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Hey Everybody!

Nick here from Mishimoto! I just wanted to kick off this thread since we're a few weeks into our Q50/60 performance intercooler development, and we're really excited to share! The 3.0T that Infiniti crammed under the hood of these vehicles is quickly becoming a favorite here at Mishimoto, and we're stoked to take this platform even further. Make sure that you're following along with the development here, and on our Engineering Blog:

TRICKLE DOWN POWER – PERFORMANCE INTERCOOLER KIT R&D, PART 1 – STOCK REVIEW



For those not familiar with the concept of air-to-water intercooling, let’s dive in for a crash course. The end goal for any intercooler is to pull heat from the charged air and provide the engine with cooler, more dense air, providing better combustion. Where an air-to-air system uses a fresh air source to achieve this, an air-to-water system utilizes coolant. While these systems are more complex than their counterparts, they have plenty of advantages.

For starters, water, the primary ingredient in coolant, has a superior thermal conductivity than air and is much more effective at whisking away the heat from your charged air, resulting in much more consistent intake air temperatures. Also, since the coolant is constantly cycling through the system thanks to the pump, or pumps if you opted for the Red Sport, the intercooler is less prone to heat soak.

The primary heat dissipation of the air-to-water system is performed by an additional radiator, otherwise known as a heat exchanger, which is typically added to the vehicle’s cooling stack. This means there is much more flexibility on intercooler placement in the engine bay. For example, the intercoolers in the Q50 and Q60 affix directly to the throttle bodies, eliminating any need for long intercooling piping and significantly increasing efficiency.

We've got big plans and plenty more to come, so make sure that you keep your eyes peeled!

As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Thanks,
Nick
 

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I love how new stuff is still being developed for this platform, makes me all warm and fuzzy with my recent acquisition.
 
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Absolutely! Make sure that you check out some of the other products we've already developed for this platform too!

-Nick
My guess is when you guys produce the final configuration for the ICs, it will likely mean the OEM engine cover will go bye-bye. Have you considered designing an engine cover that would complement the installation of your newly-designed ICs? Just a thought...
 

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My guess is when you guys produce the final configuration for the ICs, it will likely mean the OEM engine cover will go bye-bye. Have you considered designing an engine cover that would complement the installation of your newly-designed ICs? Just a thought...
That is a great question! Right now, the plan is to include spacers that allow the engine cover to mount without interference

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Hey Guys!

I just wanted to bump this thread with that blog post update as promised! Make sure you head to the Engineering Blog to check out the full scoop!

TRICKLE DOWN POWER – 2016+ INFINITI Q50/60 3.0T PERFORMANCE INTERCOOLER DESIGN PLANS AND PROTOTYPES



Speaking of flow, our core isn’t the only aspect that we plan to overhaul. The intercoolers’ end tanks originally featured some sharp angles and restrictive rubber charge pipes, which could limit the tuning potential of your VR30DDTT. Dave had a better idea, though. He plans to ditch the charge pipes and extend the intercooler inlets further down to meet the turbo with a short coupler. This updated end tank design significantly reduces potential leaks from degrading charge pipes. The new end tank shape will also vastly reduce airflow restrictions and turbulence, allowing for a smoother flow to the core. We’re also plotting on ditching all of the plastic and opting for a more sleek and sturdy cast aluminum construction.
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions that you might have!

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Hey Guys,

Just a little bump to give you a peek on where we're at in the process:



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Any ETA on when this product will be available for purchase. When tuning & dyno graphs will be provided on possible gains with supporting mods or stock configuration?
 

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Any ETA on when this product will be available for purchase. When tuning & dyno graphs will be provided on possible gains with supporting mods or stock configuration?
We're currently aiming for a Q3 launch for these, but I'll be sure to keep you guys posted as we get closer!

Performance testing is coming soon, but we're still waiting on a few components to get our production samples fully assembled before we bring in our test vehicle. More to come very soon though!

-Nick
 
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