Earth, Wind, and Water – Universal Air-to-Water Intercoolers

Air-to-water intercooling continues to be the main buzz in the realm of forced induction, and that's not without reason. This setup boasts plenty of advantages over conventional air-to-air setups, so much so that OEMs have even started rolling vehicles off the production line with air-to-water systems equipped. However, one of the main drawbacks to liquid-cooled intercoolers is the lack of universal upgrades for these systems. That's why we decided to engineer a comprehensive line of options for those looking for increased intercooling under the hood of your vehicle.

For those unfamiliar or who need a … Continue Reading ››

Higher Plane – 2019+ Ford Ranger 2.3L Snorkel R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

Even spontaneity requires a bit of planning. These impromptu adventures that the 2019+ Ford Ranger is designed for need at least an ounce of pre-thought before taking the hard turn to a dirt path. The addition of a snorkel to your truck negates some of the preparation needed for your treks, but the snorkel still needs careful preparation. 

In our last post, we covered our design plans and preparation, and now, well, let's just say we love it when a plan comes together. Our snorkel has arrived, and it's ready to raise the elevation of … Continue Reading ››

Renew, Reuse, Refresh – 2015+ MK7 Volkswagen Golf TSI/GTI/R Performance Intake Production Sample

The cycle of innovation for the MK7 Golf's intake is approaching another full rotation, which can only mean one thing. Yes, we have the production level kit here in our R&D facility. We last left you with a 3D model and a sectioned-out prototype version of our design. Now though, we have the real deal, and we're stoked to show it off. 

Those following this blog might have already noticed that our production kit isn't far off from the aesthetics of our fitment prototype. … Continue Reading ››

Trickle Down Power – 2016+ Infiniti Q50/60 3.0T Performance Intercooler Design Plans and Prototypes

Performance is hereditary at Nissan-Infiniti. These Infiniti Q's inherited some traits from the top dog, but only the ones that count. The Nissan GT-R, in all of its "affordable supercar" status, still commands a stratospheric price point while also still being a high-strung, needy performance vehicle. So, Infiniti took that heavy-hitting performance, toughened it up for daily duty, and slapped on a much more attainable price tag. This transformation didn't come without its sacrifices, though, specifically for the intercooling system. We're already on the case to improve the Q platform, but that doesn't happen without a plan. 

Thermal Bypass Valves 101 – What are they and How do they Work

The automatic transmission in your vehicle is practically the defining feature of the vehicle. The sturdy gear sets housed inside, transferring power from the engine, are the gatekeeper to hauling heavy payloads, traversing treacherous rock gardens, or setting blistering lap times. No matter how powerful your engine is, without the transmission, your vehicle is dead weight. 

Where the transmission is the soul of your car, truck, or Jeep, keeping it cool can sometimes pose a challenge. True, there are many ways to maintain transmission fluid temperatures, but they won't do you any good if the … Continue Reading ››

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