Monthly Archives: June 2018

  1. The Achilles' Heel - Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Part 3: Production

    The Achilles' Heel - Aluminum Expansion Tank R&D, Part 3: Production

    This 2011-2014 Ford F-150 Aluminum Expansion Tank is now on sale! Check it out here!

    With the airbox back in and all the bolts tightened down, we could step back and admire the fruits of over a year's labor. Sometimes, the best compliment a product can be given is that the owner doesn't even think about it. That's exactly what we want to hear about our 2011-2014 Ford F-150 expansion tank.

    If you've been the owner of a 2011-2014 F-150 for the last year, chances are you've found a puddle of coolant under the front driver's side of your truck at least once. It's even more likely that you've found the source of that leak to be the quick-disconnect on the bottom of your stock coolant expansion tank. If I've done my job well enough, you've hopefully also heard that Mishimoto has been working on a solution to that very problem. It's been a long time coming, but we're finally ready to present that solution to the world.

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  2. Ultimate Cooling - Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 4 - Testing Results

    Ultimate Cooling - Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 4 - Testing Results

    Everyone loves a dynamic character. Think about it. When have you ever read a book or watched a movie and said to yourself, "Wow, I'm really glad that the main character didn't develop throughout the story"? We long for that feel-good moment when the protagonist reaches a turning point and changes. The development for our F20/F30 intercooler has a relatable plot line.


    R&D is a process with its own ups and downs. That's what makes it a challenge, and thus fun for us problem solvers. Even with a lot of research and simulations, some things lead to unexpected outcomes. If you look back through the beginning stages of our development, it's clear that we're taking a unique approach when it comes

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  3. Next Generation Cooling - Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Production

    Next Generation Cooling - Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Production

    This 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 5.9L Cummins Transmission Cooler is now available! Click here to check it out!

    Imaginative. Innovative. Forward-thinking. All adjectives that Dodge used in 1994 to describe their new Ram pickup design. Coincidentally, they're also words we like to live by here at Mishimoto. Just because something hasn't been done before doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. That's the philosophy we're taking for our direct-fit 1994-2002 Ram Cummins transmission cooler. It's been a challenge to fit a more efficient cooler in the tight space between the bumper and the intercooler. Nevertheless, our engineers have managed to design something awesome that bolts in like the stock cooler.

    When we last saw our 2nd Gen Ram transmission cooler, it wasn't cooling much of anything, mostly because it was less of a transmission cooler and more of an aluminum box with some brackets welded onto it. While it may not have looked like much, that aluminum box gave us the information

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  4. As is Tradition - Direct Fit Catch Can R&D

    As is Tradition - Direct Fit Catch Can R&D

    Tradition is something that spills over into just about everything. For the most part, we as a species like to settle into a groove. We keep things the way they are because that's just how they've always been done. While change is sometimes a good thing, it's often nice to have that hint of familiarity in the air. Not to mention, putting your foot down and standing by your principles holds a certain kind of respect.


    The muscle car scene is deeply rooted in tradition, especially when it comes to Mopars. While the new Chargers and Challengers might be trending towards a sleeker and sexier outward appearance, what's under the hood is reminiscent of another time. Calling out the size by cubic inches rather than liters, and even just the different editions bring plenty back

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  5. Catching Zs - Direct Fit Catch Can Kit R&D

    Catching Zs - Direct Fit Catch Can Kit R&D

    "Tokyo Drift" is a term that has almost become a colloquialism assigned to just generally kicking out the back end of the car. All of this stems from the third installment in the Fast and the Furious' franchise that shares the same name. Anyone who's watched Tokyo Drift, or has just happened to see any of the marketing material has seen that the 350Z is plastered on just about every inch of that movie. For good reason too.

    Nissan revived their Z car platform to basically be a drifter's dream. With the heavy hitting VQ35DE in the front, a manual gearbox in the middle, and the power at the back, this car was born to go sideways.


    2006 was a long time ago, and we've seen the 350Z and the G35 on the roads for even longer.  These cars are racking up the miles,

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