Category Archives: Bronco

True Heart – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L Baffled Oil Catch Can Kit R&D, Part 2 – Testing Results

The 2.3L EcoBoost is a mainstay in Ford’s engine arsenal, which really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise either. The heavy-hitting four-cylinder made a huge splash in the hottest of hatchbacks in 2016 that through every other segment of Ford’s lineup. So it’s no wonder that this powerplant found a new home under the hood of the resurrected off-roader, offering the best of both worlds in terms of performance and efficiency, but the Bronco only reaps these rewards as long as the intake tract stays clean. Luckily, we already have a solution for that.

Back for Pasture – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.7L Baffled Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2 – PCV-Side Concept and Design

The Bronco is back, which is basically old news at this point. However, as the hum of excitement subsides for this legend's return, the buzz is now shifting to the endless possibilities to customize and accessorize this off-roading machine. Naturally, Ford anticipated the owner's needs to personalize their Broncos, launching the line with a plethora of accessories to appear more adventurous and act the part. However, missing from the catalog was a means of adding a layer of protection against the onslaught of blow-by on the intake tract. Not to worry, though, since we here at Mishimoto wanted … Continue Reading ››

True Heart – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L Baffled Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Prototype

When manufacturers launch their new vehicle platforms, like the Bronco's highly anticipated return, it's often linked with the flagship engine option that makes it the "true version" of that vehicle. A second, much more budget-friendly powerplant option is often available but carries the stigma of being an imposter. When it comes to the Bronco, though, this couldn't be further from the case. 

The 2.3L EcoBoost nestled under the hood might be two cylinders and one turbo short of the highfalutin 2.7L twin-turbo V6, but … Continue Reading ››

High Road – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.3L/2.7L Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review and Design Plans

Ford’s latest iteration of the Bronco is designed for the high road. Ford sidelined its purpose-built off-road machine for quite some time but wanted to ensure that the return of such a legendary model would tackle the wilderness with ease and better than the stiff competition. Ford put mountains of thought and engineering into the modern Broncos to earn the true meaning of G.O.A.T. mode. Even after the extended time spent engineering the Bronco’s return, a few aspects could leave the Bronco in the dust, precisely when it comes to the intercooling system. Lucky for you, though, we’re … Continue Reading ››

Back From Pasture – 2021+ Ford Bronco 2.7L Baffled OIl Catch Can R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Prototype

Twenty-five years ago, Ford sent its Bronco moniker out to pasture. America’s demand shifted from capable off-roaders to monstrous SUVs leaving Ford’s purpose-built trailblazer in the dust. The Bronco has returned from the wild, however, and it’s more capable than ever, sporting Ford’s rock-solid 2.7L EcoBoost and a sprawling repertoire of Overlanding goodies. This feral machine might roll off the line with the equipment to tackle the wilderness, but that 2.7L Ecoboost is still carrying the same chronic illness that plagues every internal combustion engine – blow-by. 

Blow-by, for those unfamiliar, is the unfortunate side … Continue Reading ››