All posts by Steven Bryson

Breathing Fresh Air – Intake R&D: Simply Power

As automotive technology advances and manufacturers try to squeeze more power out of every drop of fuel, forced induction (specifically turbocharging) is becoming increasingly prevalent. But, while forced induction can make a 4-cylinder as powerful as an engine twice its size, nothing compares to a naturally-aspirated engine’s linear powerband. Natural aspiration is power in its purest form – a one-to-one connection … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

Take in the World – Intake R&D Part 2: Flow Testing

We often talk about how your vehicles are more than just the sum of their parts. Your Ranger isn’t about getting from point A to point B with a few bags of mulch in the bed. It’s about being able to go anywhere, anytime, and still fit in the garage. The parts under the hood have similar stories. An intercooler isn’t just about cooling charge air; it’s about letting you spend longer with your right foot on the floor and letting your turbo power your adventures. Radiators don’t just cool your engine, they let your truck work as … Continue Reading ››