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Gas and Grease – The 2017 Philly Cheesesteak Run

The section of I95 between Baltimore and Philadelphia might seem like drab and uninspired stretch of pavement for the millions of commuters and travelers getting from point A to point B. However, it  serves as the main artery for bringing together people every year in a celebrated event to scarf down the savory staple of Philadelphia’s culinary prowess, the cheesesteak. It’s not just any group of people, but rather an extensive faction of gear-heads piloting the best vehicles that Germany, England, Japan, and America have to offer to satisfy their craving for speed and the fine mixture of cheese wiz … Continue Reading ››

Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Part 1: The Rear Differential

At Mishimoto we are big fans of our little blue car. Over the past few months you could say we have formed a bond that only burnouts and track days can build. In testing various Focus RS parts (and maybe doing a few donuts, for science) we noticed that it is very easy to make the rear differential in the RS angry, and you won’t like it when its angry. The rear diff makes the rules. Overheat it, and you're likely to end up parked for the day. When the rear diff heats up, the ECU in the RS pulls … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: C’est Fini

This 2016+ Ford Focus RS Performance Air Intake is now available! Click here to check it out! Here it is, the final hoorah. The production sample of our intake kit for the 2016 Ford Focus RS is here at last. In the last update, we took you guys through what this intake sounds like with the help of some dyno runs; it sounds awesome and it made 11hp and 15ft-lbs of torque! I’m happy that you guys have stuck with me through the long development process, but there is … Continue Reading ››

Cool Operator – Oil Cooler R&D, Part 3: Track Testing

Update: Check out this awesome video of our track testing for this oil cooler!
What more could a company filled with automotive enthusiasts want than a track day as a workday?! If it were up to me, I would start building our offices adjacent to my favorite tracks and have every meeting in the infield, because I can’t think of a more excellent way to spend the day. I have to begin by thanking you all for collectively pushing for track data. While the type of testing we normally conduct is sufficient for learning how well our … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 4: Let’s Hear It!

This project has been strenuous, but “thorough” is our Engineering Department’s proverbial middle name, so let’s hear it for them (cue applause). The last update, which was relatively recent, consisted of a pretty big pile of data. Though necessary, it was a lot to soak in. Now that that’s out of the way, we can get to the fun part – what this intake actually sounds like.
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Sneaking a peek of our prototype intake for the RS!
We really have to give it to our engineers. … Continue Reading ››