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: , , , , , ,
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...]

Aug 032012
 
BRZ/FR-S Part Proving.... All Bolt-Ons Part 2  (Header Tests)

…..Continued from BRZ/FR-S Part Proving…. All Bolt-Ons Part 1 This was the first time we had tested our headers on the dyno. Based on the things we know about the car and some of its variables, we knew it would be key to do this all on the same day as all the other parts. This ensures that the HP gains we saw were legit. After seeing some peoples dyno results showing huge gains of 15-20 WHP I was excited [...Continue Reading...]

Aug 032012
 
BRZ/FR-S Part Proving.... All Bolt-Ons Part 1

After our first dyno testing we did on all our exhaust pieces and intake parts, we created a ton of buzz in the BRZ/FR-S world. Being the first to do this, sparked many other vendors to do the same. We may not have been posting up tons of dyno graphs recently, but we have been spending most of our time learning about this new engine. Since we can now tune the ECU, we are able to see many things going [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 3, 2012 About Your Car, BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Aug 032012
 
JCW Catback Testing on a 2012 JCW Coupe

Its been a while since we had a new Mini part to dyno test and tune and this part is well worth the wait. The ALTA JCW Catback (fits Cooper S as well) replaces the entire exhaust system from the downpipe to the back of the car. This means you keep your stock downpipe which is the ONLY downpipe that doesn’t throw check engine lights or cause other emissions related problems. Just like our catback for the other cars, its [...Continue Reading...]

 Posted by on August 3, 2012 Dyno Test & Tune, MINI Only Tagged with: , , , , , ,