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Old 08-26-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Hot CAI

So I already know how hot my BBK CAI gets when the engine is hot...
So it should be called a hot air intake!!...
K&N has plastic should I change?..
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So I already know how hot my BBK CAI gets when the engine is hot...
So it should be called a hot air intake!!...
K&N has plastic should I change?..
I wouldn't.
If it gets very hot, it might melt or deform.

Is there anything you can do to block off any heat sources?
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:29 PM   #3
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I wouldn't.
If it gets very hot, it might melt or deform.

Is there anything you can do to block off any heat sources?
Nah...its just as hot as the next guys CAI...but im just saying let your fox warm up then feel the intake....its f@$kin warm!!...making me think not so cold intake!!..the stock plastic is restrictive but it never gets warm!...unless you have the ice pack between runs is it really CAI?...
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Nah...its just as hot as the next guys CAI...but im just saying let your fox warm up then feel the intake....its f@$kin warm!!...making me think not so cold intake!!..the stock plastic is restrictive but it never gets warm!...unless you have the ice pack between runs is it really CAI?...
I honestly don't know if that is a good idea or not.
The metal may feel hotter, but if it is aluminum it will shed or disperse the heat faster than plastic, so it may "feel" hotter.

If that wasn't the case, then they would make heat sinks and coolers out of plastic rather than aluminum.
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I honestly don't know if that is a good idea or not.
The metal may feel hotter, but if it is aluminum it will shed or disperse the heat faster than plastic, so it may "feel" hotter.

If that wasn't the case, then they would make heat sinks and coolers out of plastic rather than aluminum.
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Re: Hot CAI

some of us 'ol school guys do this. buy the super cheap ebay (fender well mount) cai, then with the money u saved get'n your chinese cai... purchase some thermal heat wrap (similar to ace bandage) from jegs, summit, or even ebay again. this will save you lotsa money, very functional. however, u wont have that shiny cai tube anymore.

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How hot does your motor run on average?
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How hot does your motor run on average?
Between 190°-210° depending on my left foot!...
Its really nothing im too worried about just kinda thought having a CAI might defeat the purpose a lil bit at operating temp with warm pipes!..
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Like they said, I run a plastic one cause it's what came on mine, they disperse alot better, you can buy header wrap to cool your engine bay down
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I put a 93 cobra water pump pulley and 160 degree thermostat in mine and my motor doesn't get over 200 degrees
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190-210 depending on your left foot? Lol
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190-210 depending on your left foot? Lol
Ha!...whoops!...yeah I remember my first beer :/ ......my RIGHT foot!!!...im retarded...
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