MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF
MISHIMOTO MMINT-UCF

MMINT-UCF

Mishimoto® Universal 950HP Carbon Fiber Intercooler

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    Product is custom built to order and is not returnable. Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty does not cover incorrectly ordered products; please verify all options before ordering. 

    17-in Core: 700 HP
    20-in Core: 800 HP
    23-in Core: 950 HP

     

    PLEASE SPECIFY IN SHOPPING CART NOTES IF YOU WOULD LIKE A STRAIGHT OR OFFSET END TANK ORIENTATION

    PLEASE ALSO SPECIFY END TANK CLAMP COLOR YOU WOULD PREFER FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:

    Building a performance vehicle is a quest for balance between opposing needs. Form vs function. Power vs weight. Strength vs lightness. Most of the time, one of those needs is more important to the build, so the other is sacrificed. But here at Mishimoto, we're done sacrificing. Thanks to our exclusive carbon fiber intercooler, you can have it all: aesthetics, performance, strength, and lightness all rolled into one innovative package.

    The end tanks are formed from solid 3K twill-woven carbon fiber. Carbon fiber gives our end tanks more strength than aluminum with 70% less weight. Three sizes of custom-engineered cores between the carbon fiber end tanks, combined with 3-inch inlets optimized for flow, ensure our intercooler is up to the task for builds producing up to 950 horsepower and 32 PSI of boost. The one-of-a-kind V-band core clamps hold the end tanks tight to the core under boost without the use of adhesives that can fail after repeated heat cycles. To ensure the end tanks can hold up to the rigors of road or track, they've been independently laboratory tested to SAE J400 standards for gravel impacts. With the Mishimoto carbon fiber intercooler, you don't have to sacrifice performance or strength for lightness.

    Carbon fiber isn't just strong, it's one of the most stunning raw materials available. Nothing beats the look of precisely woven carbon fiber; except precisely woven carbon fiber in your choice of matte or gloss finish, paired with eight different anodized V-band clamp colors, and three core colors. Over 280 combinations of colors and configurations mean the Mishimoto carbon fiber intercooler will fit any build and look good doing it. Universal M8 mounting bosses on either side of the core make mounting easy.

    Each Mishimoto Carbon Fiber Intercooler is hand built to order in our Wilmington, DE facility and, like all our products, they're backed by our Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty for a lifetime of uncompromising performance. So, if you're tired of making sacrifices in your build, stop choosing "either, or" and give your vehicle all the performance, strength, lightness, and style it deserves.

    • Limited release includes heavy-duty hard case and carbon fiber license plate frame
    • 3K twill-woven carbon fiber end tanks are 3X stronger than aluminum and 70% lighter
    • Over 200 possible configurations fit any vehicle, build, or style
      • Three core lengths
      • Three core colors
      • Eight end tank clamp colors
      • Gloss or matte end tanks
      • Offset or straight through flow
    • Designed, engineered, and assembled in Mishimoto's U.S. facility
    • Supports builds up to 950 horsepower
    • Exclusive aircraft-grade anodized aluminum end tank clamps withstand high boost pressures
    • High-density tube-and-fin core balances efficiency, flow, and weight
    • Features 8 mm louvered external fins with optimized fin pitch for superior heat transfer
    • End tanks tested to SAE J400 standards for gravel impacts
    • Viton end tank O-ring provides superior fuel, oil, and coolant resistance
    • 3-inch inlet and outlet for optimal flow on high-horsepower builds
    • Matching carbon fiber license plate frame included with purchase
    • Included vibration dampening isolators prevent damage from engine or body movement
    • Core features four M8x1.25 threaded bosses on top and bottom for mounting versatility
    • Compatible with Mishimoto universal 3-in couplers, intercooler pipes, and 50mm blow off valve
    • Multiple Patents Pending
    • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty*

     

    PRODUCT SPECS

    CORE THICKNESS 4.25 in
    MAX REC. PSI 30
    OUTLET 3 in
    CORE LENGTH 17.71 in
    20.67 in
    23.62 in
    CORE HEIGHT 12.28 in
    INLET 3 in
    OVERALL LENGTH 17 in core: 26.32 in
    20 in core: 29.27 in
    24 in core: 32.22 in
    OVERALL HEIGHT 12.28 in
    OVERALL WIDTH 4.25 in

     

    PURCHASE INCLUDES

    (1) Mishimoto Custom-Built Carbon Fiber Intercooler
    (1) M8 Mounting Kit with Hardware
    (1) Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
    Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty


    PERFORMANCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE – MISHIMOTO’S CARBON FIBER INTERCOOLER

    Carbon fiber has long been a material bordering on mythical. A fabric that, when combined with resin, exhibits more strength than steel at a fraction of the weight. Once reserved for small aesthetic pieces on cringeworthy show cars or the highest tier of racing, recent years have seen carbon fiber weave its way into more and more production vehicles. From the wing of a Lamborghini, all the way down to the wheels of a pony car, and the dash of a Civic. Carbon fiber is becoming as common as plastic in even mid-tier enthusiast vehicles.

    There’s one place carbon fiber has yet to infiltrate: vehicle cooling systems. Space-age polymers (plastic to most of us) or metals are still the go-to materials for most production cooling parts. In the case of plastic, it’s strong enough to last the length of a warranty and cheaper to produce than a metal part. When a manufacturer wants to up the durability, they may stamp the part in steel or cast it in aluminum. But there’s a catch with plastic and metals – they all compromise something. Plastic becomes brittle with time. Steel rusts and is limited in the shapes it can form. Aluminum is lightweight and strong, but often too expensive for mass production. Most of all, plastic, steel, and aluminum all compromise on weight in favor of strength.

    Enter Mishimoto’s carbon fiber intercooler. Aluminum end tanks, whether cast or welded sheet, are far superior to the plastic end tanks found on stock intercoolers, but we wanted to create an intercooler that dedicated as much of its weight as possible to performance, without compromising on strength. The obvious choice for this task was carbon fiber. While we’d love to make an entire intercooler from carbon fiber, that wouldn’t perform very well, so we stuck with an aluminum tube-and-fin core mated to solid carbon fiber end tanks.

    The end tanks of an intercooler can often weigh several pounds and, aside from directing air into the core, they don’t serve much purpose in cooling charge air. By utilizing carbon fiber, we were able to create end tanks that are 70% lighter than aluminum alternatives, at 3x the strength. A tube-and-fin core is the ideal choice for a balanced and free-flowing intercooler. We packed louvered fins into the core that maximize its efficiency and allow us to balance flow and cooling for builds up to 950 horsepower. This high-density core and louvered fins allow the Mishimoto intercooler to be up to 34.9% more efficient than a typical tube-and-fin intercooler.

    Joining carbon fiber end tanks to an aluminum core isn’t as simple as it seems, however. If you Google “carbon fiber intercooler” you’ll notice a lack of options for functioning intercoolers. This is because carbon fiber and aluminum cores are naturally hard to bond. You might think, “just glue them on,” but, while adhesive works well for joining carbon fiber to more carbon fiber, it will never hold up on an intercooler thanks to thermal expansion.

    Obviously, intercoolers get hot, then cool off (it’s kind of their job). Those heating and cooling cycles cause the intercooler to expand with heat and contract as it cools. The problem is that carbon fiber expands and contracts very little with changes in temperature. It’s rate of thermal expansion is similar to diamonds and over 15-times lower than aluminum. This difference in movement would crack any adhesive in one drive. So how could we join the two into an intercooler capable of withstanding boost?

    In true Mishimoto fashion, we thought outside the box. V-bands are often chosen for exhausts and intercooler piping because they create a seal without any gaskets or adhesives. An external clamp holds the two parts together in a way that only gets stronger as the parts expand with heat. They also have the advantage of allowing some movement between parts while maintaining that seal. Being very familiar with V-bands, we adapted them to clamp our carbon fiber end tanks to our aluminum core. Our end tanks feature precision-machined faces that mate together to form a seal against up to 32 PSI of boost.

    To ensure these clamps can hold up to the rigors of real-world applications, we installed the intercooler on our tuned Ford Ranger that produces 28 PSI of boost for dyno testing and 1,000-mile road test. We know boost pressure isn’t the only threat on the road, so we also sent our end tanks out to a third-party lab to be tested to SAE J400 standards for gravel impacts. Both passed these tests with flying colors, proving this carbon fiber intercooler is ready for the real world.

    Of course, we couldn’t just throw some V-band clamps on and call it a day. As much as an intercooler is a performance part, it’s front-and-center placement makes it part of the vehicle’s design. Carbon fiber looks cool enough on its own, but we took it a step further by sandblasting and anodizing the end tank clamps in a range of 8 colors that pop against the deep black of either matte or gloss end tanks. Three core colors (black, silver, and gold) let you customize our carbon fiber intercooler to fit any color scheme. With customizability in mind, we also offer three core lengths, your choice of straight-through or offset end tanks, and four convenient mounting points ensure this intercooler fits any build.

    After all of the work we’ve put into bringing carbon fiber into a new realm of automotive performance, it’s understandable that this intercooler has become a passion project of ours. As such, we’re not letting it out of our sight and will be assembling every order, by hand, in our Delaware development facility. When you install this intercooler on your pride and joy, we want you to know that we built it with the same pride and joy, from the ground up, without compromise.

     

     

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