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No One Likes a Leaking Cap – Washer Fluid Reservoir R&D, Part 2: Improving on OEM

When we began work on our 2016+ Miata washer fluid reservoir, our primary goal was to improve the aesthetics; we designed the tank to look killer, make your engine bay a little cleaner, and we also reduced the volume of the reservoir, saving a few pounds versus stock if you’re comparing a full Mishimoto tank to a full stock tank.

One of the major benefits of sharing our R&D process among enthusiast communities is the opportunity to learn even more about what we can do to make the best possible product. Once I revealed our reservoir to … Continue Reading ››

Final Prototype Installed – ND Miata Intake, Part 5

As we finally round the end of the long and arduous testing and data collection process, it’s time to test the fitment of the final prototype to ensure there are no issues before we kick off full-scale production. A lot of effort has gone into designing and engineering this kit, and it has been rewarding to see this project finally come together. There were some minor changes and cool feature additions that will make this kit unique. Take a look at some images below.
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Prototype Miata intake box
After we pieced together … 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.

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

Prototype Sound Clips – ND Miata Intake, Part 3

We want to be absolutely sure we are designing an intake that will provide what the MX-5 enthusiasts crave from such a product – sound, throttle response, looks, and of course, driving feel and performance. Our prototype is still in the testing process so we do not have dyno results quite yet. Instead, to hold everyone over till our next, more substantial update, we have some sound clips of the prototype being tested on our Dynapack. Keep in mind, this is just a prototype and does not feature any finalized production-quality components. We just wanted to … 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 ››