Tanabe Press Release – New Sustec Front Strut Tower Bar for 2015 Subaru WRX/STI!

April 14th, 2015 by Ernest Lo

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The new Tanabe Sustec front strut tower bar is one of the most cost efficient upgrades that can be added to your 2015 Subaru WRX/STI. Providing a very high degree of benefit in handling and stability that is felt immediately after installing, it is often one of the first modifications performed on a vehicle. The Tanabe Sustec Tower Bar has been very popular due to its low price and high functionality. By physically connecting the strut towers, the tower bar increases rigidity in that area, allowing the damping system to work as designed and minimizing changes in suspension geometry.

For more information on this strut bar, check out Tanabe.

COBB Press Release – New COBB 20B Turbo For 2008-15 Subaru WRX STI!

April 7th, 2015 by Ernest Lo

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The COBB 20G is an ideal turbo upgrade for those looking to increase the top-end power of their STI while maintaining low and mid-range response. Capable of producing 400hp and retaining excellent throttle response, the COBB 20G is a perfect turbocharger for street or track use!

-Single Scroll exhaust housing
-Offset compressor outlet for more room around the throttle by wire connector
-Sleeve bearing turbo with 360 degree thrust bearings with modified oiling strategy for greater thrust capacity

Compressor-
Inducer: 52.5mm
Exducer: 68mm

Turbine-
Inducer:  55.8mm
Exducer: 49.2mm

Features

  • 20G Compressor Housing with 68mm Billet Wheel
  • 8cm^2 Turbine Housing with 55.8mm Wheel (TD05H)
  • 640 CFM
  • 57 A/R
  • 1 Bar Actuator

For more information on this turbocharger, check out COBB.

PERRIN Press Release – New Wing Stabilizer for 2011-2014 STI!

March 31st, 2015 by Ernest Lo

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The PERRIN STI Wing Stabilizer reduces flex and bounce in your wing while adding WRC styling.

Eliminate Wing Bounce
Fitting perfectly between the wing and trunk lid, the PERRIN Wing Stabilizer supports your wing from excessive vibration and vertical movement, eradicating bounce in the wing. Simply place the stabilizer(s) under the wing and secure it using our 3M VHB tape. This makes installation of our stabilizer a solid yet completely reversible upgrade.

Construction
The PERRIN Wing Stabilizer has a tapering airfoil shape which reduces drag and greatly reduces the possibility of added noise. Molded from black plastic with an OEM like texture, wing stabilizers look good right out of the box or paint them for a color matched OEM look.

Configuration
Recommended configurations include using a single stabilizer to eliminate wing bounce all together and two stabilizers for an aggressive WRC look. Configurations of three or more wings can be accomplished with modifications; instructions include directions on how to install up to three wing stabilizers.

For more information on this product, check out PERRIN.

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

March 27th, 2015 by Ernest Lo

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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

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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.

Construction
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

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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.

Features

  • 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

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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.

Features:

  • 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

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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

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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

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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

Fitments

For more information on this product, check out GrimmSpeed.

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