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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 … Continue Reading ››

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

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 … 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 … Continue Reading ››

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

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 … Continue Reading ››

Finishing Touches – 2011+ Dodge Charger and Challenger Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D Part 1 – Stock Review

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been a fan of American muscle cars. Most of this sentiment can be attributed to my two older brothers, who both molded my young mind to favor BMWs, Audis, and Mini Coopers over the fire breathing V8s of Detroit. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the mighty muscle car. In … Continue Reading ››