Every Day Hero – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 – Concept and Design

Every superhero has a weakness or villain thwarting them at every turn. Superman has those glowing alien rocks. Batman is constantly putting out fires both figuratively and literally set by some deranged clown, and the internal combustion engine has its respiratory system clogged up by its own lifeblood. Yes, we’re talking about blow-by. Granted, carbon buildup from blow-by might not … Continue Reading ››

Layers of Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype

The second post in any of our project blogs is usually where we show you an aluminum box that represents the outer dimensions of our planned product. This time though, we’re going rogue. Sort of. Our last post looked at the stock transmission cooler for Chevy/GMC’s K2 chassis. To recap, the stock K2 transmission cooler is a bit of a chimera. … Continue Reading ››

Intercooler Sandwich – Performance Intercooler Kit Part 5 – Piping Production Sample and Testing

When it comes to turbocharged cars, the flow of air through the system is just as important as keeping it cool. From the factory, the MK7s do get some extra attention in the performance category, especially when it comes to the GTI and Golf R, but they’re never really pushed past what the VW engineers designed them for. Given the … Continue Reading ››

Daditude – Performance Intake Development Part 1 – Stock Review

Since its inception in 1976, the Honda Accord hasn’t exactly screamed performance. In fact, for the longest time it has carried the stigma as the typical family sedan. That image has started to fade in recent years as the Accord developed somewhat of an attitude with the 8th and 9th generation, especially when it comes to the Sport trim V6 … Continue Reading ››

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Part 3: Flow Bench

Intercooler design is a delicate balance of pressure and flow. Too much flow means that the charge air does not stay in the core long enough to transfer heat. Too little flow, and too much pressure, means all the work your turbo or supercharger has been doing is wasted on forcing the air through the cooler instead of into the … Continue Reading ››

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