21st Century Cooling – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Design to Delivery

Chrysler’s Hemi engine has been an icon of innovation for almost 75 years. Since its first test runs in the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane and stint powering the M47 Patton Tank, the Hemi has been evolving to become one of the most widely used engine designs. The Hemi is the chosen design for engines in top fuel dragsters, just about … Continue Reading ››

Respiration Aspirations – Intercooler Pipe R&D: Complete Design

Breathing: something that is unanimously regarded as important. Trees breathe, you breathe (I hope), even cars and trucks breathe. If you’re an auto-enthusiast, you don’t think too much about those first two facts, but you’re always thinking about that last one. After all, an engine in its simplest form is an air pump. That means the amount of power an engine … Continue Reading ››

Western Expansion – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D – Concept to Completion

Just from looking at the Civic Type R, you can tell that it’s built to perform. The exterior styling is aggressive, yet functional. Every grill, opening, and spoiler incorporated into the design is there for a purpose, and that purpose is speed. Even with the amount of legwork that went into making this Civic the cream of the crop, everyone … Continue Reading ››

Hot Blooded – Oil Cooler R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design

The Type R badge is something that’s had a significant history under the red Honda emblem. Since the adoption of anything Type R in the US, the release of the FK8 was almost like the modern reboot of a cult classic sports flick. This time around we get one of the Hemsworth brothers instead of Patrick Swayze much like an … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

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