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Old 09-25-2009, 12:39 AM   #1201
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i was going to run a tube to the bottom of the bumper, not the actual filter to the bottom.
Appreciate the opinions Aaron, Sam and BobZ
That should be OK, but if you can utilise the factory scoop behind the grill, much cleaner air and also higher so cooler then next to the asphalt in summer.

If you do go for a low intake just make sure you give the water somewhere else to go before it travels up into the airbox

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Old 09-25-2009, 01:40 AM   #1202
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roflmao

a metal heat shield? to shield it how? and from what? the hot engine in a tight cramped engine bay already sealed off by the guards and bonnet?




any exposed filter sucks in hot air regardless of pseudo shielding
u say that alot, but some heat shields do work man..

even metal ones.. they're specially designed to deflect heat away from the filter
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:59 AM   #1203
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u say that alot, but some heat shields do work man..

even metal ones.. they're specially designed to deflect heat away from the filter
Yeh! Keep in mind just a piece of metal is NOT a heat sheild! But a massive heat conducter.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:04 AM   #1204
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u say that alot, but some heat shields do work man..

even metal ones.. they're specially designed to deflect heat away from the filter
as a little experiment and learning curve

drive your car for 30 mins, open the bonnet and touch a piece of metal. Then touch a piece of plastic

Tell me which one didnt burn the flesh off your finger

re using metal as a heatshield, do you honestly think a piece of metal is hot on one side, and cold on the opposite side (filter side)?
are your exhaust tips hot on the inside and cold on the outside?



at the end of the day, it's your car, you do what you want. But no amount of marketing hype and forum banter is going to re-write the laws of thermaldynamics

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:45 AM   #1205
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the laws of thermaldynamics
Maybe thermaldynamics laws can be rewritten...
Although i suspect you meant thermodynamics...
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:46 AM   #1206
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Yeh! Keep in mind just a piece of metal is NOT a heat sheild! But a massive heat conducter.
Shhh, we need these people to sell stuff to... You know the saying 'a little knowledge is dangerous'...

Peter - suggest you add in a Physics elective and learn something about how things in the real world work, instead of the accounting world of make-believe...
Here is a little free advice -> Painting your brake calipes does not aid in heat disappation.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:06 AM   #1207
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damn! and here i was going to put brembo caliper covers over my brakes to keep the cold air from escaping

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damn! and here i was going to put brembo caliper covers over my brakes to keep the cold air from escaping

They look hawt.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:40 AM   #1209
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lol look at how realistic they get theise brembo covers..... sam ur ones are the cheepo version
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BIG-R...Q5fAccessories


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Old 09-25-2009, 05:50 PM   #1210
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lol look at how realistic they get theise brembo covers..... sam ur ones are the cheepo version
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BIG-R...Q5fAccessories


hahahaha full caliper coverage FAIL
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:21 PM   #1211
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wtf, those are reps of my calipers, and no, they don't even look anything remotely like the real ones.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #1212
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as a little experiment and learning curve

drive your car for 30 mins, open the bonnet and touch a piece of metal. Then touch a piece of plastic

Tell me which one didnt burn the flesh off your finger

re using metal as a heatshield, do you honestly think a piece of metal is hot on one side, and cold on the opposite side (filter side)?
are your exhaust tips hot on the inside and cold on the outside?



at the end of the day, it's your car, you do what you want. But no amount of marketing hype and forum banter is going to re-write the laws of thermaldynamics
you have no idea do you?
a mate of a mate got this special wall made out of fire shipped in from germany in which is one of the best heat shields there are. you fight fire with fire right?
anyways, if its done right, a wall of fire can completely block out all the hot air surrounding the air intake.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:51 PM   #1213
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you have no idea do you?
a mate of a mate got this special wall made out of fire shipped in from germany in which is one of the best heat shields there are. you fight fire with fire right?
anyways, if its done right, a wall of fire can completely block out all the hot air surrounding the air intake.
yeh i think ive seen those - the principle being the engine cant possibly be hotter than fire, hence no engine heat can penetrate the heat shield

i heard they're experimenting with molten lava heat shields now

patent pending

here's a sneek peek....
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:04 PM   #1214
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i think you posted the wrong photo, that seems to be the lasagne heat shield
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Well in my opinion a metal heat shield will be better than no heat shield. And the metal can be coated in heat reflective paint, or layered with some other heat resistant material.

Mainly it will delay the onset of heat soak from the engine heat, and prevent warm air from circulating around the engine and then into the intake.

Re the water: I used to have a Benfer CAI which had a huge pipe with the filter at the end running down behind the bumper. It came with a bypass-valve so that in the event of water being sucked up it would divert away from the engine.
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Aluminium heat shealds..

When u do an argile, u put the shiny side of tthe foil face down,.. otherwise if its face up itl deflect the heat away.

also same applies when cooking....



neway i agree that exposed filters are going to suck hot air,

at the end of the day if i was going to do induction.. it would be all carbon fibre.. ive seen some nice carbon fibre intake systems and imo thats the way to go...
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:33 PM   #1217
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This thread is making me laugh my head off.. You are all hilarious
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:36 PM   #1218
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i wonder if anyones got a tube into the cabin and stuck their CAI infront of the A/C vents. i think i may be onto something here...
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