All posts by Steven Bryson

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 ››

Go Your Own Way – Performance Intercooler, Part 1: Stock Review

Lately, it seems commercials for trucks, SUVs, CUVs, and every other acronym on four wheels have the same narrative. A traffic jam ahead and a forlorn look on our business-casual hero’s face. Suddenly, as if it hadn’t quite sunk in yet, our hero remembers they bought a vehicle capable of driving on that conveniently placed side road; the one that’s just dusty enough to add some drama to the shot, but not treacherous enough to require much driving skill. A couple presses of the nav screen and the hero is home before the dust settles.

Take in the World – Intake R&D Part 1: Stock Review

From the crisp, cool air atop Pikes Peak to the smell of freshly cut grass at Fenway Park. From the hard asphalt streets of New York City to the soft sand of the Mojave. No matter where you are or where you’re going, the 2019+ Ford Ranger was built to take in the world.

While we take in the world with our sense of touch, sight, taste, and smell, your 2019+ Ranger takes in the world through its air intake. Air flows into the intake, gets compressed by the turbocharger, and is then forced into the … Continue Reading ››