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InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intercooler Kit R&D Part 4 – Intercooler Production Sample

When it comes to shopping for an upgraded intercooler, the first thing any of us look for is the temperature drop figure. For our new design, that information has still yet to come. For now, we’ll focus on the next most interesting specification, which, naturally, is the size of the core. In the case of our new core, that number is 1003mm³. That might just look like a number, but compared to the stock unit, it’s a 169% increase in size. One-hundred and sixty nine percent. Crushed it. 020518_NLT_CTR_INT_WEB_10 How does the number compare, … Continue Reading ››

InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 3 – Piping Design Plans

Honda might have changed the game in the world of hot-hatches with the latest generation of the Civic Type R, but if you recall from the stock review, the FK8’s intercooling system barely met the classification of “gamechanger.” We’re already well on our way to elevating the Type R’s charged air heat exchanger to that level, as we covered in our last post, but what about the piping? After all, the car is an ecosystem and can only be as strong as its weakest component. 072617_NLT_CTR_INT_WEB_2 Discussing the new piping requires a brief … Continue Reading ››

InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 2 – Design Plans

The car is like an ecosystem. All the components under the hood of your Type R depend on each other to create the lovely symbiotic relationship resulting in speed. When one component falls behind in comparison to the others, the ecosystem as a whole lags. Our goal, as stated where we last left off, was to strengthen all the weak points and keep that turbocharged, aero-dripping, torque-vectoring machine carving corners and exceeding the expectations of FWD vehicles. 072517_NLT_CTR_INT_WEB_2 Extreme heat exposes a subtle weakness in your Type R. The excess heat will rob your … Continue Reading ››

InterCOOLactic Planetary – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Intercooler Kit R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

The weeks surrounding the new year are always a time for both reflection and a look ahead. If we look back on how Honda did in 2017, one could say that they made a splash. The previous year was the release of their spiced-up models, such as the Sport Hatch, aka the pseudo-Si, and the real Si as well. How could we forget the hatchback to rule them all, the Type R? Not only did Honda’s ramped up hatchback rival the likes of the seasoned veterans of this field, specifically the AWD Focus RS, but it also took the crown … Continue Reading ››

Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample and Test Results

At some point early on in our car obsessed years, we’ve all dropped in a cone filter, with a shiny tube, possibly with some flimsy heat shielding and called it an intake. We’ve also claimed we could feel the unharnessed power now bellowing out from under the hood. We’ve all been guilty of it. Really, it was just louder, and maybe with the right combination a few extra horses were added to the pack. Here at Mishimoto, we’ve moved way past that, as you can see from the amount of fabrication going into developing our initial intake prototype, not to … Continue Reading ››