All posts by Nicholas Thomas

Heavy Breathing – 2017-2021 Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake, Part 5 – Turbo Inlet Production Sample

Just as the Civic Type R evolved into a tarmac devouring beast of a hot-hatchback, we here at Mishimoto have kept up with the K20C1's induction needs. Our entire race intake setup unleashes more of the CTR's competitive spirit on the track, but what about those not ready for complete custom tuning yet? Enter our performance turbo inlet kit fresh off the production line. 

If you're looking to update your FK8's intake system but conflicted on which Mishimoto set up to grab, make sure that you check out our video on … Continue Reading ››

Heavier Breathing – 2017-2021 Honda Civic Type R Race Intake R&D, Part 3 – Full Kit Testing

It's old news that the FK8 Honda Civic Type R is a record-setting speed machine. Now that the years have passed, plenty of drivers are looking for ways to take the Civic's record-setting run even further, and we're ready to deliver the solution. 

There's no shortage of speed when it comes to the Civic Type R, but we wanted to unlock even more gumption from the K20C1 with our race intake kit. Before we dig into our performance testing results, though, let's just take a minute to admire Ye's hard work:

People’s Choice – 2007-2021 Toyota tundra 5.7L Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 1 – Concept

No matter what brand is plastered across the front of your truck, the key proponent for purchasing it was rugged dependability. Toyota has long bolstered its name as one of the most unstoppable truck manufacturers out there. Toyotas are the preferred machine for traversing these environments from desolate deserts, swampy jungles, or just across the construction site. Toyota’s quest for tough trucks didn’t’ stop with their full-sized Tundra, but as the miles rack up, there are some chinks appearing in this truck’s armor, precisely when it comes to the cooling system. 

A dependable cooling system … Continue Reading ››

Practically Cool – 2018+ Honda Accord 1.5T/2.0T Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 4 – Performance Testing

The 2018+ Honda Accord is more than just a family-friendly grocery-getter. We’ve been hammering this point home since we first laid eyes on Honda’s tenth-generation mid-sized sedan. No matter if you’re being propelled by the 1.5T or 2.0T, these new-fangled turbocharged Honda motors add the much-needed dash of spice into the daily commute. This platform rolls off the factory floor with loads of potential too. Just how much potential, you ask? Well, to find out, we ran a series of tests on our loaner 2.0T Accord Sport to collect baseline readings along with torture tests for our intercooler … Continue Reading ››

Ultimate Induction – 2021+ BMW G8X M3/M4 Performance Intake R&D, Part 3 – Prototyping

Innovation moves fast these days. Anything heralded as a technological feat is already outdated by the time it hits the market. Well, sort of. BMW has a knack for engineering iconic cars, specifically when it comes to the benchmark of the performance compact sedan: the M3. The launch of the G8X M3 and M4 might have delivered polarizing looks, but this generation’s performance leaves a lasting impression. But even though it’s the most powerful M of this class to date, enthusiasts still want more, and an upgraded air intake kit is the best starting point.