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Why are GT intakes black? #180109 May 18, 12:41am May 18, 12:41am
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Why are GT intakes black?
In pictures, the GT Intake manifold looks like it is covered by a black plastic sheild, is that what it is? Or is it paint? Never actually looked under the Hood of GT in person.

Perhaps to help sheild from engine bay heat?

Would there be an advatage to insulating your CAI and Intake manifold pipes?

Re: Why are GT intakes black? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #180110 May 18, 10:51am May 18, 10:51am
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Anybody?

Re: Why are GT intakes black? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #180111 May 18, 11:03am May 18, 11:03am
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its just a black plastic cover...i dont think it really helps...just looks...

Re: Why are GT intakes black? [Re: GTS2003BLK] #180112 May 18, 11:03am May 18, 11:03am
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They're black becuz it's plastic.

Re: Why are GT intakes black? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #180113 May 18, 11:09am May 18, 11:09am
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Yea, just plastic...Not sure how well it works, but keep in mind that less heat is better thumbsup

Re: Why are GT intakes black? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #180114 May 18, 6:16pm May 18, 6:16pm
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Hey thanks everyone, for that info.

My curiosity is aroused by the concept of insulating the entire Intake system against heat soak.

I'm envisioning one of those cryo CO2 cooling systems incorporated into the insulation. Though rapid cooling brings to mind visions of condensation. But hey, it's 4:20 in the afternoon and I'm just thinking out load here, more homework needs to be done,

Thanks again all thumbsup

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