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InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 3 – Piping Design Plans

Honda might have changed the game in the world of hot-hatches with the latest generation of the Civic Type R, but if you recall from the stock review, the FK8’s intercooling system barely met the classification of “gamechanger.” We’re already well on our way to elevating the Type R’s charged air heat exchanger to that level, as we covered in our last post, but what about the piping? After all, the car is an ecosystem and can only be as strong as its weakest component. 072617_NLT_CTR_INT_WEB_2 Discussing the new piping requires a brief … Continue Reading ››

InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans

The car is like an ecosystem. All the components under the hood of your Type R depend on each other to create the lovely symbiotic relationship resulting in speed. When one component falls behind in comparison to the others, the ecosystem as a whole lags. Our goal, as stated where we last left off, was to strengthen all the weak points and keep that turbocharged, aero-dripping, torque-vectoring machine carving corners and exceeding the expectations of FWD vehicles. 072517_NLT_CTR_INT_WEB_2 Extreme heat exposes a subtle weakness in your Type R. The excess heat will rob your … Continue Reading ››

Bring a Jacket: Mishimoto’s Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo Performance Intercooler R&D Part 4 – Dyno Results

There are two things that are guaranteed to get just about everyone at Mishi HQ away from their desk for at least a few minutes. The first is as soon as something new or unique rolls into one of the bays. It doesn’t matter if it’s a massive diesel truck, C6 Corvette, or one of the 10th Gen Civic Hatchback Sports. Nearly everyone wants to get a close look at what we’ve brought in for R&D. The second thing that gets people shuffling through the shop is when that new car makes its way to our Dynapack system. Our … Continue Reading ››

InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

The weeks surrounding the new year are always a time for both reflection and a look ahead. If we look back on how Honda did in 2017, one could say that they made a splash. The previous year was the release of their spiced-up models, such as the Sport Hatch, aka the pseudo-Si, and the real Si as well. How could we forget the hatchback to rule them all, the Type R? Not only did Honda’s ramped up hatchback rival the likes of the seasoned veterans of this field, specifically the AWD Focus RS, but it also took the crown … Continue Reading ››

The Civic has Boost! 2017+ Honda Civic 1.5T Intake R&D, Part 5 – Civic Si Development

Ever since the mid-1980s, the Si has had a reputation for adding just the right amount of flavor to the standard Civic. With a tablespoon of suspension upgrades, an ounce of body kitting and interior trim, and just a dash of extra power, the Si follows the same recipe that Volkswagen set with the MK1 GTI. As the Civic has grown and evolved overtime, so has the spiced-up version, and while the Si hatchback might not be around anymore, the formula is still the same. The newest Si sets itself apart from the standard EX-T. The aggressive new styling, 18” alloys, … Continue Reading ››