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: , , , , , ,
Jul 042012
BRZ/FR-S ECU Tuning Has Begun

A few of us lucky tuners were able to get our hands on the Beta ECUTEK ProECU software to tune the new BRZ and FR-S. ECUTEK is a UK company that has been reverse engineering ECU’s(Engine Control Units) in Subaru’s for 10 years now. This is as long as we have been building parts for Subaru’s so by no means are they new to the tuning world. Since June 27th at about 11am, we have been testing and tuning working […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on July 4, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune, ECU Tuning Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jun 202012
MINI R56 DTC's List

This is probably the most boring Blog post ever. Below is a quick list of all the weird CEL’s/DTC’s we see with the Mini Cooper Turbo models. This can be helpful as many code readers do not catch these.   MINI R56 CHECK ENGINE CODES P2710 Tank Lid Max P2711 Tank Lid Min P2718 DMTL Heating Max P2719 DMTL Heating Min P271B DMTL Heating Signal P271C Fuel Supply System Max P2727 DMTL Tank Leakage Max P2728 DMTL Tank Leakage Min […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on June 20, 2012 About Your Car, MINI Only Tagged with: , , ,
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 Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 052012
BRZ Intake Design and Proving... Part 1

In our world, intakes are not all created equal. Intakes generally require an ECU retune to compensate for the change in airflow readings. This is because intake manufacturers can use a variety of different style MAF flanges, tubing sizes, and even bends before and after the MAF sensor can all create different readings for the ECU. These readings can affect how the car runs in all conditions, but most importantly under full throttle. An intake can cause a dangerously lean […Continue Reading…]

Jun 042012
BRZ Overpipe Design and Proving

For those that have been following us on our posts about the exhaust pieces we have been making, this diagram is for sure a repeat. For the new guys seeing this for the first time, its good to understand where this part falls in line with the BRZ/FR-S exhaust. Why is this part called the overpipe? Easy, it goes OVER the subframe, and its a pipe. WRX owners can think of this like its an uppipe, because it goes after […Continue Reading…]

 Posted by on June 4, 2012 BRZ / FR-S, Dyno Test & Tune 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…]