ReSpiration Focal Point: 2016+ Ford Focus RS Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: C’est Fini

Here it is, the final hoorah. The production sample of our intake kit for the 2016 Ford Focus RS is here at last. In the last update, we took you guys through what this intake sounds like with the help of some dyno runs; it sounds awesome and it made 11hp and 15ft-lbs of torque! … Continue Reading ››

We Struck Oil: Volkswagen MK7 GTI Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

Oil catch cans are a hotly debated topic, yet one fact is still irrefutable; oil blow-by will always be a real byproduct of the modern direct-injection engine. Intakes, charge pipes, and turbos all come into contact with the stuff over time. Sometimes, even newer, low mileage vehicles develop blow-by issues. With direct injection, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders, … Continue Reading ››

2015+ Ford Mustang GT Performance Intake, Part 4: Seeing is Believing

As 2016 approaches its end, I can’t help but reminisce. It’s been a wild ride and a lot has changed. We have a new president-elect, the Olympics took place in Brazil, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint, Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, and Leo finally got his Oscar. You know what hasn’t changed? Our resolve to make … Continue Reading ››

Defending the Titan- Nissan Titan XD Coolant Filtration Kit Part 2: Final Prototype

Last time, we took an in-depth look at coolant filtration kits and how they can benefit our Titan. We gave you a sneak peek at what the final bracket for the Titan XD coolant filtration kit will look like. If you missed out on that you can check out the whole post on our engineering blog.

Finalizing the brackets

These brightly … Continue Reading ››

Mopar, Mo’ Cooling – Dodge LX Chassis Radiator – Part 2

America loves the V8...and so do I

The American V8 has always held a special place in my heart. My father owned a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland motor (it was green). That car was rear-ended by a bus long before I was born, so I never experienced it for myself, but I got … Continue Reading ››

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