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  1. Mishimoto Performance Air Intake for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    Dual Drive – Performance Intake for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    When Nissan planted the powerful VR30DDTT 3L V6 engine with twin turbochargers in the Nissan Z, there wasn’t much room left in the engine bay. The cramped area didn’t allow enough space to accommodate the traditional top-and-bottom-split airbox design, so they created a unique single-piece airbox with vertically inserted panel filters that maximized flow while minimizing size.

    As enthusiasts and engineers, we tipped our hats to appreciate the work Nissan did with this design. But we couldn’t help but ask ourselves—how can we make it even better?

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  2. Armor Up – Engine Skid Plate for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    Armor Up – Engine Skid Plate for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    When it hit the market in late 2022, the new Nissan Z turned heads. Released as a replacement for the Nissan 370Z, the 2023 Z featured a fresh, sleek new design with a 400 horsepower engine that could do 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds. The only problem? Due to international chip shortages and production bottlenecks, they were almost impossible to find.

    Buyers who got their hands on a new Nissan Z count themselves among a lucky few. While the Z is a vehicle meant to be driven fast and hard, it’s understandable that owners might be hesitant to risk damaging a car that they worked so hard to get—especially since the new Nissan Z comes with a plastic oil pan.

    To lessen these concerns, we set out to develop a layer of protection that would give Z owners the confidence to drive aggressively. The result of these efforts is the new direct-fit Engine Skid Plate for the 2023+

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  3. Stay Frosty – Performance Front-Mount Intercooler Kit for the 2022+ Subaru WRX

    Stay Frosty – Performance Front-Mount Intercooler Kit for the 2022+ Subaru WRX

    One of the most common modifications for WRX owners, particularly those who plan to tune for performance, is upgrading to a performance intercooler. Here at Mishimoto, we’ve been making performance intercoolers for the WRX for quite a while. Since we’ve covered the last few generations and already made a top-mount intercooler for the current fifth generation, we figured the next logical step was to produce a front-mounted version for the 2022+ WRX.

     

    Let’s take a look at what our engineers had in mind when they got to the drawing board.

     

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  4. Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Nissan Z

    We’ve been hard at work to develop our line of products for the Nissan Z, and we’re proud to release our latest addition to the line-up—the Mishimoto Performance Radiator for the 2023+ Nissan Z.

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  5. Working on a Cooler Coyote - Oil Cooler Kit R&D, Part 5 - 2018+ Update

    Working on a Cooler Coyote - Oil Cooler Kit R&D, Part 5 - 2018+ Update

    The Mustang is one of the longest living nameplates in the history of muscle cars; it's only natural that it continues to evolve with the times. In 2018, Ford launched the latest iteration of its flagship pony car, toting the newest generation of 5.0L Coyote V8 and a series of aesthetic updates. Despite the decades of updates and evolution, the S-550 still has to contend with any engine's nemesis - heat.

    The latest Coyote received a bump in power by way of overhauling the fuel system, but when it comes to cooling the oil, it could still use some improvements. Luckily for us, Ford's fueling updates didn't mean a significant change to the overall design of the engine, which means that we didn't need to run a complete re-test of our oil cooler. We already determined how well our oil cooler

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  6. Keep Oil out of your Intake - Oil catch Can R&D, Part 4 - 2018+ Update

    Keep Oil out of your Intake - Oil catch Can R&D, Part 4 - 2018+ Update

    The automotive world never stands still, both literally and figuratively. Technology is always improving and evolving to produce mountains of power with maximum efficiency. Back during the Mustang's inception, all it took was a massive V8 and just enough traction to make it to the finish line in order to blow your socks off. These days, however, drivers want a muscle car that can do more than flex. They want it to be flexible. With over 50 years of engineering, Ford has been able to outrun most issues that keep their Mustang confined, except one"blow-by.

    In 2015, Ford brought us the most modern Mustang yet. It was a familiar 5.0L powerplant, but we finally saw some much needed 21st century touches, like independent rear suspension for example. Ford went even further with the

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  7. Diff's Hot, Take it Easy - Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 5: A Tale of Two Track Days Part 2

    Diff's Hot, Take it Easy - Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 5: A Tale of Two Track Days Part 2

    At first, admittedly, it didn't look like we were flexing as hard as we could with the Focus RS. With our full PTU/RDU cooling kit installed, we extended the time on the track with all four wheels producing power by about three minutes. However, after some reassessment, Dan transplanted the PTU temperature sensor from the gear oil into the coolant stream, producing great prospects for a fully functioning AWD Ford Focus. Since it would be a while until we could take our RS to the track, we decided to reach out to a third-party tester known for thrashing their cars in the name of motorsport.

    Three's a Party

    Motorsport is all about the challenge, and pushing your vehicle of choice to the limits. In the realm of racing, there are a myriad of different genres to challenge any car, but one especially stood out for the perfect test of Ford's sophisticated AWD system"rally stages. Keen to increase the performance of their brand-new rally-prepped Focus RS, Team O'Neil

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  8. Diff's Hot, Take it Easy - Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 4: A Tale of Two Track Days Part 1

    Diff's Hot, Take it Easy - Rear Differential Cooler R&D, Part 4: A Tale of Two Track Days Part 1

    The term "track day" around here is always surrounded with a certain level of enthusiasm. We're all aware of the extra labor that goes into a trip to Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, but everyone involved is more than willing to pitch in for the chance to see our RS thrashed around the track. Think of it like one of those field trips you would take in middle school. Sure, there would be a test on everything seen that day, but that was a small price to pay for a day out of the classroom. After spending almost a week preparing it was time to take the class on their field trip.

    Hot Oil and Broken Eggs

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  9. Makin' Our Camaro Purr - Axleback R&D: A Rumblin', Tumblin' Alternative

    Makin' Our Camaro Purr - Axleback R&D: A Rumblin', Tumblin' Alternative

    With the recent release of our Pro Cat-Back Exhaust for the 2016+ Chevy Camaro 2.0T, we have one more variation for you to check out - the Race Axleback.  While it may look like a step down from our Catback, I must say that this exhaust couldn't be any more aggressive.

    Even though the cat-back is a full exhaust, it does have two muffling units towards the rear of the system (straight piping from the downpipe would be unbearably loud). This Race Axleback is essentially a full-on straight pipe for the rear section. From the mid-section of the factory exhaust all the way to the end of the rear bumper, there will be absolutely nothing impeding flow or sound, so it turns this mild 2.0T LTG into something completely different. I won't hold anything back here. There was little attempt to tame the sound coming from this exhaust design. This exhaust will crackle, drone, pop, and make surrounding ears curious. See for yourself in our comparison video below!

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  10. Piping Hot - Exhaust R&D, Part 6: Pure, Unadulterated, Awesomeness

    Piping Hot - Exhaust R&D, Part 6: Pure, Unadulterated, Awesomeness

    The last piece of this puzzle has finally fallen into place. Finishing off our offerings for the 2016+ Chevy Camaro SS exhaust systems lands us here with our Race Axleback. The SS has an unmistakable sound, and it's a sound we don't want to stray far away from - we only want to enhance it in the most robust way possible, and I feel that the engineers have done just that.

    I'll make this simple - this exhaust is mean.

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    It's a mix of a modern sounding V8 with the raspy aggressive tone of a certain 1970's-era machine that was made of steel, had belt-buckle seat belts and a bad attitude. When this car starts up, it will give unassuming bystanders a jump - I've seen it happen at gas stations when I got to drive it. There are no fancy tricks here, just a raw, unrestricted, unfiltered

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