Product Spotlight: Stoptech Big Brake Kit for the BRZ/FRS

This week we could like to take a look at Stoptechs performance upgrade Big Brake Kit. These kits are amazing in quality and bang for your buck. Featuring massive calipers for 4 pot pistons they also include braided stainless steel lines, and slotted or drilled rotors. 

They are available now at our store below!

Available here:…egory=10971073

“StopTech’s Balanced Brake Upgrade kits equip your Subaru BRZ with larger two or four piston calipers and plus sized StopTech AeroRotors. StopTech big brake kits provide a neutral biased brake system that will improve safety and performance on and off the track as well as add a striking visual enhancement that is second to none. StopTech big brake kits also include stainless steel brake lines and StopTech performance brake pads to complete the package.

Adding the StopTech ST-40 front or ST-22 rear calipers to your BRZ as part of the Balanced Brake Kit will give you the advantage of one of the stiffest calipers on the market. StopTech’s calipers incorporate their bolt-in bridge, which is strong enough to dramatically reduce caliper distortion yet does not sacrifice the caliper’s cooling. The squeeze forged StopTech calipers have the least flex of any tested after market or OEM caliper. The air channel in the bridge is designed to help air flow through the retainer, resulting in better cooling. A stiffer caliper on your BRZ means improved performance without added vibration, noise or pad taper. You will also benefit from better pedal feel under extreme braking conditions. You can brake confidently, knowing your calipers are staying cool as you dive into the next corner.

The StopTech big brake kit uses StopTech’s patented Two-Piece Floating Directional Aero Rotors with your choice of several rotor diameters, featuring their innovative leading and trailing edge designed cooling vanes. The unique vanes inside the disc maximize airflow through the AeroRotor to reduce turbulence and flow more air than any rotor tested. AeroRotors provide up to 80% better airflow over original equipment rotors and 10-30% better airflow than other directional vaned racing rotors. What does that mean for you? Your Subaru BRZ’s rotors will stay cooler lap after lap (or stoplight after stoplight). Cooler rotors are less prone to warping and cracking, and will also help to prevent brake fade and/or failure.

StopTech makes their own stainless steel brake lines in Southern California. StopTech is a DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) registered supplier of stainless steel brake lines. Line material and fittings are all made from the highest quality parts available. StopTech’s brake lines feature a clear, abrasion-resistant cover for maximum protection against chaffing. Necessary quality control procedures are in place to ensure lines are the correct length and every fully assembled StopTech stainless steel brake line is tested to a pressure of 4,500 psi.

The supplied StopTech performance street pads are an excellent choice for the daily driven BRZ and function great for the occasional autocross. If regular trips to autocross events or serious track days are in your BRZ’s future, be sure to purchase a more appropriate pad for those events.

StopTech big brake kits calipers are commonly available in Red & Black, but can be special ordered in Silver, Blue, Yellow or Gold at an additional charge and with additional lead times. Please call if you are interested in special order caliper colors.

Anti-corrosion gold zinc coating benefits those who live in cold climates, where snow and road salt are commonly encountered, or those who would prefer no visible surface rust on the vanes and outer circumference of their rotors. This option will add to lead times, please call for more information.”


REMEMBER: Always use anti-seize when installing new products it will make your life much easier when you uninstall or change parts!


They feature an air dam that draws more air in to cool down the brakes.
The kit also includes everything that you need for the front, including the brackets for the calipers, the calipers themselves, pads and rotors.



The Calipers have a large piston and a smaller piston, one is 40mm and the other is 34mm.

Stoptech advises in their instruction manual to not use brake clean, which is important. As always make sure you remove the rust inhibitor coating on your rotors prior to installation or else you could damage your brake pads.


Photos of the finished product and brake lines


Rear Sport Kit

These can be purchased here:…egory=10971073

“StopTech Sport Kits represent excellent performance at an excellent value by providing significant brake performance improvements using direct-replacement (OEM) sized components. Sport Kits are the easiest way to upgrade your rotors, brake lines and pads for improved braking performance while retaining the existing factory calipers and wheel fitment.

StopTech Power Slot Rotors will increase the looks and performance of your BRZ. The unique slotted friction surface helps wipe away debris that can form between the pad and the disc, provides more initial pad bite, improves cooling, and will add a sporty aesthetic. All Power Slot rotors feature a friction surface coating to prevent glazing as well as a durable black e-coating on the center sections to prevent corrosion and enhance the look of aftermarket wheels.

StopTech Performance Pads are a great option for those that are looking for a good all around street pad that may see limited track time. Designed with a higher heat tolerance and temperature range, the StopTech Performance pads will out perform most other OEM quality pads on the street or track. Para-aramid composites provide linear response regardless of pad temperature. You can expect increased dust but a minimal increase in noise. These are also standard in StopTech’s big brake kits.

StopTech Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines reduce the brake system’s compliance and improve brake pedal feel and modulation. StopTech’s Stainless Steel Brake Lines are D.O.T. compliant and designed specifically to fit your BRZ. All necessary brackets and fasteners for easy installation. All necessary brackets and fasteners for easy installation.”



The AJW Performance 818 Exhaust Has Arrived

Our 818 Exhaust has finally arrived! The AJW Performance Exhaust has been in development for several months and has gained a huge audience on the Factory Five Forums. Our original thread can be found here:




The AJW Performance exhaust features full 304 Stainless Steel construction and contains a Bell mouth flange into a full 3 inch system,. It includes the Turbo to downpipe gasket for added¬†convenience and also contains an extra o2 bung for air fuel gauges. AJW Performance also offers Vibrant Performance’s full suite of aftermarket catalytic converters, resonators, and mufflers to create one of the most adjustable exhaust on the market.

The exhaust was designed so that it did not need to be welded, and vibrant’s easy seal clamps help to assist with that. Pricing starts at $175 and there are other options like the ones below available.

Purchase your here:!/AJW-Performance-818-Exhaust/p/47345257/category=12313138

Catalytic Coverters
High Flow Race Cat (Race)
Street Metal Core (Race)
Street Ceramic Core (Street)
Street Mufflers
Ultra Quiet Resonator (3 in Outlet 14 in long)
SS Reasonator (3 in Outlet 12 in long)
SS Reasonator (3 in Outlet 18 in long)
SS Reasonator (3 in Outlet 18 in long w/ 5 in Res Body
Race Mufflers
3 In Outlet 9 in Long 3.75 Muffler Body OD
3 In Outlet 5 In Long (Special order)
Lightweight Aluminum Muffler
Race Muffler 3 In Outlet 5 In OD x 14 in Overall length
Exhaust Sleeve (Need 2 per Cat, or Muffler)
Easy Seal Clamp 3in

AJW Performance Timing Belt Repairs on a Customer Vehicle

We had a very productive and busy week here at AJW Performance! This week consisted of a total of 3 alignments, a Subaru maintenance job, and dozens of part sales!
We came from Subaru, so that is what we know best! A customer came in needing a timing belt job and Kyle knew exactly what to do. Timing belts are also best done in conjunction with your water pump, so we did the full service for this customer. He came in with an Outback XT, a surprise treat and a very clean car. Fully loaded with Leather options and low miles are things that we love!



For Timing Belt jobs we always recommend Gates, you can find those here:!/Gates-Timing-Belt-Kit-for-08-11-Subaru-STi-and-05-09-Legacy-gt/p/4878875/category=9508072


Do you need to book some service? Give us a call today at 603-715-9076 and we would be happy to set you up! Spring and summer are coming, get your car ready to go!

Product Spotlight: Perrin Big Tube EL Headers

AJW Performance just recently acquired these new headers from Perrin to put on our RSTi build. These headers are a great addition to a Subaru! While you may lose some rumble the added horsepower is enough to bring the smile back to your face.

You can take a peek here to read Perrin’s blog post on why the Big Tube Header was created:

As for an official description and photos, well peek below.


Equal Length Design

The equal length design of the PERRIN header, produces smoother more balanced exhaust pulses flow from the head to the turbocharger giving you the best of two worlds. Quicker turbo response as well as more horsepower and torque throughout the entire RPM band. While designed to fit to the factory up-pipe, our header will mate with any aftermarket up-pipe that works with the OEM header.



You wont see grossly, way over sized tubing to make our header LOOK better. That just slows down exhaust gases and loses response. The PERRIN Big Tube header uses 1.625″ primary tubing that fits the Subaru exhaust port size. Our larger diameter header was designed for cars making 500+ wheel HP to not sacrifice low end power on cars with big aftermarket turbos installed.



PERRIN Flanges are CNC machined from 304 stainless steel and counterbored on the back side to make smoother transitions. Flange ports sized properly to ensure exhaust coming out of the head has a smooth unobstructed path to the tubes. The ports are not over ported which causes gaskets to burn out quickly.


Oil Pan

Most headers collect on the passenger side of the engine, and due to space constraints, are not equal length, compromising exhaust flow. Because we use the added room provided by the oil pan (only on 2.5L turbo pans), we can create a smooth transition of the header primaries to the collectors, and collectors to up-pipe, providing more power and torque than the competition.

Looking to purchase this part? Check it out in our store! HERE