Many would question the motives behind someone who purchases a four-cylinder turbo of what has come to be a staple of the American muscle culture. Personally, I get it. I’m one for combining performance without having to sacrifice fuel economy or aggressive styling. On top of that, turbo engines open a whole new world for modification, and one of the first steps for most is to increase the airflow to the turbo. The engineers at Chevy had to make a trade-off, however, when it came to designing the stock induction hose for the 2.0T Camaro. I’m sure they would prefer … Continue Reading ››
Photography has become essential to Mishimoto’s initiative in developing an interactive R&D process with the many interested and enthused motorheads who—like us—want to push the limits. It’s not enough to tell you what stage of development an intercooler is in, or what changes to the design have been made on an intake after an initial examination of the stock system and how those changes will affect the output of an engine. We want to show you. … Continue Reading ››
2017 is going to be the year of the TurboChevy for Mishimoto. We have several parts for our 2016 Camaro 2.0T scheduled to release in the coming months. I’ll start you off with one of the very first items we are about to release for the new year – our new Silicone Radiator Hose Kit.
As the title states, we are making sure that everyone with a turbocharged, LTG equipped Chevy Camaro has options when it comes to cooling, and those options must look good. We don’t take cooling lightly here at Mishimoto. After all, that is what we have built … Continue Reading ››
As a writer, the relationship between words and ideas has always interested me. Often, the same idea, expressed the same way, can have wildly different implications in different contexts.
An idea may be exceptionally positive in one instance, while equally negative in another. For example, let’s take the word “quick.” I think anyone who ended up on this blog post can agree that a quick Camaro is a good thing, right? But what about a quick job interview? “They must have really loved me!” Maybe…
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.
We really have to give it to our engineers. … Continue Reading ››
An inside look at the engineering of Mishimoto products.