Keep the Good Times Rolling – Direct-Fit Catch Can R&D, Part 1 – Concept and Prototype

Hyundai may have never been a brand synonymous with producing the driver’s car. Their models are often used as some sort of punchline to illustrate what we gearheads don’t want in our cars. There have been some contenders throughout the years to ward off the bad jokes, but the quirky, asymmetrical Veloster that followed the Genesis earns the most credit … Continue Reading ››

Prepare for Adventure – Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

“What’s the point?” A question commonly asked by those who see cars and trucks solely as a means to get from point A to point B, from where they are to where they want to be. Those people look at a Ferrari and a Camry the same way. There are speed limits and traffic, so what’s the point of having … Continue Reading ››

Hot-Blooded – Direct-Fit Oil Cooler R&D, Part 2 – Dyno Testing

It is prime plague season, especially in the Mid-Atlantic. The transition into winter wreaks havoc on our frail and feeble immune systems. There’s a nip in the air, sinuses are congested, and fevers are running high. The Civic Type R might have a bit of a runny nose, and prone to fevers, but much like checking into the local … Continue Reading ››

Going the Distance – Aluminum Degas Tank, Part 3: Prototype

One of the hardest aspects of design is often knowing when to stop and take a step back. Failure is never fun, but we’ve learned that failure is just the beginning of a better design. Nothing is a complete failure, it’s just another step forward. When we last saw our 2008-2010 Ford 6.4L Powerstroke aluminum degas tank, it had become … Continue Reading ››

Intercooler Sandwich – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 6 – Production Sample

We last left you off with the scaffold and tales of what our new intercooler design would be. Now it’s time to put our money where our mouth is since the production sample of our new MK7 intercooler has arrived here at Mishimoto. This arrival gives us the tangible fruits of our prototyping labors. MMINT-MK7-15_3Continue Reading ››

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