All posts by Nicholas Thomas

Cool Integration – Performance Heat Exchanger R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

Nothing shows progression in technology quite like integration. The means of creating one item that performs the function of four is the way of the future. Just take your mobile phone that you’re likely reading this on. Fifteen years ago, it was just a phone designed for talking and texting, with some limited internet access, and now it’s a computer in your pocket. Similarly, the intercooler inside of the B58’s intake manifold is a pure form of integration in the name of performance. The marriage of these two components, though, means that the intercooler’s heat exchanger is now … Continue Reading ››

Speed Evolved – Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 2 – Design plans

Evolution is the gradual development of something from a simple to a more complex form over time. Much like the fish that first scraped their way from the primordial ooze to eventually develop into the complex creatures that we are today, the Supra also had humble beginnings. Starting as just a sportier trim level on the Celica, the Supra has grown to fit into its rightful spot in the automotive food chain. Even today, the Supra is still adapting to its environment and developing a better breathing apparatus.

Unlike those … Continue Reading ››

Working on a Cooler Coyote – Oil Cooler Kit R&D, Part 5 – 2018+ Update

The Mustang is one of the longest living nameplates in the history of muscle cars; it's only natural that it continues to evolve with the times. In 2018, Ford launched the latest iteration of its flagship pony car, toting the newest generation of 5.0L Coyote V8 and a series of aesthetic updates. Despite the decades of updates and evolution, the S-550 still has to contend with any engine's nemesis - heat.

The latest Coyote received a bump in power by way of overhauling the … Continue Reading ››

Building Endurance – Performance Radiator

At the first official utterance of the Supra’s resurgence there was an immediate clamoring from fans about the car’s performance. While the headlines were dominated with power and handling figures, there were few considerations of the A90’s endurance. Keeping a performance car cool is a serious undertaking and cutting a track day or spirited drive short due to overheating is less than ideal. That’s why we here at Mishimoto have your back to ensure you can stay on the track longer, but before we reveal our planned improvements, let's dive into the Supra’s stock system.

The Top 3 Things to Look for When Choosing an Intercooler

Choosing an intercooler can be intimidating, so we’ve broken down the top 3 things that we think you should consider when looking for your upgrade.

#3 End tanks

We’re biased when it comes to intercooler end tanks but there are a few choices available on the market – we ranked these from the least impressive option to the highest quality. Each type of end tank comes with its redeeming qualities as well as drawbacks, so we’re here to help make … Continue Reading ››