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Removing the Rubber – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Stock Review and 3D Models

Setting the Scene…

The early summer sun hangs low and cool against the rolling American meadows, lazily beginning to cast its gaze over another serene, newborn morning. Delicate but unwavering, it brings the landscape to life, painting the valley in amber shades so warm they can practically be felt. The depth and flowing continuity in these endless fields, draped in their clementine pallet, remains mostly unbroken but for a neat, dark ribbon of tarmac, slicing back and forth as if laid down by the hawk gliding soundlessly above.

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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 ››

Beat The Heat! Mishimoto Fiesta ST Intercooler R&D, Part 6: Prototype Testing Round 2

We are narrowing down our selection of core designs through both extensive research and some pretty neat testing processes. After seeing some impressive heat transfer numbers on our first round of Ford Fiesta ST intercooler testing, we decided to focus on producing a better balance between pressure drop and reduction of intake temperatures. New prototypes were constructed, and we were ready to make some dyno runs.
Testing Fiesta ST performance parts
Testing Fiesta ST performance parts
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Fresh Air For The Fiesta! ST Performance Intake R&D, Part 7: Final Prototype Installation

With our final prototype in hand, our team went to work bolting everything into place. We’ve made minor tweaks to the design, so we just want to be sure fitment is spot-on for our final iteration. Check out a few shots from the final install.
Ford Fiesta ST Intake fully installed
Ford Fiesta ST Intake fully installed
Ford Fiesta ST Intake fully installed
Ford Fiesta ST Intake fully installed
Everything bolted on perfectly, and this setup … Continue Reading ››

Beat The Heat! Mishimoto Fiesta ST Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Second Prototype Fabrication

Our quest for the perfect intercooler core continues! So far we’ve perfected the fitment and size of our intercooler core. Our final task is to adjust internal fin composition to create a perfect blend of pressure retention and temperature benefits.

Prototype Ford Fiesta ST Intercooler Fabrication

Timing is a bit of a concern for us at this time. This project has been lengthy, but it will be worth the effort and time when we know our best efforts have been captured in our final product. Our final version of this intercooler will likely feature a tube-and-fin core. The benefits of weight and airflow … Continue Reading ››