All posts by Steven Bryson

Everyday Exploration – Oil Catch Can Kit, Part 1: Introduction

The renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, “…I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” Nearly a century after Adams began exploring the American West, Americans still love to explore, and no vehicle exemplifies the spirit of everyday exploration better than the Jeep Wrangler. Any Wrangler driver knows that embarking on an exploration is … Continue Reading ››

Carry the Weight – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Production

The time had come to put our engineer’s hard work to the test, a bench test to be specific. The bench test determines if our final transmission cooler will be a stacked-plate or tube-and-fin design. Given the fact that our cooler is over double the size of the stock cooler, we’re confident that either construction will cool … Continue Reading ››

One of the Greats – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Prototype

Becoming “the best” is hardly ever an easy task. Neil Armstrong didn’t just wake up one morning in his parents’ basement and decide to go for a stroll on the moon later that day. Reaching the top requires hard work and perseverance, and for automotive manufacturers it often requires walking a thin line between quality and cost. After … Continue Reading ››

Breathing Fresh Air – Intake R&D, Part 4: Rapid Prototyping

Sometimes the long road is the path we take when we want to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the view. Sometimes the long road is the path we take when we want to do something well. While we love watching the development process unfold, we’re taking the long road to our 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2.0T performance intake for … Continue Reading ››

Everyday Hercules – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 2: Design & Prototype

What haven’t I said about Ford’s F-150? It’s reliable, affordable, capable, comfortable, and all the other -ables that you’d want from a truck, except for one. It’s not invulnerable. Like every vehicle, time takes its toll and something’s bound to break. If you’re lucky, you have some time before those tolls hit your F-150’s cooling system, but it’s always a good idea … Continue Reading ››