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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

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Just changed all my front bulbs to amber ones, and loving it.. have you tried yanking out the Halo LED's from their rubber sockets?
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No I cut the wires for the halo's...too ricey for me, unless on a beemer.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:38 PM
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Nice mann!
No I cut the wires for the halo's...too ricey for me, unless on a beemer.
Heheh, I was thinking if I could change the Halo's to amber.. it would look mean :-P
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:46 AM
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i don't know for sure, but a lot of people swear that poslished is better than plastic. i'm not a fan of shiny metal and i got a verrry good deal on my intake which is why i went with plastic. you keep your jeep clean so i say go polished.
Do people really get better performance out of the polished intake or do they like it because it's louder???

The only thing I can think of that would cause the polished intake to give better performance is the air going in a lot faster through the slick polished material.

Maybe I could use the polished tube and then wrap it.........?
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

I like this thread. It gives me insight on what I want next.

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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

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Heheh, I was thinking if I could change the Halo's to amber.. it would look mean :-P
I dont know, I'd have to see it first... thank god for photoshop
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Do people really get better performance out of the polished intake or do they like it because it's louder???

The only thing I can think of that would cause the polished intake to give better performance is the air going in a lot faster through the slick polished material.

Maybe I could use the polished tube and then wrap it.........?
im not really sure. i guess an all aluminum tube would stay the coolest. not sure what the polished k&n tube is made of. if it's just steel its going to be heavier than the plastic and i would think hold heat a lot more than plastic. the majority of the people i've seen with them have plastic, maybe cause it's a little cheaper...i don't know??? i think you should give the polished a shot, if it seems like its holding heat, then wrap it.
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im not really sure. i guess an all aluminum tube would stay the coolest. not sure what the polished k&n tube is made of. if it's just steel its going to be heavier than the plastic and i would think hold heat a lot more than plastic. the majority of the people i've seen with them have plastic, maybe cause it's a little cheaper...i don't know??? i think you should give the polished a shot, if it seems like its holding heat, then wrap it.
New to the wrap scene. Any links to assist me on where to get it from and how to??

Completely ignorant right now.
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

Ok, ordering the K&N polished 77 series and a Fastman Throttle Body. Finally!!!!!!!
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Ok, ordering the K&N polished 77 series and a Fastman Throttle Body. Finally!!!!!!!
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Ok, ordering the K&N polished 77 series and a Fastman Throttle Body. Finally!!!!!!!

If you havent' done this yet, you may want to re-think and do some more homework. That polished aluminum gets extremely hot...I had one in my TJ. The plastic stays a lot cooler. Also, aluminum will look terrible after one winter and will take a lot of elbow grease and polishing to get it to come back.

If you're going to wrap it, you've eliminated the "look"...so I'd go with the plastic.
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

I talked with Dan the Fastman about aluminum vs plastic. He said:

"I don't feed into the air going into the throttle body really hot with a polished intake tube crap. When it all boils down to it, the air is moving through the tube really fast. How fast do you think the tube is heating up the air???"

Who would know this topic better than Dan?? Yes the tube is hot when the auto is sitting still and you lift up the hood and touch it. But Dan said that the tube can't and shouldn't heat up the air passing though it fast enough to cause a noticeably decrease in performance.
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