Poster Boy – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans

As the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change, we start to enter prime boosting season. That’s correct, as the weather gets spookier, the efficiency of your charged air system improves. The cooler, denser outside air is much easier to cram into your GTI’s cylinders than the thick muggy summer air. However, just because the outside temperatures are dropping, … Continue Reading ››

Poster Boy – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

By now the pedigree of the Volkswagen GTI is widely known. It's been around for what feels like forever in a handful of different variations, and more or less invented the hot-hatch segment. Now that we're on the 7.5th generation, and rapidly approaching the 8th, the MK6 is quickly becoming the poster boy for the VW enthusiast scene. Continue Reading ››

Going the Distance – Aluminum Degas Tank, Part 2: Design

As vehicles become more complex, so does designing aftermarket parts for them. When components play multiple roles, every detail must be carefully measured and accounted for. The 2008-2010 Ford 6.4L Powerstroke degas tank is no exception to that trend. Even ten years ago, manufacturers like Ford were finding ways to over-complicate even the simplest coolant tank. Building our aluminum replacement … Continue Reading ››

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Strong by Design

It wasn’t too long ago that we saw our 2011-2017 Ford Powerstroke 6.7L air-to-water intercooler on the flow bench. We talked about flow rates, and pressure drop, and learned that our intercooler flows air about 22% better than the stock cooler. Soon, we’ll see how that increased flow translates into power on the Dynapacks. But first, I wanted to circle … Continue Reading ››

Daditude – Performance Intake R&D Part 2 – Design Plans

Turning into a badass isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes time to build up that sort of reputation. People like Chuck Norris or Bear Grylls seem to have always carried that persona, but it took so many seasons of roundhouse kicks  and survival stunts for them to be fully recognized. Honda has had 42 years to build up the … Continue Reading ››

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