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Remember a post about one awhile back, want to put in the max-air system, but really would like something carbon fiber. Anyone make one? Have SP63 Kit w/ 4 inch intake and K&N
 

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Would carbon fiber be as effective at keeping heat out? I have no idea, so im asking
 

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I doubt that carbon fiber could do the job as effectivly. But i know that it would be lots lighter :D

steve
 

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CF is good with heat. it would be pretty good at keeping heat out if the box was air tite from the engine compartment


i have a CF intake and it dont get hot
 
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I bet if you "jethot" coated Steve Theodore's Airbox you could really have something to reduce heat. I'd be curious on this. Steve, care to chime in?
 

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rocked said:
Also, a Top to the airbox would be effective , wouldn't it?
steves box is made so the hood becomes the top of the box, i dont know how much help an actual top would be to the box
 

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The under hood insulation does a better job sealing the top than a lid and the filter is more accessable. Plus it looks better being able to see the high flow filter when you open the hood. The first prototype "MAX AIR" airbox had a lid. Not having a lid also keeps the cost down with no loss in effectiveness.

As far as a CF "MAX AIR" airbox, stay tuned. :)

Later, Steve
 

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i doubt it but you could definatly get someone to make you one for a somewhat cheap price. Im gonna have to look into this and maybe get one for my TT im getting:D

steve
 
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carbon fiber has excellent heat blocking properties, carbon fiber charge piping and intake/ intake manifolds would seriously reduce air intake temperatures because of the insulative properties of it!
 
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Steve, i have no hood insulation anymore, and probably won't if i go with the new hood, so a top might be effective for me in the summer weather, especially if it's carbon, the sun beating down on the car, a carbon top to the box would be great because the metal hood would absorb the head, along with the single...would probably create some nice ambient air temps...
 

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Rocked,

It will still seal most of the area without the insulation. Trust me a lid make the box more expensive, harder to install, harder to maintain your filter, and makes the filter less visible.

Ben,

Very nice. I bet that is a pricey piece. How much, and does it include an intake pipe and high flow filter?

Later, Steve
 

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That CF box looks like it was bought. If thats true were did you get it and how much did it cost? Anyways it look real nice!

steve
 

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Paul Whiffin sells them and they are like $460ish USD. I'll be getting one of them in the next month or 2 :)
 

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Sounds good man Can you get one colored? Or would you have to get it dyed?

Steve
 
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