Thread: Cold air intake
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:10 PM
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Keep the heat shield on it! I made my own intake which doesn't have a heat shield, and it gets pretty warm in that engine bay. Besides the shield serves a dual purpose as it helps funnel cooler air and it will to some extent protect your air filter from contaminants that could go into your engine bay from underneath. If you do any off-roading and playing in the mud it will protect the filter from being badly clogged and reduce the amount of time spent cleaning that filter.
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