Mishimoto coupler and clamps installed

Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe R&D, Part 3: Final Pipe Design and Test Fit

Interested in picking up our Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe Kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Ford Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe Kit

After putting some final touches on our pipe design in 3D modeling software, we concluded the design phase of this project. With only inspection of our final prototype and final test fitting on the agenda, this project was nearly complete.

Final Prototype Pipe Kit

Check out a look at the final prototypes we worked up!

Mishimoto hot-side (left) and cold-side (right) intercooler pipes
Mishimoto hot-side (left) and cold-side (right) intercooler pipes
Mishimoto hot-side (left) and cold-side (right) intercooler pipes
Mishimoto hot-side (left) and cold-side (right) intercooler pipes
Mishimoto hot-side (top) and cold-side (bottom) intercooler pipes
Mishimoto hot-side (top) and cold-side (bottom) intercooler pipes

As noted previously, these pipes are constructed from aluminum, mandrel-bent piping. This will provide the rigidity and smooth flow you want within your CAC system.

Our cold-side mounted bung is shown below.

Mishimoto cold-side intercooler pipe bung
Mishimoto cold-side intercooler pipe bung

Next, take a look at the BPV flange we developed in order to provide bolt-on fitment with all stock equipment.

Mishimoto hot-side intercooler pipe with BPV flange
Mishimoto hot-side intercooler pipe with BPV flange
Mishimoto hot-side intercooler pipe with BPV flange
Mishimoto hot-side intercooler pipe with BPV flange

And here’s a look at our CNC-machined piece compared to the stock flange!

Mishimoto hot-side intercooler pipe BPV flange (left) and stock BPV flange (right)
Mishimoto hot-side intercooler pipe BPV flange (left) and stock BPV flange (right)

Full Kit

These pipes are useless without a set of couplers to secure them to the appropriate points. As with our other intercooler setups, we will use 4-ply silicone couplers for durability and tolerance. Check out a few shots of the included couplers for both the hot-side and cold-side pipes.

Mishimoto intercooler couplers
Mishimoto intercooler couplers

And here’s our full kit including the couplers and pipes!

Mishimoto Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe Kit
Mishimoto Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe Kit

Final Test Fit

Once installed, these pipes look fantastic and are a huge improvement in aesthetics compared to the stock CAC hoses/pipes. This, alongside the improvements in pressure tolerance, are reason enough to make the upgrade to an aluminum CAC piping system. If you are planning on intake, exhaust, or tune upgrades that boost power, we highly recommend replacing the stock pieces.

Here’s a look at the cold-side pipe being installed.

Cold-side intercooler pipe installed
Cold-side intercooler pipe installed

And here’s our hot-side pipe being installed!

Hot-side intercooler pipe installed
Hot-side intercooler pipe installed

The last key component is the install of the stock BPV unit on our pipe.

Hot-side intercooler pipe with BPV installed
Hot-side intercooler pipe with BPV installed

Everything within this kit fit perfectly and easily handled our road-driven torture test. This kit is good-to-go and will be available soon!

Intercooler Kit Presale

As with most of our new products, we are planning to launch a discounted presale for folks interested in purchasing this kit. We will be offering these pipes in both a polished finish, shown in this post, as well as a wrinkle-black finish for those seeking a more discreet upgrade.

More information on our presale, including pricing and ship date, coming on Monday 5/18!

Thanks for reading!

-John

Interested in picking up our Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe Kit? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

Mishimoto Ford Mustang EcoBoost Intercooler Pipe Kit

 

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