With positive horsepower data and an impressive intake tone, all our goals were met, so it was time to move towards project completion. We set out to finalize the design, finishes, and construction of our production units and, as you can see below, they turned out quite well. This will be offered in three finishes including polished aluminum, wrinkle-red, and wrinkle-black. Each kit includes an intake pipe with air straightener and MAF housing, a Mishimoto high-flow air filter, a heat … Continue Reading ››
Finally, we come to the sound improvements that the Mishimoto intake provides. Everyone loves a nice throaty intake sound, almost as much as the intoxicating burble from a set of unequal-length headers. During our many dyno pulls, collection of data for decibel strength was something we wanted to explore and compare between the factory design and our design.
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It was now time to see the fruits of our labor and collect some data with our revised design. Our poor STI was once again strapped to the dyno (This is what it’s built for, right?) and endured pull after pull as we evaluated power, AFRs, sound improvements, and durability. Weeks of testing resulted in a design that not only pleased our engineers, but also excited them to see some enthusiasts install and use it. Bolting on 25 whp has … Continue Reading ››
When you envision a performance automotive company, it is sometimes difficult to picture the effort going on behind the scenes. The project lifecycle from conception to completion is a hectic yet interesting process that encompasses discovery, data collection, improvement, and creation. High-quality polished images showcase the end result of hard work, but what really goes on while engineers fabricate components, test prototypes, and analyze data? All this effort is essential to create an efficient and accurate product that bolts into … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.