thats retarded...so with your logic hardpipes for an intercooler would be inefficient because they are metal so they will conduct heat?twinturbozs said:i think a metal hose will conduct more heat, possibly reducing efficiency.
Maybe you dont understand the significance of IC hardpipes.IdealSupra said:thats retarded...so with your logic hardpipes for an intercooler would be inefficient because they are metal so they will conduct heat?
as for the metal pipe to the turbo... looks mainly....but i think it will reduce turbulence in intake airflow SLIGHTLY...anything you wil notice? probably not...
wow...maybe you dont understand the simple point... that regardless of the PROS of the hardpipes for the IC.... obviously they dont heat up "because they are metal" same would go for a metal pipe to the turbo...twinturbozs said:Maybe you dont understand the significance of IC hardpipes.
1. they dont expand under elevated boost levels.
2.usually larger in diameter than stock. (more flow)
3. eliminates any bottlenecks in the system.
this metal intake meets none of those criteria. im sure most would understand that rubber/plastic is a better insulator against heat over metal, and the sheer thickness of the rubber intake hose insures that there will be less heat conducted through the intake. the only benefits a metal intake has, is that it looks better and possibly has smoother flow (less turbulence). Im going to guess that the pros/cons are a wash and will show no performance gains whatsoever.
yeah thats exactly what i thinktwinturbozs said:are you telling me that heat does not conduct heat faster than plastic? if thats what you think then you better re-take that physics class you fell asleep in.
furthermore if your intake air temperature is higher because of the metal intake pipe, your air will be correspondingly higher coming out of the IC too, compared to regular ambient air .
the heat from your engine will soak the metal intake which in turns conducts to the intake air thereby raising the ambient air intake before it reaches the turbo.
IdealSupra said:thats retarded...so with your logic hardpipes for an intercooler would be inefficient because they are metal so they will conduct heat? ...
:lol: yeah ive NEVER seen an INTAKE pipe wrapped with any kind of thermal wrap...if you seriously think that the temp changes in the air in the less then half a second of being in the intake tube...then i have a bridge for sale...twinturbozs said:im not here to pick a fight, youre the one that started with the insults. maybe you should work on diplomacy before getting yourself all worked up.
hardcore racers wrap their pipes with thermal wrap.polished pipe are for the bling factor. fyi, radiant heat from the engine can heat the metal intake causing the entering air to actually be higher than the engine bay air.