Still a Class Act – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 2 – Production Sample and Test Results

Physical health is key for any athlete’s performance. The same applies to anything mechanical, such as the Audi B9. Just as our bodies have defenses against sickness, the B9 S4 and S5 came equipped with a robust system to mitigate the effects of blow-by. However, as we went over in our last post, this separator might need some backup.

When we last left off, our in-house fabricated prototype made its way onto our donor S5 and was ready for our standard 1000-mile road test. This … Continue Reading ››

Rival Nature’s Power – Intercooler Pipe R&D, Part 6: Dyno Testing

As the Jeep pulled onto the Dynojet, our anticipation grew. Would the increased flow equate to more power, or would our pipe fall flat? We removed the stock intercooler pipe from the JL and installed our free-flowing cast-aluminum replacement. We strapped down the Jeep and fired it up.

Keep Oil out of your Intake – Oil catch Can R&D, Part 4 – 2018+ Update

The automotive world never stands still, both literally and figuratively. Technology is always improving and evolving to produce mountains of power with maximum efficiency. Back during the Mustang’s inception, all it took was a massive V8 and just enough traction to make it to the finish line in order to blow your socks off. These days, however, drivers want a muscle car that can do more than flex. They want it to be flexible. With over 50 years of engineering, Ford has been able to outrun most issues that keep their Mustang confined, except one—blow-by.

Constant Stride – Fan Shroud R&D, Part 1: Production

Driving off the beaten path is a constant stride. Every throttle input and steering angle change is carefully calculated to overcome the obstacles in front of you. All it takes to break that stride is one misstep. A coolant temp gauge climbing into the red or a wisp of steam from under the hood is enough to take your focus off those obstacles and … Continue Reading ››

For a Flawless Return – Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

It’s a strange time in the automotive world when it’s an insult to call a Toyota a BMW. Yet, it seems that is one of the only small clouds hanging over the otherwise flawless return of the legendary Supra. I would say that’s a win. Sure, it’s Z4 in a cooler outfit, but I can’t remember the last time BMW wasn’t considered to be one of the benchmarks for automotive engineering. Why not shine a light on the real matter at hand, something that actually makes a difference? The only real speck on the otherwise gleaming Supra moniker … Continue Reading ››

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