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Old 05-21-2004, 12:40 AM   #11
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hmmm...$3 or $35? I think I will try the cheap stuff first.
yea, no kidding. gonna hit up the local hardware stores this weekend and see what they got. that pipe does get VERY hot! at least it is semi cool by the filter.
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Old 05-22-2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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I am thinking of using the foam tape stuff first to get the pipe nice and covered, and then wrapping the foil covered tape to finish it off. If I get a chance I plan on picking up the stuff this weekend. Hopefully this will keep the IAT cooler and give me a little more oomph.
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Hopefully this will keep the IAT cooler and give me a little more oomph.
Will this give me "more oomph"? Will it be noticeable?
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Probably keep it running good and smooth for hours, especially in the summer when it gets scorching outside
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First of all, move that IAT as far forward as possible and install a crossover pipe heatshield. My IAT is now in the filter. It came with a hole for this purpose. Think about how fast the air is running through the pipe. How much heat do you really think it can pick up? If you guys would like me to, I can install a thermocouple in the air stream just at the TB mouth and compare it to my IAT readings.
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I like that idea will! I put my IAT just right behind the filter, but it is not in it like yours. I think all of us feel how hot the pipe gets after driving it for a while, and nearly burns us.
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my wires are too short to reach any farther than where it is now. With the insulation I could be able to keep the IAT where it is now. If I have some leftover I might wrap the crossover pipe to shield the TB. I went to Lowes today but I might have been in the wrong spot in the store because I couldnt find it.
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Yea, I am going back to home depot this weekend. At least try to get some idea how to build a heat shield.
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i think nytro67 had a decent one, it was just the foil-like stuff. Post or PM me what you find, as we have the same car pretty much.
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Can do!
I hear that foam heat resistant stuff calling my name in isle 4! "Over hereereeeeee...."
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