BAT’s, what to do

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    Thanks for the pictures! Now I know what you mean. I’ll have to keep those, but just seal up the scoop opening. First thing I’ll do is test just by taping it off and see what that gets me. Easy enough
     
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    The heat issues typically don’t appear during regular street use. The difference between street/track driving a car is huge.
     
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    True... Is it normal for the hotpipe to my fmic that goes over the engine to get so hot that you can’t touch it once the motor is off? I feel like that is really hot for ic piping lol BAT’s for me are like 80’s I would guess just driving around right now with it 45* outside.

    During WOT this would obviously drop substantially until the poor little ko4 heats things back up up top. Haha
     
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    Conduction is a thing. It'll make that pipe close to the temp of the engine. I hear Aaron has some fancy bolts that can help out with that. PM him for more info.
     
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    That pipe will definitely get hot no matter what sitting above the engine. That’s something I haven’t even started addressing yet as I feel like it doesn’t matter as much as properly ducting my front grill would. On street, bats and coolant temps are never an issue. Stop and go yea little heat soak, but back road cruising and doing 4th gear logs are a non issue.
     
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