Monthly Archives: August 2015

Klaus Schuler Rotated Build

Klaus came to us with a Spun rod bearing! He decided that this time he wanted to go big, and we mean really big! After a lot of discussions with the AJW Performance team Klaus decided to go with a rotated turbo kit from Perrin Performance and a GTX3076R a big massive Turbocharger! Kalus also utilized various supporting mods such as a brand new STi BBBB short block with Manley forged pistons. He also went this some MSI fuel rails, Perrin headers, and more! We will cover more of Klaus’s build in the next blog dedicated to this car. We are going for a reliable 450 WHP, so we’re pretty excited to see this build come together so quickly!

Motor Build for Casey Cobb

Hello again everyone! For you who follow our blog you know we JUST finished up a motor build for Jason Nelson. Around the time we finished that motor build we began interacting with Casey Cobb who had spun a bearing in his EJ255. Spun bearings can be common with Subaru WRX/STis as well as ringland failure and slew of other issues. Casey came to us trying to make a budget of about $6,000 dollars and was hopeful that we could get his motor up and running for that price.

Performance Installs – Grimmspeed Up-pipe, EWG, and Headers!

Sean McGonagle gave us a call and advised us that he wanted to do some more performance parts on his 2011 WRX. Sean had service done with us in the past when it came to installing his downpipe and exhaust, and when his transmission went we took care of him and gave him the best service we could. He loves the car and wanted to give it a little more pep, and requested some info on headers, and external wastegates. With our consultation we decided to order him some Borla Headers, and Grimmspeed 38/40mm Uppipe, and a Turbosmart Comp 40. We also provided Sean with a Grimmspeed manual boost controller, and a grimmspeed wastegate block off bracket. Sean wanted to get the parts installed fast and we were able to get him in the next week.

2015 WRX Brake Overhaul

Stopping power is pretty important, without it your car is not going to slow down when you enter that corner. Faulty, or cheap brake pads and rotors can really make a car much less fun! One of our more recent customers named Peter, came to us wanting to upgrade the brakes for his 2015 WRX. Peter desired a more solid feeling brake pedal, which is a common complaint amongst GR Chassis WRX’s and STi’s and now the new 2015’s as well. While we knew obtaining aftermarket front brake pads and rotors would be no issue, the rear had the potential to cause some trouble. There are multiple kits available for the front, but the rears are not yet available. Thankfully we are an official dealer for Subaru parts and we were able to get the new rear rotors in just a day or so! To our surprise Stoptech also makes a rear brake pad for the 2015 WRX as well.