The BMW E90 combines the use of forced induction and a silky smooth inline-six engine to produce very impressive power output, and an extraordinary response to additional modifications. Simple bolt-on modifications and tuning can net an additional 80 hp to 100 hp, which is an unreal bang for your buck. The E90 is a fantastic vehicle with all the creature comforts needed, while also generating quite a flurry of power when the skinny pedal is pressed to the floor. That being said, … Continue Reading ››
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution ticks all the necessary boxes to make it a legendary and unforgettable sedan that continues to be competitive on and off the tarmac. Mitsubishi has always had a way of triggering the enthusiast in their consumers, by producing unique vehicles for people who are looking for more than typical transportation. I spent a fair amount of my youth drooling over the body lines of Starquests, the immense power of DSMs, and the absolutely ridiculous 3000GT VR4. … Continue Reading ››
While examining our existing intercooler, our engineers felt that yet another improvement was necessary. The current core composition was working well for our tests but would likely run out of efficiency with a higher-boost/higher-temperature vehicle. To adjust for this we added more boost tubes, changed our fin type, and increased the density of the fins. Our original cooler featured straight fins; for this test we switched to an offset fin style. The offset fins provide a huge improvement in … Continue Reading ››
After a successful run of testing with a stock vehicle, we were in the market for a higher-powered Evo to check performance with higher boost pressures and added heat. After scouring the forums and checking with locals we were able to locate this 2010 GSR model with a nice set of modifications!
As mentioned last time, our team decided to make an improvement to our intercooler design. Because of the cast end tanks, we were left with a rather thick inlet. The wall diameter was significantly greater than what we would prefer, and opening up this diameter would only increase flow. The inlet was removed from the intercooler and an aluminum pipe was then welded on. This thin-walled pipe would provide significant benefits in overall airflow.
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An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.