Bye-Bye Blow-By – Catch Can R&D, Part 4: Production

Patience is a virtue, but sometimes, it’s also a necessity. Progress often moves at its own pace in science and engineering, and all you can do is sit back and wait for a result. In the case of our 2015-16 2.7L EcoBoost catch can, results have been a long time coming. If you’ve been following along with this project since the … Continue Reading ››

DIFF’S HOT, TAKE IT EASY – REAR DIFFERENTIAL COOLER R&D, PART 4: A Tale of Two Track Days Part 1

The term “track day” around here is always surrounded with a certain level of enthusiasm. We’re all aware of the extra labor that goes into a trip to Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, but everyone involved is more than willing to pitch in for the chance to see our RS thrashed around the track. Think of it like one of … Continue Reading ››

Redefine the Limits – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

What defines a limit? In the English language, a limit is “a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible.” In practice, however, limits are not always as rigid. Anybody who’s ever mastered a sport or skill will tell you, limits are made to be pushed and broken. A limit is only as defined as one’s willingness … Continue Reading ››

A Cooler for Atlas – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype

From the outside, you wouldn’t think that the modern pickup truck is exactly the evolution of Henry Ford’s Model T. Under the surface however, you might find that the two are more related than they appear. The Model T was a car, built for the masses, designed to be affordable, approachable, and to get people where they wanted to go. It … Continue Reading ››

Hot-Hatch Renaissance – 2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 2 – Blow-By Verified

It’s been a long time since we saw the first iteration of Mazda’s return to hot hatches, over a decade in fact. A lot has changed since then. The first difference you might notice is that the Mazdaspeed division is nowhere to be found, and instead, the MZR Turbo lives on as the Ford EcoBoost. For the MS3’s that are … Continue Reading ››

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