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Cool Under the Blue Collar – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Prototype & Production

As the threads of the last bolt spun their way out, Jason hoisted the stock radiator out of the Ram’s engine bay, over his head, and set it on the ground next to his workbench. With the radiator laying next to the truck, it was easy to see why we’re making a replacement. The chiseled fenders and snarling grill of the 2017 Ram portray a truck built for power. The anemic core and plastic end tanks of the Ram’s radiator, on the other hand, look like they come from a truck built to meet a budget. Dodge’s most popular truck is … Continue Reading ››

Universally Guarded – Universal High-Flow Diesel Catch Can R&D – Part 1 – The Plan

This Universal High-Flow Catch Can Kit is now available! Click here to check it out!
It’s no secret that the world relies on the diesel engine. From the mega-motors powering cargo ships across the ocean to the 4-cylinder TDIs, the turbodiesel has become synonymous with longevity and dependability. Even after hundreds of thousands of miles, the deep chugging and piercing whistle of a turbodiesel keeps going. While the diesel engine is a staple of reliability, its lifespan is still determined by how it’s taken care of. Even with all the advancements in technology and engineering, the diesel engine is … Continue Reading ››

Ford 7.3 Power Stroke Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D Part 1 – Stock Review and Design Plans

When it comes to the icon of reliability, durability, and longevity in the automotive world, all eyes are on the diesel powertrain. The recognizable chugging sound of a diesel engine has become synonymous with the thought of tractor trailers, incredible fuel economy, and reaching 300,000 miles with ease. “Built Ford Tough” reigns true for all the general features of the diesel platform, the Powerstroke. Giving our loaner F-250 a look over, it’s easy to see why. Everything incorporated into the design was done so with the intent to develop an invincible machine. Everything except for the expansion tank, it seems. [caption … Continue Reading ››

Transmission Cooling to the duraMAX – 2001-2010 Chevy /GMC Duramax Transmission Cooler, Part 1 – Stock Review

This 2001-2014 Chevy / GMC 6.6L Duramax Transmission Cooler is now available! Click here to check it out! Extreme heat is always the enemy, especially when it comes to vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. The Allison gearbox mated with your 6.6L Duramax is no exception. With the high temperatures produced by an automatic transmission, it seems almost cruel that the sweltering summer heat comes when most of the towing of campers, boats, and other outdoor toys happens. GM did include some help to keep your gears cool. Unfortunately, it’s a little small. For … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Old Dog, New Tricks – Intercooler R&D, Post 1: A Core Review

Everything about Ford’s Super Duty Powerstroke brand screams, well, Super Duty. It has done so since they were first put in the Econoline Vans in the mid ‘90’s. Our 2011 is equipped with the 6.7L turbodiesel V8 engine, and it’s clear Ford has engineers who really took the Super Duty term to heart. There are two batteries, two radiators, two thermostats, two coolant expansion tanks, an engine oil cooler, a transmission oil cooler, an EGR cooler – this truck even has a fuel cooler. Just looking at the engine bay of this monster can be a bit daunting, especially to … Continue Reading ››