Tag Archives: PROTOTYPE

What’s Cooler Than Bein’ Cool? Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototypin’

Some time has passed since the last update for this 2016 Ford Focus RS intercooler project, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about it! It’s all-hands-on-deck to get this project back in the swing of R&D as we are getting close to testing and beginning a huge data push. Let’s see what it looks like and quickly go through some of the design specs.

The “TurboChevy” Intake R&D, Part 3: Back To The Drawing Board

Research and Development (R&D) - Work directed toward the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes. The research and development process can get tricky. Sometimes, at a moment when you think you have a perfectly working product, that’s ready for the masses; something just goes awry. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We welcome situations like this, especially during this late in the development stage, because we’re able to catch unexpected issues early. It’s not like we want you to deal with them. That’s why we do so much testing. As the definition states, this work needs to be directed, in … Continue Reading ››

The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 3: Data Crunch

It may seem that we have been dormant on this project, but trust me, the activity around this 2015 Mustang GT intake could not be more alive! In this update, I’ll outline the results of the extensive R&D we put this prototype through. Our Mustang’s V8 Coyote motor has spent a lot of time running with this our prototype intake, and we wanted to document the many steps along the way of this research. Our engineers believe they have tweaked this product to its full potential. So let’s dive right in! The GT looks … <a href=Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 4: Let’s Hear It!

This project has been strenuous, but “thorough” is our Engineering Department’s proverbial middle name, so let’s hear it for them (cue applause). The last update, which was relatively recent, consisted of a pretty big pile of data. Though necessary, it was a lot to soak in. Now that that’s out of the way, we can get to the fun part – what this intake actually sounds like.
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Sneaking a peek of our prototype intake for the RS!
We really have to give it to our engineers. … Continue Reading ››

Bye-Bye Blow-By – Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Road Testing

We have had some radio silence with this F150 catch can project, but we now have some updates that we are ready to spill! This has been an interesting project from the beginning. The bulk of time has mainly consisted of road testing; we’ve logged thousands of miles so far, and every single mile counts. Let’s backtrack a bit. When we began this project, we intended to see what a dual-can setup would accomplish. In the last update we explained the benefit of having … Continue Reading ››