Perrin Performance Over Pipe and Front Pipe Unboxing, Install and Review w/ VIDEO

A market has been reborn. Not that it ever went away, but the impact of the BRZ/FR-S/86 is something out of a dream. Not even a year after the BRZs release, the aftermarket has what seems to be an endless amount of options and it’s difficult to keep track of them all. This is why aftermarket performance part manufacturers need their products to stand out just like the car the owner purchased does.

Keeping the BRZ naturally aspirated will retain the BRZ pureness, not that I don’t think boosting a BRZ would be the coolest thing ever, but it means the amount of power you can gain from bolt on parts is not major. Changing the exhaust system will be the easiest and most appealing way to gain power from the engine. A new cat back system can add a great sound and a few horsepower, but is limited because of the restriction of the stock front pipe and over pipe just after the headers. Since not all manufacturers at the moment have full exhaust systems, it makes choosing the initial set up more important than you might think.

That’s where Perrin Performance has got you covered! Not only is their exhaust dyno proven by Jeff Perrin’s tuning, but they are offering more than a cat back with their front pipe and over pipe options! At the moment, I have installed the resonated cat back exhaust system with 4″ slash cut tips with power gains around 8WHP and 6 ft-lbs of torque. Then the over pipe were next on the list!

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Over Pipe highlights and in the box:

  • 3 WHP gain with Perrin catless front pipe and cat back BRZ-overpipetesttfinal_large
  • 2.5″ 304 Stainless Steel vs 2.118″ stock tubing
  • precision tig welding
  • Smooth bends for better flow
  • CNC 1/2″ think 304 stainless steel flanges
  • 2 new OEM gaskets
  • Hardware
  • Instructions
  • Stickers and license plate frames
  • 5 year warranty

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Front Pipe highlights and in the box:

  • 5-7 WHP gain with Perrin cat back exhaust systembrz-frontpipe-test_large
  • 2.5″ 304 Stainless Steel vs 2.118″ stock tubing
  • precision tig welding
  • Smooth bends for better flow
  • CNC 1/2″ think 304 stainless steel flanges
  • 200cell per inch metallic substrate catalytic converter
  • 2 new OEM gaskets
  • Hardware
  • Instructions
  • Stickers and license plate frames
  • 5 year warranty

Installing both the over pipe and front pipe exhaust is fairly straight forward and can easily be done in a few hours. Once it’s done you wonder how a car could sound so good! WIth the over pipe, catted front pipe and resonated cat back, the combination from outside is smooth and raspy, the inside gets loud when you want it to, but doesn’t drone and get annoying. If you go with the non-resonated and catless front pipe, the sound will be louder and more aggressive if that’s what you like. Check out more information and sound clips in the video above and thumb through the pipes installed in the photo gallery below!

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