Part Design & Tech

An in depth look at how and why we make the parts the way we do, along with evolutionary changes to existing parts.

Apr 062012
 
My First BRZ Part

Its not really the very first part as we know of a few that already fit the car, but this is at least the first part made specifically for the car. One of our most popular parts for the EJ engine (current Subaru Engine design) is our lightweight crank pulley. Its been a staple for PERRIN for a long long time, and its only obvious that we need to continue this tradition of removing a few pounds from the rotating […Continue Reading…]

Oct 032011
 
BigTube Equal Length Header

A new part brought to you by….. you!   Over the last few years our Equal Length Header has been one of our most popular and most loved parts we have made.  From the beginning we choose a perfect size tube for the primaries which produced more power and quicker turbo response compared to any other header out there.   This was proven first by us, then by customers on forums and other shops. Even though its been a  huge […Continue Reading…]

Feb 112011
 
ALTA BOV Spring Upgrade

The ALTA BOV Spring Upgrade is a better alternative to the more expensive complete replacement BOV’s other competitors sell.  Our competitors sell you the JCW replacement part which is an upgrade for a MCS, but not for a JCW.  We took this a step further and created this simpler, better performing spring upgrade that is an upgrade for both JCW and MCS models!   So Simple, Yet So Effective The ALTA BOV Spring Uprade for your stock Blow Off Valve […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on February 11, 2011 MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Aug 102010
 
07+ Cooper S Intake System Design

Cold Air Intake System Design and Testing Our intake system started out simple using a combination of silicon steel and some other sheet metal parts.  In dealing with other cars with MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensors we knew it was important to keep diameters and orientation of the sensor similar to stock.  Looking to make the intake the best we could, and knowing customers would be wanting a true cold air intake we starting working toward that goal. But we […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 10, 2010 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 092010
 
07+ Cooper S Panel Filter Tech

As with many of our ALTA products we start out simple and build upon them until they meet our customers’ demands and or our own internal goals.  With any new vehicle we start with the things we know customer are going to want. The obvious things like exhaust, swaybars and of course the intake!  When the first 07+ Cooper S was release we started with the intake system first to see what we could gain from it. The first thing […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on August 9, 2010 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 102010
 
Evolution of ALTA R56 Intercooler

Evolution of the ALTA R56 Intercooler ALTA was the first to bring you a larger front mounted intercooler for your R56 and JCW, we were the first to bring you proven dyno performance, we were the first to being you solid temperature data, and the first R56 to break the 280WHP mark with our intercooler, proving our intercooler works for all levels of cars. In the rest of this article you will read about how we came up with our […Continue Reading…]

Jul 012010
 
The Original PERRIN Part... Uppipe...

The term uppipe, where did this come from?  Definitely not from Subaru, but most likely from some crazy Subaru Enthusiast.  Where ever this term came from, I remember first seeing the term use on I-Club forums (now known as NASIOC).  This strange part people were calling an Uppipe is what drove me to start coming up with high performance parts for Subarus. Over the years I have this term so much that I added it to my Microsoft Word Dictionaries. […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on July 1, 2010 Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , , ,
Mar 282009
 
Proving the PWI-2 Water Injection System

NEEDS TEXT FROM NASIOC     Progressive-ness of the PWI-2 system. The PERRIN PWI-1 system stood out amongst competitive systems because of it being one of the first truly progressive water injection systems. The new PWI-2 is still just as progressive as the older system but it stands out from the crowd for a few other reasons. Less expensive non-progressive systems are simple and cheap, and are restricted to a fixed volume of water that can be delivered.  These systems […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on March 28, 2009 Dyno Test & Tune, Part Design & Tech Tagged with: , , ,