When we last talked about the 2019+ Ford Ranger 2.3L EcoBoost, we looked at the stock intercooler. To recap, the stock Ranger intercooler is similar to almost every other stock intercooler we’ve seen. It utilizes a tube-and-fin core with plastic crimped on end tanks, nothing too out of the ordinary. The only unique feature of the stock Ranger intercooler is the turbocharger boost pressure sensor that lives on the driver’s side end tank. This sensor seals in the intercooler by way of an o-ring, so the bore in our end tank will need to … Continue Reading ››
Since the dawn of the internet, misinformation has been abundant. Somebody posts something their buddy’s third cousin told them, it gets shared over and over, and eventually, it becomes a “fact.” In the early days, it was easy to spot fishy information by the sixteen “FWD:” tags in the subject line of an email. Now, it’s hard to tell what’s authentic and what’s just been passed down for so long that nobody can tell the difference.
One would think automotive culture would be less susceptible to these fabricated truths – vehicles are mechanical; they all … Continue Reading ››
There’s something about the outdoors that lets us reconnect with our youth. Maybe it’s the memories of playing outside with our friends, or the simplicity of nature reminding us of simpler times. Whatever the reason, we could all use a little more time outside. Your Jeep Wrangler JL is marketed as a go anywhere, do anything machine, but sometimes it needs a little … Continue Reading ››
When we were kids, we had Legos, Erector sets, Lincoln Logs, and K’NEX to satisfy our need to tinker. But as we’ve grown, so have our toys. Modifying cars and trucks is the adult (ish) version of our childhood pastimes, and vehicles like the 2018+ JL Wrangler are as close to Legos as you can get. The latest brick in our JL Wrangler build is a snorkel to help keep the intake clean while you’re reconnecting with your youth on the trail.
When we were 16, our cars were our tickets to freedom and endless possibilities. For many of us, those early days of driving were the basis for a lifetime of automotive passion. It didn’t matter if we were driving our dream car or our grandmother’s 1991 Buick Regal, as long as we were behind the wheel with our friends in the back.
Somewhere along the road from 16 to adulthood, we lost that sense of freedom. Room for friends has been replaced by space for the kids and their bikes. Gas mileage … Continue Reading ››