Originally Posted by 01xltranger4x4
I have a MAC with the chrome tube..Intakes are all pretty much the same, its not something you should spend over 200 bucks for. You can get the MAC for under $ 200....
This is the plain truth. Heat shields are more of a fashon statement then anything.. its under the hood where 98% of the time.. nobody is gonna see it anyway. The ONLY time a ' heat shield ' will have any effect is when the vehical is sitting still and the hot air isnt being extracted by teh airflo of the vehicals movement.
I have a laptop with ' digimoto ' installed. People complained that a metal inntake tube will hold heat and plastic ones are better.. I measured heat and cfm flows of K&NN, Mac, Airraid and a chopped airbox with a dropin filter. There was less then 5 degrees of heat difference and 20cfm's of airflo for all of them.
Endless your shooting Nitrous into your intake system, theres no need to spend large amounts of money on some ' cool looking ' intake when your motor with stock internals and no headwork wont require massive amounts of airflo.