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Old 03-27-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default Does heatwrapping the CAI benefit the N/A?

I dropped a line to my bro who works at NAPA about heatwrapping my intake pipe so it won't soak the engine heat and degrade performance. My bro said no don't do it, it won't make a difference anyway and it'll just make your engine bay even uglier. WHAT?

I know lowering the IAT on a */C improves performance but does it help a N/A? even through air is not being compressed in my cylinders?
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i have mine wrapped, i don't have an data points, but i know it can't hurt.

i would think that the reflection of the engine radiant heat is a good thing. And unlike wrapping the headers there is no possibility of tube damage.

anyone else actually taken any measurements on this issue?
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smack your bro. hot air=bad cool dense air=good
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it'll just make your engine bay even uglier. WHAT?
also, mine looks pretty good. i guess it is all how much time you put into it.
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It definitely helps lower temps.
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Get the charcoal color wrap. I think it looks pretty good.
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whish is better for the pipe, header wrap or heat shield stuff?
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What heat shield stuff? The home depot stuff?
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What heat shield stuff? The home depot stuff?
ya, air bubbles sandwiched by aluminum stuff.
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i wrapped mine 2 times

did refletix
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then i did insulation so it matched the box
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I get with in 3-5* of ambiant temp
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He loves showing those pics, and his amps.

But yes, it will benefit an N/A car.
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