Category Archives: Honda Accord 1.5T/2.0T Performance Intercooler, 2018+

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 ››

Practically Cool – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 3 – Production sample

Honda inadvertently morphed the Accord into an enthusiast car when the turbocharged variants took over. That means drivers are sure to push the 10th generation Accord to the limits in all walks of life. Whether you're picking up groceries, laying down lap times, or setting a new personal best time for your work commute, the turbo mounted to either engine variant adds a practical boost and economical speed to your family-oriented sedan. That is, of course, until the intercooler soaks with heat.

As we covered in our last posts, no matter your driving style, it's … Continue Reading ››

Practically Cool – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans

To many, Hondas are blank canvases. For years, enthusiasts of all kinds have found the Accord to be an ideal base for their unique brushstrokes of modification. Given the tenth generation’s addition of forced induction, it comes as no surprise that this Accord is also popular among tuners. Every build starts with a vision, though, and our intercooler project is no exception. We might only be in the sketching phase of our next masterpiece, but we’re eager to share the plans.

We have our work cut out for us to improve on the Accord’s intercooler … Continue Reading ››

Practically Cool – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

Practicality comes in many forms in the automotive world. From the towering full-size SUVs to the micro hatchbacks, there’s a version of practicality that suits everyone. For most, the mid-sized sedan fits that vision, which is where the 2018+ Honda Accord shines. Not only does it deliver four doors, cavernous trunk space, and plenty of legroom, but also two potent turbocharged engines and the option to row through the gears manually. The 2018+ Accord provides practicality tailored to the enthusiast.

There is, however, one aspect that stifles the potential of both the 1.5T and 2.0T … Continue Reading ››