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Old 03-21-2007, 02:19 PM   #11
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Perhaps the heat shield would work if I bought one more, so it completely wrapped around the filter, and extended the length of the ends of the shields to cover the front of the filter?

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What you would need to do is build a box that isolates the filter from the engine compartment as completely as possible. For instance, most people build a box right in front of the left headlight, and tall enough that it seals it when you close your hood (not pressed into the hood, but a small enough gap to negate compartmental heat).

I'll see if I can find a pic for ya.
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Here'* a picture of one that is properly sealed off from the ambient temperature of the engine bay. Thanks, TaylorD:



Now, this specific CAI won't work in your car, as it'* designed for the '00+ models. I tried to find a pic of the one Will had on his '93, which will match your model, but I couldn't find it.

But the idea is the same. This is how to properly "heat guard" it. Many go with the FWI (fender well intake) where your intake tupe goes into the fender well.

But you get the idea now, right?
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found them
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you ordered the rice pipe and got THAT?

something is wrong...
Totally. That pipe on that website is aluminum, but it doesn't look like that'* what you have. There are no connections on the aluminum intake pipes.

It looks like you have THIS:

http://www.powerflowracing.com/spectre-products.asp

And according to them it stays cool:

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PowerAdder™ Modular Cold Air Intake features an engineered co-polymer in combination with a chromium plating that both insulates and reflects heat unlike steel, aluminum and titanium. The PowerAdder™ components stay cooler and deliver more cold air power to your engine.
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you ordered the rice pipe and got THAT?

something is wrong...
Totally. That pipe on that website is aluminum, but it doesn't look like that'* what you have. There are no connections on the aluminum intake pipes.

It looks like you have THIS:

http://www.powerflowracing.com/spectre-products.asp

And according to them it stays cool:

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PowerAdder™ Modular Cold Air Intake features an engineered co-polymer in combination with a chromium plating that both insulates and reflects heat unlike steel, aluminum and titanium. The PowerAdder™ components stay cooler and deliver more cold air power to your engine.
OMG, what a gimick...

And thanks, sqela!! There'* the '93 shield you want.
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Thanks for the pics.

These definitely give me the right idea!
As for the pipe, it is a Spectre 8219, so I'm not sure if they re-designed it?

Should I still use it??
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its either re-designed... or packaged wrong...

IMO.. stay away.. far away
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Yes, this pipe certainly differs from the picture.
I will call Spectre tomorrow and see what I can find out.

I'll keep you posted!

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I don't think it was redesigned, as on Spectre'* own website the 8219 is indeed an aluminum pipe, the same one pictured in the website link you posted. That definitely is odd. Seems to be their mistake.
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Hi Folks,
I called Spectre today, and it seems as though some of their inventory was indeed shipped out, mis-labeled. They are shipping out the correct pipe within a day or two, and I can return the incorrect one on their dime.

A big thanks to you guys for pointing out their error to me. I wouldn't have known better if it wasn't for you, and could have wound up in a potential mess!

Thanks again, and I'll be sure to post some photos of the finished product.

Cheers,
Adam
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