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Completing the Package – Intercooler Piping R&D: Coming in Hot

Fresh off the assembly line comes our prototype intercooler pipes for the 2013+ Ford Focus ST. In the last update, I reviewed the stock piping, our 3D printed prototypes, and mildly teased what the final version of this kit will look like, so it’s time for a full reveal. Let’s go through some of the design features and performance numbers that have resulted from this project.
Hot side intercooler pipes
Hot-side intercooler pipes
The hot-side kit will have a solid aluminum center section with silicone couplers attached to the turbo and intercooler … Continue Reading ››

Cooler Than Winterfell – Intercooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype Core

It looks like mother nature is giving the tell-tale signs to us gearheads that it’s time to get ready for track season. The weather is getting warmer and tracks all around the country have kicked off calendar seasons with maiden 2017 events already in full swing. A common mod many of us who are boosted, especially ST owners, want during this time of year is the intercooler. The 2013+ Ford Focus ST features quality design for its the factory intercooler, but improved efficiency is something we like to target. In the last update, we talked about the shortcomings of the … Continue Reading ››

Dyno Testing and Results – Focus ST Intake, Part 3

We have some dyno data for this Focus ST Intake! Along with sharing our performance improvements, we also have video clips of the intake lid both on and off, so you can clearly hear what is going on while the engine is under wide-open throttle. Our test vehicle is bone stock, with no aftermarket Focus ST parts, allowing us to provide a nice baseline for performance gains against the stock intake.

Results

In addition to using a fully enclosed airbox, the full 3 inch diameter piping extending all the way to the turbo ensured smooth, clean, and ample airflow. The … Continue Reading ››

Focus on Cooling! Mishimoto’s Ford Focus ST Radiator R&D, Part 2: A Look at Our First Prototype

Quick Recap

It has been around two months since our last update on this project. We’ve had great feedback on the forums, and we appreciate everyone’s comments and patience as we work toward completion. Our goal is to provide a performance radiator that allows users to track drive their STs without fear of overheating and entering limp mode. The primary reason for the delay was the construction of our first prototype. This radiator design is quite complex, as we showed with our 3D models in the first segment. Mishimoto Ford Focus ST radiator 3D model … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Fabricating the Prototype – Focus ST Intake R&D, Part 2

We have been hard at work developing our 2013 Ford Focus ST intake system. When the stock intake system was removed, there was room to get creative for improving airflow. Right off the bat, you can see how Ford designed its intake to grab as much cold air as possible by using the two tubes that both conjoin at the front grille and connect into different points on the box. We know it will be important to retain this feature and include it in our airbox design for the Focus ST intake.

Fabricating the Prototype

With the removal of the stock Focus … Continue Reading ››