Going the Distance – Aluminum Degas Tank, Part 1: Stock Review

Few activities in the automotive world are less fun than trying to gauge the fluid level inside an aging coolant tank. Like cleaning a bathroom drain, it’s a not-so-subtle reminder that no matter how clean you keep the outside, there’s something nasty happening inside. In the case of the 6.4L Powerstroke engine, the cast iron block and porous plastic tank … Continue Reading ››

Legendary Cooling – Performance Radiator R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

We all have that one friend that just can’t seem to make up their mind. Indecision isn’t just a bad habit for them, it’s a way of life. At any minute you’re a shrug or an “I don’t care” away from utter frustration. I have to level with you folks, I am that person. Which makes it less weird to … Continue Reading ››

Cooling to the Duramax – Transmission Cooler, Part 3: Adapt and Overcome

With so many model years to cover, our biggest challenge would be making one cooler fit them all. But we had a plan. Our 2001-2014 Chevy / GMC Duramax transmission cooler blog so far has focused on the two stock coolers. We looked at the early, comically small, transmission cooler. We looked at the later, and larger but poorly placed, transmission … Continue Reading ››

The Achilles’ Heel – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Part 3: Production

This 2011-2014 Ford F-150 Aluminum Expansion Tank is now on sale! Check it out here! With the airbox back in and all the bolts tightened down, we could step back and admire the fruits of over a year’s labor. Sometimes, the best compliment a product can be given is that the owner doesn’t even think about it. That’s exactly what … Continue Reading ››

Ultimate Cooling – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 4 – Testing Results

Everyone loves a dynamic character. Think about it. When have you ever read a book or watched a movie and said to yourself, “Wow, I’m really glad that the main character didn’t develop throughout the story”? We long for that feel-good moment when the protagonist reaches a turning point and changes. The development for our F20/F30 intercooler has a relatable … Continue Reading ››

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