Improved Induction – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: Production Sample

The quality of the airflow is essential for any vehicle boasting a forced induction system. You would think with a compressor literally sucking volumes of air that it would sort itself out, but that’s not always the case. Turbulence, and the resulting inconsistent airflow, is the enemy. Any sort of change in the airflow can cause pressure differentials and ultimately … Continue Reading ››

Cool Air for the EcoBoost – Intercooler Pipe R&D, Part 3: Performance Testing

As the old cliché goes, some things just go together like peas in a pod. Peanut butter and jelly. Cold beer and tailgates. Intercoolers and intercooler pipes; you just can’t have one without the other. If you followed along with our 2011-14 F-150 EcoBoost intercooler thread, you’ve probably been waiting for an update on our intercooler pipes for a … Continue Reading ››

Civilized Pipelines: Intercooler Piping R&D, Part 2: Fabrication Magic

Enlarging charge pipes for your turbocharged engine must be a detailed and accurate process. Think about it. It’s not like companies make a charge pipe kit that is well-designed, well-documented, direct-fit and requires no modification to, let’s say, a twin-turbocharged LS1 V8 engine fitting 1995-1998 Nissan 240SX’s. You are going to need a fabricator for that, a very good one. … Continue Reading ››

Bring A Jacket: Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Core Framework

Bigger is better. This is the American ideal that has been the foundation of many in the automotive world. However, in modern times, it’s all about consolidation; next-level vehicle technology comes in smaller packages, but broadens the ranges of performance potential. Our engineers shared the modern vision when designing an intercooler for the 2016 Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo. You can’t … Continue Reading ››

Stranger Danger – Baffled Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2: A Canned ‘Stang

Our engineer has advanced engineering tools at his disposal. Arguably, one of the coolest in our facility’s arsenal is our scanning device. This high-tech piece of equipment allows our engineer to scan anything in 3D space into a computer file. The file is then uploaded to a computer so the engineer can design whatever they want within the 3D space … Continue Reading ››

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