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post #76 of 143 Old 01-07-2005, 12:28 PM
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

I was talking with Wally about getting a SRI after reading the explaination at the begininng of this thread.
He told me that the SRI for the 6Spd is located directly behind the battery.

What genius puts a air intake directly behing the battery.

I mean is it really any good to have a SRI when it's behind the battery?
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

it still sucks in air and yes that is a good spot for it for 2 reasons.........
NUMBER 1....if it was any longer it would not longer be short....so it would then become a long air intake and well thats a CAI...........
NUMBER 2 ...any shorter and it gets closer to the block where there is more heat.....so makeing it shorter would cause you to be sucking in warmer air=BAD......i have the CAI and experience no problems in the rain.....and someone said our cars handle like **** in the rain...well i beg to differ...i am a fomer owner of a 1990 300zx (corvette killer in the slalom) and well my tib out handles that rocket in the rain anyday but during peak conditions well it felt like it was a slot car......anyways moral of the story is i recommend CAI it helps with the ****ty top end we have dramaticly and well it makes the car sound like a beast in the upper rpms....

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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

What's wrong with the air intake being behind the battery? The stock intake is right in front of it... it's just a battery.... I mean, assuming your battery isn't leaking, this shouldn't be a problem. If your battery was cracked and emitting, oh, I dunno... hydrogen gasses, sure, that might be a problem... but I figure that aint the case.



I'd like to get a word in about rain with the CAI on our cars - this one goes out to all you paranoid folks, afraid to drive in the rain with a CAI installed. Here's what I've been putting my car through over the last week...

As you know, California is getting a record amount of rain and snow this year. I've travelled up and down the Newport Beach freeways in:

- very heavy horizontal rain & mist
- one inch plus of standing water at times

And through the city of Orange over sheistily made roads with:

- dips flooded up past the six inch mark (which I drove through)
- splashes as I passed through potholes full of water right in front of the intake

And today I drove from Irvine all the way to Idyllwild and back with:

- veritable rivers running across intersections easily eight inches deep
- uphill through heavy horizontal rain
- icy roads with standing water
- craptacular mountain city roads with potholes

And on the way back through the 909, a.k.a. Rivertucky (Perris, though in California, is a city which really belongs somewhere in the midwest:

- Roadside flooding upwards of five inches and full of mud
- three inch plus standing water puddles spanning entire intersections

And I even coasted (engine idling) through a flow of water that was really f**king deep. I really couldn't tell you how deep, it looked to be damn near at the intake's level.

Two things happened as a result:

- the filter is getting dirty faster
- the engine did not hydrolock

Anyway, that's a taste of what I've put this car through driving up and down CA and across the entire Ortega highway on a regular basis during the winter. Once again, a CAI is not as bad as some talk it down to be. The only way you're going to hydrolock the bastard is if you drive through enough water to fully submerge the filter, which means easily a foot or more, which might as well be a lake - and you shouldn't be driving through water that deep in the first place.

BTW Volcom I agree, this car handles extremely well in the rain. I was zipping through Idyllwild up and down the mountain at 60mph+ in heavy rain and extremely wet and sometimes icy conditions, and it never skated off on me. Very fun for downhill driving.


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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

I'd have to say the same thing. I have an AEM CAI and although I was afraid of hydrolocking at first, through constant use, I've almost learned to ignore rain. I just went driving today with torrential rain, high winds, and lots of kick up from cars in front of me (tornado watches in Alabama). I got home and look at my filter right behind my driver side fog light, and it was soaked and dripping, but I felt absolutely no engine stutters or anything abnormal while i was driving. You really do have to drive through a puddle around 8-10 inches deep to hydrolock your car. Spray and heavy rain will not affect your car.
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

I was researching CAI's today and I was looking at the Injen CAI.
I noticed that there is a standard Injen CAI for $180 and
a racing division Injen CAI for $230.

Does anyone know what the difference is between the two?
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

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I'd have to say the same thing. I have an AEM CAI and although I was afraid of hydrolocking at first, through constant use, I've almost learned to ignore rain. I just went driving today with torrential rain, high winds, and lots of kick up from cars in front of me (tornado watches in Alabama). I got home and look at my filter right behind my driver side fog light, and it was soaked and dripping, but I felt absolutely no engine stutters or anything abnormal while i was driving. You really do have to drive through a puddle around 8-10 inches deep to hydrolock your car. Spray and heavy rain will not affect your car.

I would like to think that way too, but with my luck water will somehow get in my engine so I am going to go with the AEM with BPV, I wanted to go with a SRI, there cheaper and arnt in danger of hyrdalock but facts have it that CAI gives more power gain.
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

I wouldn't bother investing any cash in a BPV, ask around about studies NT.com members have done with the BPV, by the time it engages, water is already in the TB and IM.


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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

Also with the BPV, I hear that there is a loss of power.

I also heard that you have to drill something or another, which is something I would not want to do.
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i typed it twice b/c it didnt show up....sorry.
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

i was looking at some CAI for the v6 on ebay. and i was wondering if its possible to put a bypass valve on some of the cheaper intakes. if so, what is the diameter of the v6 cai?
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

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i was looking at some CAI for the v6 on ebay. and i was wondering if its possible to put a bypass valve on some of the cheaper intakes. if so, what is the diameter of the v6 cai?
Depends on the brand because they do vary. You would have to ask the seller to be sure.

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Depends on the brand because they do vary. You would have to ask the seller to be sure.
ty, i'll try that
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

Don't worry about hydrolock. It wont happen unless you drive your car into a lake. I have had one on my previous car. drove thru puddles, drove in the pouring rain. Absolutely no problems!!!!!! The BPV is the biggest waste of money out there. It offers little to no protection. DON"T WORRY ABOUT HYDROLOCK!!!! IT WONT HAPPEN!!!!!undefined
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

Great thread, lots of helpful info. I turned 16 and bought myself a tib gt 6 months ago. I thought what better mod than a new intake. I dont usually race and the only time my rpms go high is whn i floor it at a stoplight. So should i just get SRI?
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

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the only time my rpms go high is whn i floor it at a stoplight. So should i just get SRI?
well i dunno about you but i sure encounter alot of stop lights and my rpms always like to creep up on me i would suggest CAI anyday

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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

I saw the instructions for the AEM CAI at hyundaiperformance.com. It shows for the CAI u need to cut through some of the metal to fit the filter through, is this true? If so, i dont want to cut through it because it will rust faster.
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

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I saw the instructions for the AEM CAI at hyundaiperformance.com. It shows for the CAI u need to cut through some of the metal to fit the filter through, is this true? If so, i dont want to cut through it because it will rust faster.
No it won't. Take some pliers and just bend down the metal a little bit, and any brand CAI will fit through the opening with room to spare. Rust only happens if you strip paint from the metal, and persistent water helps it along...I've had mine done for 2 years (AEM), and there is not a spot of rust on my car.
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good post man, I love my AEM CAI. Gives Great sound, real mean sounding. Louder the better, got any reccomendations on a good exhaust?
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this should probably be stickied again...

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I agree much needed for the noobs, rather than us explaining about 500 times
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good post man, I love my AEM CAI. Gives Great sound, real mean sounding. Louder the better, got any reccomendations on a good exhaust?
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

uhhh hey now, ive got an injen cai, i am wondering how much water will it take before i damage my engine. a wet road? a big puddle? a downpour? a foot of water? what? in the installation instructions from injen it said something to the effect that you should remove the cai when it rains. that seemed like cya on their part and it seem VERY impractical to remove the cai and replace the stock airbox every time it rains! it never rains here but every once in a while it flood in certain places across town. im just wondering because i have a newfound fear of water.
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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

Just scroll up a bit man. 25% of the posts in this topic deal with the hydrolocking issue.

Answer: You basically have to drive your car through a lake to hydrolock your engine.

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Re: The Definitive CAI Explanation Thread

I just put my AEM intake in. It's awesome,better throttle response,sounds and looks great. Only had to flare the hole out a little,no cutting,no cracked paint. I was wondering why people are oiling the air filter. Nowhere in my instructions does it say to oil the filter. Seems like the people that do have sensor issues sometimes. What do you think? I'm thinking no oil!

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