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  1. Everyday Hercules - Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

    Everyday Hercules - Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

    Like the Roman hero Hercules, the 2015+ F-150 is capable of other-worldly feats. From the street to the jobsite, and even the dunes or the track, there’s little that the F-150 can’t conquer. With three available engines producing over 350 lb. ft. of torque, the 2015+ F-150 could probably stop the rotation of the earth. Even with all that power, many of the F-150’s on the road will never see Moab or drag a 1,000 lb. log up a mountain. But that doesn’t mean your F-150 shouldn’t be your everyday Hercules.

    Owning an F-150 should mean being confident that you can tackle any task life throws your way, but that confidence may be shaken if your stock cooling system has seen better days. Hercules is nothing without his strength, and if your F-150 is overheating, all the power in the world means little. That’s why we here at Mishimoto are developing an all-aluminum radiator to keep your 2015+ F-150 going strong.

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  2. Improved Induction - Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

    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 designing each aspect of the Camaro to milk every single drop of horsepower out of this newer, and smaller engine, but they also have the noise, harshness, and vibration tests to contend with, which induction sounds fall under. So, in short, they had to trade performance for cost, and comfort, when designing the stock induction hose.

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  3. Eliminating the Eyesore - Expansion Tank R&D, Part 4: Final Form

    Eliminating the Eyesore - Expansion Tank R&D, Part 4: Final Form

    They say that good things come to those who wait, and we’d certainly say that’s the case with the Mishimoto 2016+ Camaro expansion tank. Note that I did not specify “SS” here. This tank also fits on the 2.0T, but we haven’t gotten a change to test it out on a V6 model yet, though it should fit. If any V6 owners are local to the Philadelphia area and want to come on by for a test fit so that we can be 100% sure, please reach out!

    We’ve tested the tank on both of our Camaros, and we’ve gone through several stages of refinement, ultimately ending up with quite the fine-looking aluminum piece. Oh, and did I mention it’s already on Pre-Sale?

    Mishimoto 2016+ Camaro Expansion / Overflow Tank Pre-Sale

    Let’s

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  4. American Workhorse - Part 2: Putting Innovation to the Test

    American Workhorse - Part 2: Putting Innovation to the Test

    Welcome to the second blog post detailing the development of the Mishimoto 6.4L Powerstroke upper radiator support bar. Last time, we looked at why front-end chassis flex in the 6.4 Super Duty has the potential to exceed a safe magnitude, using our advanced American architecture as a comparison. We learned that too much flex spells possible consequences, so we made it our goal to stiffen things up. But how did we do it?

    We did it in the most American way possible – through innovation.

    The Mishimoto 6.4 not only serves as an engineering platform, but also as a useful tool during construction of our new R&D center. The Mishimoto 6.4 not only served as a great testing and engineering platform, but also as a useful tool during
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  5. All About Options – Silicone Radiator Hose Kit, Pictures and Pre-sale!

    All About Options – Silicone Radiator Hose Kit, Pictures and Pre-sale!

    2017 is going to be the year of the  TurboChevy for Mishimoto. We have several parts for our 2016 Camaro 2.0T scheduled to release in the coming months. I’ll start you off with one of the very first items we are about to release for the new year – our new Silicone Radiator Hose Kit.

    As the title states, we are making sure that everyone with a turbocharged, LTG equipped Chevy Camaro has options when it comes to cooling, and those options must look good. We don’t take cooling lightly here at Mishimoto. After all, that is what we have built our reputation around. To ensure that you never have to worry about cooling issues due to cracking and leaky radiator hoses, we have developed a full set for both Camaro 2.0Ts that are equipped with the heavy-duty (HD) cooling package as well as the standard cooling package.

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  6. A Cooler Cummins- Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Test Results

    A Cooler Cummins- Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Test Results

    Waiting is never an enjoyable pastime, and I feel confident saying this as a rather impatient individual, especially when it comes to ordering parts. After the initial wincing as I type my credit card information in and press confirm, I try to be patient only to end up refreshing my tracking number periodically throughout the day. Even at this moment I have a UPS tab open anxiously awaiting a shiny new oil pump for my track car. Well, the wait is over (for 4th-gen owners at least); testing is complete!

    Before we could begin testing, Team Mishi had to tackle the install. With a large core featuring a bar-and-plate design, this intercooler is a hefty unit. You will certainly want to enlist the help of a buddy when it comes time for installation. Our engineer, Jason, called in a reinforcement in the form of our video host, Rob.

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  7. A Real F-150’n Beaut’! – Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Aesthetic Form

    A Real F-150’n Beaut’! – Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Aesthetic Form

    As we approach the holidays, I want to get into the giving spirit by sharing some photos with you of how our final 2015+ F-150 EcoBoost intercooler will look. But first, I’d like to thank you all for your patience. This is a busy time of year, and the R&D for this intercooler has been an iterative one, but quality takes time and we’ve got a part on our hands that looks fantastic – I’m sure you’ll all agree. You can see evidence of this by checking out our 2011-2014 EcoBoost Intercooler!

    Last time, we 3D-printed some EcoBoost intercooler end tanks and sized up some foam to represent our intercooler core. For all our projects, this step in the process serves not only to save resources,

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  8. Defending the Titan- Coolant Filtration Kit R&D, Part 2: Final Prototype

    Defending the Titan- Coolant Filtration Kit R&D, Part 2: Final Prototype

    Last time, we took an in-depth look at coolant filtration kits and how they can benefit our Titan. We gave you a sneak peek at what the final bracket for the Titan XD coolant filtration kit will look like. If you missed out on that you can check out the whole post on our engineering blog.

    Finalizing the brackets

    These brightly colored brackets were created with the help of 3D printing. This is just one of our rapid prototyping techniques that helps us create accurate prototypes the first time around. This allows us to bring great-looking AND great-fitting products to you in much less time.

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  9. Mopar, Mo' Cooling – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 2: Test, Test, Test

    Mopar, Mo' Cooling – Aluminum Radiator R&D, Part 2: Test, Test, Test

    The 5.7L fitment of this radiator is now in pre-sale! Get it now for more than 30% off!

    2006-16 Dodge Charger 5.7L V8 Aluminum Radiator Pre-Sale

    2005-13, 2015 Chrysler 300 5.7L V8 Aluminum Radiator Pre-Sale

    2009-16 Dodge Challenger 5.7L V8 Aluminum Radiator Pre-Sale

    America loves the V8...and so do I

    The American V8 has always held a special place in my heart. My father owned a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland motor (it was green). That car was rear-ended by a bus long before I was

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  10. A Cooler Cummins - Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Prototype

    A Cooler Cummins - Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Prototype

    We are back with a much-needed update on our 13+ Dodge Cummins intercooler. For most of our projects, we work with a donor vehicle to conduct fitment and performance testing. Unfortunately, this also means being patient when donor vehicles are not available for us to use. The good news is that we will not have to be patient for much longer, because testing is on our schedule! Once we complete testing in the coming weeks, we will be sure to share the results with you. In the meantime we can take a quick look at our finalized prototypes for testing!

    Prototype Cummins intercooler and shroud Prototype Cummins intercooler and shroud

    In our last post about the Cummins

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