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Old 03-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Custom intake heat shield

So I just completed my custom heat shield.

I used sheet metal and cut out the approximate shape of the open space where my injen intake is. I then wrapped the metal in Carbon/Kevlar fibre material. I used marine grade epoxy and hardener.

The kevlar was a pain in the a$$ to cut. Didn't matter how sharp my scissors were they couldn't cut it. I had to use an exacto blade and even that took forever and it wasn't pretty.

All together it took 3 days to complete. Keep in mind that this is the first time using carbon fibre ever. Never worked with fiberglass. Used youtube to learn how to cover the metal (skinning). I got the material and epoxy from my brother who used it on his race car he was on the SAE team at McMaster.

Here is some before and after pics.






Here is it covered with really thin flashing.

As you can see I have it mounted to one of the original intake mounting point and the steering fluid resevoir.






Now here is the finished project.






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Old 03-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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wow..your posting this everywhere.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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So you wrapped the metal with cf?
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So you wrapped the metal with cf?
+1 Kind of defeats the purpose of the Carbon.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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how many seconds does this custom mod shave off your laptimes?
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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I covered the metal purely for looks, same reason people use 3m carbon fibre for interior parts. Wasn't looking at making the part stronger or using carbon fibre alone. Like my original post read, this is the first time ever using carbon fibre. i might change it in the future to only carbon fibre, once i know how to make molds and such.

As for lap time shaved off 3 seconds!
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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the top piece really does nothing, the side peices should touch the hood and block the heat.

wrapping things to look like CF pieces in anyway is like wearing a fake Rolex

not be rude but that thing looks like ass and if I saw it at a show I would be like WTF
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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In all honestly its somewhat similar to the bmw performance intake for our cars. But you didn't pay the ridiculous price
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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Thanks BimmerboyPH. Because i had all the materials i only had to buy the metal which was $12.
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