All posts by Steven Bryson

Comfortable Cooling – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

The latest generation of Chevy and GM trucks has become something of an every-truck. The earlier GMT800 and 900 trucks were dependable workhorses, built to be at home on the farm or the jobsite. When the K2 platform was introduced in 2014, the heart of the work truck remained, but it was wrapped in leather and luxury. Ascending into a … Continue Reading ››

Dependably Cool – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Design & Test

The early 2000s presented two polar opposites of the auto industry in America. Small, fuel-efficient cars were still growing in popularity following yet another oil scare nine years earlier. Imports looked like the future of transportation. But for many hardworking Americans, nothing could replace their trucks. In 1999 Chevrolet introduced the Silverado and the GMT800 platform. Encompassing 11 truck models, … Continue Reading ››

The Achilles’ Heel – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Part 2: Design Plans

The Ford F-150 is an exceptional truck; affordable, tough, surprisingly fast and strong enough to effortlessly haul you and your payload over a mountain range. It’s so exceptional that as soon as you open the hood, you will probably be disappointed. IMGL9020 The problem of crumbling 2011-2014 F-150 expansion tanks has reached such … 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 ››

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 ››