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XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: The Working Prototype

Some exciting developments are brewing in the world of induction hoses! We recently received into our R&D facility our first shipment of samples for the 2016+ Nissan Titan XD, and they are all looking great.
3D modeling Titan XD performance parts
3D modeling Titan XD performance parts
Our tube’s design is not overly complex, and it will be an awesome addition to the engine bay of this Cummins-powered Nissan. The design of the factory tube is interesting because of the type of bend it has. The orientation of the airbox opening does … Continue Reading ››

XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Design Plans

We’re on a roll with new Titan XD project development! In addition to our plans for improving the factory intake, we have decided to implement an upgrade that is simple and awesome. What we’d like to do here is develop a silicone intake hose that will replace the factory intake tube. The factory intake tube is a well-designed piece, but it has room for improvement. For instance, we can increase the volume of air that flows through the tube, which will only benefit this 5.0L Cummins turbo diesel. The factory piece will be comparatively restrictive in … Continue Reading ››

The Civic Has Boost! – Intake R&D, Part 4: Prototype Kit Components

We finally have all our prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts together for this kit. Let’s briefly examine everything we have so far, starting with the airbox.
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
Prototype 2016 Honda Civic parts
As we discussed in the last post, we wanted to utilize the stock air inlet as much as possible, which is why we kept an opening at the top of the airbox. The remainder of the filter … Continue Reading ››

Upgrading Induction – Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Design Elements

Improving airflow is now a recurring theme for the stock 2015+ Mustang GT intake. In addition to finding air flow restrictions in our project to replace the entire stock intake system, we’ve also found several ways that a silicone induction hose for S550 drivers could improve airflow for drivers who would rather not replace their stock intakes. The stock piece is not only restrictive in size, but it also makes use of a resonator. We can make several improvements to take this induction hose design to the next level. Continue Reading ››

Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Silicone Induction Hose Pre-Sale!


R&D is complete and we've started producing our first batch of silicone induction hose kits! While this process takes place we are launching a discounted pre-sale for those interested in picking up this awesome induction hose. Check out the final details below and click the pre-sale link to check out our product page. MSRP: $150.00 Pre-Sale Price: $79.95 Expected Ship Date: 4/13/16
  • Direct fit for the 2003–2006 Nissan 350Z
  • Up to 4 whp / 6 wtq gains over the stock rubber induction hose
  • Installs in under 30 minutes
  • Fits with the stock air intake system or Mishimoto Performance Air Intake
  • Installs with no tuning necessary
  • 5-Ply Silicone construction for … Continue Reading ››