Keep Oil out of your Intake – Oil catch Can R&D, Part 4 – 2018+ Update

The automotive world never stands still, both literally and figuratively. Technology is always improving and evolving to produce mountains of power with maximum efficiency. Back during the Mustang’s inception, all it took was a massive V8 and just enough traction to make it to the finish line in order to blow your socks off. These days, however, drivers want a muscle car that can do more than flex. They want it to be flexible. With over 50 years of engineering, Ford has been able to outrun most issues that keep their Mustang confined, except one—blow-by.

Constant Stride – Fan Shroud R&D, Part 1: Production

Driving off the beaten path is a constant stride. Every throttle input and steering angle change is carefully calculated to overcome the obstacles in front of you. All it takes to break that stride is one misstep. A coolant temp gauge climbing into the red or a wisp of steam from under the hood is enough to take your focus off those obstacles and … Continue Reading ››

For a Flawless Return – Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

It’s a strange time in the automotive world when it’s an insult to call a Toyota a BMW. Yet, it seems that is one of the only small clouds hanging over the otherwise flawless return of the legendary Supra. I would say that’s a win. Sure, it’s Z4 in a cooler outfit, but I can’t remember the last time BMW wasn’t considered to be one of the benchmarks for automotive engineering. Why not shine a light on the real matter at hand, something that actually makes a difference? The only real speck on the otherwise gleaming Supra moniker … Continue Reading ››

Rival Nature’s Power – Intercooler Pipe R&D, Part 5: Features

At Mishimoto, we pride ourselves on considering the details. The basis of our development process is of course performance, but what really makes our products work for our customers are the details. Even in something as simple as our 2018+ Jeep Wrangler JL intercooler pipe, the details matter.

If you look back over the development of our JL intercooler pipe, you’ll find a common theme: flow. We spent months focusing on flow and performance. We redesigned the intercooler pipe, 3D printed prototypes, and cast samples to test its performance. The result of that focus and … Continue Reading ››

Free to Roam – Catch Can R&D, Part 3: Test Results

Our 2019+ Ford Ranger has been roaming the streets of Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey for the past 1,000 miles testing our direct-fit oil catch can. In this post, we’ll be emptying the catch can to see what, if anything, it caught. If all goes to plan, we’ll also be kicking off the pre-sale so you can protect your Ranger from blow-by, without blowing your budget.

In our last post, we looked at the stock crankcase ventilation … Continue Reading ››

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