Dec 162007
 
2008 STI Exposed

So I am just sitting there responding to some NASIOC posts, and I get the call…… “Your 2008 STI is here!!!” our good buddy at our dealer tells me.  This was a huge surprise to us as we had all been told they would be in by the end of January!  It’s December, and we already got our car.  Time to get to work! When ever we get a new car, the first thing we do is go over all [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on December 16, 2007 About Your Car, New Cars Exposed Tagged with: , , ,
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...]

 Posted by on November 17, 2007 Project Builds Tagged with: ,
Nov 172007
 
ProImage Performance's Rotated Turbo Tune

One of our long time local dealers Pro-Image Performance, had seen our SEMA 2006 STI limited and wanted to build their 2006 STI to be just like it.  Josh and his father both are big time track guys, and both have 2006 STI€™s.  As Josh does one thing, his father follows along and does the same thing.  They both got bored with bolt on performance, and decided to get the PERRIN Complete GT3076R Turbo Kit.  This kit includes everything to [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 17, 2007 Dyno Test & Tune, Turbocharger Testing Tagged with: , , , , ,
Nov 112007
 
Borg Warner EFR-7163 Test and Tune

All Testing was done at the 1.2, 1.5, 1.7 and 1.9 bar of boost. Below are tall the 1.7 bar runs which are the most consistent ones i had to compare with all turbos. Not the best comparison because this is the one where the TGV housing was closed on my car. So it was killing the HP up top. Since the smaller turbo spooled slower, its possible that it effect spool a little as well.     Below was [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on November 11, 2007 Dyno Test & Tune, Turbocharger Testing
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...]

 Posted by on October 25, 2007 Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , ,
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...]

 Posted by on October 23, 2007 Project Builds Tagged with: , , , ,
Oct 202007
 
2008 WRX GT3071R Dyno Test and Tune

Besides building a fast and cool looking 2008 WRX, we had a goal to showcase a turbo that I think should be the most popular for the normal guy thinking of a turbo kit for his 2.5L Turbo motor. The GT3071R!  This turbo gets overlooked quite often.  It easily makes 350WHP on an STI, and on race fuel/Water injection 400WHP can also be had easily.  The GT3076R (the more popular turbo) is also good for these numbers, but can easily [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on October 20, 2007 Dyno Test & Tune, Project Builds, Turbocharger Testing Tagged with: , , , ,
Oct 172007
 
2008 WRX Hatch Build Up

It€™s a love hate relationship with any new model of car that comes out.  You either love it, or hate it, but eventually it grows on you.  I personally love the hatchback look from the side, and front, but the back is a little scary.  But a few simple things can fix that.  Getting rid of the chrome parts for painted or black out parts is a huge part of the formula.  Then lower it a bit with some nice [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on October 17, 2007 Project Builds Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Aug 172007
 
PERRIN T31 Rotated Turbo kit vs. T3 Rotated Turbo Kit

This is an Nasioc Post we made regarding our older T31 turbo kits and changes we made to make the kit better. FITTMENT ISSUES First off fitment issues with the PERRIN turbo kit, are not common. While we have had issues time to time, we have taken care of those who had them.  I should say we have taken care of those who have called us and explained their problem.  There are a lot of our kits out there, and [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 17, 2007 Forum Posts, Part Design & Tech, Turbocharger Testing Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 172007
 
My Lotus Elise Turbo Build

First let’s start with the car. I am not going to get into the stats of the car in stock form.  Its by no means is it the fastest car, or the highest G load car, but it does everything pretty well, especially handling and feel.  I have owned it for almost 2 years now and has been up for sale 2 times, but never sold.  Mainly because I didn’t really want to get rid of it!  Well I decided [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 17, 2007 Dyno Test & Tune, Project Builds Tagged with: , , , , ,