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Mishimoto 2016+ Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo Intake Development
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04-15-2016, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Dec 2015
The Civic Has Boost! Performance Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Development
We are moving along with the intake project! Last time, we talked about the stock system and our goals for this project. Now, we will show you our process for assembling a prototype that we can test and analyze results from. Let’s jump right in!
Once our engineers finalize a design, the proposed idea gets modeled in 3D modeling software. The next step is to make the idea a physical reality. We have an awesome machine called a waterjet that can cut almost anything with pinpoint accuracy using a mixture of high pressure water and abrasive material. We upload our design to the waterjet through computer software, “telling” it exactly what we want to cut. The machine takes care of the rest! We just sit back and watch as our prototype gets crafted out of a big sheet of any metal we place inside the machine – in this case, steel.
Next, we arrange the pieces, prepare them for assembly and weld them together to form the prototype.
Pay close attention to the image above. It shows how we plan to use the stock fresh air duct we discussed in the last post. The front of the box with the opening is where the filter will gather cool fresh air. We wanted to have an enclosed airbox while still retaining use of the fresh air that is guided into the duct. This will ensure that most of the hot air from the cramped engine space is directed away from the filter.
We have a working prototype ready for dyno testing. Stay tuned for the next update to see our results and what our performance gains look like!
As always, thanks for reading!
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