AEM Press Release – AEM Air Intake for 2014 Subaru Forester XT Premium & Touring 2.0L Turbo Boosts Power!

March 27th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


The Subaru Impreza share its platform with several Subaru sub-models including the WRX, WRX STi, and the compact crossover SUV known as the Subaru Forester. The 2014 Subaru Forester combines the versatility of a small crossover SUV with the handling and fuel efficiency of a compact car. Top of the line 2014 Subaru Forester XT models received a sporty new 2.0-liter turbo charged and intercooled direct injection FA20 engine also used in the VA series 2015 Subaru WRX. The 2014 Subaru Forester XT 2.0L turbo engine is mated to a lineartronic CVT transmission with paddle shifters for a fun-to-drive crossover SUV.

AEM has a solid reputation for making Subaru cold air intake systems and the AEM cold air intake for the VA series Subaru WRX 2.0L turbo FA20 models was shown to make impressive power gains. Borrowing from the experience gained developing a 2015 Subaru WRX intake system, AEM has applied those insights to creating a 2014 Subaru Forester XT 2.0L turbo air intake 21-742C. Dyno testing shows that the AEM 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 air intake produced an amazing estimated 23 horsepower maximum increase at the wheels of an otherwise stock Forester. All of the design features of the AEM performance 2014 Subaru Forester XT Premium & Touring 2.0L Turbo air intake system were tuned to improve horsepower and torque delivery across the entire RPM range, making it a power increase that can be used even during average driving situations.

At AEM Induction Systems our engineers design our intake systems as a fully integrated component of the vehicle. Improved horsepower is only part of the intake development equation. The 21-742C AEM intake system utilizes a mandrel bent aluminum air intake tube powder coated in a charcoal gray color to place the AEM Dryflow air filter toward the front of the engine compartment. With the help of the powder coated application specific heat shield, the AEM 2014 Subaru Forester XT 2.0L turbo air intake is able to make use of the cool dense air coming from the stock cold air inlet. This AEM air intake system comes equipped with a non-oiled AEM Dryflow air filter 21-202DK which delivers high airflow, excellent filtration, and exceptional engine protection. AEM Dryflow air filters are washable, reusable, free of air filter oil, and are backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

The AEM 2014 Subaru Forester XT 2.0L turbo air intake system is an excellent performance upgrade for increased acceleration, improved power delivery, and more smiles per gallon. This is a complete AEM short ram air intake system including an application specific heat shield, all the necessary hardware, and step by step installation instructions. To provide peace of mind, AEM Induction Systems stands behind its products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

For more information on this product, check out AEM.

PERRIN Press Release – New Radiator Shroud for 2015 WRX/STI!

March 24th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


Clean up your engine bay with the PERRIN Radiator Shroud kit for your 2015 WRX/STI.

Stock or Aftermarket Intake Compatibility
Included are two different pieces to be compatible with both the stock intake and aftermarket cold air intakes. This makes purchasing the PERRIN Radiator Shroud a one-time purchase.

Complete Kit
Each Radiator Shroud kit comes as a three-piece set to fit your vehicle regardless of which intake is installed. This also allows you to improve the look of your engine bay before and/or after you add an aftermarket intake down the road.

The unique two-piece design makes compatibility a non-issue with stock vs. aftermarket intake setups. Made from aluminum, it is corrosive proof in those states with salt used during the winter time.

Color Choices
This PERRIN Performance product features a durable powder coat finish. PERRIN powder coating is available in either red or black and are accented with a wrinkled texture finish to match your other PERRIN parts.

For more information on this product, check out PERRIN.

COBB Tuning Press Release – New 2015 Subaru STI SF Airbox and Intake!

March 20th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


This COBB SF intake and integrated airbox for the 2015 Subaru WRX STI looks great and has the combined benefits of a short ram intake and a cold air intake without any of the negatives.

This system utilizes several unique features in an effort to maintain optimal flow for performance while minimizing turbulence that can cause engine management problems. From a custom conical cloth air-filter element, we use a CFD-designed velocity stack leading to an unique air flow straightener grid. This straightener grid is specifically designed to smooth the incoming air flow as it passes the Mass Air Flow sensor for precise readings. This eliminates the “dead spots” experienced by other aftermarket intakes due to turbulence. No other aftermarket Subaru intake system utilizes these critical design elements.

In order to provide a system that looks as good on the outside as the technical advancements happening on the inside, we utilize a one piece design constructed from a high temperature plastic composite. Not only does this save weight compared to the previous metal design, the plastic composite material offers much better heat rejection properties that help keep intake air temperatures cooler. In contrast, intake systems constructed using metal castings or piping can actually retain underhood heat and in turn heat the incoming air.

The SF Air Box adds the benefits of a cold air intake to the outstanding performance of the SF Intake. The factory inlet directs cold air from the front grill to the SF Air, which encloses the SF intake. Hot engine bay air that robs horsepower is prevented from entering the intake system. This unique design also separates rainwater from the intake air, eliminating the water ingestion issues that plague in-fender cold air intakes.

Calibrations – All aftermarket intakes for 08+ Subarus require tuning in order to ensure the MAF sensor reads properly and the engine operates within safe parameters. COBB Tuning has you covered with Off-The-Shelf Maps for the Accessport, making it as easy as install, flash and go! Head over to the Subaru Accessport Map Database to view the full selection of SF Intake Maps for your vehicle.


  • Composite Intake Body for Heat Rejection
  • Integrated Velocity Stack & Airflow Straighteners
  • Cleanable, Reusable Custom Filter Element
  • Uses Factory Snorkel to Feed Cold Air to Airbox
  • Benefits of CAI without Water Ingestion Issues

For more information on this product, check out COBB.

TurboXS Press Release – Brand New Top Mount Intercooler for 2015 Subaru WRX!

March 16th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


TurboXS introduces our Top Mount Intercooler for the 2015 Subaru WRX. The W15-TMIC is a direct bolt-on replacement intercooler designed to dramatically increase intake air cooling capability and horsepower over the diminutive stock intercooler.


  • 13 x 10 x 4 inch core is 68% larger than stock and is the largest available
  • Cast Aluminum End TanksBar and Plate Core
  • CNC Milled Billet Aluminum Mounting Brackets
  • Compatible with OEM Charge Pipe
  • Compatible with OEM Engine Cover (Minor Trimming Required
  • Direct OEM Replacement with all Hardware Included

For more information on this product, check out TurboXS.

PERRIN Performance Press Release – Clean Up the Sloppy Shifter Feel In 6-Speed Manual 2015 WRXs!

March 12th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


The PERRIN shifter bushing reduces the sloppy feeling during quick gear changes, giving the driver a more precise feel when shifting, especially that crucial 2nd-3rd shift.

The PERRIN Shifter bushing is solid brass with specifically placed O-rings which eliminate slop but allows for natural drivetrain movement. Simply replaces the OEM rubber shifter bushing that is easy to install with no special tools required.

For more information on this product, check out PERRIN.

Turbosmart Press Release – NEW 2015 WRX Smart Part BOV!

March 6th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


Our latest Type 5 Dual Port BOV made specifically for the 2015 WRX features the innovative new Smart Port drive-by-wire friendly staging technology that gives you the response of a plumb-back valve, with the high performance benefits of a vent-to-atmosphere valve. The Smart Port system involves a new piston manufacturing process utilizing specialized alloys and coatings, along with a revolutionary new vent to atmosphere trumpet design. These new designs allow for very fast response while also providing enhanced sealing. The result is quicker spool-up and better performance on modern drive-by-wire vehicles.

Smart Piston Design
The new Smart Port piston is made from aerospace alloy, reducing the weight of the piston, and improving the response of the valve.A new military-spec coating technique is applied to the surface of the piston. This low-friction material also helps make the BOV more responsive than any previous Type 5 BOV, plus has excellent wear resistant characteristics – extending the working life of the BOV.

Smart Trumpet Design
Turbosmart’s new Smart Port trumpet allows the use of a softer spring in the body of the BOV to aid in valve response to the plumb back port, while still retaining the ability to vent to atmosphere.

For more information on this product, check out Turbosmart.

GrimmSpeed Press Release – New Top Mount Intercooler Kit For 08-14 WRX, 05-09 LGT!

March 3rd, 2015 by Ernest Lo


You probably already know that you want an intercooler with maximum cooling and minimum restriction, but when it comes to selecting the right ‘man for the job’, we think it’s important to understand why. As air is pressurized by your turbo, it heats up, not because of the heat of the turbocharger, but because when they’re compressed, the atoms in the air are forced closer together and as a result, move faster and have more energy. That energy manifests itself as heat. The more heat we can remove from the system, the denser the air becomes and that’s what helps eliminate pre-detonation, or ‘knock’, allowing for increased output from your system. Your OEM TMIC does just fine at stock boost under normal use, but as soon as you start putting some real heat into it with higher boost or harder use, it heat-soaks beyond recovery.

Predictably, both intercoolers were seeing similar Pre-IC temperatures on each run (180-190F peak), but while the GrimmSpeed Uncoated TMIC kept Post-IC temperatures between 30-40F the entire time, the OEM TMIC fluctuated between 35-75F. This is the kind of consistent cooling that you should expect from a high quality TMIC and is a function of the geometry and design of the bar and plate core. Our high density core has a massive heat transfer surface area but maintains a large enough cross-sectional flow area that there’s very little added restriction.

Quick Specs

  • 17.5in x 8.7in x 3.5in Cross Flow Core – careful balance of high heat transfer and low pressure drop
  • Cast Aluminum End Tanks – machined BPV flange for precision fit and perfect seal
  • 5-Ply Silicone Couplers – custom molded and reinforced for demanding environments
  • Wide-Mouth Splitter – collects air from the entire width of the scoop
  • Vibration Isolation Mounting – protect the intercooler system from fatigue due to vibration
  • Stainless Steel BPV Studs – avoid the risk of damaging fragile aluminum threads
  • Cleaned, Inspected and Sealed Prior to Shipping – prevent motor damage due to foreign matter


For more information on this product, check out GrimmSpeed.

COBB Tuning Press Release – 2015 Subaru WRX CVT Support!

February 24th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


The COBB Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible, and easiest to use ECU upgrade solution for your Subaru. Unlock power hidden within the vehicle by replacing conservative factory settings with more aggressive calibrations. Follow our staged upgrade path with pre-loaded Off-The-Shelf (OTS) maps or use custom mapping for any modification level. It’s the last engine management solution you’ll ever need.

2015 WRX CVT now Supported!

For more information on this product, check out COBB.

PERRIN Press Release – EBCS Pro for 2015 WRX!

February 20th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


The 3-port Electronic Boost Control Solenoid (EBCS Pro) is designed to control today’s high performance turbochargers with its ultra-fast response and bomb-proof design. The PERRIN EBCS Pro was the first and original aftermarket boost control solenoid, and now we have taken it one step further with the EBCS Pro!

Custom High Performance Solenoid
The custom made solenoid coil and valve are made specific to PERRIN specs. This allows the valve to operate almost 2 times faster, flow almost 50% more than competitors’ designs. The EBCS Pro also works with OEM ECUs without causing check engine lights. To fully utilize the EBCS Pro, an ECU recalibration is NEEDED to ensure no overboosting occurs.

Direct Plug & Play, Car Specific
The PERRIN male OEM connector is specific to the 2015+ WRX (FA20 DIT). This ensures a properly sealed and solid connection between the EBCS Pro and the ECU. With its unique design, installation is simple and much quicker than competitors’ products.

Solenoid Construction
The main valve body of the EBCS Pro is made of corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated brass with proper seals to withstand the temperatures and oils seen in a boost control system. Other features unique to the PERRIN EBCS Pro:

  • Short piston stroke.
  • Balanced piston, immune to different boost levels.
  • Very few parts.
  • Solenoid isolated from contaminated air.
  • Extremely long life.
  • Operates in vacuum up to 120 psi.

Anodized Aluminum Multi-port Body
The body of the EBCS Pro is made of 6061 aluminum so it can easily survive under-hood temperatures. The unique PERRIN configuration allows the EBCS Pro to be ultra-compact and work with multiple boost control system setups (internal and external wastegates). This allows the part to adapt to your ever-changing setups.

Nickel Plated Connectors
High quality nickel plated brass fittings resist corrosion and will not break. For race professionals, the EBCS Pro will also accept AN fittings for the best connection possible.

Includes Everything You Need
Every EBCS Pro comes with 6ft of vacuum hose so you can route and mount your EBCS anywhere under the hood. The EBCS kit includes additional hardware for all applications.

The PERRIN EBCS Pro comes with a laser cut stainless steel mounting bracket which will never corrode and provides a solid mounting surface. Brackets are specifically designed for use with each year of WRX & STI.

For more information on this product, check out PERRIN.

PERRIN Press Release – New Cam Solenoid Guards for 2015 WRX!

February 9th, 2015 by Ernest Lo


Accessorize the front of your engine while protecting the vulnerable plastic cam solenoid connectors with PERRIN‘s new Cam Solenoid Guards for 2015 WRX!

The PERRIN Performance Cam Solenoid Guards serve both aesthetic and protection functions simultaneously. Cover up the unsightly and exposed AVCS solenoids within minutes–no special tools required. The covers come in black and red to match your other PERRIN parts. The anodized coating allows your parts to continue looking great after many miles of use.

The Solenoid Guards will help protect the fragile plastic AVCS solenoid connectors when working in your engine bay. During engine removals, it’s common to bump the connectors causing them to become damaged and break off. At $100+ for each AVCS solenoid, the Solenoid Guards are a minimal investment to protect your car! Even one broken solenoid will put your car out of commission until a replacement is installed.

The PERRIN Performance Cam Solenoid Guards are constructed of CNC 6061-T6 aluminum with precision mounting holes to fit perfectly over your cam solenoids. The aluminum construction will resist corrosion in those areas where salt is used during the winter time.

Anodized for protection from the elements, the smooth finish will look awesome for years to come. The PERRIN Cam Solenoid Guards are available in black or red anodizing finishes.

5 Year Warranty
PERRIN Performance warrants to the original purchaser that all PERRIN products will be free from defects in material and workmanship within a sixty (60) month period from the date of purchase. *Some exclusions apply

For more information on this product, check out PERRIN.

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