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I have a '99 with a 5.7 LS1. The intake is home made, and the way I had to run it, it comes within an inch of the radiator. Would I get any benefits out if wrapping the intake in gold tape or header wrap? I've been getting mixed signals online.
 

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Pics would be helpful.
 

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I don't know that it would make a big difference. Mine is the same, only going the other direction.
 

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Isolate the filter from engine bay heat, don't worry about the pipe. You've got hundreds of CFM going through that pipe - it won't have time to heat up.
 

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Another member did some studies on IATs and found there wasn't a lot of difference between isolated or not. This was on a truck that had the filter on the driver side where the factory air box was.
 

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Another member did some studies on IATs and found there wasn't a lot of difference between isolated or not. This was on a truck that had the filter on the driver side where the factory air box was.
That's good to know. I was kind of worried I was losing power due to the placement, but that all makes a lot of sense. Thank you.
 

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Wouldn't hurt to take a hole saw and make a few holes in the rad support in front of the air filter to let some cool air in.
Mine also goes to the drivers side and after looking at the support with the headlights and grille in, there really isn't as much air space as you'd think there should be.
 

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If you can flip it over to the driver's side where there is already an opening for cool air it will help as well.
 
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