Category Engineering

LED Light Bar Aerodynamics Behind Truck Cab

Previously we wrote about LED light bar aerodynamics and specifically studied the effects of an LED bar mounted on the windshield of a truck (a 2014 Ford F150 in this case). We recently received a comment on the article asking… Continue Reading →

DIY 4-Wheel Tire Inflator/Deflator Kit

If you are not deflating your tires for off-roading already, there are two big reasons for you to start. It protects your tires (lower pressure lets the tires “wrap” around rocks and spread the pressure over a larger surface area… Continue Reading →

DIY F150 Raptor Bumper Swap

We were lucky to score an OEM bumper off of a Gen 1 Raptor, and figured it would be a great way to eliminate some of the rubbing we had on our 2014 F150 with the 35in tires. Yes, you… Continue Reading →

DIY 1300Wh Camping Power Station

When we started looking for some portable power, there seemed to be plenty of products on the market, but they were all quite costly… The Yeti Goal Zero 1400 power station is $1900! Our thought was that there can’t be… Continue Reading →

DIY Wheel Alignment – Laser Level

SCROLL DOWN FOR CALCULATOR With all the rough terrain that we’ve been driving though lately, the $99 alignments were starting to add up. In our past life, we used to do string alignments on our race cars. (Keep in mind… Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Aerodynamics, CFD of a Cooked Turkey

For absolutely no reason whatsoever, here is a quick CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis of a turkey flying through the air at 65mph. (The airflow is actually better than was expected, and there is even a bit of an airfoil… Continue Reading →

Aerodynamics of Tailgate Closed vs. Open

Our first tow rig was a 2000 F350 7.3 Powerstroke Dually, amazing truck, however the tailgate had been stolen before we bought it, so we started to look for affordable replacements. One of the first things that comes up, is… Continue Reading →

LED Light Bar Aerodynamics

Lights and trucks seem to go together since the early 1970’s when KC HiLites started re-purposing aircraft landing lights for Baja 1000 race trucks. Lighting technology has advanced tremendously since the 55-watt halogen lamps, and can now be attained in… Continue Reading →

NACA Duct vs. Scoop

A few months ago, a fellow Pikes Peak driver David Kern, asked us a question about the difference between traditional style air scoops and NACA Ducts. There seemed to be some info that mentioned NACA ducts creating far less drag,… Continue Reading →

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