Category Archives: 2017+

Heavy Breathing – 2017-2021 Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake, Part 5 – Turbo Inlet Production Sample

Just as the Civic Type R evolved into a tarmac devouring beast of a hot-hatchback, we here at Mishimoto have kept up with the K20C1's induction needs. Our entire race intake setup unleashes more of the CTR's competitive spirit on the track, but what about those not ready for complete custom tuning yet? Enter our performance turbo inlet kit fresh off the production line. 

If you're looking to update your FK8's intake system but conflicted on which Mishimoto set up to grab, make sure that you check out our video on … Continue Reading ››

Heavy Breathing – Performance Intake Kit R&D, Part 4 – Turbo Inlet Kit Design Plans and Prototyping

Every enthusiast evolves through a modification journey. It starts with the cheapest and rudest mods you can get your hands on. As we touched on in the last post, intakes are often first on the list, and many settle for a filter on a stick. It satisfies the itch, makes a racket, and provides the placebo of speed. Unlike simple filter-on-stick intakes, our performance intake kit for the FK8 provided the turbo soundtrack but combined it with measurable performance gains. While our FK8 intake performs well alone, we wanted to take it a step … Continue Reading ››

Western Expansion – Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D – Concept to Completion

Just from looking at the Civic Type R, you can tell that it’s built to perform. The exterior styling is aggressive, yet functional. Every grill, opening, and spoiler incorporated into the design is there for a purpose, and that purpose is speed. Even with the amount of legwork that went into making this Civic the cream of the crop, everyone is still after increased performance.

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When most think about the performance of any vehicle, they think of how fast they can make it. Dreams of tunes, intakes, intercoolers, and exhausts are what drift … Continue Reading ››

Hot-Blooded – Oil Cooler R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Design

The Type R badge is something that’s had a significant history under the red Honda emblem. Since the adoption of anything Type R in the US, the release of the FK8 was almost like the modern reboot of a cult classic sports flick. This time around we get one of the Hemsworth brothers instead of Patrick Swayze much like an added turbo and over the top aero styling. Some things stay the same though. We still get the conspicuously red seats and Foreigner makes an appearance on the soundtrack.

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