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Piping Hot – Exhaust R&D, Part 6: Pure, Unadulterated, Awesomeness

The last piece of this puzzle has finally fallen into place. Finishing off our offerings for the 2016+ Chevy Camaro SS exhaust systems lands us here with our Race Axleback. The SS has an unmistakable sound, and it’s a sound we don’t want to stray far away from – we only want to enhance it in the most robust way possible, and I feel that the engineers have done just that. I’ll make this simple – this exhaust is mean. _MG_4196r It’s a mix of a modern sounding V8 with the raspy aggressive tone of … Continue Reading ››

The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: A Working Prototype

Downpipes are a choke point in many turbocharged vehicles when it comes to exhaust flow. As opposed to naturally aspirated cars, less serious thought needs to go into the size of the exhaust piping. In most cases the system just needs to be bigger in diameter, maximizing what you can within the alotted design space. The downpipe on the Camaro 2.0T’s LTG engine is a restrictive point in the exhaust system, a conclusion brought about by our testing. The point of emphasis is the rate at which exhaust gases are expelled out of the turbocharger. That flow is very important to … Continue Reading ››

Low Style Heroes Brings Japanese Style Stateside

In the preliminary hours of a drift event, burnt rubber, race fuel, and the chatter among drivers, are all sights, sounds, and smells familiar to a seasoned grassroots drifter. Pair that with the sound of wrenching through their last-minute prep on their low, loud, and heavily-stickered Japanese rides with mountainous terrain and cramped paddocks, you’d think you were at a race track in Japan. However, last week, I was nowhere near Japan. In fact, I was over 6,700 miles away in the mountains of Shenandoah, Virginia. But for many, myself included, it would’ve been tough to tell the difference. [caption id="attachment_11239" … Continue Reading ››

First State Drift: The Season Opener

Preparation - something done to get ready for an event or undertaking. Following the success of the first sanctioned drift event, both for the FSD crew and for the state of Delaware, I, and a lot of people, were eager to attend the next one. Despite my poor preparation skills, I arrived at the track, located in north Dover, around 9am. It was one of the smoothest run mornings I’ve seen for a drifting organization. Driver registration and admittance, technical inspections, and the driver’s meeting were all tightly controlled and relatively on time – which, honestly, rarely happens. Keep in mind … Continue Reading ››

Cooler Than Winterfell – Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype Core

It looks like mother nature is giving the tell-tale signs to us gearheads that it’s time to get ready for track season. The weather is getting warmer and tracks all around the country have kicked off calendar seasons with maiden 2017 events already in full swing. A common mod many of us who are boosted, especially ST owners, want during this time of year is the intercooler. The 2013+ Ford Focus ST features quality design for its the factory intercooler, but improved efficiency is something we like to target. In the last update, we talked about the shortcomings of the … Continue Reading ››