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Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 2 – Design and Prototype Fabrication

Intakes are typically the first modification that any automotive enthusiast would recommend in the name of quick power gains. It’s really no surprise either. If you take a look at any modern vehicle on the road today, including the Civic Type R, stock intakes are full of silencers, restriction points, and accordion-style hoses. Those are three things that I know every gearhead doesn’t want, and in fact it’s quite the opposite when looking to add some power, so we’ve been researching solutions to get rid of them. The top view of the airbox once it’s removed from … <a href=Continue Reading ››

The Tale of the Ugly Hose – Silicone Hose Kit, Pictures and Pre-Sale!

Mishimoto 2016+ Camaro SS Coolant Hose Kit Pre-Sale

Greetings, Camaro owners, and welcome to the first and only blog post about the new 2016+ Camaro SS silicone radiator hose kit. To get you all in the mood, let me grease you up with a little ditty about something to which we ALL can relate. (maybe).

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The above account, though fictional, is an example of something very real that could happen to anyone. This charming old tale does an excellent job at touching on two … Continue Reading ››

Upgrading Induction – Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: From Concept to Reality

We are now one step closer to completing this induction project! The bulk of our testing is just about finished and we have gotten some awesome results. One of our biggest objectives was to increase the internal volume over the stock intake. With more air surging through the hose, the potential for improved power output is increased as well.
Prototype 3D printed 2015+ Mustang parts
Prototype 3D printed 2015+ Mustang parts
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Removing the Rubber – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Stock Review and 3D Models

Setting the Scene…

The early summer sun hangs low and cool against the rolling American meadows, lazily beginning to cast its gaze over another serene, newborn morning. Delicate but unwavering, it brings the landscape to life, painting the valley in amber shades so warm they can practically be felt. The depth and flowing continuity in these endless fields, draped in their clementine pallet, remains mostly unbroken but for a neat, dark ribbon of tarmac, slicing back and forth as if laid down by the hawk gliding soundlessly above.

Like an incoming storm, an imposing, thunderous tone … Continue Reading ››

Building Your Passion: Jeep Wrangler Camouflage and Matte Olive-Drab Silicone Radiator Hoses

The Mishimoto Camo and Matte Olive-Drab Jeep Wrangler radiator hose pre-sale is now live!

1997 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler 6-Cylinder Radiator Hose Pre-sale Sale Price: $102.95 MSRP: $185.00 2007 - 2011 Jeep Wrangler 6-Cylinder Radiator Hose Pre-sale Sale Price: $110.95 MSRP: $200.00

When the designers at Chrysler were creating the Jeep Wrangler, they spent hours tweaking and finessing every line: the proportion of the headlights to the iconic seven-slot grill, the height of the bumper from the ground, and the curve of the fenders. Everything. The amount of passion that was … Continue Reading ››