Simplicity is often the key to great engineering. The same can be said about Ford’s F-150. The F-150 is about function over frills and getting the job done. Our 2015+ Ford F-150 transmission cooler will follow the same formula. Our focus will be on one key aspect: use as much of the space behind the F-150’s grille as possible. As we saw in our first post, the stock transmission cooler only utilizes about 50% of the available space. To increase that usage to 100% without adding unnecessary complications is where we'll get the job done, plain and simple.
From the outside, you wouldn’t think that the modern pickup truck is exactly the evolution of Henry Ford’s Model T. Under the surface however, you might find that the two are more related than they appear. The Model T was a car, built for the masses, designed to be affordable, approachable, and to get people where they wanted to go.
It didn’t take long for Ford and other manufacturers to realize the potential of an affordable utility vehicle. A vehicle that helped them work, … Continue Reading ››
1994 was an eventful year. Nelson Mandella became the president of South Africa, OJ Simpson gave the Ford Bronco some free air-time, and Dodge released the 2nd generation Ram pickup that would define the brand for the next thirteen years.
Breaking the blocky, sedan-like mold poured by their competitors’ previous generations, the designers of the second-generation Ram looked to the trucks of the 1950’s to design an edition that stood out with just the right … Continue Reading ››
Extreme heat is always the enemy, especially when it comes to vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. The Allison gearbox mated with your 6.6L Duramax is no exception. With the high temperatures produced by an automatic transmission, it seems almost cruel that the sweltering summer heat comes when most of the towing of campers, boats, and other outdoor toys happens. GM did include some help to keep your gears cool. Unfortunately, it’s a little small.
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Sometimes there are products we can’t wait to get on the market. The sense of urgency follows positive feedback after a release or hinting at a recently started project. There’s pride in giving people what they want, what they need. When our 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler Kit was released, the question that kept coming was if it would fit the 7.3L. What followed was a “no, sorry.” That didn’t sit well with us. The efforts grew exponentially as more questions surfaced about fitment, and as the number of … Continue Reading ››