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Bring a Jacket: Intercooler R&D, Part 1: The Stock System

I’ve been labeled a Nissan guy for a long time now. My 1995 Nissan 240SX has served me well during the six years I’ve owned it, sticking with me through the second half of college, nine states on the east coast and more drift events than I can honestly count. Being a Nissan guy (specifically a 240 guy) has really been the one thing I could easily identify with, other than usually being able to see over crowds and get the “Did you play college ball?” question. While I’m familiar with what is known as the S-Chassis, I’m a car … Continue Reading ››

The Mighty Horse: What Is Horsepower?

Audiation – the ability to listen to or play music in your head without physically hearing any of it. Just by reading notes on a page of sheet music, talented musicians can hear the music in their minds. Truly gifted musicians can hear a relatively complex piece of music played once and then repeat it, perfectly, note for note, on their preferred instrument. That’s talent. It’s hard to teach that to just anyone. This is the concept of audiation. I bring up this musical analogy to illustrate a point. These skills are engrained and conceptualized deep within their psyche and motor functions … Continue Reading ››

Prototype Development – Camaro SS Intake, Part 2

Last time we left you with a detailed breakdown of the massive stock intake system of the 2016 Chevy Camaro. Designing a prototype that will keep this big V8 happy has been quite a task, but our awesome engineering team has come up with a unique design for a prototype. Let’s start by taking a look at our components. Mass Airflow Sensor Housing The stock mass airflow (MAF) sensor is sandwiched inside an air straightener. This straightener differs from others because it doesn’t take up the entire length of the tube. Instead, it’s pretty much only as long … Continue Reading ››

Rubbing Elbows with the 6.0L! Mishmoto Powerstroke Intake Elbow R&D, Part 3: Final Product

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Mishimoto Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Intake Elbow!

We have quite a bit going on with this project! Our discounted pre-sale has launched, and we are currently accepting orders. In addition, our final prototype elbows arrived and have been test fitted to ensure appropriate fitment. Without further delay, let’s take a look at our finished intake elbows.

Final Product Images

First, a lineup of the stock elbow next to our three finish options. Stock 6.0 intake elbow (left) and … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Rubbing Elbows with the 6.0L! Mishmoto Powerstroke Intake Elbow R&D, Part 2: 3D Modeling

Interested in purchasing our 6.0L intake elbow? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Intake Elbow!

  We’re back with another update on our 6.0L Powerstroke intake elbow project! Last time we covered the stock unit and noted the plans we had for our rendition of the intake elbow. After collecting data from the stock piece, we began mapping our prototypes on 3D-modeling software.

Prototype 1

Our first prototype comes by way of the almighty 3D printer. We made a quick design in Solidworks to map out the appearance and dimensional constraints for our design. [caption … Continue Reading ››