Category Archives: Technical Articles

Forced Induction 101: Turbocharging vs. Supercharging

Competitive racing can be simplified. It boils down to a very basic question: Who’s faster? Where it gets nuanced is when this idea branches off into other areas of competition based on driver preference and customization. We see this from competing companies as they choose different methods of business operations and seeing their way as more efficient. The same goes … Continue Reading ››

Filtering the Right Stuff: Dry vs Oiled Air Filters

Do you remember your first car? Your first modification? Was it an intake? I bet it was an intake. I bought my first car in high school. Watch out ladies; it was an extremely clean, pearl white, 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS (automatic and with a Bomex body kit…. I was 17), and yes, the very first thing I did within … Continue Reading ››

The Mighty Horse: What Is Horsepower?

Audiation – the ability to listen to or play music in your head without physically hearing any of it. Just by reading notes on a page of sheet music, talented musicians can hear the music in their minds. Truly gifted musicians can hear a relatively complex piece of music played once and then repeat it, perfectly, note for note, on their … Continue Reading ››

Scanning Our Horizons: FARO Design ScanArm – 3D Scanner

Here at Mishimoto, we’re all about speed and quality.  Our mission is to provide you with high-quality parts to make your cars better, and we love finding new ways to make those parts and get them to you faster.  Our newest companion in this mission is our FARO Design ScanArm.  FARO is a Florida-based company that specializes in … Continue Reading ››

The Cutting Edge of Mishimoto – WARDJet Water Jet Cutter

A Sharper Knife

When early man wanted to cut something, he beat two rocks together until one of them was vaguely pointy and sharp. I imagine there were probably a lot of smashed thumbs and whatever the equivalent of cursing was to a caveman.  Over thousands of years, humans developed new ways of cutting materials (and themselves). The … Continue Reading ››