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Old 06-27-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default 6 dollars to lower your mat temp 20 degrees.

I thought i needed a cool air box, I just hated the idea of my turbo sucking in hot *** air. I looked at cool air boxes, all were over priced. So ricer instint kicks it. Need **** for your car roll to lowes. 6 dollars bought me a 12x24 sheet of galvanized steel. Was it worth it? Or am i damn ricer. I later figured out that i had to cut a notch for the hood prop to go. I drove around boosting before, and my MAT was 139, now driving around boosting the highest i observed was 118. I doubt there was more than 2 degrees ambient temperature change. As they were taken an hour apart. Accuweather said it was 94 degrees both times i checked.
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Funny, on my CRX I've purposely made a hot air intake that sucks in air from between the block and the exhaust manifold. I get IATs of like 160-180Deg. Increased my MPG by 3-4. Now I've got it running on MS2, so I can lean it out even further using the WB.

GJ on the heatshield, take a dremel or some other sanding drum to that cut out to give it a nice finished look.
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good **** but has been done before and has been documented in details quiet few times
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MTA=Manifold air temp I am assuming...Sounds like you need moar intercooler to get your temps to ambient. Or a more efficient turbo or ducting for your intercooler. Making **** that is functional isn't ricer but if you put "mad tyte jdm type r cool air box," that'd be another story.
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You're an idiot, please close your mt.net account.
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it works but i have no room for such nonsense as my airfilter is twice the size of yours. The same goes for my ***** as well. Kudos for having the creativity to make a functional part though.
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it works but i have no room for such nonsense as my airfilter is twice the size of yours. The same goes for my ***** as well. Kudos for having the creativity to make a functional part though.
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I just ran my air filter to where the left foglight was.
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it works but i have no room for such nonsense as my airfilter is twice the size of yours. The same goes for my ***** as well. Kudos for having the creativity to make a functional part though.
Pics of *****?
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MY air filter is pretty pansy. I didn't bother to search, I do need to do some ducting for my I/C, i also dont have the bottom cover on right now, because i am lazy. BTW what should my intake temps be? I have that china charger and an old style FMII ic.
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Mine was free (materials anyway)

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My intake temps are same as ambient...even after some hard running.
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hey did you forget to cut the slot for the hood prop?
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Mine was free (materials anyway)

Hahahaha, is that a speed limit sign?
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Damn over the radiator setup is really starting to screw me up. Charge pipes leave no room for this kind of thing.
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i've never heard it called mat before. at first i thought you might be from canada, but i see your from texas so i won't ride ya' over it but most people call it an IAT = intake air temp. sensor. anyway's, the last trackday i ran at harris hill road (by san marcos) it was hotter than hell out, (98* even hotter track temp) and on the long straight after turn 2 i check my IAT's and they were about 3-4* over ambient, at wot after several hot laps on the track. that's with a china cooler and a gt28 @ 9-10psi. once i slowed down to pull in the pits it shot up fast, and once stopped (no air flowing thru the intercooler) the temps went up 20* plus before they started coming back down. so if you checked it once you were driving slow, that might be why it was reading so high, remember, it takes airflow for the intercooler to work!
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Curly, if you can do an ott like mine you would have room to pull this neat trick off also...but if your intercooler and turbo are efficient you don't need to do this.
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Astro, why is it that you think pulling in ambient temperature is not needed or inefficient. Compressing air is always going to create X heat and an intercooler can only remove Y. If you start with a lower temperature then you can use a smaller intercooler to reach the same temperature as before the modification. There is nothing JDM or bandaid about this. If you think it is, then you're a scrub. PERIOD

Spoolin, tons of OEMs use MAT and not IAT. For sure all Hondas.
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**** doing a cheap or free mod to lower intake temps!!!
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