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Got Trucks, Got Jeeps (VOL 2.) – Catch Can R&D Part 2: Gunk In The System

Our engineering department has made some great strides in completing this catch can design as they have reached the final R&D stages. Overall strength and can rigidity were primary design goals for the kit, as we are aware of the rough and tough off-road lives many of these Wranglers live. We want to be sure that once you install this can on your car, it will stay put, no matter what rigorous environment you take your JK Wrangler through. Bracketry starts with precise design and component fabrication. Our engineers had to be sure that our bracket would effortlessly hold our 2oz … Continue Reading ››

Got Trucks, Got Jeeps (VOL. 1) – Catch Can R&D Part 2: Designing The Final Product

Jeeps are built to be rugged, all-terrain vehicles. We can bet that most of the aftermarket parts you purchase for your Jeep are designed to make it tougher. There’s no reason for our upcoming catch can kit to be any different. Our engineers have made this can nearly indestructible and will be able to handle any abuse your 2007-2011 3.8L Wrangler can throw at it. In our last update, we discussed our plans for how we wanted to mount this catch can. We determined that the best location for a bracket was right behind the ECU. We could use the stock … Continue Reading ››

Reviving a Legend – Radiator R&D: Design & Build

This radiator is on pre-sale! Check it out on our website! When AMC first began designing the XJ Cherokee as early as 1978, I doubt they knew that almost 40 years later their design would still be coveted by off-road enthusiasts as one of the greatest rock crawling and trail forging vehicles of all time. The engineers at AMC also probably didn’t think that many of those XJ’s would still be running with their original radiator. Between daily driving, fording rivers, and the occasional large rock or two, the effects of time and mother nature have taken their toll … Continue Reading ››

Got Trucks, Got Jeeps (VOL. 1) – Catch Can R&D Part 1: The 3.8L Stock System

Do you know the origin of the term Jeep? Some say that during WWII, these vehicles were referred to as General Purpose vehicles, and soldiers began slurring the acronym, G.P., into Jeep, hence its name today (there’s a similar story behind the term Humvee). Others say that the name was derived from the popular cartoon character, Eugene the Jeep, from when the Popeye show aired back in the 1940’s. Eugene the Jeep was a “go anywhere, do anything” type character, and interestingly enough, the US government had a contract sent out to several automotive manufacturers requesting a vehicle to replace … Continue Reading ››

Building Your Passion: Jeep Wrangler Camouflage and Matte Olive-Drab Silicone Radiator Hoses

The Mishimoto Camo and Matte Olive-Drab Jeep Wrangler radiator hose pre-sale is now live!

1997 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler 6-Cylinder Radiator Hose Pre-sale Sale Price: $102.95 MSRP: $185.00 2007 - 2011 Jeep Wrangler 6-Cylinder Radiator Hose Pre-sale Sale Price: $110.95 MSRP: $200.00

When the designers at Chrysler were creating the Jeep Wrangler, they spent hours tweaking and finessing every line: the proportion of the headlights to the iconic seven-slot grill, the height of the bumper from the ground, and the curve of the fenders. Everything. The amount of passion that was … Continue Reading ››