From digest.v7.n42 Mon Aug 4 06:48:54 1997
From: "Duane C" <trapdnce_at_erols.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 00:52:44 -0400
Subject: E36 Heat Shields now for sale
> From: "Jordi Cuervo" <jacuervo_at_bellsouth.net>
> Date: Sun, 3 Aug 1997 12:22:20 -0400
> Subject: <E36 M3> "Ram-Air" Induction for M3
> I know that Duane Collie has come up with some kind of heat shield for
> K&N air filter on his M3. I was wondering if there is any site on the net
> that has instructions on how to build this contraption. If I'm going to
> a new air induction system in my M3, I figured I would do it the right
> and have cold air running through my filter. By the way Duane, if you
> to build several of these heat shields, you would make a ton of money by
> just selling to the M3 owners on the digest.
Hmmmmm...you may be on to something there Jordi. I've had about twenty
requests to build these. O.K...here we go.
$ 299 for custom aluminum heat shield....$ 499 if you want it painted with
Krylon Spray Paint.... $699 with assorted tuner stickers stuck on it.
Comes complete with Carbon Fiber Duct Tape applied onto the sharp edges.
Amazing horsepower increase of + 50 hp with dyno chart available in true
tuner fashion (completely fabricated in CorelDraw). Will suck up ERT and
Dinan 'charged M3 's with ease.....Mastercard / Visa accepted....just
consider me the A.C. Schnitzer of the U.S.A.....nawww on second thought you
guys would be WAYYYYY too picky and want it out of billeted aluminum then
complain about my workmanship 'cause it would look homemade - which of
course, it is!
Seriously - there is no pattern or instructions as this was NOT engineered.
I simply strolled down to Home Depot and got a flat piece of A/C sheet
metal for $ 5.79 and started bending and cutting it without much of a plan
("..bend a little here...yeah, that works, ...cut this corner off?..sure,
why not ..let's make a curve here, curves are sexy" ) 20 minutes / 2 beers
later - its done.. Tools required: Tin Snips & a bag of Doritos. This is
a really simple thing to do....don't make it too complex. It DOES help
perfomance combined with a equally cheap ram air duct to the K&N. My
highly tuned butt dyno tells me we are going a bit faster. Remember :
Cheap horsepower with reliabilty is GOOD!
Had to pass this on - though it kinda humorous. At today's National
Capital Chapter autocross, I was buttonholed by some character (why do
these guys always pick ME out?) on the grid in a clapped out Audi who was
determined to convince me that Audi is a worthy competitor to BMW....and
the Quattro in particular was capable of not only competing with , but
dominating M3's on the track...(ahhhh....letsee...you're turning 75 second
course times in the Audi and all the M3's here are at 60
seconds....Oookayyyyyy). After 10 minutes of this nonsense - and he would
not go away, I had to tell him that in my experience the only thing that
moves slower than an Audi on the track are the course workers. Audi's have
got to be the track equivalent of a Dodge Caravan hogging the left lane of
the Interstate _at_ 55 mph....and that's when the parts on staying attached to
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