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Why Dissipate™ Coating? The Perfect Black FMIC

cp-e™ in conjunction with cpc™ is proud to introduce our new Dissipate™ coating. This coating was tested by SCT for thermal testing and tuning on their blacked out F-150 3.5L EcoBoost. After months of experimentation in the three stage process, we’ve perfected the coating.

Dissipate™ allows you to have an optically black core without any of the negative features common to black cores. Other solutions either reduce performance of the core or are not a true black finish and have a purple tint that gets worse over time.

This coating isn’t a paint or powder, it is actually a three step ceramic process that pulls heat away from the intercooler. This coating will be an option on several of our most popular intercoolers.

Why not paint or powder coating for a cheaper solution? Paint insulates the core, which is the exact opposite of what you would want to do on a FMIC. This causes the core to retain heat and raises charge air temperatures more than a bare aluminum core.

Conversely, our Dissipate™ coating has the same or better thermal conductivity as aluminum, so it isn’t negatively affecting the core temperature and can even draw heat away from the coated core.

  • No negative effect on cooling capabilities
  • Draws heat out from core, unlike paint or powder coating
  • Three-step ceramic process
  • Stealthy, logo-free design

BMW 330xi Charge Pipe & Exhaust

We’re in the final stages of development for our BMW 330xi charge pipe and exhaust system. These products have been designed to fit a wide range of the current 3 series line. We think that the exhaust will breathe some life into a car with great potential that just needs a little boost.

2020 Ford GT500 Spied

If the past is any indication, the new Ford GT500 will be an incredible vehicle. With the last car making 660hp and the new vehicle rumored at over 700hp, this will be one quick Mustang. Combine that unreal power with the new Mustang chassis, and not only do you have a Hellcat killer, but something that can handle corners to back it up.

Here are the first images of the new Mustang GT500 without any masked covering on the bumpers.

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Ford Focus RS Tuned at NJ Motorsports Park

This past weekend, we tuned a Focus RS running at NJ Motorsports Park. With some amazing Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, Porsches, and M3’s; the Focus may have looked out of place to the un-informed. Yet the RS was holding it’s own with some fierce competition.

Northeast EcoBoost Owner’s Club has some great pictures of the event on their Instagram page.

We’re hoping to further tweak this tune after reviewing the data from the track day. This should be a very promising build!

Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

Cadillac has been making some really cool stuff for years, but the latest CT6 V-Sport has really caught our eye. Previously these vehicles had a twin-turbo V6, but now they’ve moved up to a twin-turbo V8. This new engine should really be interesting for tuning and will have a ton of potential for power. We can’t wait to see some of these in the wild and see what the tuning potential is!

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More Upcoming Ford Platforms

It truly is a great time to be a Ford enthusiast. With the current Focus ST / RS and the Fiesta ST, Ford has the hot hatch market cornered. They also have a fun, affordable coupe in the form of the Mustang EcoBoost. All of these cars are exciting stock, but can become a totally different creature when they’re modified.

Ford is taking this working formula and applying it to other vehicles in their lineup. Ford has already hinted at what to expect with the upcoming Edge ST, but now they’re also confirming an Explorer ST. With a stronger move toward SUV’s in the American market, this makes perfect sense and gives enthusiasts hope for less boring daily drivers.

We’ll always prefer the performance focused variants, especially the smaller hatchbacks, but we love that Ford is getting creative and making fun versions of vehicles that are typically boring.

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In addition to the Explorer ST, they also announced plans to bring a small, off-road focused vehicle to market. Presumably, this would be a Bronco-based design aimed directly at the Wrangler. With Ford’s commitment to the EcoBoost, we can see a lot of potential for cool engine choices in this car and can’t wait to see them on the road.

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Finally, Ford teased the upcoming GT500 and gave us the best look at the car to date. We’re still expecting a monumental supercharged V8 that will produce over 700-hp in the proven S550 body. It still isn’t clear whether this will be a Coyote or Voodoo based engine, but our bet is on a modifed Coyote.

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Upgrading from Stage 2 Engine to Stage 3 engine with our prototype cylinder head

Ford NXT Tests Out the Drift Stick

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The coast is clear. The road is empty. The cul de sac is clear. I make my move accelerating into the circle. Flicking the handle adds that glorious angle. The winter tires sling snow it brilliant arc behind the 2017 Focus RS’ rear tires. For a Florida boy, this is the ultimate snow day, and its fun was delivered courtesy of one of the cleverest bolt-on parts in recent memory — the Drift Stick.

-Full Story at FordNXT.com

Limited Edition Orange Focus RS on Sale in UK

With 2018 bringing the end of the Focus RS and the limited edition red color way; it was just a matter of time until Ford released some type of special edition. Ford did a similar stunt with the end of the MK2 Focus RS and the matte black RS500. This time, things are looking much brighter.

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Raptor Flanges

We’re doing a little after-hours prototype machining for our Ford Raptor EcoBeast test subject on the lift in the R&D Room. We’ve created a Billet 304 Stainless Steel flange with a Wider opening.

This gives us spot-on OEM Like connection for perfect seal. We’ll be using this in our upcoming downpipes and exhaust. Stay tuned for more information and photos of the samples and testing.

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2014 F-150 EcoBoost Tune

2014 F150 Ecoboost came in for CP-E Downpipes and a custom dyno tune via SCT Livewire TS. With less than 4 psi increase of peak boost, the truck was able to get an increase of 85whp and 90ft lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Thank you SCT!