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Old 04-03-2009, 10:01 PM
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I have a Spectre intake. The Tubes are Plastic. What's better a Plastic Tube or a Metal one?

MIT Lancer ES 2003

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Old 04-06-2009, 11:19 AM
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That's fine it looks clean.

plastic can also be use but I prefer Metal.
 
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by FAX68 View Post
That's fine it looks clean.

plastic can also be use but I prefer Metal.
Ok thanks!
 
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:17 AM
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when it comes to intakes on an NA car its about looks and quality really. I mean obviously a metal will last a bit longer and be more duarable. But a plastic is lighter and easier to deal with. However as far as performance goes, they are both gonna be pretty much the same
 
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:09 PM
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Plastic is slightly better for perfomance as it is not a conductor. Metal pipes will heat up since they are connected to the throttle body, which is heted by the coolant and this heats up the intake air charge a bit. Colder air is more dense; plastic will not heat up. As drag racers must calculate air temps, water grains, atm pressure etc. before tuning, I recall that for every 11 degree drop in intake air temperature, there is a gain of 1% FWHP for a normally aspirated engine.
 
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:09 AM
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The Spectre products rarely have metal. they are hard plastic

Fujita F5 and RRM short ram intake are Aluminum. SRI
 
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:46 AM
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looks cool dude, no worries. pipes, plastic dont matter, its all about filtration. i.e. try metal mesh filter, you'll get more power. but as far as the pipe's, they're all cool.
 
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