Category Archives: Installation Tips

How To: Install a Turbo Inlet on a Subaru

Ah, the turbo inlet… It’s just one of those things many desire or shudder from at distance when beginning to approach or consider their next mod or repair. If you’re reading this post, you most likely already know the reputation of this particular install. That, generally speaking, for the vast majority of modders or mechanics out there; this install is a PITA. However, not all is lost. In fact, you were saved as soon as you landed on this page…

Take a lesson with Erich Uhlman at PREracing in his in-depth video of how to install your very own turbo inlet on your Subaru! With several dozen turbo inlet installs under his belt, Erich provides a countless number of tips and tricks to ease what many of you know and consider as a painful Install.

Will adding aftermarket performance products void my car’s factory warranty?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – Kevin Rutledge

U.S. Federal law sets forth requirements for warranties and contains a number of provisions to prevent vehicle manufacturers, dealers and others from unjustly denying warranty coverage. With regard to aftermarket parts, the spirit of the law is that warranty coverage cannot be denied simply because such parts are present on the vehicle, or have been used. The warranty coverage can be denied only if the aftermarket part caused the malfunction or damage for which warranty coverage is sought. Disputes in this area usually boil down to arguments over facts and technical opinions, rather than arguments over interpretations of the law.

1.The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C))

This federal law regulates warranties for the protection of consumers. The essence of the law concerning aftermarket auto parts is that a vehicle manufacturer may not condition a written or implied warranty on the consumers using parts or services which are identified by brand, trade, or corporate name (such as the vehicle maker’s brand) unless the parts or service are provided free of charge. The law means that the use of an aftermarket part alone is not cause for denying the warranty. However, the law’s protection does not extend to aftermarket parts in situations where such parts actually caused the damage being claimed under the warranty. Further, consumers are advised to be aware of any specific terms or conditions stated in the warranty which may result in its being voided. The law states in relevant part:

No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumers using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name… (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)).

2. Clean Air Act Warranty Provisions (42 U.S.C. S 7541 (C) (3) (B))

The federal Clean Air Act requires vehicle makers to provide two emissions-related warranties — a production warranty and a performance warranty. The production warranty requires the vehicle maker to warrant that the vehicle is designed, built and equipped so that it conforms with emissions requirements at the time of sale. The performance warranty requires the vehicle maker to warrant that the vehicle will comply with applicable emissions requirements as tested under state vehicle emissions inspection programs for the warranty periods specified in the law (for model year 1995 and later vehicles, the warranty is 2 years/24,000 miles for all emissions-related parts and 8 years/80,000 miles for the catalytic converter, electronic emissions control unit and on-board diagnostic device). The performance warranty is conditioned on the vehicle being properly maintained and operated.

Like the Magnuson-Moss Act, vehicle manufacturers may not refuse warranty repairs under the Clean Air Acts performance and defect warranties merely because aftermarket parts have been installed on the vehicle. The only circumstance under which the vehicle manufacturer can void the emissions warranties is if an aftermarket part is responsible for (causes) the warranty claim.

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RalliTEK Service Center Now Backed by PREracing!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – Erich

Performance Race Engineering | 13339 NE Airport Way Suite 500 | Portland, OR 97230 | 503-619-0055

Founded in 1998 Performance Race Engineering has dedicated itself to becoming Portland’s premier high performance service and tuning facility. Boasting an industry top-of-the-line DynoDynamics all wheel drive dynomometer this nearly 20,000 square foot facility with dedicated fabrication area, engine building room, parts warehouse, alignment center, and service center is second to none in the Portland area. RalliTEK has aligned itself with this service and tuning monster in order to bring you the highest level of professionalism and expertise when it comes to repairing, upgrading, or servicing your Subaru. Our customers are our passion and PREracing has the tools to bring that passion to the road!

Shop rates:
General shop hourly rate: $89/hr
Misc fee (shop supply, disposal/hazard): $6/hr

Lube Center:
Oil Change: $38 + oil of choice
(We carry Redline Synthetic Oil, Schaffer Synthetic Oil, and Wolf Conventional Oil. All Subaru oil changes include a premium Denso oil filter.)

Alignment & Tire Center:
Four wheel alignment: $99
Two wheel alignment: $75
Tire mount, balance: $18
– Tire disposal included

Subaru Dyno Tuning:

EMS Reflash $400
– Speed Density $600 (supported applications only)
– Retune$200

COBB Accessport Tuning
– PROtune$400
– Speed Density $600
– Retune$200

Subaru BRZ
BRZedit Reflash$600
– Retune$200

Stand-Alone and pigy-back EMS Tuning: $200/hr
(AEM, Hydra, Motec, Haltech, Link, Perfect Power, etc…)

To qualify for retune pricing you must have purchased a full tune from us for the same vehicle with the same owner. Different car or different owner and all first time tunes are full price. Stand alone and piggy back EMS tuning is based on hourly time and not flat rate tunes. Vehicles requiring mechanical service after being loaded on the dyno may be charged a partial tune fee or additional tuning time fee at the service writers discretion. For more information on tuning or fees please call PREracing at 503-619-0055 or e-mail