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Cooling the American Dream – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Performance Testing

If you grew up working on cars, you’re probably familiar with the clamor that a wrench makes when it hits metal. This sound was once the soundtrack of America, the marching drum of industry. But then came the modern age and that clamor was replaced with the dull thud of plastic. Now, everything is made from plastic. Your computer, your table, your car: plastic. Your Camaro radiator is partly made of plastic, but Mishimoto is changing that.

At Mishimoto, we see ourselves as modern alchemists, turning plastic into gold…well, aluminum really. It’s no secret that aluminum is … Continue Reading ››

Improved Induction – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

Many would question the motives behind someone who purchases a four-cylinder turbo of what has come to be a staple of the American muscle culture. Personally, I get it. I’m one for combining performance without having to sacrifice fuel economy or aggressive styling. On top of that, turbo engines open a whole new world for modification, and one of the first steps for most is to increase the airflow to the turbo. The engineers at Chevy had to make a trade-off, however, when it came to designing the stock induction hose for the 2.0T Camaro. I’m sure they would prefer … Continue Reading ››

Makin’ Our Camaro Purr – Catback R&D, Part 2: Turning Heads

Our recently released catch can for this 2016+ Chevy Camaro 2.0T needed a part two to our “The Making Of” (TMO) video series for the project, and I was tasked with directing it. I wanted to take our Camaro home (Washington D.C.) for the weekend to put some miles on it so our kit would catch real world content inside of the catch can to show in the video. It just so happens that we had a full cat-back exhaust … Continue Reading ››

A COLD HEART FOR THE CAMARO – OIL COOLER R&D – PART 2: Prototype & Testing

The pre-sale for this oil cooler kit is now live! You can purchase the 2010-15 Camaro SS Oil Cooler Kit here!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of powering down the long straight, your right foot trying to turn the throttle into dust, hurtling towards the first turn. As the engine RPM climbs into the red you tell yourself not to lift, keep that foot down until the last second. You’ve put your heart and soul into your Camaro’s engine, and you’ve placed your trust in your Mishimoto oil cooler. All you need to do now … Continue Reading ››

Hot and Cold – Intercooler Pipes R&D, Part 2: Almost There

We have a lot of advanced equipment at our disposal that would make a design for an upgraded intercooler pipe kit for this 2016+ Chevy Camaro 2.0T superior over stock in many ways. We aren’t only aiming for these pipes to have spot-on fitment. It’s crucial to think about every design detail and consider how you can keep these pipes with you throughout your quest for more power without having to do anything to them. This means incorporating design features that can support even more modifications – whether you plan to use them or not. I’ll take you through how … Continue Reading ››