We Rate The 4 Types of Intercooler End Tanks And Help You choose Which is best for you

So, you’re ready to pull the trigger and get an intercooler, but all of the options available are overwhelming. How do you choose? Looking at the end tanks of an intercooler can be a great place to start. Once you determine the type of end tank that fits your needs, you can narrow down the endless options making selection much more straightforward.

Airflow for the Masses – Performance Air Intake R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

The last few years have solidified Honda's turbo generation. Sure, there have been sprinklings in the past, but the 2016 Civic was a gateway to the flood of turboed Hondas, including the darling mid-sized sedan, the Accord. The 2.0T variant stole the show with boasting CTR-esque power in a big cushy sedan, but let's face it, as good as the 2.0T is, the 1.5T is going to be the Accord for the masses. Even with the smaller displacement, there's still plenty of available power and efficiency that lend the 1.5T Accord for being a great all-around sedan and … Continue Reading ››

Cool Integration – Performance Heat Exchanger R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

It's hard not to be a showoff behind the wheel of the A90 Supra, and we can't exactly blame you either. The car begs to be thrashed, and resisting the exhaust pops is futile. The namesake is one that demands attention (ISSAT A SUPRA?!), all wrapped up in a sleek, not exactly subtle body design. The fact is, the Supra is showy, and that's fine. We're just as eager to be just as showy with our new means of reducing the intercooler temperatures in the form of a performance heat exchanger. So, rather than getting existential about the … Continue Reading ››

Steal the Limelight – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Design

Despite its simple appearance, improving upon the stock 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL transmission cooler will take some clever engineering. In many cases, the solution to extracting more efficiency from a heat exchanger is to make it bigger, but with the cramped cooling stack of the JL, the size of our cooler would be limited.

In our last post, we looked at the stock 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL transmission cooler and its home in the 2.0L Wrangler. Our performance trans cooler … Continue Reading ››

Tailored Fit – Performance Primary Radiator R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

Think about the last time you bought a product that was “Universal” or “One Size Fits All.” How well did it actually fit your needs, and how much adjustment was needed for it to work correctly? When it comes to the flagship of Volkswagen’s MQB platform, it’s a similar situation. These days it’s almost impossible to go anywhere without spotting VW’s hardest working hot-hatch, the GTI or Golf R. Still, given that the modular platform means shared parts between the smaller Golf TSI, MK7 Jetta, Tiguan, and a myriad of SEATs and Skodas, there can be some things … Continue Reading ››

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