Intercooler Sandwich – 2015+ VW MK7 GTI/Golf R, Audi A/S3 Intercooler R&D Part 3 – Design Plans

Bigger is better has long since been an unofficial mantra of the automotive world. To go faster or further, you have to go bigger. Either by way of more cylinders, bigger turbos, thicker sway bars, the increase in size helps quench the thirst for speed. The Golf GTI and all its subsequent variants have been showing us since 1974 that … Continue Reading ››

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype

There’s nothing more teeth-grindingly irritating than spending hours building and tweaking your truck, only to be let down by the one part you didn’t touch. If you’re lucky, you can continue your trip, only slightly delayed. If you’re not lucky, one-third of the way to your destination you will have to turn back, painfully aware of your throttle input and … Continue Reading ››

Intercooler Sandwich – 2015+ VW MK7 GTI/Golf R, Audi A/S3 Intercooler R&D Part 2 – Piping Stock Review

When we’re talking about cooling the charged air in any forced induction vehicle, the intercooler always steals the show. To be fair, it is doing a majority of the work. No matter if you’re still running a stock unit or if there’s an all-aluminum core seated in the front of your car, it’s the star. However, the intercooler would be … Continue Reading ››

Redefine the Limits – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Design

The pre-sale for this trans cooler is now live! Click here to check it out! As Dan inched our 6.7L F-350 onto the trailer, the October sun beat down onto the black asphalt. It wasn’t even 11:00AM and the thermometer read almost 80°F; hot for October in Delaware, but perfect for transmission cooler testing. I climbed into our 6.0L F-250 … Continue Reading ››

InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 3 – Piping Design Plans

Honda might have changed the game in the world of hot-hatches with the latest generation of the Civic Type R, but if you recall from the stock review, the FK8’s intercooling system barely met the classification of “gamechanger.” We’re already well on our way to elevating the Type R’s charged air heat exchanger to that level, as we covered … Continue Reading ››

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