View Full Version : potential carbon fibre airbox

Adam M
7th February 2002, 11:51
with darren working to produce cool things for us, I was wondering if there might be any interest in a carbon fibre airbox, or other under bonnet fun things.

Cems skyline can receive a plate which covers up the rad and intercooler making sure thewre is air flow through each.

Dont know if this would be a good idea. It makes things look neat, but it might be necessary to leave it open on the impreza, plus there is much less room available.

I will be havig an ecu kick plate cover made up too.

7th February 2002, 12:03
It might be a bit on the expensive side, but R34 Skylines have a flat undertray to help with the airflow under the car. Carbon-fibre undertray plates under your 22B would be http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/cool.gif (it's probably not low enough for ground-effect tunnels http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/wink.gif )

7th February 2002, 12:57
We take our undertrays off to aid oil cooling
Too many speed bumps to warrant dropping my Leda any further to get ground effect http://bbs.22b.com/ubb/eek.gif

Adam M
7th February 2002, 13:35
I had planned to lift some ground effect suction fans off my neighbours ferrari F50.

Next week I am stealing the turbos from my other neighbours ferrari F40.

Should think the ferrari owning neighbour hood watch organiser will notice and kick me out soon.

7th February 2002, 13:35
How about some sort of plate to go between the air filter and engine/exhaust/turbo to attempt to keep hot air away from the filter?

7th February 2002, 20:40
I'm not sure what the thermal properties of carbon fibre are like. It's obviously light and strong, but a good conductor of heat? I suppose it's possible as it's a half-decent conductor of electricity. Anyone know?

8th February 2002, 21:42
A Carbon Air box? You mean something like this??




[This message has been edited by Anders (edited 08 February 2002).]

9th February 2002, 09:58
Thanks Anders for inserting the picture directly.
Well, under the box lies an Apex'i Power Intake induction kit and an Aluminium Air hose takes the air from behind where the orange bits are located (under the front indicator).