1. Is this part “plastic”?

Answer. NO, this part is not plastic. Toys at Walmart are plastic, this part is made from a highly engineered composite material that when manufactured is melted at almost 600 degrees F. It is shot into the mold at 1000s of PSI and compressed at the same. This material is very similar to the material used in the Corvette engine on their intake manifold and after maufacturing it is able to handle temperatures up to 400 degrees F. Very strong non rotomolded single piece composite part, NOT plastic.

 

2. Whats all this talk about lower heat transfer with the CFM+ intakes?

Answer. Heat transfer is the action that takes place when heat is introduced to a material. Every material has a rate at which it absorbs and gives off (transfers) heat. Aluminum is a great material to absorb and give off heat, its heat transfer rate is very high. Our composite material does not absorb or give off heat very well, its heat transfer rate is very low.

Now your diesel engine longs for cool air not warm or hot air, but your turbo heats the outside air as it compresses it in order to deliver it to your engine. That is why you have an inter cooler, to cool that heated air back down. However your cooled air then passes through a cast alluminum intake on its way into the engine. And that cast intake is hot from under to hood temps and from engine heat its bolted to.And because the heat transfer rate for aluminum is very high it absorbs all that heat and then “transfers” it back into the air flow as it passes through it and into your engine. Our composite material has a heat transfer rate of 900 times less than cast aluminum, this means your cooled intercooler air stays cool as it pass through and into your engine. Cooler air means more power and lower EGT’s.

 

3. Arent all composites the same?

Answer. No, different composite materials are designed for different applications. Some composites are made to be flexible, some more rigid, some to withstand 250 degrees and some to withstand 500 degrees. In fact,a knock-off version of our composite intake came to market using an inferior, “military grade”, material. As we predicted when this product hit the market, the material wouldn’t hold up to the stresses or temperature considerations of the diesel engine. Ultimately it failed and was pulled from the market.

 

4. Well how strong is your “composite material then?

Answer. Well as we mentioned before about the way we manufacture with this composite material it allows for the material to be injected and compressed at very high pressures. This means the material properties will be properly meshed together to form a very strong single piece part. The composite part then is even strong enough to hold the weight of a Dodge 3500 truck (see picture) and has been tested to pressures exceeding 100 PSI without failure.

 

 

 
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