Jun 252008
 
Project 15K, final test & tune 300WHP

Project 15K started life as a $10K 2002 WRX we purchased to show people how you can get great power from the older 2.0L cars.  The project car was purchased with a lot of miles, but also a few mods already done.  The Blaze yellow WRX had a catback exhaust, catless downpipe, huge diameter uppipe (huge is not a good thing) Version 1 AccessPORT, lowering springs and not to mention a sweet grounding system using  8 gauge near solid core [...Continue Reading...]

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...]

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Oct 252007
 
Project 15K Meets the AccessPORT

It is still not the most widely known thing that PERRIN is selling the AccessPORT , but we are and we are here to show you what we are offering! Over the next couple of weeks you will see gains had by the custom map program, but first we are going to showcase our Project 15K WRX .  We will show what the car makes in stock tuned ECU form, Base tunes supplied with the AccessPORT and the PERRIN/Surgeline tuned maps.  These [...Continue Reading...]

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Oct 232007
 
Project 15K gets rolling...

Selection Process and Cleaning Not too long ago we where talking about the older WRX’s and how inexpensive they are getting in the used car market. So after some discussions we thought it would be fun to find a good example and build it on a budget (about $15k including the car). What we expect in this project is a car that will be reliable and pass all emission testing. On top of that it has to be FUN not so [...Continue Reading...]

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