Strength of Heart – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

If you ask most drivers what the heart of their vehicle is, they’ll likely say the engine. The engine provides power and is often the most advertised part of the powertrain, but it’s not alone. In fact, if you ask somebody who tows heavy loads, they might say the heart of their car or truck is the transmission. A vehicle’s transmission is responsible for delivering all the power the engine makes to the wheels, and its success or failure in that role can make or break the vehicle, especially when towing. Few drivers know the importance of a … Continue Reading ››

Backbone of Performance, Transmission Line Kit: Release

Every truck owner knows it doesn’t matter how powerful or reliable your engine is if you can’t get any power to the wheels. If the engine is the heart of the drivetrain, the transmission is its backbone, holding it all together and letting the power flow to the wheels. The transmission mated to your 2001-2010 LB7, LLY, LBZ, or LMM 6.6L Duramax is essential to everything your truck does, and keeping it cool is crucial. … Continue Reading ››

Cool Integration – Performance Heat Exchanger R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

Nothing shows progression in technology quite like integration. The means of creating one item that performs the function of four is the way of the future. Just take your mobile phone that you’re likely reading this on. Fifteen years ago, it was just a phone designed for talking and texting, with some limited internet access, and now it’s a computer in your pocket. Similarly, the intercooler inside of the B58’s intake manifold is a pure form of integration in the name of performance. The marriage of these two components, though, means that the intercooler’s heat exchanger is now … Continue Reading ››

Speed Evolved – Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 2 – Design plans

Evolution is the gradual development of something from a simple to a more complex form over time. Much like the fish that first scraped their way from the primordial ooze to eventually develop into the complex creatures that we are today, the Supra also had humble beginnings. Starting as just a sportier trim level on the Celica, the Supra has grown to fit into its rightful spot in the automotive food chain. Even today, the Supra is still adapting to its environment and developing a better breathing apparatus.

Unlike those … Continue Reading ››

Working on a Cooler Coyote – Oil Cooler Kit R&D, Part 5 – 2018+ Update

The Mustang is one of the longest living nameplates in the history of muscle cars; it's only natural that it continues to evolve with the times. In 2018, Ford launched the latest iteration of its flagship pony car, toting the newest generation of 5.0L Coyote V8 and a series of aesthetic updates. Despite the decades of updates and evolution, the S-550 still has to contend with any engine's nemesis - heat.

The latest Coyote received a bump in power by way of overhauling the … Continue Reading ››

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