Practically Cool – Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans

To many, Hondas are blank canvases. For years, enthusiasts of all kinds have found the Accord to be an ideal base for their unique brushstrokes of modification. Given the tenth generation’s addition of forced induction, it comes as no surprise that this Accord is also popular among tuners. Every build starts with a vision, though, and our intercooler project is no exception. We might only be in the sketching phase of our next masterpiece, but we’re eager to share the plans.

We have our work cut out for us to improve on the Accord’s intercooler … Continue Reading ››

Tailored Fit – Performance Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample and Test Results

And we're back. We couldn't just mention reality makeover shows without building the tension somehow. It's the unforgettable two-part season finale for the MK7's radiator overhaul, and since I'm sure you're already brimming with anticipation, let's dive right in.

Previously on the Mishimoto Engineering Blog, we left you with the first look at our design in its prototype form, along with some questions about the flow pattern. How many passes will the coolant make through our new design? Hang around to find out. But first, our production sample is in the house, and we're … Continue Reading ››

Free Range – Performance Aluminum Radiator R&D – Concept to Completion

Ranger: A person or thing that wanders or ranges over a particular area or domain. In the case of the 2019+ Ford Ranger, a ranger is both person and thing, man and machine, wandering over the domain of a daily city commute and dusty mountain trails. In other words, the Ranger is one of the most capable small trucks on the road today. But even given its competence on varying terrain, some of the Ranger's components could still be more capable.

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Built Ford Tough-er – Intercooler Pipe and Boot Kit R&D – Concept and Design

From Super Duty to Heavy Duty, all the way to MEGA Duty, if there's a large displacement diesel with a massive turbocharger under the hood, it's designed to be a beacon of durability in a world of truck abuse. Ford launched the 1999 F-Series Super Duty utilizing the 7.3L Powerstroke with every intention of that truck lasting for an eternity. Over 20 years later, there are more than 725,000 of these trucks (including the Econoline and Excursion) still hauling and towing on the road today. Even though there are still almost ¾ of a million 7.3L Powerstroke … Continue Reading ››

Helping Hand – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review and Design

Many believe that the key to a great truck is a powerful engine when, in reality, the transmission can make or break a truck. Your 2011+ Ford F-Series equipped with the 6.7L Powerstroke was delivered with enough torque to spin the Earth off its axis. Still, without a sturdy transmission distributing that power, you're left with gear confetti in a transmission fluid stew. In short, maintaining proper temperatures in your Powerstroke is vital to keep it towing, pulling, and hauling to its full potential. It's about time the 6.7L was due for a cooling upgrade.

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