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The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: A Working Prototype

Downpipes are a choke point in many turbocharged vehicles when it comes to exhaust flow. As opposed to naturally aspirated cars, less serious thought needs to go into the size of the exhaust piping. In most cases the system just needs to be bigger in diameter, maximizing what you can within the alotted design space. The downpipe on the Camaro 2.0T’s LTG engine is a restrictive point in the exhaust system, a conclusion brought about by our testing. The point of emphasis is the rate at which exhaust gases are expelled out of the turbocharger. That flow is very important to … Continue Reading ››

The Mighty Horse: What Is Horsepower?

Audiation – the ability to listen to or play music in your head without physically hearing any of it. Just by reading notes on a page of sheet music, talented musicians can hear the music in their minds. Truly gifted musicians can hear a relatively complex piece of music played once and then repeat it, perfectly, note for note, on their preferred instrument. That’s talent. It’s hard to teach that to just anyone. This is the concept of audiation. I bring up this musical analogy to illustrate a point. These skills are engrained and conceptualized deep within their psyche and motor functions … Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto is Dyno-mite – Our Dynojet and Dynapack Dynos

There’s nothing quite like hearing the roar of an engine mixed with the whir of rollers spinning under your wheels, all while you watch the line on the graph climb.  Running a powerful car on a dynamometer (dyno) is the epitome of instant gratification for gear-heads.  Here at Mishimoto, we use our dynos on a daily basis.  From all-wheel-drive (AWD) hatchbacks, like the Ford Focus RS, to the high-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Camaro SS,  and even trucks like the Nissan Titan XD. Almost every vehicle we bring in finds itself strapped … Continue Reading ››

Eliminating the Eyesore. Mishimoto 2016 Camaro Expansion Tank R&D, Part 2: 3D-Printed Prototype

Design work and refinement continue with our 2016 Camaro expansion tank. To verify fitment within the constraints of the engine bay, we’ve 3D printed a prototype in plastic to install on our test vehicle. Check out a few shots of this prototype installed!
Prototype 2016 Camaro coolant expansion tank installed
Prototype 2016 Camaro coolant expansion tank installed
The image above shows the tank with a sight tube instead of a sight glass, which we used on our previous 3D models. We are experimenting with both designs to determine which is … Continue Reading ››

2016 Camaro SS Video Review Series, Part 7: Rear Suspension

Check out the seventh segment of the Mishimoto 2016 Camaro SS video review series! In this video we provide a neat look at some of the unique features on the rear suspension of the ’16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0CsG6Q9CRI Our next video will include details about the braking system of our SS. Thanks for watching! -John