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Hello DriveAccord!

Nick here from Mishimoto to kick of our R&D thread for the intakes we're planning for the 1.5T and 2.0T Accords.



We've already collected our scan data and have started working on a design for the 2.0T, and we're still on the hunt for a loaner 1.5T Accord, if you're in the DE/NJ/PA/MD area and are willing to donate your vehicle for development, drop me a line!

I'll keep you guys in the loop on the next stages of our development! Feel free to shoot me any comments, question or concerns you might have!

-Nick
 

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Love your guy's airbox design. Does the airbox help block all the hot air? What kind of material is the air box made out of?
 

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Love your guy's airbox design. Does the airbox help block all the hot air? What kind of material is the air box made out of?
The plan is to use sheet metal for our airbox and we're planning on keeping the rubber snorkel similar to our CTR box design. Having the full airbox does help block out some of the heat from the engine bay, but the primary function is to aid the airflow through the intake system.

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I’m in for this!!

I would love to get my hands on this sooner than later if it’s like the CTR design, it’s so clean it looks factory!!
 

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I’m in for this!!

I would love to get my hands on this sooner than later if it’s like the CTR design, it’s so clean it looks factory!!

We were hoping that we would be able to reuse the CTR's airbox, but it's a little too tight in the bay for that. So in that case, we're starting from the ground up and Ye, the mastermind behind the CTR kit, is also leading this one too, so you won't be disappointed ;)

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Any ETA on the 2.0T system? Also, what type of filter media are you going to be using?
 

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Any ETA on the 2.0T system? Also, what type of filter media are you going to be using?
We're still a little too early in the process to have a set ETA right now, but the plan for the filter is to use an oiled filter media.

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We're still a little too early in the process to have a set ETA right now, but the plan for the filter is to use an oiled filter media.

-Nick
Oiled filters are a no-go from my perspective, and I advise everyone against them. A dry media doesn't risk messing up intake tract components and can be cleaned without any special "tools" beyond soap and water.

This was my favorite design where it increased surface area a ton and used dry media, in the stock airbox:

https://www.carid.com/images/afe/items/31-80201.jpg
 

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Oiled filters are a no-go from my perspective, and I advise everyone against them. A dry media doesn't risk messing up intake tract components and can be cleaned without any special "tools" beyond soap and water.

This was my favorite design where it increased surface area a ton and used dry media, in the stock airbox:

https://www.carid.com/images/afe/items/31-80201.jpg
+1. The oiling is just a crutch for the poor filtration of a "high performance" air filter, i.e. low restriction, i.e. less filtering. If you lose the oil, you're letting in molecules 100-1000x larger than the stock air filter. No thanks.
 

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I like the Amsoil Ea Dry Filters on my old Dodge Cummins i noticed with a oiled filter my turbo would get dirty and oily i switched to a Amsoil Ea cleaned the turbo up would check it every oil change turbo never got dirty again.
 

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Hey Guys,

We appreciate the feedback on the filter media! I'll make sure that our engineering team gets your feedback as well! We're well aware of the pros and cons of both filter media types, and we've also run countless hours of testing with our oiled filters which have shown us the best results. Granted, using an oiled filter does entail a slight added maintenance when it comes to making sure the filter is properly oiled, but we found that this is worth what we've been able to produce from our intake systems. Over oiled filters can potentially dirty up the intake a bit, but our filters come delivered properly oiled to avoid any issues. We also know that certain climates call for dry filters as well, so we'll be more than willing to share the dimensions of our filter once our design is finalized for those of you who need or are interested in dry filters!

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Hey Guys!

Unfortunately not too much to report just yet! We're still working on this one, and we brought in a 1.5T Accord Sport in yesterday to start our preliminary designs!

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Hey Guys,

Just wanted to bump this up again to let you know that we're still plugging away on designs for both engines of the 10th gen Accords, and Ye spend most of earlier this week scanning the engine bay of our loaner 1.5T, and she's working on plans for the 2.0T. More to come soon!



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Waiting for a 1.5T intake!
We ll lucky for you it shouldn't be too much longer ;)

im interested what type of 3d scanner are youre using and how do you process that point cloud data?
I'm glad you asked! We actually have a post up on our blog all about our Faro Design Scanarm! Let me know if you have any other question on it and I can surely shed some more light on the equipment we use!

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