All posts by Steven Bryson

Mishi Goes Myth Busting: Performance Air Intakes – Part 2

Look under the hood of any modified vehicle, and there’s a high chance you’ll find an aftermarket intake. But despite how prevalent aftermarket intakes are, there’s still a ton of misinformation about them floating around the internet. In this post, we’ll look at a few more intake myths and provide some more facts to combat the hearsay on the internet. If you haven’t already read through our first intake myth-busting post, be sure to check that out here.

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Protect the Lifeblood – Performance Oil Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

Oil is the lifeblood of any engine; without it, the engine would self-destruct in a matter of seconds. But just having oil in the engine isn’t enough. It needs to stay just the right temperature too. Modern synthetic oils can withstand temperatures up to about 350°F, but as engine temperature climbs, oil begins to thin and lose some of its protective properties. There’s a sweet spot where oil is most effective: thin enough that it can flow into the tiny crevices of the engine, but thick enough to cushion the blows of combustion.

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Go Your Own Way – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Design

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 ››

Mishi Goes Myth Busting: Performance Air Intakes – Part 1

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 ››

Youth Elevated – Snorkel R&D, Part 3: Production

This Borne Off-Road Snorkel for the 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL and 2020+ Jeep Gladiator is now available! Click here to check it out!

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 ››