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Old 07-07-2012, 10:41 AM   #1001
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Looks nice man, whether to paint or not to paint is kind of a hard choice
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #1002
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Debating on paint matching it to the car or not.
Tough call, I'm trying to imagine it painted vs what you got now... idk man... haha. perhaps if there were a bit more going on around the exterior of the car to match it. Know what I'm talking about?

For example, the cleared out headlights helps to match.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #1003
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Put black vinyl on the roof and it will look sick!
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #1004
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Put black vinyl on the roof and it will look sick!
Roof is already gloss black and so is the grills area Had some extra paint and decided what the hell haha
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #1005
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Tough call, I'm trying to imagine it painted vs what you got now... idk man... haha. perhaps if there were a bit more going on around the exterior of the car to match it. Know what I'm talking about?

For example, the cleared out headlights helps to match.
Why don't you got to the PhotoShop thread and maybe someone can give you an idea?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:27 PM   #1006
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Added some bling to the engine bay.

Modded an 08 Forester XT engine cover to fit my 03 X and painted it Rust-Oleum "Champagne Mist" the closest match to "Sierra Gold" in a can I could find on short notice.

You shouldn't use exhaust wrap on your intake.

All you're doing is holding in heat. Not helping at all.

Use reflective tape.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #1007
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You shouldn't use exhaust wrap on your intake.

All you're doing is holding in heat. Not helping at all.

Use reflective tape.
What heat is it holding in? The air comes in at ambient temperature, which is lower than the temperature of the air in the engine bay. While reflective tape may be more effective than the exhaust wrap, it's still an insulator that will serve to reduce heat transfer between the hotter engine bay and the cooler ambient air in the intake pipe.

Whether it's exhaust wrap or reflective tape, the difference in air charge temperature actually reaching the cylinders is minimal.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #1008
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plus exhaust wrap looks cooler =)
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #1009
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What heat is it holding in? The air comes in at ambient temperature, which is lower than the temperature of the air in the engine bay. While reflective tape may be more effective than the exhaust wrap, it's still an insulator that will serve to reduce heat transfer between the hotter engine bay and the cooler ambient air in the intake pipe.

Whether it's exhaust wrap or reflective tape, the difference in air charge temperature actually reaching the cylinders is minimal.
Metal piping can still heat up while under heat wrap, it doesn't stop heat from entering, it keeps heat in.

I don't know when the last time you put your hand under a freshly-opened hood. But it's quite hot in there.

Reflective tape is the correct thing to use for intakes, period.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:52 PM   #1010
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Metal piping can still heat up while under heat wrap, it doesn't stop heat from entering, it keeps heat in.

I don't know when the last time you put your hand under a freshly-opened hood. But it's quite hot in there.

Reflective tape is the correct thing to use for intakes, period.
You sound dumber than you think.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #1011
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You sound dumber than you think.
Space stations would argue with you
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #1012
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^ NASA Shark agrees.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #1013
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Both options are pretty trivial for the intake.
Reflective tape would be more effective though.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #1014
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Its an intake guys, 90% of people dont wrap em with anything.
Wrap or tape, who gives a ****, they both serve the purpose of insulating
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #1015
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Its an intake guys, 90% of people dont wrap em with anything.
Wrap or tape, who gives a ****, they both serve the purpose of insulating
Insulating and reflecting are two different things.

One keeps heat out, the other keeps heat in. That's like saying a sweater serves the same purpose as a mirror.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #1016
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Even though I agree tape might be better. A sweater can be used to keep stuff cold it is an insulator. The reason it is used to keep people warm it is trapping your own body heat and holding it in. Same reason you can use a blanket to keep you warm or keep a keg of beer cold.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #1017
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If it were a glass sweater it would keep you warm and reflect at the same time
.... Oh I have an idea: Glass wrap!!!
Im off to the bat cave!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:53 PM   #1018
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If it were a glass sweater it would keep you warm and reflect at the same time
.... Oh I have an idea: Glass wrap!!!
Im off to the bat cave!
I believe you refer to Glad Wrap?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:08 PM   #1019
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I don't know if glass is that great. There is a reason people tint windows. Also a reason houses have multiple panes with certain gasses to help insulate your house not old single panes that let heat out like mad.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:10 PM   #1020
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Metal piping can still heat up while under heat wrap, it doesn't stop heat from entering, it keeps heat in.
Soooo... exhaust wrap is somehow a directional insulator? Wow, that stuff is more amazing than I ever thought!!!

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I don't know when the last time you put your hand under a freshly-opened hood. But it's quite hot in there.
News flash!!!

Back to the unique modifications.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #1021
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to me, it looks like your intake broke its leg and chose a black cast.

overall, your Jurassic park 3 look is not my taste whatsoever.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #1022
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Not really unique, people do this **** all the time but Im re-finishing the wheels I just picked up

center caps Loosely set one togather so you get the whole picture





And preview: Just primed and white, no clear yet. Light is getting dim and I wanted to snap a pic quick
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:21 PM   #1023
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Soooo... exhaust wrap is somehow a directional insulator? Wow, that stuff is more amazing than I ever thought!!!

News flash!!!

Back to the unique modifications.
No, exhaust wrap keeps the inherintly hot exhaust pipes hot. It traps the heat that they build by definition. But they maintain the heat within the pipe (to a point).

The intake tract should remain cold so keeping heat from building up in the first place is the main goal; the wrap will only contain the heat once the intake piping acquires it. Hence why heat reflective tape is a better solution
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #1024
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No, exhaust wrap keeps the inherintly hot exhaust pipes hot. It traps the heat that they build by definition. But they maintain the heat within the pipe (to a point).

The intake tract should remain cold so keeping heat from building up in the first place is the main goal; the wrap will only contain the heat once the intake piping acquires it. Hence why heat reflective tape is a better solution
Edit: hot gasses equal more velocity. Better on the exhaust side.
Cold air is more compressed, better on the intake side.

That might make the point more clear.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:31 PM   #1025
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No, exhaust wrap keeps the inherintly hot exhaust pipes hot. It traps the heat that they build by definition. But they maintain the heat within the pipe (to a point).

The intake tract should remain cold so keeping heat from building up in the first place is the main goal; the wrap will only contain the heat once the intake piping acquires it. Hence why heat reflective tape is a better solution
HOLY CRAP WHO CARES. Stop getting off topic, this is exactly the type of behavior that got the last unique modifications thread locked. Shut up and get back to unique mods, no one cares about intakes and how to wrap them. If you do make an intake wrapping thread
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