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Intercooler Sandwich – 2015+ VW MK7 GTI/Golf R, Audi A/S3 Intercooler R&D Part 1 – Stock Review

The Golf GTI has been one of the most revered hot hatchbacks since its inception in the mid-1970s. While it was immediately a hit in Europe, and especially the UK, we didn’t get the chance to experience Volkswagen’s ingenious combination of efficiency and speed until the early 80’s with the “Rabbit” GTI. The MK1’s screaming 98 horsepower engine boasting … Continue Reading ››

We Struck Oil – Catch Can R&D, Part 2: The Mock-Up

Are you a nerd for up-and-coming tech? I am. Technology is awesome. Let’s just start there. It’s wild to think that we are approaching the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone’s first introduction (June 29, 2007, per the all-knowing Wikipedia). As we enter 2017, autonomous vehicles are gaining mainstream traction, rockets can … Continue Reading ››

We Struck Oil – Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

Oil catch cans are a hotly debated topic, yet one fact is still irrefutable; oil blow-by will always be a real byproduct of the modern direct-injection engine. Intakes, charge pipes, and turbos all come into contact with the stuff over time. Sometimes, even newer, low mileage vehicles develop blow-by issues. With direct injection, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders, … Continue Reading ››

The Final Product – MK7 GTI Induction, Part 4

Great news from the Mishimoto garage! We have tested and fitted the final iteration of our airbox design for this prototype MK7 intake. We made some minor adjustments for fitment and ease of installation, but more on that later. This has been an interesting project from the start because of the uniqueness of this box design – check it out!

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Dyno Testing Results – MK7 GTI Induction, Part 3

The time has come to test our prototype design for the MK7 intake. After weeks of designing and fabrication, the prototype for this VW is now ready to hit our Dynapack dynamometer so we can collect some data. Testing these prototype MK7 GTI parts for overall power output gains over stock is important, so that’s the … Continue Reading ››