Category Archives: Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler 2011+

Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 6: Final Results and Product Conclusion

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Mishimoto Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler Kit

With our testing complete, it was time to recap the results and see what kind of benefits our cooler was capable of producing. The testing procedures and information from our previous posts are outlined below. Testing Procedures and Information Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet 2500 6.6L LML Duramax Engine Modifications: None, all factory equipped Ambient Temperature: 85°F (29.5°C) Humidity: 35% Sensors: PLX Pressure and temperature sensors were placed on both the hot-side and cold-side intercooler boots. Physical Benefits Before we jump right into the testing data, let’s compare the physical aspects … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 5: Prototype Testing

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Mishimoto Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler Kit

Product Testing and Procedures The fun part of development is the reveal of our initial prototype design, but the truly exciting part is the testing portion of development. At this point our offices are disrupted by noise from the dyno pulls, tempting a few of our empolyees to filter into the garage and check out the action. Below we see the truck loaded onto the dyno. LML test truck on dyno Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 4: Prototype Test Fit

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Mishimoto Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler Kit

Prototype Test Fitting Time to see if this massive intercooler fits! Our prototype design was based on critical dimensions taken from a test vehicle so we could expand the cooler as much as possible without causing fitment concerns. Let’s see if we succeeded on our first attempt! The radiator and intercooler are thicker than the factory units, so we bolted the intercooler prototype to the new Mishimoto radiator prototype. Now attached to each other, we installed them together for the benefit of those … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 3: Prototype Design

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Mishimoto Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L Duramax Intercooler Kit

Prototype 3D Design Now that we outlined our project goals and had all the test data from the factory intercooler, our engineers were ready to design a prototype intercooler. Using dimensional data from a rendering of the truck as well as the actual measurements we took from the test vehicle and factory intercooler, our team was able to create a very nice looking prototype. Check out a couple renderings of the design! Mishimoto prototype intercooler … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto 2011+ Chevrolet/GMC 6.6L LML Duramax Performance Intercooler, Part 2: Factory Intercooler and Project Goals

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Welcome back! In our last segment we removed the factory intercooler so we could determine if this project would even be necessary. The good news is, all that work was not for nothing; our team found several aspects of the factory intercooler that could be improved. Check out a few more detailed images of the factory intercooler. First, a peek at that interesting metal end tank we discussed in part 1 of this article. Factory LML intercooler metal hot-side … <a href=Continue Reading ››