Gourmet Muscle – 2006-2010 BMW E6X M5/M6 Performance Oil Cooler R&D, Part 2 – Prototype and Production Sample

Some recipes are classics for a reason. Sometimes, the complexity and skill required to complete the process make it iconic, while sometimes, simplicity is the key. When it comes to the E6X platform M5 and M6, it’s a glorious fusion of both concepts combining the simple muscle car formula with a drizzle of notoriously BMW clever engineering and technology. Now though, it’s time to add our own zest to this dish, specifically in terms of the oil cooler.

Creating the fitment prototype also helps speed up our R&D … Continue Reading ››

Back From Pasture – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.7 Baffled Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 3 – PCV-Side Production Sample and Test Results

Just like the wild stallion that the truck is named for, our donor Bronco stampeded back through our R&D facility after its preliminary 1000-mile test. While it was galavanting, though, our engineering team wrapped up the finishing touches on our kit to get it ready for the streets and trails.

The makeover started with our bracket. When we last left off, our prototype bracket was sporting a more universal design, with mounting holes encircling the top of the bracket. However, since this is a direct fit application, Ye made sure to … Continue Reading ››

Carbon Speed Dating – 2020+ Chevrolet C8 Corvette Carbon Fiber Catch Can R&D – Concept to Completion

The Corvette is a long-standing American automotive tradition, but that is until recently since the C8 is anything but traditional for Chevy. The red, white, and blue engineers finally took that age-old, not-so-secret formula of a crowd-pleasing sports car and quite literally flipped it. The big push-rod V8 remains but now resides behind the driver to fully catch up with the likes of the supercars it tangles with on the track. But, unfortunately, no matter how much this American tradition evolves, it still can’t outrun blow-by. 

Let’s be honest; there’s not much flash to preventative … Continue Reading ››

True Heart – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L Baffled Oil Catch Can Kit R&D, Part 2 – Testing Results

The 2.3L EcoBoost is a mainstay in Ford’s engine arsenal, which really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise either. The heavy-hitting four-cylinder made a huge splash in the hottest of hatchbacks in 2016 that through every other segment of Ford’s lineup. So it’s no wonder that this powerplant found a new home under the hood of the resurrected off-roader, offering the best of both worlds in terms of performance and efficiency, but the Bronco only reaps these rewards as long as the intake tract stays clean. Luckily, we already have a solution for that.

Finding Space – Borne Off-Road Wheel Spacers

No matter if you use your truck or jeep for commuting, hauling, or venturing through the unknown wilderness, all of these vehicles are a particular blend of form and function. They're built to look tough, aggressive, and utilitarian, and they act the part. The same could be said for our Borne Off-Road wheel spacers, which any of these vehicles would benefit from.

Wheel spacers might not seem like the obvious place to go for the perfect combo of form and function. Still, the benefits of their addition are a solid investment to any rig, whether … Continue Reading ››

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