How do you go about redesigning a radiator to make it perfect for track use? After coming to the realization that our existing E46 M3 aluminum radiator was not performing as we would like for track-specific vehicles, our team determined it was time to take action. Our original product was designed some time ago, and our processes, material use, and overall attention to detail have significantly improved since then.
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Test-fitting day! After scouring local forums and maxing out our contact list, we were finally able to locate a 335i owner willing to lend us his vehicle for the day.
Peering into this engine bay reveals … well, not much really. Shrouding and the upper radiator support hide the radiator almost completely. The entire package is mounted fairly … Continue Reading ››
Thanks to an absolutely miserable winter in the mid-Atlantic area (will it ever end?), we have been struggling to find weather warm enough to test our products currently in the development process. To provide accurate, real-world data for our line of cooling products, we are required to test everything at temperatures we expect our customers to experience under normal driving conditions. Testing an oil cooler on a 30°F day is going to provide wildly different results than on a 90°F … Continue Reading ››
Welcome back! While I am sure you haven’t slept in days, anticipating the next edition of this thread, the team at Mishimoto has been hard at work. Two, yes two, initial prototypes were developed and one selected to move forward with testing. We won’t extend the wait any longer, so check out prototype number one below.
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The BMW E90 combines the use of forced induction and a silky smooth inline-six engine to produce very impressive power output, and an extraordinary response to additional modifications. Simple bolt-on modifications and tuning can net an additional 80 hp to 100 hp, which is an unreal bang for your buck. The E90 is a fantastic vehicle with all the creature comforts needed, while also generating quite a flurry of power when the skinny pedal is pressed to the floor. That being said, … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.