All posts by Steven Bryson

A Cooler for Atlas – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

To be completely honest, I’ve never owned a truck. Apart from Dakar rally trucks, I prefer subtlety and agility over brute force and utility.  I’ve also never owned a grizzly bear, but I still respect them.  Without trucks, our economy would come to a halt, nothing would ever get built, and my subtle and agile car would be wasting away … Continue Reading ››

Reviving a Legend – Radiator R&D: Design & Build

This radiator is on pre-sale! Check it out on our website! When AMC first began designing the XJ Cherokee as early as 1978, I doubt they knew that almost 40 years later their design would still be coveted by off-road enthusiasts as one of the greatest rock crawling and trail forging vehicles of all time. The engineers at AMC … Continue Reading ››

Cool Under the Blue Collar – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Intro

When I was growing up, rural Pennsylvania wasn’t exactly the breadbasket of America, but there were some mirrors between the two. For every field, of which there were many, there was a farmer. For every new building, there was a contractor. Each small town, connected by the twisting back roads, had its own set of mechanics, builders, and craftsmen. And, … Continue Reading ››

Balancing Act – Mishimoto’s 2015-16 WRX PCV Side Catch Can Kit

Life is all about balance. It may be cliché, but it’s true, especially when modifying cars. Attention must be paid to balancing power with handling, air with fuel, and most importantly, parts on your car with money in your wallet. That same balancing act applies to our catch can kits. We spend a lot of time balancing the cost of … Continue Reading ››

Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 3: Track Prep

When you’re hurtling towards a concrete-walled turn at over 90 MPH, you’d better know that every nut and bolt in your car is torqued to spec.
Photo: Nick Thomas
We’ve all had to prepare for something before—a date, an interview, a test. It’s always a stressful experience. Now imagine … Continue Reading ››