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 ››

Cool Under Pressure – Performance Heat Exchanger R&D, Part 4 – Testing Results

It’s finally showtime. The conductor’s wand raises, and each section of the mechanical, techno-EDM fusion orchestra that is the Infiniti Q50 starts effortlessly shredding through the notes. Will the less experienced player fold under the pressure where our musical veterans flourish? Let’s find out.

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Pump it Up

As seen in the Infiniti maintenance manual

First let’s take a quick dive into how the pumps operate in the VR30DDTT’s system. These … Continue Reading ››

History of Success – Baffled Oil Catch Can R&D: Production

The old idiom “history repeats itself” is often used to point out the failures of the past, but in the context of the Ford F-150, that history is one of success. In recent years, Ford has been successful in introducing innovative technologies and ideas to the F-150 while retaining its renowned capability. Ford did face some skepticism in 2011 when they introduced the F-150 coupled to a direct-injected and turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine. But, 8 years later, the F-150 is still the best-selling truck in America and, as of 2017, the EcoBoost platform makes up 65% of … Continue Reading ››

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