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Old 06-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Installed a intake.. But im not sure if im happy with it

it sounds awsome, car even feels more resposive.

but the intake pipe is extremly hot after just a short drive !!

can this hurt my peformance?

Would I be better off with a plastic pipe or the stock air box?

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looks good but i would have stuck to a composite pipe since it dissepates the heat better instead of holding the heat in and shooting warmer air into the motor.
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looks good but i would have stuck to a composite pipe since it dissepates the heat better instead of holding the heat in and shooting warmer air into the motor.

i agree, were can i find one?
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search online i just spent the money for the K&N i got it on ebay for 271 shipped which was worth the money knowing everything would fit and bolt right up.
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search online i just spent the money for the K&N i got it on ebay for 271 shipped which was worth the money knowing everything would fit and bolt right up.
ya im a baller on a budget, but right now im wishing i just spent the 271 ...
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the intake air charge does not spend a long enough time in the intake tube to really even moderately change the air temperature.

Being the stock tube is pretty restrictive...and gets pretty hot anyway...i would say the added 30 degrees or so (that the metal gets hotter than the stocker) is outweighed by how much better the air is flowing....but thats just my 2.
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How **** would it look if I wrapped it with black header/exhaust wrap. My buddie has some i can use

I think it will either look real good or real bad. Ill c
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How **** would it look if I wrapped it with black header/exhaust wrap. My buddie has some i can use

I think it will either look real good or real bad. Ill c
I don't think that would be a good idea considering header wrap is designed to keep heat in.
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I don't think that would be a good idea considering header wrap is designed to keep heat in.
It would work both ways.

On headers the heat is on the inside of the pipes from the exhaust and wrap keeps the heat from escaping, on my intake the heat is on the outside from being so close to the radiator so wraping it would keep the heat from transfering to the pipe..

... It will work , im just not sure how it will look.
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Header wrap is thick. Do you have that much clearance?
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Before you bust your chops on insulation try using a ScanGuage which measures intake air temp, and compare intake air temp with outside air temp. I have a similar set up as yours with a wrap of pipe insulation tape (cheap) around the metal tubing. This tape has held up for over 75k miles. My temp differential between outside air and intake air at steady-state cruise is 11 degrees, which I think is an acceptable number.
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Before you bust your chops on insulation try using a ScanGuage which measures intake air temp, and compare intake air temp with outside air temp. I have a similar set up as yours with a wrap of pipe insulation tape (cheap) around the metal tubing. This tape has held up for over 75k miles. My temp differential between outside air and intake air at steady-state cruise is 11 degrees, which I think is an acceptable number.
cool, what exactly did you use for insulation tape?


yes deedub there isnt much clearance... especially next to the pulley but thats right by the MAF coupling so i just wont wrap that....
I think if i insulate just the pipe and the 90 ill be fine.
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UPDATE:

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Heres my upgrade, ill be starting my fiber glass heat sheild soon. But this one is not bad for now, the filter is cool to the touch ..(ya thats plexiglass in there right now lol..)

But it was just something i had laying around i want to try.
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Here is something i was thinking about. There is heat resistant paints/coatings that some people use on metal roofing and high heat applications.

I was thinking about starting with Rhino liner or alternative on a piece of thin gauge metal. Leaving it out in the sun for the day and seeing how hot the bare metal side would be. If it works... there was an aluminum intake tube i was thinking about upgrading and putting a coat on it.
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Here is something i was thinking about. There is heat resistant paints/coatings that some people use on metal roofing and high heat applications.

I was thinking about starting with Rhino liner or alternative on a piece of thin gauge metal. Leaving it out in the sun for the day and seeing how hot the bare metal side would be. If it works... there was an aluminum intake tube i was thinking about upgrading and putting a coat on it.

yua that would work, rubber coating should to.

I just paid the 80$ for the plastic pipe from speed inc.
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I see one thign that you can do if your really concerned about the heat... Bypass your throttle body coolant from the rad straight into the block. I mean, great the aluminum tube that will hardly effect the temps at all may of gotten hot but your boiling your throttle body so it really didnt matter. Plus if you bypass that throttle body it really does make a big diff in the temps when running... Its quick easy and free...
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I just paid the 80$ for the plastic pipe from speed inc.
I like this look...What part number (or part) should I ask them for?
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I see one thign that you can do if your really concerned about the heat... Bypass your throttle body coolant from the rad straight into the block. I mean, great the aluminum tube that will hardly effect the temps at all may of gotten hot but your boiling your throttle body so it really didnt matter. Plus if you bypass that throttle body it really does make a big diff in the temps when running... Its quick easy and free...
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but I read the V motor doesnt do well with cold temp and the bypass so i havent done it yet ...
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I think the only reason they heat the TB is so in the event you drive in arctic climates your throttle body wont freeze open. Ice up and stick open. So being a production car it has to have that feature.

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I like this look...What part number (or part) should I ask them for?

email them ..its the gto/ctsv intake tube, ask for the one with/out the hole in the pipe.

But honestly If i could go back I would of just bought the K&N kit.

Thats what I recomend you do.
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