I added the heat shield from the GrandPrixStore over the crossover pipe to reduce the reflective heat.
My heat gun shows the temp of the front exhaust manifold at around 400 deg F. It probably gets hotter. The crossover does have a casing sheild but the temp is around 250 deg F. That was not acceptable for me right under the intake throttle body so I added the additional sheild.
The temp of the sheild stays at around 160 F. Cooling air from the fans passes over it like a foil. It looks sharp too cause it'* chromed and reflects the underside of the intake.
Get the CAI from Hector at ADTR Domestic performance.
The Thrasher from GrandPrix store is more specific to pre 2000 models but will probably work if you dremel it.