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Re: Dinan/ECIS-CAI Hybrid Project with PICS! : ) (archive)

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Posted by SCM3/// on May 19, 2001 at 14:07:19:

In Reply to: Dinan/ECIS-CAI Hybrid Project with PICS! : ) posted by Luxo M3 on May 19, 2001 at 13:42:34:

hey luxom3, looks good. hows she running? you finally got it in huh. so did you see any improvement? did you take the bug shield off yet? hehe i'm thinking of getting a gen iii mufffler, what do you think? hey can you try working on a sc heat shield, in 80+ weather my car sucks. hope all goels well.


OK, took some time aside from porn surfing and web development to buy another Dinan CAI and the ECIS heat shield....

I was doing some reading about the shielding properties of carbon fiber. IN a nutshell, it doesn't. Thus in stop and go traffic, the Carbon fiber tubing of the Dinan CAI doesn't do much to keep heat down. Albeit the filter is breathing in from a relatively cool source and at speed, feeds very fresh cool air into the intake.

What you see above is a nice compromise. The ECIS heatshield (yes Shawn, that's what I was working on :] ), keeps the Dinan Carbon tubing nice and cool, much like it does with the regular ECIS set-up.

Even after a warm drive home in traffic, the Carbon tubing is nice and cool....

It (the CAI tubing) will however still soak some heat if the car spends a LONG time at a standstill, but no where near the "too hot to touch".

-Luxo M3

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