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doogee
12-10-2010, 09:25 PM
So I made my own intake heat shield for my track car and it turned out pretty nice! If some of you E36 owners have some serious interest, I'd be down to make a few more and sell them cheap. I know these are hard to come by without spending over $200 on an entire intake from one of the big boys.

Here are a few pics for reference:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5250347448_40288a3ca1_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5122/5249744989_33b2e4b241_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5249745319_37e6c6ddfd_b.jpg



As you can see it's a well finished piece. Obviously the ones I make wont have the hole in the side for the oil lines :P

mclovin
12-11-2010, 02:48 PM
With this setup, where would it get the air from? Im guessing from around the headlight?

Dr. Flyview
12-11-2010, 05:18 PM
I'm not sure how much interest there would be. Only people making their own CAI would need one. My question is, why didn't you take it all the way to the fender/rad support?

QcE36
12-11-2010, 06:05 PM
I'm not sure how much interest there would be. Only people making their own CAI would need one. My question is, why didn't you take it all the way to the fender/rad support?

buy a 45 degree 3' elbow + filter and it is done... this is much simplier thant a CAI
I think its a great idea, if i had not bought my cosmos cai i would sure be interested by that heatshield
+1*th-up*

doogee
12-11-2010, 09:59 PM
With this setup, where would it get the air from? Im guessing from around the headlight?

Yes from behind the headlight, below the bumper and there is a "duct" that comes from the kidney grills.



I'm not sure how much interest there would be. Only people making their own CAI would need one. My question is, why didn't you take it all the way to the fender/rad support?

Haha yeah this reminds me of the person who told me to wrap it with heat reflective tape and that I shouldn't of painted it black.

It's just a heatsheild, it has a rather simple job and if I had made it go all the way to the rad support, it wouldn't make a difference. .01 hp maybe?

Not even my $350 Active intake goes that far. I think the reason is to keep the air flowing through the kidneys like it's designed from the factory.

Plus, when you're actually driving, there is a MASSIVE amount a fresh cold air blowing through the front end right in there. *th-up*

This is bimmerworlds world challenge intake for e36:
http://www.nexternal.com/bimmerworl/images/E36raceintake.jpg




buy a 45 degree 3' elbow + filter and it is done... this is much simplier thant a CAI
I think its a great idea, if i had not bought my cosmos cai i would sure be interested by that heatshield
+1*th-up*


Thanks man!

ju_le_new
12-25-2010, 04:41 PM
Im actually working on a custom heatshield myself.. yours look nice!

moto-menace
12-26-2010, 09:46 PM
pretty sweet.

doogee
01-05-2011, 05:46 PM
I may just make a couple and pop them up on ebay and kijiji to see how much interested there is.

I know someone in the states sells them for like $70 on there and won't ship to Canada.

dil
01-16-2011, 01:27 PM
ill give u 20 for one

doogee
01-16-2011, 01:44 PM
ill give u 20 for one

Ah not really worth the time for $20 lol

tg07lq
01-16-2011, 02:07 PM
^id be suprised if 20 covers material dude, tbh.
its definatly a good alternative to what else is available. an alternative to this alternative would be to piece one together on your own.