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Old 06-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Here is the ZL1 New Era Intake

Here is the power coated intake with replacement windshield washer reservoir.

Gains have been very good, especially with relocating that huge stock windshield washer rezzie out of the way with something more reasonable.

We will be headed to the track this week again for more testing.

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Here is the power coated intake with replacement windshield washer reservoir.

Gains have been very good, especially with relocating that huge stock windshield washer rezzie out of the way with something more reasonable.

We will be headed to the track this week again for more testing.

All I see is a red X, can you e-mail the picture to

thomas.savu@barksdale.af.mil

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pics. It looks good. Do you have another pic showing the entire unit with the K&N attached?
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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Working on the finished product instal pic. Hope to have it today. This one is going on Aaron's car.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Good gains? Do you have any numbers? Are you using any tuning mods?
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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Gains are good. With this alone and a tune we ran 121.85 mph in the 1/4. This was a bit slower but the only video I have.

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #8
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Gains are good. With this alone and a tune we ran 121.85 mph in the 1/4. This was a bit slower but the only video I have.


are there gains to be had without tuning. How can I get a tune where
I live there are no shops that do that
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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New Era intake gained 11 rwhp on the stock tune, and 31 rwhp with tuning. If you dont have a tuner in your area, we offer remote tuning with hptuners software. The 1/4 mile trap speed mph achieved with this intake speaks for itself on how efficient it is.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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Take the pan off the bottom of the car and put a regular hood on the car cause you don't need down force for drag racing. All the stuff for down force adds aerodynamic drag! Does anybody want down force on the front end when drag racing? Not needed. When drag racing the idea is to transfer weight too the rear and make the front as light as possible. Try it you might like higher trap speeds.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:10 PM   #11
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Take the pan off the bottom of the car and put a regular hood on the car cause you don't need down force for drag racing. All the stuff for down force adds aerodynamic drag! Does anybody want down force on the front end when drag racing? Not needed. When drag racing the idea is to transfer weight too the rear and make the front as light as possible. Try it you might like higher trap speeds.
Ummm....wrong. The hood extractor is just that. An EXTRACTOR. It removes heat build up from under the hood that's generated by the super charger and the front stack. The frontal air now quickly moves through the stack and out from the hood with no resistance removing heat. Without the extractor you have...resistance. The pan on the bottom has very little to do with downforce and was designed to channel air for cooling. Hence the reason why it has NACA ducts directing air UP and doesn't span the length of the car. And downforce does NOT create drag. Especially on a car that has a belly pan and is low to the ground. Ironic that DRAG racing involves the nose of a car pointed at the sky and creating DRAG because it lost its aerodynamic properties with all the air trapped underneath like a scoop. The lower the car is to the ground (downforce) the more aerodynamic it becomes and the less drag/resistance that's exerted on the body. You know...Bernoullis Law. The whole reason why airplanes fly and race cars are seeking MORE downforce to REDUCE drag? Better go back to school. Try it...you might like it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:36 PM   #12
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Will we possibly be seeing this intake in carbon fiber?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:07 AM   #13
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Ummm....wrong. The hood extractor is just that. An EXTRACTOR. It removes heat build up from under the hood that's generated by the super charger and the front stack. The frontal air now quickly moves through the stack and out from the hood with no resistance removing heat. Without the extractor you have...resistance. The pan on the bottom has very little to do with downforce and was designed to channel air for cooling. Hence the reason why it has NACA ducts directing air UP and doesn't span the length of the car. And downforce does NOT create drag. Especially on a car that has a belly pan and is low to the ground. Ironic that DRAG racing involves the nose of a car pointed at the sky and creating DRAG because it lost its aerodynamic properties with all the air trapped underneath like a scoop. The lower the car is to the ground (downforce) the more aerodynamic Hit becomes and the less drag/resistance that's exerted on the body. You know...Bernoullis Law. The whole reason why airplanes fly and race cars are seeking MORE downforce to REDUCE drag? Better go back to school. Try it...you might like it.
You're being a bit harsh. Actually both of you are right. The hood extractor prevents unwanted lift from air entering and building up under the hood which reduces lift and it also aids in cooling. The belly pans reduce turbulence under the car without negatively affecting cooling. Also, downforce is created by aerodynamic drag (friction) and the weight of a car. If the rear spoiler is creating 150 lbs of downforce at speeds above 150 MPH, it is doing this by causing friction as the car moves through the air.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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Just so I'm clear:

I haven't noticed preliminary base line runs, but I suspect you're A6 was running around 115-117. After tuning, this intake picked-up from 6-8 MPH? I'm not questions - I'm only asking for clarification

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