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The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: A Working Prototype

Downpipes are a choke point in many turbocharged vehicles when it comes to exhaust flow. As opposed to naturally aspirated cars, less serious thought needs to go into the size of the exhaust piping. In most cases the system just needs to be bigger in diameter, maximizing what you can within the alotted design space. The downpipe on the Camaro 2.0T’s … Continue Reading ››

Improved Induction – Silicone Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: Production Sample

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  The quality of the airflow is essential for any vehicle boasting a forced induction system. You would think with a compressor literally sucking volumes of air that it would sort itself out, but that’s not always … Continue Reading ››

“The TurboChevy” Intake R&D, Part 4: Hard Work Pays Off

It certainly has been no picnic to get to this point. However, working on this unique, factory-turbocharged application from Chevy has brought to light the importance of the type of testing we do for our intake projects. We’ve gone through many configurations, spent countless design hours and logged hundreds of miles of road testing. This isn’t overkill at Mishimoto, we … Continue Reading ››

The “TurboChevy” Intake R&D, Part 3: Back To The Drawing Board

Research and Development (R&D) - Work directed toward the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes. The research and development process can get tricky. Sometimes, at a moment when you think you have a perfectly working product, that’s ready for the masses; something just goes awry. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We welcome situations like this, especially during this … Continue Reading ››

ReSpiration Focal Point – Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: C’est Fini

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Here it is, the final hoorah. The production sample of our intake kit for the 2016 Ford Focus RS is here at last. In the last update, we took you guys through what this intake sounds like with the help of some … Continue Reading ››