All posts by Nicholas Thomas

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 ››

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 ››

Intercooler Sandwich – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 7 – Dyno Testing Results

Everyone loves a good underdog story. There’s just something uplifting about the little guy persevering. If you know anyone who’s a Philly sports fan, you’re probably never going to hear the end of the most recent underdog story (S’go Birds). The Eagle’s run might have cemented them into underdog history, but that’s in the past now. The big … Continue Reading ››

Shared Heartburn – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 2 – Production Sample and Test Results

Most of us have that food that we can’t resist but we know isn’t going to agree with us. We know the outcome is going to be unpleasant, but we still scarf it down anyways with antacids at the ready all the while asking if it’s really worth it. That’s sort of the same situation that’s happening inside … Continue Reading ››

The Luxury of Performance – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 2 – Testing Results

Picture this. The year is 2023. You’re climbing into your 2016 Q50 on your standard commute to work. It’s year seven with your trusty Infiniti, which has kept you riding in style to just about everywhere and still no complaints. Then again, who could have any gripes with the power-packed VR30DDTT and posh cabin as it brings you … Continue Reading ››