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  1. 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 performed

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  2. 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 2018

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  3. The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 4: Seeing is Believing

    The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 4: Seeing is Believing

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    As 2016 approaches its end, I can't help but reminisce. It's been a wild ride and a lot has changed. We have a new president-elect, the Olympics took place in Brazil, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint, Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, and Leo finally got his Oscar. You know what hasn't changed? Our resolve to make awesome parts for our automotive community.

    It was May 3 when we announced that we were going to make an intake for the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. I know it feels like the updates for this project have been trickling in at a slow pace, but quality takes time. In our last update, we went through the rigorous testing our prototype endured, including pressure drop, dyno and road testing, so we could be confident in our results. The production sample has finally arrived at our R&D facility and it looks great. Our lead engineer has installed a finished production kit on our GT,

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  4. The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 3: Data Crunch

    The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 3: Data Crunch

    It may seem that we have been dormant on this project, but trust me, the activity around this 2015 Mustang GT intake could not be more alive! In this update, I'll outline the results of the extensive R&D we put this prototype through. Our Mustang's V8 Coyote motor has spent a lot of time running with this our prototype intake, and we wanted to document the many steps along the way of this research. Our engineers believe they have tweaked this product to its full potential. So let's dive right in!

    The GT looks ready
    The GT looks ready!

    We wanted to look at several things in this car. We know a few intake kits out there require tunes to run with this S550. One of our priorities was to ensure that this this intake would safely run on a stock tune while

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  5. Working on a Cooler Coyote- Oil Cooler R&D, Part 4: Testing

    Working on a Cooler Coyote- Oil Cooler R&D, Part 4: Testing

    In our last post we took a look at the fabrication of our all-new bar-and-plate oil cooler designed specifically for this project. Now that we have our coolers complete, it is on to testing. We will test our large bar-and-plate cooler, our small bar-and-plate cooler, and our traditional-style 19-row cooler. This will allow us to compare the effectiveness of our new design to the excellent heat exchangers we already offer.

    Testing

    We installed each version and gave them a chance to show us what they could do in not one, but two arenas of performance. Round 1 Fight!

    Contenders:

    • 19-Row Mishimoto Oil Cooler
    • Small cross-flow bar-and-plate cooler
    • Small dual-pass bar-and-plate cooler
    • Large cross-flow bar-and-plate cooler
    • Large dual-pass bar-and-plate cooler

    We hooked up our 19-row cooler to our GT, as well as our all new bar-and-plate coolers, both large and small, and let them duke

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  6. Upgrading Induction - Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: From Concept to Reality

    Upgrading Induction - Induction Hose R&D, Part 2: From Concept to Reality

    We are now one step closer to completing this induction project! The bulk of our testing is just about finished and we have gotten some awesome results. One of our biggest objectives was to increase the internal volume over the stock intake. With more air surging through the hose, the potential for improved power output is increased as well.

    Prototype 3D printed 2015+ Mustang parts
    Prototype 3D printed 2015+ Mustang parts

    The sound imposer is blocked off here, but it will be deleted!
    The sound imposer is blocked off here, but it will be deleted!
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  7. Let Your Ponies Be Heard - Exhaust Component R&D, Part 6: Test Results

    Let Your Ponies Be Heard - Exhaust Component R&D, Part 6: Test Results

    In our last post, we took a look at the axleback fabrication process. Now that our prototypes are on the GT and ready to rock, it is on to testing! While we were not expecting much in the power department out of these exhaust options, we still wanted to see how they sound on the dyno.

    Mishimoto's Mustang GT Exhaust - Race Axleback
    Mishimoto's Mustang GT Exhaust - Race Axleback

    Mishimoto's Mustang Axleback Exhaust - Race version
    Mishimoto's Mustang Axleback Exhaust - Race version

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  8. Let Your Ponies Be Heard - Exhaust Component R&D, Part 5: Axleback Fabrication

    Let Your Ponies Be Heard - Exhaust Component R&D, Part 5: Axleback Fabrication

    Last time we wrapped up our resonator-delete testing, and with that component good to go, we're on to our next conquest, axleback exhausts. If you have not had a chance to take a look at our resonator deletes check out our blog posts HERE.

    Axleback Fabrication

    Any living, breathing car enthusiast knows that the exhaust is an important modification for modern muscle. Most owners want to rid themselves of the stock sound and let their pony car be heard right out of the gate. Being s550 owners ourselves, we want to hear the unrestricted growl of the Coyote in our GT, so we set out to design some axlebacks. We intend to design a few options as we want to offer an exhaust for every taste.  We plan to test a straight-pipe option for those who want to hear the GT scream, a small-muffler option for those who want an aggressive note but have neighbors, and a large-muffler option for those who like

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  9. Working on a Cooler Coyote - Oil Cooler R&D, Part 3: Cooler Fabrication

    Working on a Cooler Coyote - Oil Cooler R&D, Part 3: Cooler Fabrication

    In our last post, we took a look at the fabrication of our oil cooler bracket and the prototype heat exchanger. We've settled on the final bracket design, and now we are moving on to the heat exchanger.

    Heat Exchanger Fabrication

    The lead engineer on this project, Dan, plans to test several designs, including an all new heat exchanger design for this project. Exciting stuff! Before we test, we first need to fabricate our test subjects with the help of our expert welder, Mike. We will be creating a small cross-flow oil cooler, a large cross-flow oil cooler, a small dual-pass oil cooler, and a large dual-pass oil cooler.

    We began with the cores of our new oil cooler designs. First up was welding the mounting points to the top edges of our cores. We have a pretty cool mounting design for our oil cooler, and we were pretty excited to see it come together.

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  10. The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Design

    The Mustang GT Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Design

    We have some updates for our 2015 Mustang GT intake project! Our engineering team has been diligently working on a functional prototype so we can start getting some testing results. It's full steam ahead with our plan for this intake, which includes a cool design for a fully enclosed airbox, keeping the stock tune, and of course, gaining more power! Let's briefly examine what we have so far starting with the airbox, shown below.

    Prototype 2015+ Mustang Parts
    Prototype 2015+ Mustang Parts

    In our design for the intake airbox, check out how the lid contours to the dip to the right side of the radiator; that's pretty slick! This airbox will grab air from the same location as did the stock intake airbox. Also take a look at how we designed our bracket! This was

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