No, the the intake will be made out of mild steel which will be totally powdercoated in the color of your choice (like to match with the color of your car kidna thing). The intake, filter and hopefully the silicon will match all together in your color choice. I need to know what colors you guys want so I can do the final tally, research, and give the final prices.
The red strip you are referring to is silicon which can withstand 700 degree F.
It would be impossible to make a T6061 aircraft aluminum intake for $75. Mine costed well over $150 just for the materials and I did it myself.
What I need is what color choices you guys are interested in, so far I hear green and blue.
csprague - The aluminum heats up like every other metal but even after hours under the hood, it is still cool enough that I can wrap my hand around it and not burn myself at all. I could if you want just make the aluminum part, cut it, drill the hole and all the custom stuff you want and you can put what filter you want on it.
Not sure what filter will be avaiable with this. I prefer foam over K&N because people generally tend to over oil K&N'* and then your MAF screws up and it'* a big mess. Mine is a Weapon R foam filter w/ a Velocity Stack (it has an opening on the top in the middle compared to a K&N which just sucks through the sides not developing speed but swirling the air instead).
I guess another idea is the have 3 systems avaiable.
1) Short ram setup but no filter so you can choose what you want or if you already have a filter.
2) Short ram setup with filter which will color coordinate with the intake and makes it easy to install.
3) Short ram with a heat shield to make it a Cold Air Intake and the heat shield will also match in color with the intake as well.
Also, another thing to address is that my Intake Air Temperature sensor was put closer to the filter by cutting the wires and resoldering it with extra wire length. I am going to check with my neighbor'* Grand Prix and check if his sensor is the same (should be silly GM). If it is, then I can offer two choices more with this intake.
1) Senor location is close enough to use with the stock wire length for the Intake Temperature Sensor which makes no guarentees in making as much power as one closer to the filter.
2) Sensor location next to the filter could be done if you cut the wires (not recommended if you havent done this for a car before since you need special wires than resist the underhood temp'* of a car.) But this option would result in you having to but the extension harness from the Grand Prix Store for $25 dollars so it will easily attach to the sensor location next to the filter.
What I would like to do is get a group buy going, like about 5 people to cut the costs, tell me what colors you want, and then I can figure out the final price and I can get working on copying mine with Angry Duck Racing.
1999 Black Bonneville SE
3" Custom Catback Exhaust
Custom 3" Intake
MAF Screen Removed
Thrasher Shift Kit (highest setting)
[ This Message was edited by: 99BonnevilleSE on 2002-04-13 19:05 ]