All posts by Steven Bryson

2016 in Photos, Team Mishi’s Top 10

Photography has become essential to Mishimoto’s initiative in developing an interactive R&D process with the many interested and enthused motorheads who—like us—want to push the limits. It’s not enough to tell you what stage of development an intercooler is in, or what changes to the design have been made on an intake after an initial examination of the stock system and how those changes will affect the output of an engine. We want to show you. … Continue Reading ››

A COLD HEART FOR THE CAMARO – OIL COOLER R&D – PART 2: Prototype & Testing

The pre-sale for this oil cooler kit is now live! You can purchase the 2010-15 Camaro SS Oil Cooler Kit here!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of powering down the long straight, your right foot trying to turn the throttle into dust, hurtling towards the first turn. As the engine RPM climbs into the red you tell yourself not to lift, keep that foot down until the last second. You’ve put your heart and soul into your Camaro’s engine, and you’ve placed your trust in your Mishimoto oil cooler. All you need to do now … Continue Reading ››

Protecting the N55 – Catch Can R&D, Part 3: Test Results and Final Look

The pre-sale for this kit is now live! Click here to buy the Mishimoto N55 Catch Can Kit!

Nothing ruins a weekend drive through your favorite back roads more than an unexpected check engine light (CEL). That is, nothing except a flashing check engine light.  Having driven my fair share of Volkswagens, Audis, and more recently Subaru’s, I’ve become quite accustomed to the warm, orange glow of a lit check engine light.  A solid CEL is something that no longer worries me; it’s something that I, and most people who modify cars, have come … Continue Reading ››

A Cold Heart for the Camaro – Oil Cooler R&D – Part 1: Stock Review & Plans

For the past seven years the 5th Gen Camaro SS has been a staple of track days at Willow Springs, Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca and just about every other road course in America. Another staple of those track days has been a spike in mild heart attacks as those Camaro SS owners glanced down at their oil temperature gauge to find temps in the 290+°F range.  Even off the track, though, a hot day mixed with a heavy foot can lead to oil temp related heart problems for both you and your Camaro.
Everything in Balance
When it comes to modern engines … Continue Reading ››

Cooling the American Dream – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Design and Test-fit

A Car for Drivers

There are 7 billion people on Earth driving over 1 billion cars. Some of those cars were made for people who spend their Saturdays shopping for houseplants and whose idea of speed is doing 45mph in a 40mph zone. Some of them were made for the passengers of the world, whose perfect car is a silent butler. Then there are the cars made for the select few. For those with fuel in their veins and tire smoke in their lungs. For drivers.

The fifth-generation Chevy Camaro SS is certainly a driver’s car. … Continue Reading ››