Built some carbon fibre heat shields recently to just add a little bit of a heat soak barrier to the filter. The rear is lined with DEI gold tape and also edge sealed against the bonnet, however the main air feed will come via a carbon Evo NACA duct – which will hopefully get fitted in the coming weeks.
Trial fitting on the new induction setup. Using the AB65H airbox as used on the EP3 Civic Type R, this airbox according to ITG is able to flow 300bhp so should cause no issues on the Clio running up to about 230bhp.
Using this airbox has allowed me to retain the OE induction hose to the throttle body, most other implementations of the ITG kits I have seen use the RAB65 airbox attached to the throttle body via a 90deg bend. I wanted to avoid using a 90deg bend at all costs.
I have modified the battery surround too so that when the Odyssey PC950 battery arrived I will produce a carbon cover so everything looks neat and tidy.
Still need to fabricate a bracket to hold the ITG, but I will get Paul @ Tech 1 to make that for me. At the same time he can ensure the battery leads if they need to be extended or altered in anyway then it can be done properly.