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Old 09-30-2011, 10:03 AM
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

As for the polished tube looking bad during winters.....I live in the south. Lol.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:31 AM
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

Sounds like you're all set and you did your homework then...just throwing out what I've heard and what I've felt. I can't say I felt any performance difference, but then again it was a show truck. I spent more time polishing than anything else.

I just don't "get" the need for polished if you intend to wrap it...but to each their own. Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:19 PM
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

I just figure the inside of the polished tube is smoother than plastic allowing better suction but................once again, not enough for any noticeable differences. Lol.
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

better suction is a noticeable and highly regarded difference! I'm just saying......
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread




wooooot!

just need some of Lips magic touch and off to Scott for tinting!
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

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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.
My datalogging has shown something different. Wrapping a plastic intake ended up showing a cooler temperature in the manifold.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:59 AM
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Re: Latest Mod/Upgrade Picture Thread

But any "humanly noticeable" differences?

I doubt it. My WK isn't a racecar.

By the way Ryan, want to buy my stock throttle body?
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:36 PM
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But any "humanly noticeable" differences?

I doubt it. My WK isn't a racecar.

By the way Ryan, want to buy my stock throttle body?
Inlet temps do make a difference. If they didnt all of us would be running short rams. I think the rule of thumb is 1% hp per 10*F.

Its the little things that add up...

Although I just sent out my last 3.7 core, I dont really want to buy any more as Ive bought several others as of late....I guess PM me a price and Ill think about it.
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