As summer begins here in Delaware, it's quickly becoming the season of trailers with boats, jet skis, and campers filling the roads. Most of those trailers are pulled behind massive, oversized trucks that look like they rolled off the showroom floor yesterday. While there's nothing wrong with taking pride in your truck and keeping it clean, my favorite thing to see on the road is the F-150 that still has the toolbox in the back and mud on the tires, towing an old aluminum fishing boat. The drivers of the shiny behemoths might scoff at it from a few feet up, but that F-150 has been that driver's Hercules. You know that truck and its owner have done some work.
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Monthly Archives: May 2019
- Posted: May 31, 2019Categories: Ford F-150 Aluminum Radiator 2015+Continue Reading »
- Posted: May 29, 2019Continue Reading »
The difference between success and failure is often a matter of experience. Nothing quite compares to the lessons learned from doing, and even failures can build success. Experience is an endless road to becoming better and at Mishimoto, we are constantly drawing on our experience to make better products for our customers. Our latest addition to the Mishimoto line of Powerstroke products is the result of years of experience producing powerful cooling products for some of the most powerful trucks on earth.
The Mishimoto 2017+ 6.7L Powerstroke aluminum primary radiator combines the best features of our previous Powerstroke radiators for a strong and efficient design. Like our 2011-2016 6.7L radiator, strutted tubes throughout the core
- Posted: May 28, 2019Categories: Jeep Wrangler JL 2.0T Intercooler Pipe 2018+Continue Reading »
Nature is an awe-inspiring force. So much so that we often try to imitate its power. Any time we want to convey monumental strength, we turn to examples in nature. Animals, mountains, oceans, wind and the storms it builds, all have been the inspiration for man-made instruments of power.
The automotive industry is a perfect example of this. Automotive nomenclature, especially, has deep roots in nature. Who doesn't think of power when they hear "Dodge Viper"or "Ford Mustang" There are more subtle nods to nature's power too. The Volkswagen Scirocco, for example, is named after a Mediterranean wind that can reach hurricane speeds.
When it comes to naming engines, however, subtlety takes a back seat to sheer intimidation. Ford's Coyote V8 lives up to its vicious namesake with a lightweight aluminum
- Posted: May 23, 2019Continue Reading »
We've reached a massive milestone in the development of our 2018+ Jeep JL 2.0T intake. After months of measuring, testing, printing and waiting, we finally have a functional prototype. Although it's been a long road to get to this point, the development of this intake has also been a breath of fresh air; we're trying a lot of new techniques and exploring new R&D methods. But before we jump into what's new, let's look at what brought us to this point.
We began developing our intake by looking at the stock intake. Our engineer, Ye, filtered through all the components to find what needed to stay and what we could improve. She 3D scanned and meticulously measured every inch of the stock intake and the JL's engine bay. Later, a flow-bench test of the stock intake gave us a baseline to compare our design to. With measurements, 3D scans and testing of the stock intake complete, we began building our prototypes.
- Posted: May 22, 2019Categories: Volkswagen GTI/Golf R Performance IntercoolerContinue Reading »
When you're the face of the modified Euro scene, the ideas of tunes, and maps and cranking up the boost buzz around you. However, an increase in boost isn't complete without an effective method to keep the charged air cool. As we went over in the first post, the stock tube-and-fin unit can only take you so far, and an upgrade would be needed to climb the ladder with your GTI.
We gave you a glimpse at our new design in the flesh. Boasting the new bar-and-plate core and fully cast aluminum end tanks, this intercooler definitely talks the talk. But how well does it stack up against the stock system? Even given our tight space restrictions, our engineer was still able to increase the internal
- Posted: May 17, 2019Categories: Technical ArticlesContinue Reading »
Back in the good "ol days (aka the infancy) of liquid cooled engines, just about all of the emissions systems would vent chemicals and harmful vapors to the atmosphere. No PCV or CCV lines, no catalytic converters, just dribbling coolant and blow-by all across the roadways. It was great for the cars, but not so great for the world around us (sorry ozone). As environmental restrictions tightened, manufacturers had to develop ways to keep the byproducts of the internal combustion and cooling chemicals inside the car.
Nowadays, just about everything in the engine stays in there and is recycled in some way, including the very liquid that keeps those cylinders at the appropriate temperature. This might take you back to your high school chemistry class, but things expand when they get hot. When it comes to coolant specifically,
- Posted: May 15, 2019Continue Reading »
When you slide into the cushy leather seats of your Q50 or Q60 you become somewhat of an orchestra conductor. Underneath the hood is an ensemble of working instruments, neatly arranged to play the moment you turn the ignition. The VR30DDTT fires up like a roll on the timpani with that characteristic Nissan V6 rumble. The woodwinds whistle as the turbos push boost through the intake, and the bass drops as hard as your foot, interlacing this classic concerto with the modern thump of EDM. It all sounds perfect. But what happens when the notes are off? What happens when one of the violists overheats and faints mid arpeggio? The whole orchestra stumbles and the audience can sense every jumbled note, which isn't much of a good look for the conductor. Heat can have a similar effect on your intercooling system, causing that splendid harmony created by all those working parts to feel a bit out of tune.
- Posted: May 08, 2019Continue Reading »
Engineers from Hyundai might have stuffed plenty of smiles-per-mile within their unique take on the hatchback, but as we went over in our first post, the eccentric Veloster suffers from a run-of-the-mill problem with blow-by. While our donor vehicle's owner kept his good times rolling testing our prototype, the fun didn't stop here at Mishimoto as we perfected our blow-by remedy.
As the loaner vehicle was conducting our standard 1000-mile test, we were polishing the final product and ensuring every aspect was up to Mishi standards. When we last left off, we only had the simple metal version of the bracket, but now it's dressed to impress and looks right at home nestled behind the engine cover.