Tag Archives: cai

ReSpiration Focal Point – Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock Intake

Finally!! Ford has teased us with the prospect of an all-wheel-drive (AWD) Focus RS for the US since the early 2000’s. Now, in 2016, it is finally here and in our garage. This is pretty groundbreaking considering that no Ford with an RS badge ever made its way to American soil, and they were not hot-hatches to ignore. The label had particularly dominated the rally world. Who can forget the infamous Escort RS Cosworth rally car with its countless podium finishes or the Focus RS WRC that won back-to-back manufacturer titles in 2006 and 2007? We at Mishimoto haven’t, and … Continue Reading ››

“The TurboChevy” – Intake R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

Chevy really decided to make history with this brand-new Camaro. It has the smallest motor ever offered in a Camaro and also marks the first Camaro with a four-cylinder power-plant since the third generation. This is also the first time any Camaro has been offered with a factory-installed turbocharger. To put that in perspective, the last time any Chevy even offered a factory-turbocharged, rear wheel drive vehicle with a manual transmission was back in the 1960’s with the Corvair! My parents weren’t even out of grade school yet! This 2.0L turbocharged LTG Ecotec motor puts out a factory-rated 275hp with 295ft-lbs … Continue Reading ››

The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Design

We have some updates for our 2015 Mustang GT intake project! Our engineering team has been diligently working on a functional prototype so we can start getting some testing results. It’s full steam ahead with our plan for this intake, which includes a cool design for a fully enclosed airbox, keeping the stock tune, and of course, gaining more power! Let’s briefly examine what we have so far starting with the airbox, shown below.
Prototype 2015+ Mustang Parts
Prototype 2015+ Mustang Parts
In our design for the intake airbox, check out how … Continue Reading ››

The Civic Has Boost! – Intake R&D, Part 4: Prototype Kit Components

We finally have all our prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts together for this kit. Let’s briefly examine everything we have so far, starting with the airbox.
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
As we discussed in the last post, we wanted to utilize the stock air inlet as much as possible, which is why we kept an opening at the top of the airbox. The remainder of the filter … Continue Reading ››

The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

We’ve had our Mustang GT for a good while now, and it’s time to begin our development of the performance intake. We'll begin by quickly dissecting the stock system and deciding on the direction we’d like to go with our design.
Stock 2015+ Mustang GT intake
Stock 2015+ Mustang GT intake
The stock intake is fairly standard; from the center-mounted throttle body, the intake tube extends toward the driver side of the engine bay and incorporates the curved design that embodies the style of that classic V8 intake. Continue Reading ››