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Simplify, Then Add Washer Fluid – Washer Reservoir R&D: Test-fit, Prototype, Pre-Sale!

Mishimoto 2016+ Miata Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Pre-Sale

At Mishimoto, we know how passionate the enthusiast community is about the fact that Miata Is Always The Answer, and we share that passion!

But by the same logic, we also feel strongly that Washer-fluid Always Sloshes Heavily Everywhere, Rendering FR-layout Legends Unnecessarily In-Direct. Always up for a way to improve on an already wonderful car, we are here to change that by bringing you a 2016+ ND Miata windshield washer fluid reservoir that embodies the true spirit of the car not only by being attractive, … Continue Reading ››

Testing and Results – ND Miata Intake, Part 4

We finally have an update for the Miata intake project! With our prototype now in working order, we were finally able to hook up our ND Miata to our dynamometer and get some pulls underway. At this point in the process, we knew we’d want to play around with some other design ideas while the car was hooked up to the Dynapack. AFRs, power output, and sound clips were all on the agenda for the evaluation of this prototype system.

Results

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Miata intake dynamometer results results
We did gain some decent … Continue Reading ››

Mazda Miata ND Oil Cooler R&D, Part 3: Initial Data Collection

Interested in purchasing our new ND Miata direct-fit oil cooler kit? Check out our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Mazda Miata Oil Cooler Kit!

The most exciting part of product design happens during the final stages. Product testing reveals any flaws in the design and also provides insight into possible adjustments for enhanced performance. In addition, testing validates our existing design and makes all our efforts well worth the time spent. So far, our team is having a great time developing new ND Miata parts. Our ND Miata oil cooler kit will be no different. Since the stock vehicle with … Continue Reading ››

ND Miata Catch Can R&D, Part 2: Bracket Construction

Interested in purchasing our new ND Miata catch can system? Check out our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Mazda Miata Baffled Oil Catch Can Kit!

In our first segment, we removed all components within the 2.0L intake system to evaluate oil contamination. Our findings indicated that a reasonable amount of oil was making its way into the intake manifold through the PCV system. Not only was this coating the manifold, it was producing buildup on the valves themselves. A catch can install is an easy way to slow this progress, which is exactly what we will be working on … Continue Reading ››

ND Miata Oil Cooler R&D, Part 2: Bracket Completion and Sandwich Plate Details

Interested in purchasing our new ND Miata direct-fit oil cooler kit? Check out our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Mazda Miata Oil Cooler Kit!

  Not long ago we posted some initial details regarding plans for our direct-fit Miata oil cooler solution. We’ve been hard at work on our design, with hopes that our end product will provide optimal oil temperatures for track junkies.

Final Bracket Design

Last time, we constructed two mounting brackets for our kit. We prefer three mounting points for optimal rigidity. This Miata oil cooler is going to see quite a bit of airflow, so we want to … Continue Reading ››