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  1. Piping Hot – Exhaust R&D, Part 6: Pure, Unadulterated, Awesomeness

    Piping Hot – Exhaust R&D, Part 6: Pure, Unadulterated, Awesomeness

    The last piece of this puzzle has finally fallen into place. Finishing off our offerings for the 2016+ Chevy Camaro SS exhaust systems lands us here with our Race Axleback. The SS has an unmistakable sound, and it’s a sound we don’t want to stray far away from – we only want to enhance it in the most robust way possible, and I feel that the engineers have done just that.

    I’ll make this simple – this exhaust is mean.

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    It’s a mix of a modern sounding V8 with the raspy aggressive tone of a certain 1970’s-era machine that was made of steel, had belt-buckle seat belts and a bad attitude. When this car starts up, it will give unassuming bystanders a jump – I’ve seen it happen at gas stations when I got to drive it. There are no fancy tricks here, just a raw, unrestricted, unfiltered sound

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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. We Get Around – Catch Can R&D, Part 6: Cadillac Field Trip

    We Get Around – Catch Can R&D, Part 6: Cadillac Field Trip

    Though the winter continues to perpetuate chilly weather and monotonous gloom here on the east coast, the future is looking bright for our Mishimoto 2013+ Cadillac ATS catch can kit. After a nice visit to the local Porsche dealership (yes, you read that correctly), armed with some anomalous 50◦ January sunshine, several delicious sandwiches, and our final ATS prototype catch can kit, we’ve determined that our fitment is just about spot on.

    For those of you just catching up with us now (I crack myself up), this ATS kit is largely the same as our Camaro 2.0T catch can kit, which is now on pre-sale—don’t worry, the ATS pre-sale is not far behind!

    However, to properly fit the Caddy, we needed to design a bespoke set of

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  4. American Workhorse - Part 3: Looks that Kill

    American Workhorse - Part 3: Looks that Kill

    So far, we’ve examined chassis flex on the 6.4 Super Duty trucks and we’ve taken a look at our solution in its construction, design, and testing. As our Mishimoto 6.4 Upper Radiator Support Bar pre-sale comes to an imminent close, I’ve got just a bit more to share!

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    Namely, I think it’s time we show you some trucks! As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve been working with numerous 6.4 owners to test this bar out, and things have gone great so far. The bars have seen many thousands of miles, and we’ve had some of our satisfied testers send in some cool shots of thei

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  5. Makin' Our Camaro Purr - Catback R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

    Makin' Our Camaro Purr - Catback R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

    Here I stand, firmly within the land of people who spend egregious amounts of money on car parts, as I look back and wonder how in hell I got here. Those of us in my position often place the blame on a nasty little creature called the “mod bug.”

    The mod bug, as they say, is a tricky little bastard. Though you may think most damage-imposing biting insects live in Australia, I can assure you, this one is alive and well in the Americas. I’ve had firsthand experience as a victim, and it isn’t pretty – just ask my bank account.

    The feeling of that bug biting for the first time is unforgettable. At the beginning, you say "just an exhaust and springs, and then my car'll be perfect". Enter mod bug. Before you know it, you're dropping a Ferrari engine in your wide-body FR-S.

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  6. 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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  7. 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 c
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  8. American Workhorse - Part 1: Minimizing Chassis Flex

    American Workhorse - Part 1: Minimizing Chassis Flex

    As a proud American company, Mishimoto is dedicated to supporting our workforce and ensuring that, from a vehicular perspective, we’ve got the best tools possible to stay tough and work hard. That’s why we’ve been hard at work developing a sturdy, heavy-duty upper radiator support bar for the Ford 6.4L Powerstroke truck in hopes that it can still live up to its reputation as the workhorse of America.

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    A View From Above

    Industry, manufacturing, and innovation are the driving forces that made our United States of America so grand. Hard work, great design, and our invaluable freedom to innovate planted the seeds that sprouted into our wonderfully advanced society. There

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  9. Catch A Wave (of Blow-By) – Part 5: Wait, How Many Cans?

    Catch A Wave (of Blow-By) – Part 5: Wait, How Many Cans?

    Happy 2017, people! I hope you all had wonderful experiences throughout the holiday season and you welcomed in the New Year with a glass of something delicious. I know I did! Whatever you had, I’m sure you enjoyed it much more than your Camaro 2.0T enjoys drinking blow-by. So to begin the year on the right foot, we're going to give you the opportunity to pick up a Mishimoto 2016+ Camaro 2.0T Catch Can kit.

    In my last post, I gave all of the ATS owners a little love and showed you how we route catch can hoses with our loaner Cadillac. Today, it’s time to pivot back and take a look at the final setup as it will appear on the Camaro 2.0T. We’ve been working on a surprise addition to this design that you might want to check out.

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  10. No One Likes a Leaking Cap – Washer Fluid Reservoir R&D, Part 2: Improving on OEM

    No One Likes a Leaking Cap – Washer Fluid Reservoir R&D, Part 2: Improving on OEM

    When we began work on our 2016+ Miata washer fluid reservoir, our primary goal was to improve the aesthetics; we designed the tank to look killer, make your engine bay a little cleaner, and we also reduced the volume of the reservoir, saving a few pounds versus stock if you’re comparing a full Mishimoto tank to a full stock tank.

    One of the major benefits of sharing our R&D process among enthusiast communities is the opportunity to learn even more about what we can do to make the best possible product. Once I revealed our reservoir to the forums, I was quickly made aware that there is an annoying flaw with the stock tank: a leaking cap!

    Preparing our new solution for testing Preparing our new solution for testing
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