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Keep the Good Times Rolling – Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Prototype

Hyundai may have never been a brand synonymous with producing the driver’s car. Their models are often used as some sort of punchline to illustrate what we gearheads don’t want in our cars. There have been some contenders throughout the years to ward off the bad jokes, but the quirky, asymmetrical Veloster that followed the Genesis earns the most credit for injecting new energy into Hyundai’s image. Its release had us all thinking that the real spirited driving experience finally made its way to the well-known manufacturer. While the Genesis Coupe might be a … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Everyday Hero – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 – Concept and Design

Every superhero has a weakness or villain thwarting them at every turn. Superman has those glowing alien rocks. Batman is constantly putting out fires both figuratively and literally set by some deranged clown, and the internal combustion engine has its respiratory system clogged up by its own lifeblood. Yes, we’re talking about blow-by. Granted, carbon buildup from blow-by might not seem as serious as the threat of a supervillain, but it’s an affliction that affects every engine out there, even your new Honda Accord. IMG_2301 The 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T might not be flying … Continue Reading ››

Form and Function – Universal Carbon Fiber Catch Can R&D – Concept to Completion

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In the world of aftermarket modification, there are two directions to go in with any upgrade. Form or function. Some might not care if the part looks like a work of art just as long as it performs, and vice versa. That’s an owner’s prerogative, and maybe driving around a box that hits the 300 whp mark and sounds like a grizzly bear is all you need. Other enthusiasts prefer a flashy set of wheels and a few want the best of both worlds, style and efficiency, which isn’t always … Continue Reading ››

As is Tradition – Direct Fit Catch Can R&D

Tradition is something that spills over into just about everything. For the most part, we as a species like to settle into a groove. We keep things the way they are because that’s just how they’ve always been done. While change is sometimes a good thing, it’s often nice to have that hint of familiarity in the air. Not to mention, putting your foot down and standing by your principles holds a certain kind of respect. 082217_NLT_Mopar_BCC_WEB_2 The muscle car scene is deeply rooted in tradition, especially when it comes to Mopars. While the … Continue Reading ››

PROTECTED SPECIES – 2007-2013 INFINITI G37 / 2009+ NISSAN 370Z DIRECT FIT CATCH CAN, PART 2 – Blow-By Verified

It’s often an overlooked fact in the automotive world that every engine out there is affected by the by-product of its own combustion process, but it’s true. It doesn’t matter the size or the type of induction. Combustion gasses will still sneak past the piston rings, and those contaminated gasses will infiltrate the intake tract. The naturally aspirated V6 is an endangered species these days, and given the age of some of these VQ37 engines, the future for these power plants is starting to look bleak. 051718_NLT_G37_BCC_WEB_7 If you revisit the early stages … Continue Reading ››