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Old 09-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Combating radiant heat

A member went to a race where there a few Boss's. He noticed that all of them had their intakes wrapped in heat blocking material. I figured they must know something.

It's been super hot in San Diego lately and each summer will get a little worse. I've already cut the hood blanket away from the vents to allow more heat to escape.

I got the wrap and tape from Pace Performance HP Heatshield mat and Themaflect reflective tape. They are suppose to block 90% of radiant heat up to 1,100 degrees.

I first wrapped the C&L air box in the HS mat.



Adhesive side of mat:



After.



I then used the tape to try and seal up the box a little.



I then used the tape and wrapped the intake tube. Here is the final product. I know it's ugly and won't win any car shows, but hopefully it will help with heat soak and reducing IAT's. I still need to test it.





Next, I'm going to try and seal the filter off more with some kind of shield on the open side.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Do u have a track app??

What is your inlet air temperature?
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This is badass. Cheap and probably very effective. I live in Dallas, we were over 100 for the most part of the summer, I like this idea Tks for sharing
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Re: Combating radiant heat

It helps A bunch. I've seen some stuff on eBay I've been thinking about getting. Here's a link.
ALUMINIZED FIBERGLASS REFLECTIVE HEAT SHEILD WRAP TURBO COLD AIR INTAKE TUBE | eBay
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