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FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS FOR LETTING ME HAVE MY POSTING PRIVILEGES BACK

i noticed one day that my rad fan was blowing hot air into my short ram intake. i seen something like this done on a dsm forum, so i decided to try it out for myself.

Basically i just wanted to make a shield to block air hot air from my radiator fan

I wont go into much detail with the first pictures as its just a card board mock-up
but i posted the pics for you to get an idea of where to begin.

 

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ok so now that i had what i was looking for i had to refine it alittle


I even made a mounting tab-
 

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Now i had to make it out of something more heat resistant and more sturdy


Now you bend it to the old template. i just bent mine over a cement block and used a hammer to make the edges. i also put several coats of high temp paint on it


Next put it in and check for any further modifications.
after shutting the hood and making sure everything was good, i drilled out the hole on the mounting tab and bolted it down.
i used a hose to make a seal until im find something better
and its complete. according to my hand held temp sensor guage , inside the box was consistently 10-20 degrees cooler than right outside the box.
 

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That looks great man good job on the diy
 

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great DIY! repped.

What material did you make it from, sheet alum, sheet SS? I wonder if it would have better dissipating properties if left unpainted. Did you use a k probe to check temp differences inside and outside the box?

-Luke
 

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nice diy, sir

very nice. :TU:
 

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do some logs!!! if your ecu is chipped log IAT with and without it!
 

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I always wondered if those boxes restricted airflow. Whatcha think?


Nice work!!!
there are plenty of cracks and openings for your motor to pull air from.
 

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Nice as hell, reminds me of the ice box intakes from like 2000 lol
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That's awesome, man. I think this is gonna be the next thing I do. I have to switch the
CAI to short ram too much around here because of rain. Well protected, but I still don't
like taking the chance.
 

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That's awesome, man. I think this is gonna be the next thing I do. I have to switch the
CAI to short ram too much around here because of rain. Well protected, but I still don't
like taking the chance.
Arizona ftw for year round perfect driving weather, even in monsoon season it doesn't rain hahaha
do some logs!!! if your ecu is chipped log IAT with and without it!
Do this, I don't have the ability to and I'm very curious!

x3 with what type of material you used.
 

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Great DIY buy Ive done some testing with this.
If you use an old plastic dust bin or plastic sheet it insulates better from the heat.
the cardboard turned out to be the best heat insulator. then plastic and lastlly any kind of metal.
It wont matter on short rides. But once you heat soak the shield there is a diff off 5-10c
Results depend on how long you drive the car for before checking.
You guys are lucky. We have a bat there on our cars. And one has to squeeze it in behind the bat.
 
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