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I've just installed the M7 strut brace that is pressing the isolating rubber of the Alta CAI
I don't know if there is enough heat isolation when closing hood.
Am I also risking that the CAI is picking hot air, being an open box?

Anyone is running the same configuration?
 

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Alta sell a top for the intake to enclose it fully, which I have with a forge strut brace.


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I got it direct from Alta. Some images in my car and the part number with a quick search link. (I cannot vouch for the sellers)






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There's a lot of hot air spoken about open filters and boxes (pun totally intended). In reality once you are moving past 15mph or so there's so much airflow through the under bonnet that the effects of a perfectly closed off airbox are negligible. People also often forget that insulation works both ways. What's great at keeping the heat out (the airbox), once heat soaked, is just as great at keeping the heat in

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There's a lot of hot air spoken about open filters and boxes (pun totally intended). In reality once you are moving past 15mph or so there's so much airflow through the under bonnet that the effects of a perfectly closed off airbox are negligible. People also often forget that insulation works both ways. What's great at keeping the heat out (the airbox), once heat soaked, is just as great at keeping the heat in
True.

And the stock airbox is already a CAI.
 

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There's a lot of hot air spoken about open filters and boxes (pun totally intended). In reality once you are moving past 15mph or so there's so much airflow through the under bonnet that the effects of a perfectly closed off airbox are negligible. People also often forget that insulation works both ways. What's great at keeping the heat out (the airbox), once heat soaked, is just as great at keeping the heat in

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maybe should I put back the rear firewall and drill a hole like some airbox mods?
 
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