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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: City That Never Sleeps
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Cai?!? Yea Right!!!!
Ever wonder why the factory uses plastic/rubber for the air intake tube?
Could it be that heat soaks in faster to metal then it does to plastic or rubber??
With that said im sitting at a light yesterday and im sitting there watching the Dashhawk IAT sensor creep up 130, 135, 145!!!!!!!!
You know happened when I hit the throttle when the light changed green? (WOT) It felt like there were 5 people in the car with me, I was disgusted.
The CAI tube is metal or aluminum (very thin) and it has the worst case of heatsoak I have ever seen, its hindering my PERFORMANCE!!!!!!!!
But on the highway when the CAI tube has air passing thru it constantly from a 30 mph roll the damn thing is an ANIMAL NOW!!!!!!!
So now im thinking this is where I take it in the ass at the track, waiting to stage.
Here is my idea, and everyone feel free to chime in if you think its a bad one.
I want to get the high temp silicone, the orange stuff and line the entire inside of the CAI tube with it, put a nice 1/8 to 1/4 inch bead on it to preven the heat soak from kicking the sh*t out om my IAT sensor.
2012 300 SRT
2010 Challenger SRT8: SOLD
2008 Charger SRT8: SOLD
2006 Jeep SRT8: SOLD