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A Cold Heart for the Camaro – Oil Cooler R&D – Part 1: Stock Review & Plans

For the past seven years the 5th Gen Camaro SS has been a staple of track days at Willow Springs, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca and just about every other road course in America. Another staple of those track days has been a spike in mild heart attacks as those Camaro SS owners glanced down at their oil temperature gauge to find temps in the 290+°F range.  Even off the track, though, a hot day mixed with a heavy foot can lead to oil temp related heart problems for both you and your Camaro.
Everything in Balance
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Cooling the American Dream – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Design and Test-fit

A Car for Drivers

There are 7 billion people on Earth driving over 1 billion cars. Some of those cars were made for people who spend their Saturdays shopping for houseplants and whose idea of speed is doing 45mph in a 40mph zone. Some of them were made for the passengers of the world, whose perfect car is a silent butler. Then there are the cars made for the select few. For those with fuel in their veins and tire smoke in their lungs. For drivers.

The fifth-generation Chevy Camaro SS is certainly a driver’s car. … Continue Reading ››

Removing the Rubber – Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: 3D Print and Pre-Sale!

Just the other week, we all went to sleep with an extra hour on our hands, and now we rise each morning only to find that the rest of the world has beaten us to the punch. Early-morning sun shines through blinds where only darkness fell at the same hour, merely a couple weeks ago. It’s a bit of a shame that the day’s light departs early in the evening, but there’s something energizing and uplifting about waking up to sunlight.

Mornings like these pair well with a nice breakfast to begin the day. For this reason, … Continue Reading ››

Sounds from an American Muscle Car – Exhaust R&D, Part 4: Sound Check

A Gaggle of Pipes,

Hello everyone! You may remember from our previous 2016 Camaro SS Exhaust post that we have decided to move forward with five different systems for this car. It is my pleasure to let you know that all our Camaro exhaust prototypes have been completed. We’ve been busy testing and re-testing for fitment, sound, durability, and performance – and fun, of course. Our on-road testing process usually begins a little something like this:

Rob, the project manager: “Hey Gardiner, I need you to take the SS home tonight to put some … 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 ››