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would a piece of phenolic between the comp. and center section of turbo be worth a try.i am new to turbo cars ,but isnt the idea to keep the air as cool as possible.i know it works great on old fashioned carb cars.the intake could be blazin hot/and the carb would be like ice.like i said im new,just a thought.

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Hi Hammer,

Theory is good, but it would really screw up the necessary tight tolerances between the compressor blades and the housing. I'd guess that most of the heat in the intake charge is from the compression of the air itself, not pulled from the heat of the housing.

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