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The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: A Working Prototype

Downpipes are a choke point in many turbocharged vehicles when it comes to exhaust flow. As opposed to naturally aspirated cars, less serious thought needs to go into the size of the exhaust piping. In most cases the system just needs to be bigger in diameter, maximizing what you can within the alotted design space. The downpipe on the Camaro 2.0T’s LTG engine is a restrictive point in the exhaust system, a conclusion brought about by our testing. The point of emphasis is the rate at which exhaust gases are expelled out of the turbocharger. That flow is very important to … Continue Reading ››

Improved Induction – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: Production Sample

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Mishimoto Camaro/ATS 2.0T LTG Silicone Induction Hose PreSale

  The quality of the airflow is essential for any vehicle boasting a forced induction system. You would think with a compressor literally sucking volumes of air that it would sort itself out, but that’s not always the case. Turbulence, and the resulting inconsistent airflow, is the enemy. Any sort of change in the airflow can cause pressure differentials and ultimately keep your turbocharged engine from rising to its full potential. As laid out in the Continue Reading ››

“The TurboChevy” Intake R&D, Part 4: Hard Work Pays Off

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Chevrolet Camaro Performance Intake Kit PreSale

  It certainly has been no picnic to get to this point. However, working on this unique, factory-turbocharged application from Chevy has brought to light the importance of the type of testing we do for our intake projects. We’ve gone through many configurations, spent countless design hours and logged hundreds of miles of road testing. This isn’t overkill at Mishimoto, we deem it a necessity. The amount of time that passed by was no mistake. We spared no R&D … Continue Reading ››

The “TurboChevy” Intake R&D, Part 3: Back To The Drawing Board

Research and Development (R&D) - Work directed toward the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes. The research and development process can get tricky. Sometimes, at a moment when you think you have a perfectly working product, that’s ready for the masses; something just goes awry. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We welcome situations like this, especially during this late in the development stage, because we’re able to catch unexpected issues early. It’s not like we want you to deal with them. That’s why we do so much testing. As the definition states, this work needs to be directed, in … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: C’est Fini

This 2016+ Ford Focus RS Performance Air Intake is now available! Click here to check it out! Here it is, the final hoorah. The production sample of our intake kit for the 2016 Ford Focus RS is here at last. In the last update, we took you guys through what this intake sounds like with the help of some dyno runs; it sounds awesome and it made 11hp and 15ft-lbs of torque! I’m happy that you guys have stuck with me through the long development process, but there is … Continue Reading ››