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Old 01-15-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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clear intake ?

hey i was wondering if its possible to make a clear intake since its only air going thru it now i just thought it would be cool to have a see thru intake and have a cai the same way like a pipeline cold air just clear


would be a good show stopper
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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I don't see why not, so long as you use a plastic that's not going to get damaged from the heat and vibration under the hood.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
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yeah but i wonder why they dont make one the 4th gens had the clear lid from slp
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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yeah but i wonder why they dont make one the 4th gens had the clear lid from slp
The lid isn't going to get as hot as the section of an intake tube sitting over the radiator and especially close to the throttle body.
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yeah i understand that but i would imagine that there is plastic to withstand that heat since ours are plastic now but just want it clear
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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There is it just is expensive to make, not only the outside has to be smooth, the inside too. How do you polish the inside of a tube?
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #7
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yeah i understand that but i would imagine that there is plastic to withstand that heat since ours are plastic now but just want it clear
I'm sure it can be done but as has been mentioned, it will probably be quite expensive. Many of the intakes aren't just plastic, they are a composite material to keep heat out and maintain structural integrity. Underhood temps can get quite hot and finding a material that maintains it's shape and form while not heating up the air going through the tube can be a challenge.
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