Too much hot air !!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:52 am
I didn't exactly get the scoop I wanted. But... I did make a little box. The problem I was having was, the intake was sucking in wayyyyy to much hot air. With all of the intake work I've done on the car, I was mainly focused on getting the most air into the engine. (4 inch intake instead of the original 3 inch that comes stock/aftermarket on the v6. Spiral and dimpled ported throttle body, and intake tube.) While I was not thinking completely about cold air. So when I was getting the monthly checkup and update by my tuner guy, he told me I was sucking in way to much hot air and all the work I've done is going to waste. So at first I thought it was the radiator hose being to close to the inatke. So I wrapped that and it was still hot. So then I wrapped the whole intake, still to hot. So then I went and bought some insulation from lowes and made a sealed box. And FINALLY it's keeping cool. Cooler than stock actually. I went back to my tuner and we drove the car for about 45 minutes and it worked amazing. It was about 75° outside and the highest the intake temp got (at the maf) was about 87° and that was when I went inside the gas station for about 8 minutes and the car was just sitting outside running. I can tell a complete difference. It's like my baby found her soul that she's been looking for haha <br />
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:07 am
I like the idea of trying new set-ups, but for all the trouble you went thru, did you consider buying an INJEN that does what you are looking to do with your current set-up?

Injen makes a system that draws the air from down low, only issue is you need to be careful you don't drive thru a water hole that is deep enough to suck water up thru the tube. You would need to drive thru at least a foot deep water hole to have an issue. Also, I cut part of the back side of the grill away to allow even more air to get to the filter area, similar to what the APEX system does in directing air to the bottom of the CAI systems.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:56 pm
Can you send me a link to that intake ? And to be honest. I love working on my car. I love thinking of an idea and building it exactly how I imagined. I've never seen a intake system on a v6, with a 4" tube either. I didn't think it would do much but it actually has better throttle response. Better bottom end speed. 11 more hp ( than the 3 inch) and it just simply looks bad ass. I know it's more simple to buy an intake and spend 20 minutes sticking it on. But that's no fun to me I love spending hours on end working on my car. I plan on fabricating a aluminum box and stuff around the insulated box. It's just a work in progress.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:17 am
Here is the scoop,

http://www.apex-speed.com/apex-motorspo ... 51411.html

Here is the INJEN,

http://www.apex-speed.com/injen-power-f ... ished.html

Happy to here you enjoy working on your Camaro, as I do too. Keep up the nice work, and keep us poosted on the outcome of the box.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:24 am
Thanks !

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:07 am
I'll second the injen, just get a hydrosheild and you'll be fine.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:02 am
Might have to try this out on the custom intake i am building right now for the 80mm TB. Want it to look decent...but in the end its all about performance.
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