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Old 05-08-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: performance heatwrapping

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whoa, quite a bit going on indeed I'd say the job is def getting done. I wish I had the room for my distro box next to the battery too.

If I had the winch + stereo amps, & all the accessories I'd be running a high amperage isolator and 2 of those yellow tops. Sorry for the OT
yea definitely im pushing 2400 amps under the hood right now with dual battery setup. its great
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Re: performance heatwrapping

perhaps im missing something but it looks to me in the first pic that youre intake isnt in a box? looks like its just pulling underhood air. if thats the case than seems like wrapping would be pointless. and you said you wrapped the rad pipe?(rubber hose?) again, here seems to me you wrapped a componant that deteriorates with heat so more heat wouldnt be better, and why would you want to contain heat in a system thats sole purpose is to dispel heat. Idunno, im sure im missing something here
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Re: performance heatwrapping

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perhaps im missing something but it looks to me in the first pic that youre intake isnt in a box? looks like its just pulling underhood air. if thats the case than seems like wrapping would be pointless. and you said you wrapped the rad pipe?(rubber hose?) again, here seems to me you wrapped a componant that deteriorates with heat so more heat wouldnt be better, and why would you want to contain heat in a system thats sole purpose is to dispel heat. Idunno, im sure im missing something here
if your intake is not in a box it would get more cold air with the box removed. if it was wrapped it keeps the heat away.
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if your intake is not in a box it would get more cold air with the box removed. if it was wrapped it keeps the heat away.
please explain, why than are all QUALITY aftermarket air intakes mounted in a box so that they dont pull underhood air
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please explain, why than are all QUALITY aftermarket air intakes mounted in a box so that they dont pull underhood air
So your saying k&n is not quality? That box probably also protects them from the elements. Acting as a splash guard, something that you have to buy seperatley from k&n.
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Re: performance heatwrapping

To box, Or not to box, that is the question. IMHO The difference in HP is so small that it would not matter. Remember that when you're moving that cooler air is rushing into the engine bay. And that air is getting sucked into the motor quickly, almost too quickly for the intake pipe to heat it up more than a degree or two. If you're worried about heat then I would suggest piping the filter down into the front bumper area and wrapping it with as much insulation as possible. Again Just My Opinion
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Personally I box and insulate because I drive a Jeep (non SRT) and I care about off road performance (usually slower speeds) and not race track performance. Not a whole lot of air flow being forced through. That's why I chose the Volant for mine. The box is completely sealed off from the engine compartment and with the help of insulation, slower heat soak. But to each their own!
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So your saying k&n is not quality? That box probably also protects them from the elements. Acting as a splash guard, something that you have to buy seperatley from k&n.
cant speak from experiance but i have read on several differant forums that k&n allow larger sized micron particules thru the filter so i wont use them. Just as many have said that fram oil filters are junk they can and have collapsed and dont have a proper check valve. sucks cuz i always liked that roughed up part on them to make it easy to grab with your hands
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To box, Or not to box, that is the question. IMHO The difference in HP is so small that it would not matter. Remember that when you're moving that cooler air is rushing into the engine bay. And that air is getting sucked into the motor quickly, almost too quickly for the intake pipe to heat it up more than a degree or two. If you're worried about heat then I would suggest piping the filter down into the front bumper area and wrapping it with as much insulation as possible. Again Just My Opinion

true but when youre stuck in bumper to bumper no box is clearly going to suck the hottest air possible while with a box you stand a slight chance of actually getting maybe a 50/50 mix. as far as hp goes aftermarket cai. have been dynoed
to add almost up to 20 hp on the 6.1 litre
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Re: performance heatwrapping

I'm not saying that an aftermarket cai, or any intake for that matter, doesnt do any good. Ive put some kind of an intake (cold air or short ram) on every car that I've owned. All i'm saying is that I think the heat wrap is unnecessary for a daily driven, non offroad, non pro drag raced viehicle. And for the bumper to bumper traffic... You dont need the extra 2-3hp from a wrapped intake when you're doing 15-20mph. lol
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