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Old 02 May 2013, 10:51 am
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Default Does the vanity intake cover get heat soak?

Under the vanity cover there is foam padding. Does this hold in heat? Would you see lower intake temps without it?
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Old 02 May 2013, 10:56 am
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Default Re: Does the vanity intake cover get heat soak?

No one anywhere has tested the heat reflective or absorption of the vanity cover. So any answer would be be guess in which you guess would be as good as anyone's else!

Aesthetically speaking it works with or without it on the engine?
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Old 02 May 2013, 10:59 am
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I guess your signature says it all
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Default Re: Does the vanity intake cover get heat soak?

It's engineered mostly for noise dampening of the intake. But there is likely to be some heat insulating qualities that would work to keep the mani cooler longer as the engine compartment heats up. But it would also work to keep the mani warmer at shut down as the engine compartment cools off so it's a trade. It really doesn't do much insulating either way because it only covers the top side while the bottom of the intake is exposed and still facing the hot engine.

If you are interested in insulating the intake mani, wrap it with sheets or strips of this.....
Reflectix® Staple Tab Insulation - Reflective Insulation - Ace Hardware
Reflectix HVSP0202506 | Radiant Barriers | Westside Wholesale

....along with some aluminum tape to hold it together......
Aluminum Foil Tape :3M US

If you do a neat job, the vanity cover should hide almost all of it. I wouldn't expect a big power increase but you might find a horsepower or two. And it doesn't cost you a lot and it's reversible.
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Old 03 May 2013, 01:24 am
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hmm, maybe i'll just remove the foam. I think the composite manifold looks ugly without the cover anyway. thanks for the input!
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