First Look

First look at cars and new parts we are working on. May contain material that will cause you to call us….

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, First Look 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...]

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 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...]

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: , , , , ,
Oct 242012
 
ALTA Adjustable Tensioner Stop

If you have ever had your stock belt dampener wear out or fail, then you probably know you can’t just buy the dampener, you have to buy the entire $250+ assembly. We solve this very popular problem with our new ALTA Adjustable Tensioner Stop. Its a replacement for the dampener but in the form of something completely different. This part was designed after an employee suffered a belt failure, which destroyed a crank pulley (very common and pictured below), which [...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...]

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, First Look Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 032012
 
BRZ Front Pipe Design and Proving

Sticking with the theme of free flowing and 2.5″ tubing, the next restriction in the exhaust system after the catback exhaust is the Front Pipe for the BRZ. For all you STI and WRX fans, think of this as the downpipe for the BRZ.  Looking at the diagram below, you can see the Front Pipe is after the header and over pipe, but before the catback system. The Front Pipe consists of two flanges, a catalytic converter, and a strange rectangle  resonator. [...Continue Reading...]

May 122012
 
BRZ Is Here!

Dealer called me last week saying our BRZ was going to be delivered on the 15th. Thursday May 10th, a BRZ was delivered in Seattle and I just had this feeling… Friday May 11th, Kalei at Wentworth Subaru called me up and told me the best news I had heard all week!  YOUR BRZ IS HERE Below are some of the pics I took while at the dealer on Friday. Before we get to the pics, I took a rather [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on May 12, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, First Look