Top Contender – Street Performance Top-Mount Intercooler R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design

“You know cars, right?” I’m sure that’s a question that all of us gearheads have been asked before. It’s typically the wind up for a pitch to help them find the car that’s going to suit every one of their specific needs, which usually looks something like a combination of reliable, fun, and gets good gas mileage. Oh … Continue Reading ››

One of the Greats – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Prototype

Becoming “the best” is hardly ever an easy task. Neil Armstrong didn’t just wake up one morning in his parents’ basement and decide to go for a stroll on the moon later that day. Reaching the top requires hard work and perseverance, and for automotive manufacturers it often requires walking a thin line between quality and cost. After … Continue Reading ››

Breathing Fresh Air – Intake R&D, Part 4: Rapid Prototyping

Sometimes the long road is the path we take when we want to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the view. Sometimes the long road is the path we take when we want to do something well. While we love watching the development process unfold, we’re taking the long road to our 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.0T performance intake for … Continue Reading ››

Everyday Hercules – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 2: Design & Prototype

What haven’t I said about Ford’s F-150? It’s reliable, affordable, capable, comfortable, and all the other -ables that you’d want from a truck, except for one. It’s not invulnerable. Like every vehicle, time takes its toll and something’s bound to break. If you’re lucky, you have some time before those tolls hit your F-150’s cooling system, but it’s always a good idea … Continue Reading ››

Clean Camaro – Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 3 – Automatic Kit

In their heyday, the American auto manufacturers would make updates to their cars for each model year to keep things fresh. Usually it wasn’t anything drastic, but just a tweak here and there to make the next model year in some way better than the last. Nowadays, just about every manufacturer holds off until their mid-cycle facelift, but … Continue Reading ››

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