Jan 072013

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, 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…]

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: , , , , , , , , , , ,
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…]

Oct 162012
How-To Datalog with ECUTEK's ProECU

From time to time we may as you to do a datalog of your car. This could be for many reasons, but most likely its because we want to ensure your map is running the way we want it to. So what is a Datalog?  A data log is just that, a log of data!  The type of data being logged are parameters and information your ECU is using to control your engine. These are things like Engine RPM, Ignition […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on October 16, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, ECU Tuning, How-To's Tagged with: , , , , ,
Oct 162012
How-To Flash Your PERRIN Tune On Your BRZ/FR-S

Every PERRIN customer that purchases a ECUTEK ProECU Cable setup from us, gets the kit shown below. This consists of the OBD2 Cable which is what lets your PC to talk to your ECU and a special dongle that is the key that lets the software work. This dongle is very important as it lets the ProECU software function as well as stores your licenses to allow your ECU to be flashed. Getting Familiar with ECUTEK Flashing Before we get […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on October 16, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, ECU Tuning, How-To's Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Oct 102012
How-To Install EcuTek ProECU Software

This is guide to help you install your new ECUTEK ProECU software and hardware from PERRIN Performance. We will first cover installing all the software needed for you to load maps/tunes/Roms onto your car. Then we will show you how to load the actual tune onto your car, and finally how to datalog how your car is running if requested to do. First and most important is to make sure your computer can get online. This may sound like a […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on October 10, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, ECU Tuning, How-To's Tagged with: , , , , , ,