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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 fact, it’s almost a strange concept as an automotive enthusiast not to have a soft spot for engines measured in cubic inches. With a roaring V8 in the front that sends all that power to the rear wheels, creating warp … Continue Reading ››

Blow-By Verified – Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2: The New Kit!

Function and utility often outweigh aesthetics, and our engineering department has paid particular attention to the two while creating the baffled oil catch can kit for the 2009 Dodge Ram 5.7L V8 Hemi. Your Ram works hard for you, so it’s only natural to want to take as much care of your pride and joy as you can to keep it running at its best.

We already know that this truck can use some TLC when it comes to the amount of blow-by the Hemi produces. If you need a refresher, in only 1,000 miles, we caught … Continue Reading ››

Cool Under the Blue Collar – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Intro

When I was growing up, rural Pennsylvania wasn’t exactly the breadbasket of America, but there were some mirrors between the two. For every field, of which there were many, there was a farmer. For every new building, there was a contractor. Each small town, connected by the twisting back roads, had its own set of mechanics, builders, and craftsmen. And, for each of those hard-working men and women, there was a truck that worked just as hard. _MG_6363 The legendary reliability and power of the Dodge Ram has solidified the 2500 and 3500 … Continue Reading ››

Blow-By Verified – Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 1: That’s…A Lot of Oil

What do carbon-deposit caked valves, decreased fuel economy, oily intake tracts and inefficient combustion all have in common? The resulting effects of engine oil blow-by. During combustion, the top side of the piston forces combusted gasses, with remnants of fuel and oil past the piston rings, and into the crankcase. This would force the crankcase to become pressurized without some sort of relief, so the content of what enters the crankcase exits the system through a positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system and gets recycled through the engine via the intake tract. _MG_4681rContinue Reading ››

Mopar, Mo’ Cooling – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 2: Test, Test, Test

The 5.7L fitment of this radiator is now in pre-sale! Get it now for more than 30% off!

2006-16 Dodge Charger 5.7L V8 Aluminum Radiator Pre-Sale

2005-13, 2015 Chrysler 300 5.7L V8 Aluminum Radiator Pre-Sale

2009-16 Dodge Challenger 5.7L V8 Aluminum Radiator Pre-Sale

America loves the V8...and so do I

The American V8 has always held a special place in my heart. My father owned a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland motor (it was green). That car was rear-ended by a bus long before I was born, so I never experienced it … Continue Reading ››