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Cool Under the Blue Collar – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Prototype & Production

As the threads of the last bolt spun their way out, Jason hoisted the stock radiator out of the Ram’s engine bay, over his head, and set it on the ground next to his workbench. With the radiator laying next to the truck, it was easy to see why we’re making a replacement. The chiseled fenders and snarling grill of the 2017 Ram portray a truck built for power. The anemic core and plastic end tanks of the Ram’s radiator, on the other hand, look like they come from a truck built to meet a budget. Dodge’s most popular truck is … 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 ››

The Mishimoto 2nd-Generation Cummins Intercooler, Part 4: Product Testing and Results

Interested in picking up our 2nd Gen Cummins intercooler or intercooler pipe kit? Check out the product pages linked below!

Dodge 5.9L Cummins Intercooler

Dodge 5.9L Cummins Intercooler Pipe & Boot Kit

After running into some testing issues (transmission problems) with one of our donor trucks, we began looking for a new truck to bring into the garage for data collection. We decided to target a modified truck, assuming those interested in our Cummins intercooler kit would better relate to any benefits we would see on something pushing more power. After putting out a request … Continue Reading ››

The Mishimoto 2nd-Generation Cummins Intercooler, Part 3: Prototype Evaluation and Test Fit

Interested in picking up our 2nd Gen Cummins intercooler or intercooler pipe kit? Check out the product pages linked below!

Dodge 5.9L Cummins Intercooler

Dodge 5.9L Cummins Intercooler Pipe & Boot Kit

 
Mishimoto intercooler dyno testing
Mishimoto intercooler dyno testing
We included a teaser shot of our prototype cooler toward the end of our last update. Now it is time to provide a more in-depth look at our intercooler. Mishimoto intercooler prototype Mishimoto … Continue Reading ››

The Mishimoto 2nd-Generation Cummins Intercooler, Part 2: Factory Cooler Data and Mishimoto Design

Interested in picking up our 2nd Gen Cummins intercooler or intercooler pipe kit? Check out the product pages linked below!

Dodge 5.9L Cummins Intercooler

Dodge 5.9L Cummins Intercooler Pipe & Boot Kit

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Factory Intercooler

Time to take a closer look at this factory cooler so we can begin tackling 3D design of our prototype. Here is another look at the factory unit.
Cummins factory intercooler
Cummins factory intercooler
The factory inlet/outlet portions of this intercooler are … Continue Reading ››