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  1. Image of the Mishimoto Performance Transmission Cooler for the 2019+ RAM 6.7L Cummins installed.

    Long Haul – Performance Transmission Cooler for 2019+ RAM 6.7L Cummins

    Picture yourself on the shoulder of the highway. You noticed the gears slipping a few miles back but decided to ignore it because you were only a few miles from home. Those slipping gears turned into violent lurches, and before you knew it, your 2019+ RAM 6.7L Cummins was sporting a Christmas tree dashboard and that dreaded burnt smell. Your transmission is toast.

    But it didn’t have to be this way—if you had the Mishimoto Performance Transmission Cooler, you’d have made it home.

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  2. Image of the Mishimoto Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank installed in the engine bay of a 2024+ Ford Mustang EcoBoost

    Cool & Collected – Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank for the 2024+ Ford Mustang

    Every owner of a performance vehicle knows the importance of keeping their car running cool, but not everyone knows where to start when it comes to upgrading their cooling system. For owners of the 2024+ Ford Mustang looking to take the next step in performance and reliability for their car’s cooling system, it’s best to start with the basics—the coolant expansion tank.

    The stock coolant expansion tank on the 2024+ Ford Mustang leaves a lot to be desired. The plastic construction isn’t just an eyesore, it’s not designed to stand the test of time. After repeated heat cycles the plastic yellows and becomes brittle, leading to a higher risk of cracking and coolant leakage. This risk only increases when the vehicle is driven hard, such as fast laps at the track or hard pulls on the dragstrip.

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  3. An image of the Mishimoto Performance Transmission Cooler for the 1999-2013 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

    The Heat is On – Performance Transmission Cooler for 1999-2013 Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra

    For truck owners who depend on their vehicle for work, reliability and performance are paramount. Whether your truck is a construction fleet vehicle or a dedicated tow rig, one of its greatest enemies is heat — especially when it comes to the transmission.

    Transmissions can generate a lot of heat, especially when towing, driving in rough conditions, and off-roading. This becomes more of a problem when they’re paired to a powerful engine, such as those used in GMT800 and GMT900 trucks, which is why we’ve been hard at work developing our Performance Transmission Cooler for the 1999-2013 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.

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  4. An image of the front grille of a red 2023 Toyota GR Corolla.

    Beat the Heat – Performance Aluminum Radiator for the 2023+ Toyota GR Corolla

    Following the immense success of the rally-inspired GR Yaris overseas, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division needed an offering for the North American market. After years of work—including delays brought on by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, who wasn’t initially satisfied with the prototype—their result was the Toyota 2023 GR Corolla. Sharing the unique 1.6 liter three-cylinder G16E-GTS engine with the GR Yaris, the GR Corolla puts out an impressive 300 horsepower and 273lb-ft of torque.

    So, what does having one of the most powerful three-cylinder engines in history mean? Well, it means you’re in for a lot of fun. But it also means when you’re driving hard, you’ve got to keep that straight-three engine cool. That’s why we’ve been hard at work developing the aluminum Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Toyota GR Corolla.

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  5. A close-up image of a 2017 BMW M2's grille.

    Charge Forth – Performance Charge Pipes for BMW N54 and N55 Engines

    In 2006, BMW introduced a new mass-produced turbocharged engine for the first time in twenty years—the N54. Three years later, they released the N55 as a successor to the N54, which offered fuel efficiency and reliability improvements over its predecessor. While the two engines have their differences, at their core they’re both three-liter, turbocharged straight-six engines, both put out over 300 horsepower, and both were used for as the powerplant for numerous BMW models. But they have something else in common—a weak point.

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  6. Mishimoto Performance Air Intake for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    Dual Drive – Performance Intake for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    When Nissan planted the powerful VR30DDTT 3L V6 engine with twin turbochargers in the Nissan Z, there wasn’t much room left in the engine bay. The cramped area didn’t allow enough space to accommodate the traditional top-and-bottom-split airbox design, so they created a unique single-piece airbox with vertically inserted panel filters that maximized flow while minimizing size.

    As enthusiasts and engineers, we tipped our hats to appreciate the work Nissan did with this design. But we couldn’t help but ask ourselves—how can we make it even better?

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  7. Armor Up – Engine Skid Plate for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    Armor Up – Engine Skid Plate for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    When it hit the market in late 2022, the new Nissan Z turned heads. Released as a replacement for the Nissan 370Z, the 2023 Z featured a fresh, sleek new design with a 400 horsepower engine that could do 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds. The only problem? Due to international chip shortages and production bottlenecks, they were almost impossible to find.

    Buyers who got their hands on a new Nissan Z count themselves among a lucky few. While the Z is a vehicle meant to be driven fast and hard, it’s understandable that owners might be hesitant to risk damaging a car that they worked so hard to get—especially since the new Nissan Z comes with a plastic oil pan.

    To lessen these concerns, we set out to develop a layer of protection that would give Z owners the confidence to drive aggressively. The result of these efforts is the new direct-fit

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  8. Road Test Results – Baffled Oil Catch Can for 2024+ Mustang V8

    Road Test Results – Baffled Oil Catch Can for 2024+ Mustang V8

    We’re entering the fourteenth year of production for Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8 engine, and in that time the Coyote has made a name for itself. It’s a powerful, throaty engine that’s been in the Mustang GT since the 2011 model year. Since its inception, the folks at Ford have managed to squeeze an extra 68 horsepower out of the Coyote with the new 2024 Mustang GT boasting 480 horsepower. Despite these gains, one issue the Coyote has had for years still persists—excessive blow-by.

    What is Blow-by?

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  9. Stay Frosty – Performance Front-Mount Intercooler Kit for the 2022+ Subaru WRX

    Stay Frosty – Performance Front-Mount Intercooler Kit for the 2022+ Subaru WRX

    One of the most common modifications for WRX owners, particularly those who plan to tune for performance, is upgrading to a performance intercooler. Here at Mishimoto, we’ve been making performance intercoolers for the WRX for quite a while. Since we’ve covered the last few generations and already made a top-mount intercooler for the current fifth generation, we figured the next logical step was to produce a front-mounted version for the 2022+ WRX.

    Let’s take a look at what our engineers had in mind when they got to the drawing board.

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  10. Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    We’ve been hard at work to develop our line of products for the Nissan Z, and we’re proud to release our latest addition to the line-up—the Mishimoto Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Nissan Z.

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