dont own a GM product, you must live there, Gas is $4.10 for premium, Mike D from GreenDay shops at the ABC stores, WRX/STI are very rare, Legacys do not exist, Chevy Cobalts have launch control,(good for make it actualy go fast), only 1 road with 55mph limit, all the rest were 35 or 25, and Poi is nasty! After 10 days off, its time to get back to work!  While we made […Continue Reading…]

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Dec 182007
 
40 Miles on the 08 STI and we tune it!

There is not much to brag about, but, now that i have your attention, lets see what these new STI’s put down! The first couple runs showed about what we would expect to see. Most STI’s put down about 230-240WHP, and we were right there. Same with torque, we were pretty close to what everyone sees. Few things to note, redline is 6500, not 7000. WHAT?? Well that is simple, Subaru only needed to make the 305HP mark and it […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on December 18, 2007 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , ,
Dec 162007
 
2008 STI Exposed

So I am just sitting there responding to some NASIOC posts, and I get the call…… “Your 2008 STI is here!!!” our good buddy at our dealer tells me.  This was a huge surprise to us as we had all been told they would be in by the end of January!  It’s December, and we already got our car.  Time to get to work! When ever we get a new car, the first thing we do is go over all […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on December 16, 2007 About Your Car, New Cars Exposed Tagged with: , , ,
Nov 172007
 

Now that Project $15k has a healthy dose of power it’s time to put some focus on the suspension and brakes.   Starting with a car that has 110k miles on it probably means it has the original struts holding things together but not playing a big part in the suspension game any more.  We found this to be the case as they where worn out, rusty and leaking.  The springs have been changed in the past with some cool […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on November 17, 2007 Project Builds Tagged with: ,