It’s been a long time coming since we last left off with the development of this intercooler. While it might have been trying on your patience, and a little on ours, it’s not necessarily a bad thing that it took some time. Simply put, how are we going to make sure that what ends up at your door step is perfect if the first doesn’t possess the same qualities? And sometimes doing things a little differently takes some time.
If you look back to our last post outlining the design plans, you’ll … Continue Reading ››
When I last left off our engineer, Steve, was busy scanning and creating a 3D model of the F30 stock unit as a reference for our new design. There is an impressive amount of engineering that has gone into this intercooler project already, with more to come. One of the reasons for this attention to detail is because of the wide range of models that this new cooler is going to fit, as seen by our photo gallery. Another reason is because BMW has a pesky habit of living up to their moniker, “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” they leave little … Continue Reading ››
Nothing ruins a weekend drive through your favorite back roads more than an unexpected check engine light (CEL). That is, nothing except a flashing check engine light. Having driven my fair share of Volkswagens, Audis, and more recently Subaru’s, I’ve become quite accustomed to the warm, orange glow of a lit check engine light. A solid CEL is something that no longer worries me; it’s something that I, and most people who modify cars, have come … Continue Reading ››
In our last update, we left you with some dyno results showing the potential this kit has for increased performance. Now that the development process is nearing completion, we have a finished and fully functional prototype to test fit onto a BMW 330i. This kit is a direct fit for the E46 330i and it includes a very straightforward component list and simple installation instructions. Let’s jump into what our final kit looks like.
As seen above, the multi-ply silicone intake hose features a … Continue Reading ››
During the development of our new intake system for the 1999–2005 BMW 3-series, we identified yet another component that would be a vital upgrade as the E46 chassis begins to age (gracefully though, right?). With a lack of support in offerings for a silicone E46 intake boot set, we decided to design a set that would replace the failure-prone stock rubber units. If you’ve ever owned a BMW (E30, E36, E46, etc.) that utilizes such … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.