Mishimoto Intercooler HP Rating

Today we are breaking down the Mishimoto Intercooler HP Rating of their most popular fmic units. While being one of the most popular brands on the market, trying to find horsepower ratings for these intercoolers wasn’t easy. Actually, it was almost impossible. So, I decided to put together this quick guide for you.

Mishimoto offers many different styles and fitments of intercoolers for just about any level of horsepower. From average daily drivers to full drag cars they have something for just about every level of performance. Tons of research and development go into their parts, resulting in the best bang for the buck products available. Take a trip to your local car show, drag strip, road race, or hangout and you’ll see Mishimoto parts being used by gearheads all over. Once a go-to for the import crowd they’ve since branched out into just about every area of motorsports there is.

The Z-Line, J-Line and R-Line are the most popular of their FMIC’s, therefore, that’s what we will be covering. If you’re looking for info on another line feel free to shoot me an email.

Z Line Intercoolers

z line intercooler

First up is the entry level Mishimoto Z-Line intercooler series. The engineering department managed to squeeze lot’s of cooling power into an efficient sized core. With a small footprint and six threaded mounting bungs installation is about as easy as you can get. Using an efficient bar and plate core with large internal volume lets this little guy cool more air than you would think. Rated to withstand up to 22psi, the Z is aimed at smaller builds. You’re not going to run 9’s or be a dyno queen with this FMIC, but you will crack a big smile when the boost kicks in.

This Z-Line offers the following features:

  • All-aluminum construction with bar-and-plate core
  • TIG-welded end tanks for increased strength and durability
  • 6 threaded mounting points for universal fitment
  • Rated to 22 PSI
  • Available in Sleek Silver, Stealth Black, or Bold Gold
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

This Mishimoto Z-Line intercooler is rated up to 325 HP

Get The Lowest Prices Allowed On The Z-Line Here


J-Line Intercoolers

Second up is the Mishimoto J-Line intercoolers. This is the next step in performance and is used in many of their popular intercooler kits. We’ve installed this core on numerous cars and have always been impressed with the quality and performance. Comparing it to other FMIC’s at similar prices you can see why it’s so popular.

Using high tech Fluid Dynamic software they designed a compact intercooler that maximizes air flow and minimizes turbulence. The J Line uses high-density internal fins to increasing cooling capacity by maximizing the internal surface area. The intercooler was put through rigorous testing on their in house Dynojet dyno. Advanced temperature and boost testing was also done. In English, this thing flows a ton, cools a ton and results in maximum fun!

Painted vs unpainted cores were also tested to see if there was any performance loss due to the paint. Turns out it made zero difference. Who woulda thought?

This FMIC offers the following features:

  • Durable bar-and-plate core provides superior heat transfer while effectively reducing AITs
  • Robust, one-piece cast aluminum end tanks withstand high boost pressures
  • Large 3.75″ thick core and 2.5″ inlet/outlet provides optimal flow and volume for high horsepower vehicles
  • constructed with 6061 aluminum
  • Available in Sleek Silver, Stealth Black, or Bold Gold
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

This Mishimoto J intercooler is rated up to 500 Horsepower

Get The Lowest Prices Allowed On The J-Line Here


R-Line Intercoolers

mishimoto intercooler HP

Last and far from least is the Mishimoto R-Line intercooler, look at this big boy! It can handle a lot of HP and a ton of boost, however, this requires using a much bigger core. This massive intercooler is 31″ long, 12″ tall and 4″ thick! Featuring 100% aluminum construction with cast end tanks tig welded to it’s bar and plate core. It also comes with 4 universal threaded mounting points, sweet. Available in silver or powder coated stealth black. The Mishimoto logo is only located on one side (so you can hide it if you prefer). This FMIC is big, it’s bad and it crushes! It handles anything most cars on the street can throw at it, with room to spare.

We’ve installed quite a few of these and they rock! By far my personal favorite intercooler for fun street car builds. Compare the performance to any of the “big name shop” FMIC’s and you’ll quickly see what a bargain this intercooler is. Equal or better performance at 50% the price. Let the other guy overpay for another brand, you save the extra cash for more parts!

FEATURES:

  • Durable bar-and-plate core provides superior heat transfer while effectively reducing AITs
  • Robust, one-piece cast aluminum end tanks withstand high boost pressures
  • Massive 4″ thick core and 3″ inlet/outlet provides optimal flow and volume for high horsepower vehicles
  • Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty
CONSTRUCTION
Bar/Plate

OVERALL SIZE
31″ x 12″ x 4″

CORE SIZE
23″ x 12″ x 4″

INLET/OUTLET
3″

MAX. RECOMMENDED PSI
32psi

FIN PITCH
15 Fins/Inch
TANK WALL THICKNESS
5mm

COATING
Powder Coated

FOUR THREADED UNIVERSAL MOUNTING POINTS

CFM
1250

PURCHASE INCLUDES
Mishimoto Intercooler
Limited Lifetime Warranty

This Mishimoto Intercooler will support well over 850 horsepower!

Get The Lowest Price Allowed On The R-Line Here

One of the best features of any Mishimoto product is there amazing warranty. All of its products are covered under their ‘no questions asked’ limited lifetime warranty policy. Regardless of the defect in the product, Mishimoto will replace the original part. They only ask that warranty claims be accompanied by the original sales receipt from the authorized dealer you purchased your intercooler from.

Accident Protection 

Mishimoto also offers no questions asked Accident Protection on their products. They will provide a warranty for all claims including vehicles involved in accidents. Warranty claims must include pictures of the accident along with an official police report of the accident. The claim must be made within three months of when the accident occurs. 

In closing we love these intercoolers. They don’t cost a fortune, they perform amazingly and they look cool, which is really all that matters right? 😂