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Keeping The Party Cool! Mishimoto’s Ford Fiesta ST Radiator R&D, Part 3: Initial Fan Shroud Fabrication

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It’s been a few months since our last major update, and for good reason. Our team has been quite busy. As a quick recap, last time we test fitted our first Ford Fiesta ST (FIST) radiator prototype, only to find that the core thickness was larger than the vehicle would allow. Once the radiator was bolted to the fan shroud, the shroud made contact with numerous components on the engine, prompting us to pull out our markers … Continue Reading ››

Improve Airflow – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Stock Evaluation

You may have seen our R&D post on the full Fiesta ST intake, but this one is a little different. We are developing a silicone induction hose as solution for drivers of mainly stock Fiestas who don’t want to replace their entire intake system. The stock rubber hose can be restrictive due to its shape and size. We believe that by creating a more free-flowing alternative we could see some substantial benefits without heavy modification to the Fiesta. Stock Fiesta ST parts in the engine bay Stock Fiesta ST parts … Continue Reading ››

Downpipe for What – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: Creating the Prototypes

In our last post we took a look at the stock Fiesta ST downpipe as well as our slotted flange design based on the stock flange. We are still planning to create both a catted downpipe and a non-catted downpipe for race applications, so let’s take a look at the progress!

Downpipe Design

After fitting the flange to the turbo, we began to piece together the rest of the downpipe coming off the flange and meeting with the exhaust. Both our designs feature a slotted flange that bolts to the turbo, in addition to a flex pipe near where they meet with … Continue Reading ››

Focus On Cooling! Mishimoto’s Focus ST Radiator R&D, Part 1: Problem and Solution Analysis

Our engineering team often tackles complex problems to provide ideal solutions for customers. This is true for all our product lines, across a broad range of vehicle makes and models. We are not strangers to Ford’s lineup of EcoBoost models, and our team is quite familiar with the issues that exist for each. In general, we’ve found that the stock liquid cooling systems are not handling the abuse from heavy-footed ST (Fiesta, Focus) and Mustang owners. Each model shows deficiencies in coolant heat transfer, rising oil temperatures, and power-crippling heat-soak. In our effort to solve each problem, we’ve started a ton … Continue Reading ››

Turn Up the Volume – Cat-Back Exhaust R&D, Part 2: Sound Testing

In our last post we took a good look at the stock Fiesta ST exhaust and the initial design of our cat-back exhaust. The exhaust was fabricated and installed on the car and then it was time to test the stock system. exhaust post 5

To Resonate or Not to Resonate

Getting the sound just right was quite a process. Our initial prototype featured 2.5” piping with a single rear muffler. This design did not feature a resonated mid-pipe unlike the stock unit. The initial design was sound tested on the dyno and also test driven … Continue Reading ››