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Here's a pic of Thermal Protection Foil applied to our Air Box to reduce intake air temps. It's Rocket Science. JP


Edit: Price for the ST Air Box Thermal Protection Kit is $38 in Gold or High Performance Silver. Everything you'll need is included except Acetone, which is necessary to prep the surface for the self-adhesive. Purchasers will be linked to a YouTube Install Video for a complete walk through. JP
 

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Have you been hanging around with Flora?
 

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Every time I see it I want one more.
It won't be long, TS. Just need Kevin to test one out. I'll remember your support. JP
 

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It would be cool if you could take some AIT readings and show how much of a difference it makes other than cosmetic. Either way it looks very nice-a!
 

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I would imagine your metal intake tube transfers more heat than that plastic box. That isn't rocket science though...
 

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With your filter open wrapping the airbox won't make any difference.
 

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Thanks Fux, and good plan. This the same material as on the ST-R, so Ford Racing thought it was worthwhile. Well, them and just about every other race team on the planet. But, like you, I'd like to see the figures. I'll have to see if I can work up a protocol. If you think of something, let me know. JP
 

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With your filter open wrapping the airbox won't make any difference.
You're right. The plug is coming from Mountune. JP
 

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Thanks Fux, and good plan. This the same material as on the ST-R, so Ford Racing thought it was worthwhile. Well, them and just about every other race team on the planet. But, like you, I'd like to see the figures. I'll have to see if I can work up a protocol. If you think of something, let me know. JP
Thank god you included that dash in ST-R. :haha:
 

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I would imagine your metal intake tube transfers more heat than that plastic box. That isn't rocket science though...
You're right (except the Rocket Science part). But it's a cumulative effect. Everything else being equal, each point in the intake that you reduce temps, the lower the temp at the end of the chain. Every little bit helps. That's why just about every high performance car uses it. JP
 

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You're right (except the Rocket Science part). But it's a cumulative effect. Everything else being equal, each point in the intake that you reduce temps, the lower the temp at the end of the chain. Every little bit helps. That's why just about every high performance car uses it. JP
heat transfer does apply to rocket science, but it applies to just science...

Anyways, firstly just because a high performance vehicle uses it does not mean it will benefit your consumer car.

Then the fact that Aluminum transfer heat at a very high rate (in fact is what I believe one of the best at it) compared to most plastics (if not all) I would say that this will only make about .00000000001%(give or take a few 0's) of a difference... aka nothing. I would imagine you would get a better result by just putting that on the bottom of the intake tube as it would help deter the heat raising up from the engine/turbo, etc.

I definitely want to see some sort of experiment from this as my inner science geek is getting all geeeeee from it.
 

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You have any plans for wrapping the rest of the intake?
 

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heat transfer does apply to rocket science, but it applies to just science...

Anyways, firstly just because a high performance vehicle uses it does not mean it will benefit your consumer car.

Then the fact that Aluminum transfer heat at a very high rate (in fact is what I believe one of the best at it) compared to most plastics (if not all) I would say that this will only make about .00000000001%(give or take a few 0's) of a difference... aka nothing. I would imagine you would get a better result by just putting that on the bottom of the intake tube as it would help deter the heat raising up from the engine/turbo, etc.

I definitely want to see some sort of experiment from this as my inner science geek is getting all geeeeee from it.
Here's the ST-R. I think the Ford Racing engineers would argue with your math.
 

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One sec let me decrease my browser magnification. :p
 

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They also have a plastic intake... so I imagine they would have wrapped any metal intake tubing if they had any, but instead they have a plastic tube with metal heat shielding on the exterior. You just have metal.
 
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