Product Testing and Procedures
The fun part of development is the reveal of our initial prototype design, but the truly exciting part is the testing portion of development. At this point our offices are disrupted by noise from the dyno pulls, tempting a few of our empolyees to filter into the garage and check out the action. Below we see the truck loaded onto the dyno.
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Finally, the results are in! The testing of our 2010-2012 Cummins Performance Intercooler is complete. After months of development and weeks of testing, our team was extremely excited to crunch the numbers to see how our cooler compared to the stock unit. Before we jump into the actual data pulled from our dyno pulls, we will first compare the physical attributes of the Mishimoto cooler to the stock unit.
Intercooler Physical Comparison
First, our comparison of overall thicknesses of the stock and Mishimoto cores. … Continue Reading ››
Prototype Test Fitting
Time to see if this massive intercooler fits! Our prototype design was based on critical dimensions taken from a test vehicle so we could expand the cooler as much as possible without causing fitment concerns. Let’s see if we succeeded on our first attempt!
The radiator and intercooler are thicker than the factory units, so we bolted the intercooler prototype to the new Mishimoto radiator prototype. Now attached to each other, we installed them together for the benefit of those … Continue Reading ››
Prototype 3D Design
Now that we outlined our project goals and had all the test data from the factory intercooler, our engineers were ready to design a prototype intercooler. Using dimensional data from a rendering of the truck as well as the actual measurements we took from the test vehicle and factory intercooler, our team was able to create a very nice looking prototype. Check out a couple renderings of the design!
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Alright, it is finally time to see how our engineering team did with the development of this product! First, we measured the physical properties of the Mishimoto radiator compared to the factory radiator. Our first chart highlights the most common selling feature of a performance radiator: core thickness.
We squeezed out as much additional core thickness as possible without … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.