GrimmSpeed - Electronic Boost Control Solenoid 3-Port - 2015+ Subaru WRX/FA20
- Custom Machined Adapter - Makes use of the factory inlet recirculation port, instead of blocking it off
- Black Anodized Finish - Protects the assembly from corrosion in an extremely demanding environment
- 1/4in Barbed Fittings - Matches the factory turbo and wastegate hose size
- 3-Port Solenoid - Proprietary internal modifications prepare the solenoid for extreme conditions below the vehicle
- Plug-n-Play Wiring Connector - Plugs directly into the factory wiring harness with no modification required
- Compact Design - No need to mount the solenoid elsewhere in the engine bay, increasing complexity and hose length
If you've been in the Subaru game for long, you're probably well aware that a 3-port Boost Control Solenoid (BCS) is considered my most to be a 'must have' improvement before having your car tuned. GrimmSpeed has become the trusted brand in the BCS market, with tens of thousands of solenoids in operation today across the globe.
The 2015 WRX offers a unique change of pace, as the factory 2-port solenoid is mounted directly to the plastic turbo inlet and interfaces with an o-ringed feature, rather than a vacuum hose. With expertise in designing machined parts and a tried and true boost control solenoid, we were excited to dig in and create a solution with an already proven pedigree of high performance and quality.
The advantages of a 3-port boost control system vs. the factory 2-port system are readily apparent during the tuning process. The 3-port systems works by interrupting the boost signal traveling from the turbo to the wastegate. That boost is redirected back into the turbo inlet and re-ingested by the turbo using our machined adapter. This is important, as the factory Mass Airflow Sensor has already measured that air and is expecting that your motor will use it during combustion, rather than venting it to the atmosphere. The factory configuration simply 'bleeds' the signal from between the turbo and wastegate, which creates a system that is a bit less complex, but reacts more slowly and with less precision. The chart above shows two boost plots. The 'before' is our 2015 WRX, dyno tuned by a third party protuner. The 'after' is the exact same tune, but after the installation of the GrimmSpeed 3-Port BCS. As you can see, the addition of the GrimmSpeed BCS shows much tighter boost control and consistency. This is safer for your car and easier for your tuner.
We began by recreating the factory turbo inlet and solenoid in CAD to ensure a perfectly fitting system. From there, we designed a beautifully fitting machined adapter that would recreate the o-ring sealing feature that the factory solenoid uses. This bracket features 1/8 NPT threads so that both barbed fittings (included) and AN fittings can be used interchangeably, for use with the GrimmSpeed BCS, Manual Boost Controller, or other boost control solutions.
A small mounting bracket secures the solenoid to the machined adapter, to create a compact system, while still allowing those interested in running other boost control solutions the flexibility to do so. Mounting the solenoid directly in place of the stock solenoid allows for vacuum hoses of similar length and a shorter wiring harness. Lastly, we identified the exact electrical connector used on the stock solenoid so that the GrimmSpeed solution would be a true plug and play.
Because this upgraded solenoid affects the way that your vehicle controls boost (that's the point!), it is always recommended that you consult with a tuner immediately following installation. It is not recommended that you drive the car in a way that builds boost without doing so. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly!
- GrimmSpeed 3-Port Boost Control Solenoid w/ Plug-n-Play Connector
- Machined and anodized turbo inlet adapter w/ VITON O-Ring
- Laser Cut and CNC bent steel bracket, black zinc plated w/ stainless press-in nuts
- Zinc plated barbed fittings, preassembled w/ anerobic sealant
- 2ft of 1/4in Vacuum Hose w/ zipties
- All necessary hardware
- 2015+ Subaru WRX (w/ factory composite turbo inlet)
- All FA20 Equipped Vehicles (w/ factory composite turbo inlet)
Our team at Bleeding Tarmac is working hard to offer you the best prices and the lowest shipping cost. Because we are offering products at MAP, we unfortunately have to charge shipping fees on some items.
Honesty is the best policy - Let's be honest, shipping is not easy and can be pricy. Here at Bleeding Tarmac, we will not hide shipping cost in sale prices. Our automated check out service provides the best estimate, but don't be shy and contact us to get the lowest shipping quote possible.
If you have specific shipping needs, please contact us before ordering.
Oversized, overweight and/or special items may require additional shipping fees and include, but are not limited to : rollcage kits, batteries, seats, tires and wheels. You will be contacted with the actual shipping charges before your order is processed.
Where do we ship?
We ship to all states located in the continental US.
We do offer shipping to other states or Canada but quotes will be provided on demande only.
Order as early as possible if you want same day shipping.
Order products usually ship within 1-3 business days.
Rally Innovations Rally Light Bars that are in stock will within 3-5 business days. Some products may take longer and we will make sure to contact you if it's the case.
Broken Motorsports products shipping delays vary and we will contact each customer.
To accelerate the shipping process, parts will be shipped from remote warehouses located throughout the United States. Orders may ship in multiple boxes and/or from multiple carriers.
Special orders or out of stock items may take longer and we will inform the customer by email once we have a estimated delay.
Items are carefully packed and sealed to prevent damage in transit. Loss or damage claims must be taken up with the carrier. If a shipment is lost, mis-routed, or damaged we will start an investigation with the shipping carrier. Replacement items cannot be sent until the shipping carrier completes their investigation.
Fluids & Fire Suppression Systems
Shipping restrictions apply to all fluids and fire suppression systems. These items will only be shipped by ground.
ADDED Shipping fees might be required after ordering BRAID WHEELS.
Because of the container shortage and unreliable delays of maritime transport, we only drop ship wheels directly from the manufacture in Spain at the moment.
Shipping fees calculated at check out are ESTIMATED only.
Customer will be contacted after completing the order, BUT before we process payment, to confirm availability, shipping options, and rate.
** Return & Cancellation are usually impossible since most wheels are made to order. Cancellations are ONLY possible if made BEFORE the production begins. Please contact us to verify if anything is possible. **
Unless in stock, order lead time : 4 to 10 weeks
Longer lead times apply during the rebuild season.
Samsonas products are often customized for your car and are shipped from Europe, therefore lead times can vary and occasional delays can occur.
Please order with plenty of time in advance.
Cancellation fee 25%
All Rally Innovations products requires a signature on delivery.
In stock Items will be shipped within 5 business days. Customer will be contacted if shipping delay is expected to be longer.
We reserve the right to charge a 5% cancellation fee for higher dollar orders.
Cancellations may be allowed under certain conditions. Once the order has been packaged and a tracking number has been created a cancellation will not be allowed. Special order items cannot be canceled at anytime once the order is processed.
If you refuse or return your delivery, the buyer will be responsible for the original shipping charges. Exchanged items will be charged shipping fees.
Our team is here to assist you in your purchase. Please take advantage of our knowledge before you order.
Within 30 days from the receipt of you order, certain items can be approved for return if unused, uninstalled, undamaged, and in the original packaging. Items must include all hardware, instructions, tags, or other original included accessories.
All returned items must be approved and issued an RMA number (returned merchandise authorization). No credit will be issued without a RMA number.
Items must be properly packaged for shipping. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee or decline issuance of credit for damaged retail packaging. Customer is responsible for return shipping fees.
Please use a trackable service for you return such as UPS, FedEx, or certain USPS services. Return shipments should be insured for the proper amount. Bleeding Tarmac will not be held responsible for returns that are lost or damaged in shipping.
Once the item is received and inspected, a credit will be issued. Refunds may take 3-5 business days to post on your account.
All refunds are subject to a processing and/or restocking fee.
No returns on the following: Special order items, any electronic components, helmets, clothing articles, items considered clearance or close-outs, or items with special pricing, are final sale and may not be returned.
Apparel and promotional items
All apparel and promotional items, including hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers... are final sales. No returns, exchanges, or refunds will be issued on these items.
We offer no warranty above that of the manufacturer of goods sold. In an effort to minimize legalese we offer the following statement. Each brake parts manufacturer warrants it's goods to be fit and free from defects in materials and workmanship. This is quite limiting. Any warranty above and beyond that is strictly on a case by case basis and limited to replacement of equal value only.
Coupon codes can only be redeemed at the time of purchase. Once an order is placed we will not price match any other competitors, all price matching must be negotiated before an order is placed.
We reserve the right to refuse any order for whatever reason, without being liable for any damage or costs.
Most products on our websites are designed for off-road use, and to be used at the purchaser’s own risk and discretion. Bleeding Tarmac, Broken Motorsports, or any of its companies are exempt from any liability, and will be held harmless for any damage incurred, either property damage or personal harm, by the use of any of these products, whether being used for off-road use, or for use on public roads. While some of these products may be legal for use on public roads, Bleeding Tarmac, Broken Motorsports, or any of its companies do not endorse, authorize, or sanction their use on such public roads.