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Stranger Danger – Baffled Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 3: Finishing Touches

The prototype has been on our loaner GT for the past few months, working as it should and catching a nice amount of blow-by. The previous updates, covered how we used innovative tech to design and create the bracket, and the planned routing for the lines. Significant progress has been made since then, as the designs have taken a cleaner physical form.
Side shot of the completed kit
Side shot of the completed kit
Our sample production kit arrived at our R&D headquarters and it couldn’t have fit any better. Everything was … Continue Reading ››

Sounds from an American Muscle Car – Exhaust R&D, Part 4: Sound Check

A Gaggle of Pipes,

Hello everyone! You may remember from our previous 2016 Camaro SS Exhaust post that we have decided to move forward with five different systems for this car. It is my pleasure to let you know that all our Camaro exhaust prototypes have been completed. We’ve been busy testing and re-testing for fitment, sound, durability, and performance – and fun, of course. Our on-road testing process usually begins a little something like this:

Rob, the project manager: “Hey Gardiner, I need you to take the SS home tonight to put some … Continue Reading ››

Gimme Shelter [from high oil temps] – Oil Cooler R&D, Part 2: Testing and Data Analysis

Interested in purchasing our 2016+ Camaro SS Oil Cooler in silver or black? The discounted Pre-Sale begins NOW!

Mishimoto's 2016 Camaro SS Oil Cooler Pre-Sale

As I sit here, isolated from the blistering humidity of a mid-Atlantic summer within the walls of our New Castle, DE office, I can’t help but to appreciate the hell out of our A/C and the cooling – *ahem*, heat rejection (gotta keep the engineers happy) – that it provides. Just this past week, certain guests and goings-on have necessitated my spending quite a bit of time … Continue Reading ››

God Only Knows (how much oil’s in your intake) – Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

There’s nothing quite like plopping oneself into the car to leave work on a summer evening, beach-bound and brimming, windows down, to the tune of the sunset vibes that arrive hand-in-hand with the heavy midsummer air of July. Our Mishimoto R&D facility is located in New Castle, DE, and around here, people tend to favor numerous seaside towns in Southern New Jersey or in Delaware.

A true slice of Americana, an evening stroll down the main drag of a typical east coast beach town is sure to leave anyone with a faint smile, humming “Surfin USA” and … Continue Reading ››

The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

We’ve had our Mustang GT for a good while now, and it’s time to begin our development of the performance intake. We'll begin by quickly dissecting the stock system and deciding on the direction we’d like to go with our design.
Stock 2015+ Mustang GT intake
Stock 2015+ Mustang GT intake
The stock intake is fairly standard; from the center-mounted throttle body, the intake tube extends toward the driver side of the engine bay and incorporates the curved design that embodies the style of that classic V8 intake. Continue Reading ››