Both CFM and AFE eliminate that heat tranfer by separating the turbo outlet elbow from the cool air engine inlet portion of the intake.
CFM uses a composite portion and a cast portion – The turbo exit elbow is manufactured from cast aluminum to handle the extremely hot turbo exiting air and high turbo pressures, but the cool air returning from your intercooler is now insulated from under the hood heat and kept from any turbo heat transfer. The composite portion of this intake system is made with the same highly engineered composite material that we use to produce all of our intake manifolds. This material is able to handle temperatures up to 400° F and also insulates your air flow from under the hood engine heat.
AFE uses 2 seperat cast portions – The AFE BladeRunner Air Intake Manifold is constructed of cast A356-T6 aluminum and features the patented MDV (Multiple Directional Vane) technology which helps increase intake velocity for increased flow, lower EGT's, improved MPG and faster turbo spool up times. This system contains one Bladerunner intake manifold which outflows the factory unit by 18% and one Bladerunner turbo outlet manifold that outflows the factory unit by 15%.
AFE BladeRunner Air Intake Manifold 46-10061 is not available in Red.
Yes! You can install the heating element as well as use the additional ports for a boost gauge, water methanol, N2O Etc.