Category Archives: Honda Civic Intake 2016+

The Civic has Boost! 2017+ Honda Civic 1.5T Intake R&D, Part 5 – Civic Si Development

Ever since the mid-1980s, the Si has had a reputation for adding just the right amount of flavor to the standard Civic. With a tablespoon of suspension upgrades, an ounce of body kitting and interior trim, and just a dash of extra power, the Si follows the same recipe that Volkswagen set with the MK1 GTI. As the Civic has grown and evolved overtime, so has the spiced-up version, and while the Si hatchback might not be around anymore, the formula is still the same. The newest Si sets itself apart from the standard EX-T. The aggressive new styling, 18” alloys, … Continue Reading ››

The Civic Has Boost! – Intake R&D, Part 4: Prototype Kit Components

We finally have all our prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts together for this kit. Let’s briefly examine everything we have so far, starting with the airbox.
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
As we discussed in the last post, we wanted to utilize the stock air inlet as much as possible, which is why we kept an opening at the top of the airbox. The remainder of the filter … Continue Reading ››

The Civic Has Boost! – Intake R&D, Part 3: Dyno Results

Here we have another update for our 2016 Civic intake project. This Civic has finally been put on our dyno to see how our intake performs – and we have some results to share with our Civic community! This car was tricky to dyno properly because of the continuously variable transmission (CVT), but no corners were cut during our testing. Let’s jump right in!
2016 Honda Civic parts dyno testing
2016 Honda Civic parts dyno testing

The CVT

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The Civic Has Boost! – Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Development

We are moving along with the intake project! Last time, we talked about the stock system and our goals for this project. Now, we will show you our process for assembling a prototype that we can test and analyze results from. Let’s jump right in! Once our engineers finalize a design, the proposed idea gets modeled in 3D modeling software. The next step is to make the idea a physical reality. We have an awesome machine called a waterjet that can cut almost anything with pinpoint accuracy using a mixture of high pressure water and abrasive material. We upload our design … Continue Reading ››

The Civic Has Boost! – Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock System

Some exciting news in the Mishimoto garage - we have finally been graced with a brand new 2016 Honda Civic with the 1.5L turbo engine! We have planned our R&D process for the design of a performance intake and we are starting this project by dissecting the stock system so we can learn as much as possible. Let’s jump right in!

The Stock Intake

2016 Honda Civic Parts undergoing inspection
2016 Honda Civic Parts undergoing inspection
Honda has done an excellent job with their new Earth Dreams 1.5L motor. This turbocharged engine has … Continue Reading ››