Tag Archives: 2015

Everyday Hercules – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

Like the Roman hero Hercules, the 2015+ F-150 is capable of other-worldly feats. From the street to the jobsite, and even the dunes or the track, there’s little that the F-150 can’t conquer. With three available engines producing over 350 lb. ft. of torque, the 2015+ F-150 could probably stop the rotation of the earth. Even with all that power, many of the F-150’s on the road will never see Moab or drag a 1,000 lb. log up a mountain. But that doesn’t mean your F-150 shouldn’t be your everyday Hercules.

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Incredibly F-150’n Cool Fitment – Intercooler R&D, Part 3: 3D Printed Test Fit

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the third update on the R&D process for the Mishimoto the 2015+ F-150 EcoBoost intercooler. For those of you joining us now who may not have seen our previous updates, you can check them out on our engineering blog. We reached out to you for some feedback, and decided to move forward with an intercooler that utilizes the factory location. We’ve shown you the 3D-models on the computer, but recently, we took those digital models and brought them to life with the help of our 3D printer.

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Even F-150’n Cooler – Intercooler R&D, Part 2: 3D Models

Howdy folks, and welcome to the second installment of Mishimoto’s Engineering Blog on the development of our upcoming 2015+ F-150 EcoBoost intercooler. In our first post, we examined the factory intercooler on this truck and took a look at some of its unique features, but since then, we have made a ton of headway on developing our improved version. To learn more about how the system functions, check out that first F-150 EcoBoost intercooler post.

When we first began on this project, we were choosing between a couple of possible design philosophies that Jason, the … Continue Reading ››

Final Product Design – WRX Race Intake, Part 3

Our last update on this intake included dyno testing that yielded some interesting numbers. Now that we’re moving closer to the release, let’s take a look at the finished product!

Let’s start with the intake pipes.

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New 2015 WRX parts

These intake pipes will be finished in either wrinkle black, wrinkle red or polished, as shown above. The decision is up to you! These production samples came out nicely and look really great in person. Remember we are using full three inch piping with no step downs, which will require a tune … Continue Reading ››

Let Your Ponies Be Heard – Exhaust Components R&D, Part 1: Stock Evaluation

At Mishimoto, our job is to bring you more than just exceptional cooling products. Another product category that we offer is exhausts, and what better car for an exhaust project than the fantastic-sounding Mustang GT!

The stock system on the Mustang GT sounds pretty darn good as is, but after inspection we found some ways that we could improve on the stock design. If you aren’t familiar, here are some photos of the stock Mustang GT exhaust.

Stock Mustang GT exhaust
Stock Mustang GT exhaust

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