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Hot-Hatch Renaissance – 2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 2 – Blow-By Verified

It’s been a long time since we saw the first iteration of Mazda’s return to hot hatches, over a decade in fact. A lot has changed since then. The first difference you might notice is that the Mazdaspeed division is nowhere to be found, and instead, the MZR Turbo lives on as the Ford EcoBoost. For the MS3’s that are still on the road racking up the miles, they might be seeing all sorts of replacement parts, but also a decade’s worth of carbon buildup. 110617_NLT_MS3_BCC_WEB_2 If you recall from our last installment, the … Continue Reading ››

Hot-Hatch Renaissance – 2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 1 – Stock Review

The Europeans have dominated the hot-hatchback market for decades. In fact, the term “hot hatchback” was coined to describe Volkswagen’s Mk1 Golf GTI, which was responsible for the leadup to the hot-hatch fever throughout Europe and Asia. Just about every manufacturer began producing hatchbacks with stiff suspensions and a few extra horses under the hood. Even our very own Ford produced cars like the Escort Cosworth, and previous generations of the Focus ST and RS, but then left us here in the States, out to dry, when it came to having fun in a sub-compact. That was up until Mazda … Continue Reading ››

Defending the King – 2017 Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can R&D Part 3 – Blow-By Verified

Mishimoto 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Direct Fit Catch Can PreSale No matter the manufacturer, the term “sports car” seems to have a special relationship with the color red. Something about this vibrant hue has become synonymous with a vehicle’s performance characteristics. This is a trend that Honda seems to have taken to heart. If you look back to all the fast Hondas that rolled out of the factory, at the very least they’re adorned with Honda’s scarlet badge on the front grille. Regardless of what angle you look at the FK8, the accenting splashes of red stand … Continue Reading ››

Gotta Keep em’ Separated – Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

The Focus RS is a big hit at the Mishimoto headquarters, and we want to make sure to protect our newest addition. If you missed Kyle Mohan testing out the Focus RS drift mode, check out our Focus RS Drift Video. Luckily one of the first projects up to bat is our direct-fit baffled oil catch can. We know that the necessity of an oil catch can is a hotly debated topic among many car communities, and the Focus RS is no exception. From previous projects and research online, we’ve learned that blow-by is a real presence in these … Continue Reading ››