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Bring a Jacket– 2016+ Honda Civic 1.5T Performance Intercooler R&D Part 3 – Production Sample

It’s autumn and, more importantly, it’s the start of prime boosting season.  The cool, dense air that’s characteristic of the changing seasons is much easier to compress and cram into the cylinders, while the lower ambient temperatures help the intercooler. Even with the stock set up, your tenth generation Civic has a little extra pep in its step. But there’s no reason to settle for just a little pep when you can get more. Dan's new intercooler design brought to life, and fresh our of the box from our factory. Continue Reading ››

Bring A Jacket: Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Core Framework

Bigger is better. This is the American ideal that has been the foundation of many in the automotive world. However, in modern times, it’s all about consolidation; next-level vehicle technology comes in smaller packages, but broadens the ranges of performance potential. Our engineers shared the modern vision when designing an intercooler for the 2016 Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo. You can’t just throw a huge core on this car and call it a day. With a cramped engine bay and the factory intercooler, radiator, and air conditioning condenser tightly bundled together, it’s vital we get crafty. It’s time to take the … Continue Reading ››

Civilized Pipelines: Intercooler Piping R&D, Part 1: Design Plans

Turbocharger compressors like denser air, which is why us car enthusiasts joke about how, although the winter is the motorsports off-season, it’s peak “boost” season. Cars with forced induction love the colder, denser climates because by driving in colder weather, the turbocharger or supercharger gets fed a bit more air than in warmer weather. That’s why you might feel a harder punch from the gas pedal in the middle of a freezing Chicago December compared to a Daytona Beach July. Since we don’t all boost happily in the Siberian Tundra, the way to replicate this effect is by finding a way … Continue Reading ››

Bring a Jacket: Intercooler R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

I’ve been labeled a Nissan guy for a long time now. My 1995 Nissan 240SX has served me well during the six years I’ve owned it, sticking with me through the second half of college, nine states on the east coast and more drift events than I can honestly count. Being a Nissan guy (specifically a 240 guy) has really been the one thing I could easily identify with, other than usually being able to see over crowds and get the “Did you play college ball?” question. While I’m familiar with what is known as the S-Chassis, I’m a car … 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 ››