Tag Archives: INDUCTION

XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: The Working Prototype

Some exciting developments are brewing in the world of induction hoses! We recently received into our R&D facility our first shipment of samples for the 2016+ Nissan Titan XD, and they are all looking great.
3D modeling Titan XD performance parts
3D modeling Titan XD performance parts
Our tube’s design is not overly complex, and it will be an awesome addition to the engine bay of this Cummins-powered Nissan. The design of the factory tube is interesting because of the type of bend it has. The orientation of the airbox opening does … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock Intake

Finally!! Ford has teased us with the prospect of an all-wheel-drive (AWD) Focus RS for the US since the early 2000’s. Now, in 2016, it is finally here and in our garage. This is pretty groundbreaking considering that no Ford with an RS badge ever made its way to American soil, and they were not hot-hatches to ignore. The label had particularly dominated the rally world. Who can forget the infamous Escort RS Cosworth rally car with its countless podium finishes or the Focus RS WRC that won back-to-back manufacturer titles in 2006 and 2007? We at Mishimoto haven’t, and … Continue Reading ››

“The TurboChevy” – Intake R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

Chevy really decided to make history with this brand-new Camaro. It has the smallest motor ever offered in a Camaro and also marks the first Camaro with a four-cylinder power-plant since the third generation. This is also the first time any Camaro has been offered with a factory-installed turbocharger. To put that in perspective, the last time any Chevy even offered a factory-turbocharged, rear wheel drive vehicle with a manual transmission was back in the 1960’s with the Corvair! My parents weren’t even out of grade school yet! This 2.0L turbocharged LTG Ecotec motor puts out a factory-rated 275hp with 295ft-lbs … Continue Reading ››

The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Design

We have some updates for our 2015 Mustang GT intake project! Our engineering team has been diligently working on a functional prototype so we can start getting some testing results. It’s full steam ahead with our plan for this intake, which includes a cool design for a fully enclosed airbox, keeping the stock tune, and of course, gaining more power! Let’s briefly examine what we have so far starting with the airbox, shown below.
Prototype 2015+ Mustang Parts
Prototype 2015+ Mustang Parts
In our design for the intake airbox, check out how … Continue Reading ››

XD Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

Some exciting things are happening for this new Titan! In addition to the projects already planned, we want to develop a performance intake that will squeeze out a bit more power from this 5.0L V8 Cummins Turbo Diesel. We managed to get an accurate dyno reading with a few adjustments, which we know a few folks have been struggling with on this truck, but more on that later – let’s dive into the stock intake!
Stock Nissan Titan air intake
Stock Nissan Titan air intake
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