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Everyday Hercules – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

Like the Roman hero Hercules, the 2015+ F-150 is capable of other-worldly feats. From the street to the jobsite, and even the dunes or the track, there’s little that the F-150 can’t conquer. With three available engines producing over 350 lb. ft. of torque, the 2015+ F-150 could probably stop the rotation of the earth. Even with all that power, many of the F-150’s on the road will never see Moab or drag a 1,000 lb. log up a mountain. But that doesn’t mean your F-150 shouldn’t be your everyday Hercules.

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LEGENDARY COOLING – PERFORMANCE RADIATOR R&D, PART 4 – Dyno Results

It’s been three months since our loaner Z06 last bellowed throughout the shop, but our ears are still ringing. The C6 is the very definition (more like DEAFinition) of the American sports coupe. Boisterous doesn’t even begin to describe our loaner Corvette. By now, though, we all know how hot these cars are, both figuratively and literally. We’re finally at the point where we can test and see just how much of that actual heat we can remove with our new aluminum radiator.

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Legendary Cooling – Performance Radiator R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

We all have that one friend that just can’t seem to make up their mind. Indecision isn’t just a bad habit for them, it’s a way of life. At any minute you’re a shrug or an “I don’t care” away from utter frustration. I have to level with you folks, I am that person. Which makes it less weird to say that I can identify with the C6. Not so much to sleek body lines and unbridled athleticism, definitely neither of those. It’s more so the fact that Chevy nor I can seem to make a lasting decision on anything.

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Legendary Cooling – 2005-2012 C6 Corvette Performance Radiator, Part 1 – Stock Review

When you look back on America’s history in the realm of speed, it seems that we’re only known for one thing—straight-line speed. Our obsession with muscle cars has left the impression on the rest of the world that we here in the US are a little timid around corners. Anyone who knows anything, though, can always name one American car that can take that beeline grunt around the hairpins. The Corvette.

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Chevrolet has been fixated since 1953 on being able to pilot one of their big crate motors safely around the bends. Using … 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.

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