1. Blow-By Verified - Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2: The New Kit!

    Blow-By Verified - Oil Catch Can R&D, Part 2: The New Kit!

    Function and utility often outweigh aesthetics, and our engineering department has paid particular attention to the two while creating the baffled oil catch can kit for the 2009 Dodge Ram 5.7L V8 Hemi. Your Ram works hard for you, so it's only natural to want to take as much care of your pride and joy as you can to keep it running at its best.

    We already know that this truck can use some TLC when it comes to the amount of blow-by the Hemi produces. If you need a refresher, in only 1,000 miles, we caught nearly 50ml of content, which is on the high side of tests performed on other applications. It was clear that our can was working, but there was one problem - our original two-ounce can just wouldn't cut it. You'd have to empty the can several times before you're even due for an oil change. That's an inconvenience we don't want you to experience, so we came up with a solution.

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  2. A Real F-150'N Beaut'! Vol. 2 - Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Data and Product Release

    A Real F-150'N Beaut'! Vol. 2 - Intercooler R&D, Part 5: Data and Product Release

    Many of you have been asking about the status of this project, and I have concrete information and data for you to look over as you make your decision on an intercooler for summer 2017. In the last update (which, I know was a while ago), we left you with what the final design of the core looked like, complete with renders and studio shots of the physical production sample.

    The project's lead engineer knows that any intercooler design should be able to live up to the demanding performance these trucks require during, off-road or work use, daily driving, and even towing vehicles. Our engineer tested three cores, all with slightly different design aspects, so our R&D bases would be covered. Each core consisted of a bar-and-plate construction, as they are much stronger by design and go with the tough theme of these trucks.

    The core we decided to go with gave us a 77% increase in core volume and a 163% increase in external fin surface area - not a mild improvement by any means.

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  3. Quick Release! - Ford 7.3L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler Kit

    Quick Release! - Ford 7.3L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler Kit

    Sometimes there are products we can't wait to get on the market. The sense of urgency follows positive feedback after a release or hinting at a recently started project. There's pride in giving people what they want, what they need. When our 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke Transmission Cooler Kit was released, the question that kept coming was if it would fit the 7.3L. What followed was a "no, sorry." That didn't sit well with us. The efforts grew exponentially as more questions surfaced about fitment, and as the number of requests to make a direct fit kit increased.

    In retrospect, it would have been best to provide all you 7.3L owners with upgraded cooling when the transmission cooler first launched. The reason why our 6.0L kit wasn't on option then was due to the hose routing. The lines are different. The 6.0L already has hoses that can adapt to our cooler without the necessity of lines from us. The inlets and outlets are in different spots here, so we needed to carefully design hoses that

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  4. American Workhorse - Part 3: Looks that Kill

    American Workhorse - Part 3: Looks that Kill

    So far, we've examined chassis flex on the 6.4 Super Duty trucks and we've taken a look at our solution in its construction, design, and testing. As our Mishimoto 6.4 Upper Radiator Support Bar pre-sale comes to an imminent close, I've got just a bit more to share!

    upper radiator support bar

    Namely, I think it's time we show you some trucks! As I've mentioned before, we've been working with numerous 6.4 owners to test this bar out, and things have gone great so far. The bars have seen many thousands of miles, and we've had some of our satisfied testers send in some cool shots of their support bars installed on the trucks.

    Check them

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  5. American Workhorse - Part 1: Minimizing Chassis Flex

    American Workhorse - Part 1: Minimizing Chassis Flex

    As a proud American company, Mishimoto is dedicated to supporting our workforce and ensuring that, from a vehicular perspective, we've got the best tools possible to stay tough and work hard. That's why we've been hard at work developing a sturdy, heavy-duty upper radiator support bar for the Ford 6.4L Powerstroke truck in hopes that it can still live up to its reputation as the workhorse of America.


    A View From Above

    Industry, manufacturing, and innovation are the driving forces that made our United States of America so grand. Hard work, great design, and our invaluable freedom to innovate planted the seeds that sprouted into our wonderfully advanced society. There is, perhaps, no better place to observe

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  6. A Real F-150'n Beaut'! - Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Aesthetic Form

    A Real F-150'n Beaut'! - Intercooler R&D, Part 4: Final Aesthetic Form

    As we approach the holidays, I want to get into the giving spirit by sharing some photos with you of how our final 2015+ F-150 EcoBoost intercooler will look. But first, I'd like to thank you all for your patience. This is a busy time of year, and the R&D for this intercooler has been an iterative one, but quality takes time and we've got a part on our hands that looks fantastic - I'm sure you'll all agree. You can see evidence of this by checking out our 2011-2014 EcoBoost Intercooler!

    Last time, we 3D-printed some EcoBoost intercooler end tanks and sized up some foam to represent our intercooler core. For all our projects, this step in the process serves not only to save resources, but also to give us some flexibility in changing

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  7. XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: The Working Prototype

    XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: The Working Prototype

    Some exciting developments are brewing in the world of induction hoses! We recently received into our R&D facility our first shipment of samples for the 2016+ Nissan Titan XD, and they are all looking great.

    3D modeling Titan XD performance parts
    3D modeling Titan XD performance parts

    Our tube's design is not overly complex, and it will be an awesome addition to the engine bay of this Cummins-powered Nissan. The design of the factory tube is interesting because of the type of bend it has. The orientation of the airbox opening does not have an even plane for a straight-through design that can just loop over to the throttle body. The opening angles out a bit, facing more in the direction of the truck's firewall. What results is an interesting

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  8. Bye-Bye Blow-By - Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock Evaluation

    Bye-Bye Blow-By - Catch Can R&D, Part 1: Stock Evaluation

    We have begun developing a catch can system for the 2015+ Ford F150 EcoBoost! This project, although small (in components), could have a significant impact on the F150 EcoBoost market. Why? There are not many direct-fit options, and there are a lot of these trucks out there. Oil blow-by can be pretty serious, especially on turbo applications, and this truck is twin turbocharged! Nonetheless, many gearheads tend to question the merits of using a catch can. So before we go any further, let's briefly explain what a catch can actually does and why it's so beneficial!

    Port vs. Direct Injection

    With port-injected engines, the fuel injectors are inside the intake manifold and produce the fuel stream that mixes with the air. This mixture is shot into the combustion chamber,

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  9. XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Design Plans

    XD Induction Hose R&D, Part 1: Design Plans

    We're on a roll with new Titan XD project development! In addition to our plans for improving the factory intake, we have decided to implement an upgrade that is simple and awesome. What we'd like to do here is develop a silicone intake hose that will replace the factory intake tube.

    The factory intake tube is a well-designed piece, but it has room for improvement. For instance, we can increase the volume of air that flows through the tube, which will only benefit this 5.0L Cummins turbo diesel. The factory piece will be comparatively restrictive in size when compared with our planned design.

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  10. XD Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

    XD Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock System Review

    Some exciting things are happening for this new Titan! In addition to the projects already planned, we want to develop a performance intake that will squeeze out a bit more power from this 5.0L V8 Cummins Turbo Diesel. We managed to get an accurate dyno reading with a few adjustments, which we know a few folks have been struggling with on this truck, but more on that later - let's dive into the stock intake!

    Stock Nissan Titan air intake
    Stock Nissan Titan air intake

    Throttle body from the stock Nissan Titan air intake
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