BRZ / FR-S

Oct 242013
 
3.0" BRZ/FR-S Exhaust Dyno Results and Stage 3 Tune!

We are always looking to push the limits of the cars we build parts for. We have made huge power with the STI’s, WRX’s, EVO’s and then with the BRZ using a Vortech SC kit. In all these situations the cars are boosted in one form or another, which makes it really easy to make more power. Now we want to push the limits of the stock BRZ engine in its naturally aspirated form. In this first post we will [...Continue Reading...]

Oct 182013
 
Stage 2 BRZ/FR-S Dyno Results

By far the most popular setup for the BRZ and FR-S is a header back exhaust system. This consists of a 2.5″ overpipe, 2.5″ front pipe with cat, and a 2.5″ exhaust system, and sometimes an intake system. Its been very well proven that these parts add a decent amount of HP to the car as well as some cool sounds. We have also proven that our Stage 1 ECU tune (for a stock BRZ or FR-S) is perfectly safe [...Continue Reading...]

Oct 152013
 
3.0" BRZ/FR-S Intake Dyno Results

From the very beginning, we were big on making sure people knew that our BRZ/FR-S cold air intakes were safe, wouldn’t throw check engine lights, and/or need a tune. These were very important items to hit on as there are many myths surrounding Cold Air Intakes. Some of these myths are, intakes cause CEL’s (Check engine lights), lose power, only make cool sounds, and require ECU tuning or require ECU re-learning to get the benefits from it. We spent a ton [...Continue Reading...]

Jan 312013
 
How-To Use Map Switching with PERRIN ECUTEK Tunes

All PERRIN Custom Tune ECUTEK Maps have built in map switching. This feature allows us to create one tune that has multiple features built in, that are selectable by the end user. With the ECUTEK ProECU software we are able to select the different maps using the cruise control stick. This allows for (4) total maps to be selected by simply pulling back on the cruise stick and push it up and down to change maps. The ability to change maps quickly [...Continue Reading...]

Jan 152013
 
BRZ / FR-S Cold Air Intake Design.... Part 2

We spent a long time designing and testing our BRZ intake system to ensure that when our customers recieve the part, it will make the HP we claim, not cause any drivability issues, and be easy to install. After seeing many intakes with bogging issues, drivability issues, and poor MAF sensor placement, I knew that our intake would be a hit. If you missed the first blog post about our intake and design process, you can read up about the initial design in PART [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on January 15, 2013 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech
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...]

Jan 012013
 
Vortech SC Kit on BRZ w/PERRIN Custom Tune

In the first installment of The Vortech Supercharger kit blog post, we covered the basics on the kit, but left you hanging with an initial tune that showed great potential for horsepower. Vortech has put the finishing touches on the kit and we have solidified the final tune!  In this installment, I will go over the kit in more detail and even hint at what the future has to hold!   Recap on why we are Supercharging the FA20 engine [...Continue Reading...]

Dec 202012
 
Inlet Hose for BRZ / FR-S

One of the first things we noticed on the BRZ/FR-S engine is that the OEM inlet hose could use some major improvements. From the resonator chamber, and the noise generator tube, to the fact its not very smooth on the inside, this for sure was a part that we could make better and make some HP with. Lets look at the stock part first. You can see below that there are a bunch of extra pieces to the OEM part. You [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on December 20, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, First Look, Part Design & Tech
Nov 012012
 
Vortech BRZ/FR-S Supercharger Kit on the PERRIN BRZ!

This is going to be a running blog page setup to show off the new Vortech Supercharger Kit for the BRZ and FR-S. We were one of the lucky few to get our hands on this kit to do some final fit and finish testing and of course dynoing! You can also discuss this HERE on FT86Club. Most people first caught wind of the Vortech kit after seeing this add they released a while back. But a couple months prior [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 1, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune, First Look Tagged with: , , , , ,
Nov 012012
 
PERRIN FR-S Build for SEMA 2012

So how does a SEMA car come together? The first thing is coming up with a design for the car, then trying to execute the idea so the car comes out the way you had envisioned it. Execution is the tough part because it involves many people and other companies suppling part. Add to that, most all the parts going on the car end up being brand new parts that may not be ready until the last moment. That is [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 1, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Project Builds Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,