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Reviving a Legend – Radiator R&D: Design & Build

This radiator is on pre-sale! Check it out on our website! When AMC first began designing the XJ Cherokee as early as 1978, I doubt they knew that almost 40 years later their design would still be coveted by off-road enthusiasts as one of the greatest rock crawling and trail forging vehicles of all time. The engineers at AMC also probably didn’t think that many of those XJ’s would still be running with their original radiator. Between daily driving, fording rivers, and the occasional large rock or two, the effects of time and mother nature have taken their toll … Continue Reading ››

Cool Under the Blue Collar – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Intro

When I was growing up, rural Pennsylvania wasn’t exactly the breadbasket of America, but there were some mirrors between the two. For every field, of which there were many, there was a farmer. For every new building, there was a contractor. Each small town, connected by the twisting back roads, had its own set of mechanics, builders, and craftsmen. And, for each of those hard-working men and women, there was a truck that worked just as hard. _MG_6363 The legendary reliability and power of the Dodge Ram has solidified the 2500 and 3500 … Continue Reading ››

Cooling the American Dream – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Performance Testing

If you grew up working on cars, you’re probably familiar with the clamor that a wrench makes when it hits metal. This sound was once the soundtrack of America, the marching drum of industry. But then came the modern age and that clamor was replaced with the dull thud of plastic. Now, everything is made from plastic. Your computer, your table, your car: plastic. Your Camaro radiator is partly made of plastic, but Mishimoto is changing that.

At Mishimoto, we see ourselves as modern alchemists, turning plastic into gold…well, aluminum really. It’s no secret that aluminum is … Continue Reading ››

All About Options – Silicone Radiator Hose Kit, Pictures and Pre-sale!

2017 is going to be the year of the  TurboChevy for Mishimoto. We have several parts for our 2016 Camaro 2.0T scheduled to release in the coming months. I’ll start you off with one of the very first items we are about to release for the new year – our new Silicone Radiator Hose Kit. As the title states, we are making sure that everyone with a turbocharged, LTG equipped Chevy Camaro has options when it comes to cooling, and those options must look good. We don’t take cooling lightly here at Mishimoto. After all, that is what we have built … Continue Reading ››

Cooling the American Dream – Radiator R&D, Part 1: Design and Test-fit

A Car for Drivers

There are 7 billion people on Earth driving over 1 billion cars. Some of those cars were made for people who spend their Saturdays shopping for houseplants and whose idea of speed is doing 45mph in a 40mph zone. Some of them were made for the passengers of the world, whose perfect car is a silent butler. Then there are the cars made for the select few. For those with fuel in their veins and tire smoke in their lungs. For drivers.

The fifth-generation Chevy Camaro SS is certainly a driver’s car. … Continue Reading ››