2001–2007 Subaru WRX/STI Top-Mount Intercooler Part 3: Test Fitting and Data Collection

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

Armed with a 3D printed prototype and a full day of test fitting, we were able to produce some very insightful renderings of how this intercooler was going to look. Initial flow testing and calculations showed that performance would be ideal for our target power range. After spending some time with Solidworks, Kevin produced the fantastic rendering you see below.
Mishimoto intercooler rendering
Mishimoto intercooler rendering
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2011–2014 Ford Mustang GT Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 2: Initial Prototype Design and Testing

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Mishimoto Ford Mustang 5.0L Oil Cooler Kit

With our test vehicle in the shop, our team set to work planning our attack on this Mustang. Our primary goal was to achieve significant temperature decreases. We got this beast in the air and inspected our challenges with the oil sandwich plate location. Our standard and thermostatic sandwich plates use either a ¾-16 or M20 sandwich plate adapter. This component secures the sandwich plate between the block and the oil filter. Continue Reading ››

2011–2014 Ford Mustang GT Direct-Fit Oil Cooler Kit, Part 1: Introduction and Goals

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Mishimoto Ford Mustang 5.0L Oil Cooler Kit

There is so much to say about the Ford Mustang and its legendary history as a high-performance, tire-melting pony car. Ford has been constantly improving the chassis, engine, and body since the 1960s (minus a lapse in the mid-1970s … we forgive you, Ford), and the most recent vehicle is nothing short of fantastic. The Coyote 5.0L engine produces substantial power and is finding its way into a variety of vehicles as a great engine swap candidate. These … Continue Reading ››

2002–2007 Subaru WRX/STI Top-Mount Intercooler, Part 2: Prototypes and Test Fitting

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Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Performance Top-Mount Intercooler Kit

Before we attempted the initial design, we first took a good look at the stock Y-pipe design. Although the spaced ports provide dispersion of air throughout the stock core, we saw immediately that this portion of the design needed improvement. Kevin, our lead engineer for this project, began by taking measurements of the stock engine bay and intercooler. He used these measurements to begin developing a Solidworks model that would emulate the direction we wanted to go with the overall … Continue Reading ››

2001–2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Half-Size Radiator, Part 2: Final Testing and Completion

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Half-Size Performance Aluminum Radiator

With our design essentially solidified, and our prototypes ready to be put into action, it was time to perform another test fit and gather data. Lucky for us, one of our new engineers (Steve) happens to daily drive an Evo 9, and we talked him into allowing us to use his car for development. Steve’s Evo is making around 350 hp to the wheels with a few modifications and quite a helping of boost. This should be a great vehicle … Continue Reading ››

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