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2016 in Photos, Team Mishi’s Top 10

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 ››

Makin’ Our Camaro Purr – Catback R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

Here I stand, firmly within the land of people who spend egregious amounts of money on car parts, as I look back and wonder how in hell I got here. Those of us in my position often place the blame on a nasty little creature called the “mod bug.”

The mod bug, as they say, is a tricky little bastard. Though you may think most damage-imposing biting insects live in Australia, I can assure you, this one is alive and well in the Americas. I’ve had firsthand experience as a victim, and it isn’t pretty – just … Continue Reading ››

A Cooler Cummins- Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Test Results

Waiting is never an enjoyable pastime, and I feel confident saying this as a rather impatient individual, especially when it comes to ordering parts. After the initial wincing as I type my credit card information in and press confirm, I try to be patient only to end up refreshing my tracking number periodically throughout the day. Even at this moment I have a UPS tab open anxiously awaiting a shiny new oil pump for my track car. Well, the wait is over (for 4th-gen owners at least); testing is complete! Before we could begin testing, Team Mishi had to tackle the … Continue Reading ››

Diff’s Hot, Take it Easy – Part 1: The Rear Differential

At Mishimoto we are big fans of our little blue car. Over the past few months you could say we have formed a bond that only burnouts and track days can build. In testing various Focus RS parts (and maybe doing a few donuts, for science) we noticed that it is very easy to make the rear differential in the RS angry, and you won’t like it when its angry. The rear diff makes the rules. Overheat it, and you're likely to end up parked for the day. When the rear diff heats up, the ECU in the RS pulls … Continue Reading ››

A Real F-150’n Beaut’! – Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Aesthetic Form

As we approach the holidays, I want to get into the giving spirit by sharing some photos with you of how our final 2015+ F-150 EcoBoost intercooler will look. But first, I’d like to thank you all for your patience. This is a busy time of year, and the R&D for this intercooler has been an iterative one, but quality takes time and we’ve got a part on our hands that looks fantastic – I’m sure you’ll all agree. You can see evidence of this by checking out our 2011-2014 EcoBoost Intercooler!

Last time, we 3D-printed … Continue Reading ››