Turn Up The Heat @ AJW Performance with GSSM!

Hello everyone!

 

AJW Performance will be opening its doors next Sunday April 28th from 11am until 3pm for a day of fun with Granite State Subaru Meets. Were expecting 100+ Cars here for the day. Come on down and meet some new people who love cars! Well be sure to add some AJW flair with some nice dealshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com games and fun. Were hoping for a brighthttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com warmhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com sun shiny day to be able to soak up some rays! If not we have a HUGE 3500 square foot facility to keep dry.

This meet is to help GSSM fundraise for some fun events that will be going on all summer long. If you canhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com please donate 5.00 towards GSSM events. These fees cover state police details for charity cruiseshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com insurance etc. Remember GSSM will be putting these on for us as car enthusiasts!

 

If you have any questions contact us at AJW Performance!

Info@ajwperformanceproducts.com

Granitestatesubarumeets@gmail.com

New ISC Wheel adapters are in stock ready for purchase!

Hello all!

Earlier this week we got in a nice shipment of ISC Suspensions wheel adapters. These wheel adapters are for 5×100 to 5×114.3https://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com making STi fitment wheels available for the WRX owners out there. These adapters are available in a 15mm or 25mm size. They are a full hub centric adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some specs and sizing from ISC’s site.

 

15mm Black

15mm Gold

25mm Black

25mm Gold

ISC 5×100 to 5×114 Wheel Adapters- 15mm
Finallyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com A name brand Subaru wheel adapter that works well and is affordable! No sense in paying 450.00 for competitors adapters any longer. This set ( 4) of bolt pattern adapters will allow you to bolt STI fitment wheels (5×114) to your WRX (Legacyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Foresterhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com BRZ or any 5×100 Subaru)! Unlike most bolt pattern adaptershttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com these are only 15mm.

The ISC Subaru wheel adapters fit all 5×100 Subarus. Precision-CNC-machined billet aluminum bolt pattern adaptershttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com and twenty special low-profile lug nuts. The adapters are hub-centric for both the car and wheels. Offered in both a anodized ISC goldhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com or a stealth black finish. ISC Logo is engraved on spacer as well.
Materials Used:
Adapter: CNC 7075 light weight high grade aluminum
Included Hardware: M12*1.25https://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Grade 10.9

Please Note*** Since these high quality CNC machined adapters are so thinhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com the factory studs will most likely stick out beyond the spacer. That means the 5×114 wheels you are bolting on MUST have pockets in back for the studs to poke into or modifications will need to be made to the studs. Make sure to check your wheels for clearance before you order these. Most STI wheels DO have pockets on the back sidehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com so it is usually fine. You can also modify a wheel to have pocketshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com do some research on this and see if it right for you.

ISC 5×100 to 5×114 Wheel Adapters- 25mm 
Finallyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com A name brand Subaru wheel adapter that works well and is affordable! No sense in paying 450.00 for competitors adapters any longer. This set ( 4) of bolt pattern adapters will allow you to bolt STI fitment wheels (5×114) to your WRX (Legacyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Foresterhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com BRZ or any 5×100 Subaru)! These are 25mm wide.

The ISC Subaru wheel adapters fit all 5×100 Subarus. Precision-CNC-machined billet aluminum bolt pattern adaptershttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com and twenty special low-profile lug nuts. The adapters are hub-centric for both the car and wheels. Offered in both a anodized ISC goldhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com or a stealth black finish. ISC Logo is engraved on spacer as well.

Materials Used:
Adapter: CNC 7075 light weight high grade aluminum
Included Hardware: M12*1.25https://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Grade 10.9

If you have any questionshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com just give us a shout!

AJW Performance 2.5RSTi

Something rarely talked about on these blogs (even though it has its own) is our RSTi. The perfect combination of car. A 1998 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS meets 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Everything from the 04 STi has been swapped into the little RS. Rear subframehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com steering rackhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com spindleshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com dashhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com consolehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com brakeshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com and modified STi coilovers. While this has been a 2+ year process the goal is to get it done when we can and make sure its done as close to perfection as possible.

 

When the project first started it was going to be a full blown race car/show car. Recently the goal of the car has changed to a nice sleeper street car. As a resulthttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com the buckethttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com fixed back seats have been traded out for some STi seats with seatbelts. Basically just taking some steps to make the car have some better manners. The fenders have been rolled to allow the Dunlop Direzza Star Specs to have a life free of sidewall cutshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com being slammed on ISC N1 Coilovers makes this thing handle on rails! The sideskirts have finally been installed and theres even talk of air conditioning in the car. Soon the car will be going down to Jay Perry to get a nice tune and then it will go into paint. Plans are to keep it the current blue or switch it to world rally blue and shave down the trim on the doors for a real sleekhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com clean look.

Dont mind the dust. Couple more tweaks and its some body work TLC time

 

Check back shortly for some more updates!

AJW Site Maintenance

Hello all!

Just wanted to give our customers a heads up that during the next few weeks we will be doing a full site revamp. We figured there would be no better way to start the new year than to get our site up to date with the best productshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com pricing and packages to help our customers maximize their hard earned money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some things we will be addressing:

Pricing. Making sure all product pricing is accurate and up to date with manufacturers specifications. We will still offer price matching by email and phone calls. Some items have been listed at a price tag of 0.00. Obviously this is a false representation. Alsohttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com combo packages will be added to save you time and money. The combo deals will be properly packaged performance upgrades with the best parts only!

Product pictures. We realized some pictures seem to have been swapped with other products. This makes it hard to shop because you dont know exactly what youre getting. The description says Spec clutch but the picture is of a carbon fiber hood. Yeahttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com I would be confused to.

Organization. You’re shopping for your 2002-07 WRX but you keep getting product listings for a 350z or a Ford F350. We will change that to make sure shopping our site is easyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com not difficult. We will work on separating products so their in the correct category and vehicle make and model.

New/Discontinued products. For starters we have some new product lineshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com new products from existing companies and some updates for other products to add to. This will help keep you current with the best products in the business! We also realize that some product lines listed on our site have been discontinuedhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com are no longer available in the UShttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com or we no longer sell that brand for one reason or the other.

Please bare with us as we work through this. If you have any other suggestionshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com ideas or comments please post them here and we will make it a point to address them!

Thank you for your continued support

Sincerlyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com

AJW Performance

Chris stops by for some love on his OBXT

As far as under the radar daily drivers gohttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com the Subaru Outback XT is it. Spacioushttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com comfortablehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com leather interior with a kick under the hood is the best way to describe this car. No cops going to pull over this turbo charged station wagon because they’ll just think its some old lady with a lead foot. Little do they know that this car has something special to it!

We’ve known Chris since the days of Wicked Big Meet being at Wachusett mountain. He decided it was time for a little more performance handling for his Outback XT. His weapon of choice would be the ISC N1 Coilovers. Having come from stock suspension to Megan Racing coilovers and then back to stock Chris was excited to make the change. He wanted it setup to have about a 2 finger gaphttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com to give him clearance still for his daily duties but look more sporty. He also wanted much less body roll.

The installation went very smooth on Chris’s Outback XT. We removed the cars stock bump stops to ensure that he wouldn’t slam on these causing an uncomfortable ride. With the dampening set at 10 clicks from soft we went out for a test drive to see how he liked it. First thoughtshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com the ISC’s rode much less harsh than the Megan’s did and took away the body roll that he didn’t want. Chris was impressed with how comfortable the ISC’s were! All in all this car is handling much better than when he brought it to us.

Jay Perry’s Fully Built 05 STi

The time is here! The time is now to see one of the craziest builds we have yet! This is Jay Perry’s 2005 STihttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com in house Engine builder and Tuner of AJW Performance. Jay decided to pull all the stops with this one. Everything has been reworked from last seasons setuphttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com for referencehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Precision 6265https://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Wiseco pistonshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com stock heads/camshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com stock ecu full weight driver running 504whp. <- Dont believe me?

504whp-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9GO8IFeLe0

First 10 Second pass:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2077692

At the end of last summerhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Jay had the car tuned at 535whp (will get the dyno printout). Out cruising one day it was time for a launchhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com spinning tireshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com he heard a big bang. Pull over and get the car towed home and find a forged rod right through the block! Oops. Time for a bullet proof build! We sat down and planned out parts and got them flowing.

This new setup should push Jay’s beast to 6XX+ on our local mustang dyno. Howeverhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com I wont talk about numbers until its broken in and fully tuned.

Motor:

Subaru OEM 2011 Block halves

ACL Race Main bearings

ACL Race Rod Bearings

Pauter Rods

Wiseco Pistons

ARP Case studs

ARP Head Studs

GSC Power Stage 3 cams

GSC Power Valve Springs and retainer kit

GSC Power Std size valves

OEM Oil Cooler

Killer B Baffle

Killer B Oil Pickup

Gates Timing kit with race belt

Torque Solutions Motor Mounts

Torque Solutions Pitch Stop Mount

OEM Gasket kit

Ported heads

Ported exhaust

Fuel:

Injector Dynamics 2200cc Injectors

Walbro 400lph fuel pump

T1 Racing Fuel Rails

Aeromotive Fuel Pressure regulator

An fittings

Braided lines

Cooling:

Mishimoto Radiator

Mishimoto Radiator hoses

160 Thermostat

TurboXS FMIC

Cooling Mist Meth Kithttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com 250psi Pump- Custom Setup

Turbo:

Precision 6466 Ceramic Ball bearing turbo

KS Tech 83mm intake

Tial Q By Pass Valve

Hallman Pro RX Boost controller

OMNI 4bar Map Sensor

Exhaust:

SlowBoy Racing Rotated Downpipe

SlowBoy Racing External Wastegate uppipe

Tial 44mm External Wastegate

Tomei Expreme Ti Catback (11 lbs)

Perrin Header (wrapped)

Drivetrain:

ACT Extreme Clutch Kit

ACT Streetlite FW

Torque Solutions Transmission mounts

6 Speed STi Transmission with 07 STi Gear stack (taller gears)

PST Carbon Fiber DriveShaft

Engine Management:

Current- Stock ECUhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Custom Jay Perry tune

Next step (already purchasehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com harness made up) AEM EMS

Safety:

10 Point Chromeoly Roll Cage (60 lbs totalhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com painted black)

GForce Harnesses

GForce Window Net

Weight Reduction:

Seibon Carbon Fiber trunk

Carbon Fiber Vortex Generator

Braile Battery

AMS Battery Relocator

Wheels/Tires:

Street- Rota SVN 18×9.5

Hankook Ventus V12 245/40

Track- 05 STi BBS Wheels silver

Hoosier Drag Radials

Have any questions about the build let us know and well be happy to answer any questions. This car will be out at the drag strip this summer kicking ass and taking names. Be ready for it!

Wicked Big Meet – The big cheddah!

June 10th 2012 marked the 6th Wicked Big Meet that AJW Performance has attended and it has yet to fail as one of the best events of the year. Tons of great peoplehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com tons of awesome cars and lots of errhmmm safe driving. The night before we were busy loading up cars and parts into trailers and detailing our cars to make sure they were show worthy.

We left Sunday Morning at 630 sharp from Fairhaven with 5 Subaru’s and 2 trucks loaded with peoplehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com parts and cars to set up and display for the masses. It was already a beautiful morning and our excitement level was high!

 Making a quick pit stop at the Charlton Plaza to fill up on some diesel and let everyone go to the bathroom. There was well over 100 Subarus at this rest area. Enough to make us wonder if they changed the location of Wicked Big Meet.

Final descent:

A couple stops later and we hit the end of the line of traffic getting into Wicked Big Meet. Oops. Its 9 am and we should have already been setup.

We take over the role of “those guys” and bypass 2 miles of traffic in the left lane. Sorryhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Im not sorry.

Finally we arrive and unpack all of our partshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com tentshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com tables and chairs and begin setting up. I want to stop right here and thank all of our friends who came with us and played an active roll in setting up. This gave Andrew and I a chance to discuss car placement and how we would run things for the rest of the day.

This was by far my favorite Wicked Big Meet just based on the awesome crew of people we had with us. The help and support you guys gave us was awesome and took a big weight off of our shoulders. With some parts soldhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com plenty of sun soaked into our skin we ended the day and headed back to Mass around 4oclock. The cruise home was a blast and we ended the evening with a nice team dinner!

We look forward to next summers Wicked Big Meet!

Note: If you have pictures youd like me to post in this threadhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com leave a message below or give  me a shout! Tim@ajwperformanceproducts.com

Thanks again!

 

Tim’s Bug Eye Build

The saga continues…

Sometime in March I was heading north for a weekend of skiing. Just south of Concord NH the WRX started acting funny. I immediately pulled over and called Triple A. The bugeye was sent back to the shop and I continued on.

Plans were devised and we went forward. The cars back up and running now!

Mod list:

2011 STi Shortblock

OEM bearings

Nitraded crank

STi Forged rods

Wiseco Forged pistons (Standard size)

ARP Headstuds

Killer B Oil Pickup

Killer B oil Baffle

Killer B oil pan

OEM STi 11mm Oil pump

Gates Racing Timing belt kit with water pump

GrimmSpeed ported and coated Intake manifold

GrimmSpeed TGV deletes

GrimmSpeed ported and coated throttle body

GrimmSpeed Manual Boost controller

GrimmSpeed Crank pulley

WBR FMIC kit

Tial 50mm BPV

Tial 44mm EWG

IAG 3 bolt EWG uppipe with dump tube

AMR CXR550 Turbo 2.4 inlet

(VF39 for break in)

KS Tech 83mm intake

Ported Headshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com hot tanked and chamber matched

Brian Crower Standard size valves

Brian Crower Springs and Retainers

07 STi Cams (more lift)

OEM Gasket kit

DeatschWerks 1300cc Injectors

(550cc injectors for break in)

DeatschWerks 300c Fuel pump

Group N Motor mounts

Group N Tranny mounts

ClutchMaster FX300 clutch with OEM Single mass flywheel

Gimmick Motorsports Turbo inlet

Gimmick Motorsports Radiator hose kit

Gimmick Motorsports Radiator

Invidia Catless downpipe

Borla XR1 Catback

GT Spec headers

Gauges:

ATI Center pod

STRI Xline 52mm Boost Amber

STRI Xline 52mm Oil Pressure gauge Amber

AEM UEGO Wideband

Wheels:

Work Emotion CR KAI 17×9 +38  White

Bridgestone RE01R 245/45/17

Motors installed and on a nice break in map. Thing goes goodhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com already have 300/1000 break in miles. For break in I stayed with the VF39 and 550cc injectors. AMR Turbo will go in after break in period and well put a solid tune on the car. Big Thanks to Andrew Wallace for all the support throughout the build. Justin Dupont and Taran Calise for helping me with installation. Jay Perry for building and tuning a sick motor. Couldn’t have done it without you guyshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com THANK YOU!!

Companies that helped me out! Big thanks to you guys:
GrimmSpeed www.grimmspeed.com

KillerB Motorsports www.killerbmotorsport.com

RavSpec www.ravspeconline.com

Motor going in:

From the Front:

Interested in a motor build? Feel free to contact us at Info@ajwperformanceproducts.com or Tim@ajwperformanceproducts.com We will sit down with youhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com figure out your plans for the car and decide on the best route to take with you. This is a full consultative approach so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into and all of your needs and requirements are met!

Stay tuned for some numbers when we get a chance to strap this thing in on a Mustang Dyno.

Whats left to be done? (It wouldnt be a project car if something wasnt finished)

Paint hoodhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com new front bumper + painthttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com wheels and tireshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com steering wheelhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com harness bar and harnesses. Lastlyhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Drive it like you stole it

The AJW Performance Rally Pig

Something I feel we just dont talk about enough. The AJW Performance Rally Pig partnered with owner and driver Neil Liddle is a force to be reckoned with. This pig came to us last summer (2011) for support in his endeavors in the rally game. When Neil first came to us we sat down and talked about his plans for the seasonhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com schedule of events and plans for the car. It was pretty cut and dry. Store the car safely when he was not racing ithttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com take care of full race prep and install/rebuild anything that needed to be done. Our first action was to install an STi 6 speed transmissionhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com DCCD controller and STi steering column. He took the car backhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com gave it hell at a rally and realized the cooling system was not keeping up. To address this we wired in a switch to be able to switch the both fans on (or one at a time) to keep the car cool between heats.

To end the season Neil bent part of the suspension system and it was time to rebuild as well as plan for the next season. We pulled out the full MSI Coilover setup and sent it out to be welded up. The car then had a strut and spring setup put in so we could roll it around in the off time. His first event of the season (2012) would be a tarmac rally in upstate New York.

When this event was coming up we went through the whole car. New timing belt kithttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com water pumphttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com idlers etchttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com new Hawk Blue pads on all four cornershttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com new brake fluid and finally a shake down on Kendrick Road with Neil behing the wheel to make sure the car was good to go. Let me tell you somethinghttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com this man is a machine behind the wheel!

As motorsports is not for the faint of heart this rally weekend tested Neil to the max. The brakes just couldnt keep up with the abuse resulting in an off. Overshooting a jump taking it a total off 125′ resulted in more bent suspension bits and to top it off the EJ205 called it quits when they finished the last stage. Not the way you want rally weekend to go. With the negatives came some positives. Neil realized that hes had it with the stock brake setup. Were importing a pedal boxhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com 4 Pot/2 pot brakes and the appropriate pads for each rally. For the motor we will start with an S202 Bare block and put some really quality internals inside. Manley I beamshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com JE Pistonshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com ACL race bearings to name a few of the goodies this motor will be receiving. Heads will be fully worked with some camshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com springs and retainers and the appropriate machining. Goal is to have the car fully ready for the next rally in August! Stay tuned for updates on the Rally Pig and some action shots!

Super Meet 7 @ AJW Performance

Saturday May 12th 2012 marked a big day at AJW Performance. Starting at around 9am cars from all over the New England area came cruising in to our facility to enjoy a day filled with sunhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com delicious foodhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com fun and our common hobby; Cars.

 

 

New England Subarus being the organizing party showed up bright and early to help us out with parkinghttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com setup and going over the plan for the day. Throughout the day over  130 cars poured into the lot behind the shop and at Factory Five Racing. Music was blasting through the parking lothttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com people were shining up their cars and having a good time. DRT Components made an appearancehttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com a local growing company specializing in Mudflapshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Harness barshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com skid plateshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com and light bars.

Throughout the day people bombarded the showroom checking out new parts for their carhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com hanging with friends and enjoying the events. Tshirtshttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com cozies and other things were thrown into the crowd. A homemade bake sale kept peoples stomachs full until lunch time. A tradition with NES is the frozen Tshirt contest with the winner getting free food for the day and a free shirt. The shirts are soaked in waterhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com tied in a knot and then frozen overnighthttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com first one to break it free of the knot and put it onhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com wins! After 6.5 grueling minutes of pounding the Tshirts on the pavement Ben Bertrand emerged the winner!

Finally lunch arrived around 1pm. Fresh Riccardis Italian food was on the menu for the afternoon. A nice antipastohttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com Lasagna and enough pizza to fill everyone up along with ice cold water to wash it all down. Cant hate that!

All day long Factory Five Racing had their warehouse open to customers to check out their GTM Super carhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com use the restrooms and also to witness the future of the Subaru community; the 818 Kit car. Please believe that these guys know what theyre doing when it comes to building a car. Not one cent is spared in making sure that their cars are built to perfection. The 818 uses all Subaru running gearhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com motorhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com transmissionhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com hubs etc. This thing is sure to be a go cart with a sexy body to complete the kit. Jimhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com the designer of the 818 was on tap all day to answer questions and premier their new car. I want to extend a big thank you to these guys for all of their hard work in helping us with our eventhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com opening up their lot to us as well as their warehouse. Factory Five Race for the win!

Check out owner and CEO Dave Smith’s blog post on FFR’s website:

http://www.factoryfive.com/whats-new/new-england-subaru-at-ajw-performance-and-factory-five/

To finish off the day we finished the awards for the car showhttps://ajwperformanceproductsblog.com called out the raffle for NES and raffled off a set of ISC N1 coilovers for $10. Overall this day was a great success. An awesome event for fellow Subaru owners with over 130 cars throughout the day! Stay tuned for our next event here at AJW Performance!

Thanks for reading!