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I can't quite recall if this got asked on T595.net not so long ago - but, there does appear to be a wealth of tech insight here so ..... is there really any true *power/performance gain* to be had by sealing off the SAI system?
 

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No performance gain at all.

Positives: less clutter under tank for maintenance work, no farting on closed throttle, reduced exhaust header temps and discoloration.
 

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Also removes an obstruction to airflow into the airbox, makes tuning easier, therefore faster, and less expensive. One less part that can fail (actually several), and shaves (a little) weight to boot. Makes up for the scottoiler I just added.
 

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Thanks guys :drink:

(Hi Martin, thought I spotted a post from you somewhere else on here :) )

Have to say, get very little of that popping/burbling on the over-run with the Arrow tune and the Zard can at present
 

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StuckInKansas said:
Also removes an obstruction to airflow into the airbox, makes tuning easier, therefore faster, and less expensive.
Stuck hit the nail on the head. :violent1: ;D Mine is gone soon, very soon. ;D
 

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While I'm all for free enterprise and supporting Kulka while he is earning his degree, you can make block off plates very easily with minimal tools. Just trace around one of the plastic parts and cut it out with a bandsaw. A little sandpaper and a spraybomb later and you're all set.
 

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dr_gallup said:
... you can make block off plates very easily with minimal tools. Just trace around one of the plastic parts and cut it out with a bandsaw. A little sandpaper and a spraybomb later and you're all set.
I cut a set for CB out of some scrap Texalumium sheet I laid up. It looks better than carbon IMHO, was free. I will post photos before I ship them to CB.
 

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Two things...what is a "spraybomb" and what is "Texalumium"?
 

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Two things...what is a "spraybomb" and what is "Texalumium"?
Spraybomb is a spray can of paint.

Texalium is fiberglass cloth impregnated with aluminum dust - some call it silver carbon. It is NOT carbon, and looks even better IMHO. It makes great looking SAI covers that never get seen.
 

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the Texalium stuff does look great. It does have a nice 'carbon look' to it, and I'm told it will make ol' yeller even faster. ;D Well, not really, but that's my story and I'm stick'n to it. :fingure:
 

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Texalium is fiberglass cloth impregnated with aluminum dust - some call it silver carbon. It is NOT carbon, and looks even better IMHO. It makes great looking SAI covers that never get seen.
Ahhhhhh....and where can I get said cloth?
 

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We buy ours from Soller Composites in WA.

How much doe you need, and what do you need it for? I have a lot of scrap sheeting around that is already laid up if you only need small amounts - like enough for block off plates, etc.
 

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Devious said:
We buy ours from Soller Composites in WA.

How much doe you need, and what do you need it for? I have a lot of scrap sheeting around that is already laid up if you only need small amounts - like enough for block off plates, etc.
That's exactly what I want it for...
 

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dr_gallup said:
While I'm all for free enterprise and supporting Kulka while he is earning his degree, you can make block off plates very easily with minimal tools. Just trace around one of the plastic parts and cut it out with a bandsaw. A little sandpaper and a spraybomb later and you're all set.
Yeah, thats pretty much the way to go for anyone who has the time, materials, and skill to knock out 3 block-offs that won't leak. Otherwise, the ones I sell save a lump of time and BS trying to DIY.
 
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dr_gallup said:
While I'm all for free enterprise and supporting Kulka while he is earning his degree, you can make block off plates very easily with minimal tools. Just trace around one of the plastic parts and cut it out with a bandsaw. A little sandpaper and a spraybomb later and you're all set.
Yeah, thats pretty much the way to go for anyone who has the time, materials, and skill to knock out 3 block-offs that won't leak. Otherwise, the ones I sell save a lump of time and BS trying to DIY.
How is your latest batch coming by the way??
 

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Well this is what I got in the email today from the shop;

"An end-of-cut recess (a notch along the cut edge) is present on some of the pieces. In this area, the minimum material condition (low limit of tolerance) is violated by up to 0.040". The notch itself measures up to 0.25" wide (along the cut edge)."

SO, I just told them to send them anyway and I'll be the judge of whether they need to be redone or not. 0.040 is a miniscule amount for plasma and I plan to sand and finish the plates by hand anyway. We'll see what they look like when they arrive. I'll post up again when I get them in the mail.
 
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Well this is what I got in the email today from the shop;

"An end-of-cut recess (a notch along the cut edge) is present on some of the pieces. In this area, the minimum material condition (low limit of tolerance) is violated by up to 0.040". The notch itself measures up to 0.25" wide (along the cut edge)."

SO, I just told them to send them anyway and I'll be the judge of whether they need to be redone or not. 0.040 is a miniscule amount for plasma and I plan to sand and finish the plates by hand anyway. We'll see what they look like when they arrive. I'll post up again when I get them in the mail.
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Do I smell discounted parts? (*SNIFFSNIFF*) ;D
 
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