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Pure VQ Sound! Mishimoto’s Nissan 350Z Performance Intake R&D, Part 4: Final Prototype Assembly

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Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Performance Air Intake!

Last time we dyno tested our assembled prototype for sound and performance. Maximum gains were achieved in the midrange of the rpm band to the tune of 10 whp and 13 wtq. These are impressive numbers. We saw gains from the start of the pull through redline, averaging around 5–7 whp/wtq throughout. The sound produced by the VQ with our intake installed is nothing short of awesome! The large air filter and reduced restriction produces a deeper, amplified induction tone … Continue Reading ››

Pure VQ Sound! Mishimoto’s 350Z Performance Intake R&D, Part 3: Dyno Testing and Results

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Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Performance Air Intake!

  With our initial design completed, it is time to strap our Z to the dyno and make a few pulls. We would be evaluating power output and engine sound, both of which are important aspects of our Nissan 350Z intake design.

Dyno Testing

Setting vehicle up for Nissan 350Z intake testing
Setting vehicle up for Nissan 350Z intake testing
Once we had the car lined up properly, we were ready … Continue Reading ››

Pure VQ Sound! Mishimoto’s 350Z Performance Intake R&D, Part 2: Fabrication Completion

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Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Performance Air Intake!

  We’re back with more grinding, fitting, cutting, and welding. The fabrication of our intake prototype for the Nissan 350Z continues!

Airbox Fabrication

When we left off, we had fabricated three sides of our airbox and created a 3D model for our MAF-to-filter adapter. The next plan was to continue designing and constructing our airbox, starting with the base.
Template for 350Z intake airbox base
Template for 350Z intake airbox base
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Pure VQ Sound! Mishimoto’s 350Z Performance Intake R&D, Part 1: Intro, Goals, And Initial Fabrication

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Mishimoto Nissan 350Z Performance Air Intake!

  The Nissan V6 is a familiar animal here at Mishimoto. We have designed various cooling components for this model, and several of our employees have owned or presently own a Nissan of this particular vintage. After covering the cooling system of the Z, we decided it was time to turn our attention toward a power-adding component. The first product we want to tackle is a performance 350Z air intake system. Over the past couple years our team has been designing … Continue Reading ››