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Old 07-31-2007
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K&N Air filter heat shield

I'm think of adding the heat shield that the newer K&N kits come with to my 97. I fabbed one up out of cardboard the other night but I don't know what material to use to do the finished one.
Anyone have any suggestions?
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plastic flower pots work, search for: flower pot mod
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Don't really want to go the flower pot way. Would very thin aluminum be an ok metal to use or should I stick to plastic?
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Don't really want to go the flower pot way. Would very thin aluminum be an ok metal to use or should I stick to plastic?
Aluminum cools very quick and its light so it would be your best bet... it costs more though
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i would use brass.
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I have thin stock aluminum so I'll probably end up using that. Thanks for your input guys.
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just find a way to insolate the alum so it does not heat up
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just find a way to insolate the alum so it does not heat up
How can I do that?
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they sell a sheets of heat insulation at any auto part store
just wrap it in that
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Never thought of that. Thanks! I'm stopping on my way home from work today.
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just a idea i was thinking about to cool my intake even more let me know what you find
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I find some at A&A, none of the national chains carried it but it was like $30 for a 7" x 24" piece. I was shocked, but I needed it.
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ya that stuff can be expensive
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Do you have any pictures of your intake as it is now? I know I need to do something similar on my truck.
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It's just the stock intake with a K&N cone filter on it. I just want to add the heat shield.
I should finish up the shield tonight but I probably won't be able to get any pics up till Sunday. My daughter's birthday is tomorrow and I won't have time then.
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I got some pics i just have to post them up. This evening I'll do it.
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cool cant wait to see what you got
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Not the nicest looking but all it is is a piece of aluminum wrapped in a heat shiels blanket with some dress up of blue screening.
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I don't think it looks that bad.
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My intake is totally rigged up.

I just used a piece of aluminum siding for my heat shield, i painted it and cut it to fit where and how i wanted it.

Then as you can see i also have a piece of PVC tubing for a turn down on my intake. Since the air going through that part so fast the PVC palstic doesnt/wont get hot.


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My intake is totally rigged up.

I just used a piece of aluminum siding for my heat shield, i painted it and cut it to fit where and how i wanted it.

Then as you can see i also have a piece of PVC tubing for a turn down on my intake. Since the air going through that part so fast the PVC palstic doesnt/wont get hot.


I like that set-up. It looks good.
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The problem with this type of intake setup is, look where the MAF is and look where the bend it. The air flow is NOT going to be straight going through the sensor, it's going to end up tumbling around in a weird manner which will either cause a condition for him to run too rich or too lean. I mean yeah, you get the sound and everything, but my guess is this intake system lost him power.

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