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Finishing Touches – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D Part 2 – Design Fabrication and Finished Product

If there’s one thing that hasn’t ever changed about muscle cars it’s that they’re hot cars. All the current iterations of American classics have a way of making just about any grade of gearheads neck break as they rumble by, especially when it comes to the latest Mopars. The scalding hot and aggressive looks are enough to sizzle your retinas, and their monstrous V8 actually produces plenty of heat. All that hot coolant needs a place to go, and unfortunately, Chrysler didn’t have aesthetics in mind when it came to the expansion tank, as we went over in our 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 ››

A Cooler for Atlas – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype

This 2003-2009 Dodge Ram 5.9L/6.7L Cummins Transmission Cooler is now available! Click here to check it out! From the outside, you wouldn’t think that the modern pickup truck is exactly the evolution of Henry Ford’s Model T. Under the surface however, you might find that the two are more related than they appear. The Model T was a car, built for the masses, designed to be affordable, approachable, and to get people where they wanted to go. It didn’t take long for Ford and other manufacturers to realize the potential of an affordable utility vehicle. A vehicle that helped them work, … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

Next Generation Cooling – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

This 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 5.9L Cummins Transmission Cooler is now available! Click here to check it out! 1994 was an eventful year.  Nelson Mandella became the president of South Africa, OJ Simpson gave the Ford Bronco some free air-time, and Dodge released the 2nd generation Ram pickup that would define the brand for the next thirteen years. IMG_8919 Breaking the blocky, sedan-like mold poured by their competitors’ previous generations, the designers of the second-generation Ram looked to the trucks of the 1950’s to design an edition that stood out with just the right … Continue Reading ››