I just installed the Roush CAI and now I see my inlet air temp rising more then what it was stock. At one point my inlet air temp was 120. Is this normal or is something wrong?
Even though the roush has a lid it is not a sealed off intake like stock, where the intake tube goes through the intake box there is a gap around the entire circumference allowing hot under hood air to get sucked into the filter, especially sitting at a light. So yes it will be normal to see higher IAT with that $450 intake.I just installed the Roush CAI and now I see my inlet air temp rising more then what it was stock. At one point my inlet air temp was 120. Is this normal or is something wrong?
What is the Velossa Tech adapter.Yep. When I installed my FP tune, it came with the GT350 unsealed bucket. And I noticed the exact same thing. Summertime, while at a red light, I’d literally see IAT climb as much as twenty degrees!! I ended up getting the Airaid CAI with a Velossa Tech adapter and IATs have never been better.
It was a marked improvement.
It's an attachment that hooks up to the stock intake inlet, you have to take off the bumper but the end of the stack ends up flush with the grill allowing nothing but ambient into the intake. AFE makes them also and a whole lot cheaper. Red black and blue are the colors for the AFE one and the veloc comes in custom colors.What is the Velossa Tech adapter.
There is a gap between the stock intake inlet and the bumper, this is an extension of the stock inlet tube which puts this up against the stock grill eliminating the gap. I don't have one because when cruising down the freeway my ambient and IAT is the same. I run the RTR grill which is 100% open on both sides for max airflow to intake and Radiator.My 2020 has the rubber ducting that essentially directs the air into airbox exactly the same way so don't see where this would be of any great benefit over what is there from factory. Plus, I dremeled out 90% of the closed off diamonds in the left side of my grill to allow even more air flow into the airbox.
Compare the pics of left side versus the right side.
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What spurred me to get it was having the open element CAI, seeing the IAT problem, and throwing as much ammunition at it at one time (purchased airaid and VT). I'm not 100% sure of the dynamic between the duct and the grill on the 2018+, but on my 2016, there was plenty of space for hot engine and radiator 'backwash' to get sucked up in there. Living in Miami, I wanted every advantage possible to keep charge temps down, as that's they true key to unlocking this engine's performance capabilities. I will agree that the price is super high for what it is. Get the AFE if you can save a buck.Never mind I found it. So do you feel it makes an improvement over the factory inlet duct that has the rubber partition and similar design. AFE makes one also for about half the price. Your thoughts.