SSP PERFORMANCE Teflon Gaskets, prevent heat soak from occurring, by insulating the intake manifold and throttle bodies against the unwanted heat generated by the cylinder head.
Before air can enter the combustion chamber of your engine, it first has to enter the air filter, travel through inter cooler piping, pass through the throttle body, enter the intake manifold, and finally enter the cylinder head.
There are many points along the path of this air flow where the air encounters heat. The ambient air temperature within the engine compartment can heat all of the surfaces along this path. This is called heat soak, and quite simply....it robs power from your engine.
A cooler intake means denser, more oxygen rich air, and a much better fuel burn resulting in more power.