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Old 05-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys, ITS SUMMER (im out of college).

Now I actually have time to do the small things on my car. I am about to build some heat shielding. I was wondering where you buy the rubber trim that people use around the cutouts in their bumper and around the heat shields for the intake.

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LOL!! I came to comment and saw my pic!

I had to make some notches in my FM heatshield and wanted to protect the oil feed line from any metal on metal contact. I just took some of my left over vacuum line and split it down the middle and guided it over the aluminum. **** on biscuit.
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just get a small rubber hose and cut it down the middle.
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Good idea. I have a whole bunch of vacuum hose that was too small. perfect.
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I've been thinking about heat shielding a lot lately as well. More specifically, something for a cold air intake like above. Looks like i'm gonna need to spend money on one of those flat K&N filters cause my round filter leaves no room for any heat shielding to be effective.
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in that case some vacuum line cut carefully done the middle...


damn too slow. forgot to submit.

i got this stuff through summitracing.com:

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Brain, where did you get the headlight cover? I'm going to run my intake right there too and I want fresh air like you've got w/ that little scoop.
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i made it.

see revlimiter.net writeup.
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Brain, where did you get the headlight cover? I'm going to run my intake right there too and I want fresh air like you've got w/ that little scoop.
Looks like he bought a NACA duct and cut the stock one to fit it.

You should try to close that hole that the intake pipe goes through and hope you create a more "pressurized zone" there.
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sorry to keep the post headed off topic but, what about teh rainz!?

I'm PM'ing you!
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sorry to keep the post headed off topic but, what about teh rainz!?

I'm PM'ing you!
free WI
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free WI
Free WI sucks!

I had some poor air filter placement (in front of passenger wheel behind bumper) when I was mounting things before I did all the IC piping. I had it there for about a week, and hit two big frog stranglers. When I took off the intake elbow to go turbo, there was about 1/16" of silt in the coupling. That couldn't have been good. I think I sandblasted my internals, and they've still got carbon deposits.

I too need to make a good CAI as my intake temps sometimes hit 140*. I was thinking aluminum street sign with vacuum hose trim as well, but want to find a way to pressurize that zone. I know the cowl filter placements see a slight pressurization, but I don't want to move my clutch line.

Has anyone ever run their intake all the way up to behind the bumper?
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Free WI sucks!

I had some poor air filter placement (in front of passenger wheel behind bumper) when I was mounting things before I did all the IC piping. I had it there for about a week, and hit two big frog stranglers. When I took off the intake elbow to go turbo, there was about 1/16" of silt in the coupling. That couldn't have been good. I think I sandblasted my internals, and they've still got carbon deposits.

I too need to make a good CAI as my intake temps sometimes hit 140*. I was thinking aluminum street sign with vacuum hose trim as well, but want to find a way to pressurize that zone. I know the cowl filter placements see a slight pressurization, but I don't want to move my clutch line.

Has anyone ever run their intake all the way up to behind the bumper?
Oh man, I totally forgot I had one of these around! Free aluminum! I think i'm going to work on something tonight after class
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I have cruise controll and that area is off limits. I know people have moved it but does it still work? I plan on doing drives and that might help on those roads where were actually doing the speed limit.
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I'm sure it could be moved as long as the cable doesn't bind.

The only other thing going to it is one connector and a vacuum line. Both are position irrelevant. You could probably make some brackets and get it all the way down to the shelf. I just took mine off, took all of 3 minutes. The factory cruise sucked anyways...then it fails.

I just watch my GPS...more accurate and higher up in field of view. I commute 100 miles between school and home, and *knock on wood* have yet to get a ticket in the Miata. My wife's Cavalier was dangerous though...three tickets in one year in that shitbox.
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The cruise control can be moved fairly easily. Sometimes I wish I had it in my miata, but we usually just use the integra for long trips which has cruise controll, power steering, power windows, better stereo etc etc =P
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Does the cruise control need to be bolted to something or just zip tied? If so i just found a quick project lol
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Does the cruise control need to be bolted to something or just zip tied? If so i just found a quick project lol
Check out revlimiter.net that brain posted up there. I'm pretty sure its mentioned there.
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I moved mine closer to the brake booster and more inboard to make room for my cowl CAI setup. I basically just found some unused holes and bent the cruise actuator brackets to fit. No big deal.

You could zip tie it to something if you wanted to. It does not need to be secure for the cable pull, just for its own support.
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Regarding the rubber trim, try door edge-molding. Comes in a roll of 6-8 feet, has some good stickum in the crease and is pretty flexible, and cheap. Got mine at Advance.
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