May 172012
 
Customize your BRZ NAV System

I spent a bunch of time reading about the NAV system and how it works. In doing so, i discovered something pretty cool! Just another cool way to personalize your BRZ/FR-S. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki2JA-_Opn4  So how did we do this? Simple, make a graphic, make it high quality, put on an SD card, plug it in and load it up! The image can be an 16:9 image, and 1980px wide seems to be good, as well as 1280px wide. But other than [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 17, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Misc. B.S. Tagged with: , , ,
Nov 102011
 
How-To Load Custom Maps Onto Your AccessPORT

With all our PERRIN customers, we consider all our maps to be Custom maps, because each map is tailored to each car.  With our ALTA customers, all our maps are preloaded onto the Mini AccessPORTs so normally there is no need to go through these extra steps.  There are cases where we feel it requires something beyond the supplied maps or when we are trying to fix a problem, which will require you to follow the below instructions.  In all [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 10, 2011 How-To's, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Nov 102011
 
How-To Install your AccessPORT (Subaru)

Special Notes About Your AccessPORT Install: Install the AP Manager Program and Check for updates. This is the first most important step to make sure your AP has the most up to date ECU, Vehicle data and MAPs for your car. After the update, you will not see the maps in the AP manager until the AccessPORT is installed on your car. The PERRIN Custom Map is not going to be seen until you load the custom map we email [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 10, 2011 How-To's Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 102011
 
How-To Datalog Using Your AccessPORT (Subaru)

From time to time we may ask our customers to provide us with a Datalog to help diagnose a problem or help make their tune a little better.  So what is a Datalog?  A data log is just that, a log of data!  The type of data being logged is parameters and information your ECU is using to control your engine. These are things like Engine RPM, Boost, Ignition Timing, Engine Load, and Air Fuel Ratio, all of which are [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 10, 2011 How-To's Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 292011
 
Customer Tune - Ethan Esterline

We have a customer/friend that works at Portland Mini that owns a 2011 WRX and he was asking to get his car tuned.  Normally we don’t do a lot of customer tunes, but in this case i didn’t have much planned one night, and i was dying to tune a Stage 3 2011 WRX. Ethans car is a 2011 WRX Sedan (My current favorite Subaru) that has been slowly upgraded over the last few months from a simple AccessPORT to [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 29, 2011 Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Jul 102008
 
R56 & GT2560 meets PERRIN Water Injection

We have had our Water injection system installed for a very long time on our R56, and it was sitting there doing nothing because there was no way to turn in on. At least there was no way to turn it on using the injector pulse signal. The R56, as many know, is a Direct Injection engine.  This means, instead of the injectors firing fuel in the intake runners, the injectors are fired directly into the combustion chamber.  This is [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on July 10, 2008 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , ,