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  1. Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Engine Bay Dress-up Components, Part 1: Battery Tie-Down

    Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Engine Bay Dress-up Components, Part 1: Battery Tie-Down

    Interested in purchasing our Subaru battery tie-down? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

    Mishimoto Subaru CNC Battery Tie Down

    Mishimoto is not only interested in improving the performance, reliability, and power output of your new Subaru, but we also care about aesthetics. Small touches in the engine bay can make a big impact on the overall appearance and also provide a sense of personalization. Our first targeted component is the battery tie-down. The stock tie-down is rather bland, its main purpose being functionality, which is fine for a stock unit. For those looking to upgrade, a stylish aluminum replacement is ideal. In case you haven’t yet peered into the engine bay of your ‘15, here is what the stock tie-down looks like.

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  2. Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 4: Intercooler Pipe Fabrication/Development

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 4: Intercooler Pipe Fabrication/Development

    Interested in purchasing our Subaru WRX or STi intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product pages linked below!

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

    Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

    Time to weld up some pipes! This would be the more time-consuming portion of this project, as most of these vehicles would require a specific pipe kit. We would not be able to utilize one set of pipes across the model board, as we did with the intercooler. Going in order, we started with our Bugeye. One of our test vehicles featured a reasonably stock engine bay, as shown below.

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  3. Mishimoto 2010–2012 Dodge 6.7L Cummins Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction

    Mishimoto 2010–2012 Dodge 6.7L Cummins Performance Aluminum Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction

    Interested in purchasing this Cummins radiator? Check out our product page for more information!

    Mishimoto Dodge 6.7L Cummins Aluminum Radiator

    Many of you may be following our other write-up regarding the development of our intercooler for the 2010–2012 6.7L Cummins. Along with designing and testing an incredibly efficient intercooler, we also worked to improve the engine cooling efficiency by crafting a performance aluminum radiator. A typical enthusiast may be wondering, why would I want to upgrade my radiator? Couldn’t I spend that money on modifications that make my truck faster, louder, and more fun? Possibly, but keep in mind the benefits of an aluminum radiator upgrade. First, the improvement in reliability is a huge factor for many of our consumers. The factory radiator is constructed from an aluminum core mated to plastic end tanks. The connection point uses a rubber

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  4. Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 2: Prototype Radiator Evaluation

    Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 2: Prototype Radiator Evaluation

    Interested in purchasing this BMW E30/E36 aluminum radiator? Check out the product page for more information!

    Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator

    Alright, the prototype is in and ready for comparison against the stock unit. To show how much different this radiator is compared to our current offering, we would also be bringing in one of these radiators to observe the differences. First, let’s take a look at the stock radiator we have. This unit was used to pull critical fitment dimensions.

    Stock E36 radiator Stock E36
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  5. Mishimoto 2015 Subaru STI Product Testing, Part 1: Intake Dyno Testing

    Mishimoto 2015 Subaru STI Product Testing, Part 1: Intake Dyno Testing

    Interested in purchasing our 2015 STi intake system? Check out more details on our product page linked below!

    Mishimoto Subaru STI Performance Air Intake

    Many of you followed along as our team developed a variety of new products for the 2015 WRX. Recently, we were lucky enough to come into contact with a gracious 2015 STI Launch Edition owner who was willing to lend us his vehicle for a few days of product development, test fitting, and of course dyno testing. Check out a neat gallery of images featuring the vehicle and a video featuring dyno pulls with our prototype performance air intake. More information on our intake design coming soon!

    http://youtu.be/CC4TCFzXilc

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    Thanks for reading and taking a look at the images! Check back with us next week for a video overview of some Mishimoto

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  6. Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Thermostatic Oil Cooler Kit, Part 2: Product Development

    Mishimoto 2015 Subaru WRX Thermostatic Oil Cooler Kit, Part 2: Product Development

    Interested in purchasing our thermostatic WRX oil cooler? Check out our product page for more information!

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX Oil Cooler Kit

    Our direction with this project is to develop a thermostatic oil cooler solution for the 2015 WRX. Our team decided to eliminate the factory liquid-to-liquid cooler and replace it with one of our thermostatic sandwich plates. By doing so, we could properly regulate fluid temperatures according to the temperature thermostat installed in our sandwich plate. Additionally, we could provide improved cooling efficiency with the use of our liquid-to-air heat exchanger carried over from our non-thermostatic kit.

    So why not retain the stock cooler and make the Mishimoto unit thermostatic? We have a few reasons to back up this decision. First is clearance concerns. When adding a sandwich plate to the top of the factory cooler, the filter is raised as

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  7. Mishimoto 2010–2012 Dodge 6.7L Cummins Intercooler, Part 1: Project Introduction

    Mishimoto 2010–2012 Dodge 6.7L Cummins Intercooler, Part 1: Project Introduction

    Interested in purchasing this Cummins Intercooler? Check out our product page for more information!

    Mishimoto Dodge 6.7L Cummins Intercooler

    Mishimoto joined the diesel world around 16 months ago, and since that time we have been providing unmatched cooling protection and performance for Powerstroke, Cummins, and Duramax engines. Using our knowledge and experience in the development of products for sport compact and European vehicles, our team is able to design, enhance, test, and manufacture a variety of beneficial components for your truck. We already carry a slew of products for Dodge Cummins trucks, including the following:

    • Aluminum Radiators, 1989–2009
    • Performance Intercoolers, 2003–2009
    • Silicone Radiator Hose Kits, 1994–2010
    • Factory-Fit Silicone Intercooler Boot Kits, 1994–2012
    • Aluminum Intercooler Pipe and Boot Kits, 2003–2009
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  8. Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 3: Intercooler Prototype Introduction and Test Fitting

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler Kit, Part 3: Intercooler Prototype Introduction and Test Fitting

    Interested in purchasing our Subaru WRX or STi intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product pages linked below!

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

    Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

    Time to take a quick look at our cooler and see how it fits with our test vehicles. First, a quick overview of the cooler itself. Check out our first prototype!

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  9. Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction

    Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Radiator, Part 1: Product Introduction

    Interested in purchasing this BMW E30/E36 aluminum radiator? Check out the product page for more information!

    Mishimoto BMW E30/E36 X-Line Performance Aluminum Radiator

    Mishimoto is well known for providing innovative products for vehicles new and old. Our last few months have been dedicated to product development for the new 2015 Subaru WRX, which features a vast amount of changes from the previous generation. Along with these projects, we decided to go back to an older chassis and develop a brand new product for the E30/E36 BMW. We are huge BMW enthusiasts here, myself included, and we have found a gap in the radiator options for the late model E30 and E36 models. We have had great success with our current performance aluminum radiator for the E36. Our current offering is a perfect option for those who need an upgrade in the reliability department. The factory

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  10. Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi FMIC Kit, Part 2: Initial Intercooler Design

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi FMIC Kit, Part 2: Initial Intercooler Design

    Interested in purchasing our Subaru WRX or STi intercooler kit? Check out more details on our product pages linked below!

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX/STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2001-2007

    Mishimoto Subaru WRX Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

    Mishimoto Subaru STi Front-Mount Intercooler, 2008-2014

    Time to start designing the basic dimensions of our intercooler! As mentioned in the previous post, this cooler would need to fit with all chassis if possible. Luckily we had a few of these vehicles as shop cars. First up, we pulled our 03 Bugeye Wagon into the shop and began taking a look at the space we had available in order to throw a huge core behind the bumper. Up on the lift she

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