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Mission In-Pipe-Sible – Intercooler Piping R&D, Part 2: The Cold Side

Our intercooler pipes are on the tail end of our journey to extract some elevated performance out of our 2016 Ford Focus RS. Along with our intercooler project making great strides in development, we have some updates to share with you regarding our intercooler piping. In usual fashion, we plan to make each pipe individually available, as well as having the option to purchase the entire kit (piping and core) as one. We aren’t quite there yet, but easy does it. Let’s start with the cold side intercooler piping for this RS. [caption … Continue Reading ››

What’s Cooler Than Bein’ Cool? Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototypin’

Some time has passed since the last update for this 2016 Ford Focus RS intercooler project, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about it! It’s all-hands-on-deck to get this project back in the swing of R&D as we are getting close to testing and beginning a huge data push. Let’s see what it looks like and quickly go through some of the design specs.

ReSpiration Focal Point – SPECIAL ENTRY!

Boy do we have treat for you. Our RS made it to our R&D facility early in the summer last year. We did our research on the car. We knew what color RS we were going to get, what parts we were going to make and just how much fun we were going to have with this little blue hatch. Every now and again, a wild idea is brought to the table that challenges the very fabric of our normal business operations – you are about to witness what happens when Mishimoto decides to take a walk on the wild … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: C’est Fini

This 2016+ Ford Focus RS Performance Air Intake is now available! Click here to check it out! Here it is, the final hoorah. The production sample of our intake kit for the 2016 Ford Focus RS is here at last. In the last update, we took you guys through what this intake sounds like with the help of some dyno runs; it sounds awesome and it made 11hp and 15ft-lbs of torque! I’m happy that you guys have stuck with me through the long development process, but there is … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 4: Let’s Hear It!

This project has been strenuous, but “thorough” is our Engineering Department’s proverbial middle name, so let’s hear it for them (cue applause). The last update, which was relatively recent, consisted of a pretty big pile of data. Though necessary, it was a lot to soak in. Now that that’s out of the way, we can get to the fun part – what this intake actually sounds like.
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Sneaking a peek of our prototype intake for the RS!
We really have to give it to our engineers. … Continue Reading ››