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What is a Fuel Pump Controller (FPC)

This blog post discusses what a Fuel Pump Controller is, what it does, and how it works.  What is a Fuel Pump Controller? The Fuel Pump Controller is a module found on USDM turbo Subarus from 2002 to now. There are two varieties, one for the EJ platform and one for the FA...

Cruise Control and your Subaru

In this blog post, we review cruise control in your Subaru and the options available when doing an engine swap and wanting to retain or add in cruise control.  How Does Cruise Control Work? There are three types of cruise control depending on your type of Subaru. In general, a cruise control...

Subaru Engine Swaps and the California BAR/State Referee Process

In this post, we'll talk about the engine change guidelines for the state of California and the BAR engine change referee process. We'll include the critical information you'll need to know if you are looking into this process when swapping your Subaru. This is not a specific guide for any particular...

How to Identify an Automotive Connector

In this blog post we go over how to identify a plug or receptacle for your electrical project. These tips generally apply to all car makes but we reference Subaru since that's our specialty.  Watch the video below to have Whitney show you what you need to know!

Swapping your Subaru Automatic Transmission (Automatics Part 2)

This is part 2 about Subaru automatic transmissions. If you haven't read part 1, please start by clicking here. The following post is about what happens with swapping the automatic transmissions as a replacement and/or with an engine swap.  Cliff Notes If your car came with an automatic transmission and you...

Subaru Auto Transmission Basics (Automatics Part 1)

This blog post is part 1 of a 2 part series about Subaru automatic transmissions. Below we will discuss the basic differences in Subaru automatic transmission setups. Cliff Notes: Automatic transmissions require a computer (TCU) to shift properly The TCU communicates with other parts of the car like the ECU...

Subaru Stock Cluster Removal for Digital Dash Install

This blog reviews options for removing your stock Subaru gauge cluster to install a digital dash. What is a Digital Dash? A digital dash is a small computer that replicates the inputs of your stock gauge cluster with a digital display. They are a universal product, so installing one into your...

What is Shielded Wire and How To Install It

This blog post discusses the importance of shielded wires in your harness and shows you how to install a new pigtail with a shielded wire.  What is a Shielded Wire? A shielded wire is a signal wire that is protected from outside noise. We protect some signal wires because sometimes...