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Hi everyone it's been awhile since I've been on the forum. Lots of things happened both good and bad but working through it. 11/18/19--Since I was able to get a better position, I work in a pharmacy, made me want to put in more hours which equals more money to finally do some car stuff YES! 12/7/19--The bad news-hit and run and that was literally my Christmas present see pic:
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So at 1st it was just paint work to do and some exterior add-ons but now it's those things plus a new bumper and fixing of fog light entirely as that stopped working after impact. Was able to build my tool set a bit more with acquiring a breaker bar that was recommended to me by OmarAta and others and still have to go to Harbor Freight for some other tools that were recommended.
06/2020--Currently dropped $1023 into upgrades for Tib:
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What we do we have here:
  • power stop rear brake calipers
  • full struts assembly for front and rear under rear brakes box
  • new solid mass conversion valeo clutch kit and CAI (full not short ram) from ebay
  • front mando brake calipers in garage along with new 12pcs suspension kit from Detroit Axle
  • DNA catback exhaust on the way.
So alot acquired, plan to do slave cylinder mod and clutch bleed after CAI install since that's supposed to give more room to work for slave mod. Which leads me to my question:
What's the best method for the CAI install? I've seen one on youtube that involves removing the driverside headlight, alot of squeezing and avoiding cables but leaves the battery in place. The other involves removing the battery giving way more room and sadly the perfect video I found that had perfectly timed cut aways while still showing work I'm no longer finding. Also what are things I should be aware of, respective to the specific methods? If there's an almost word for word guide on forum direction to that guide would be great.

Future Thanks,
Alex
 

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You don't need to remove headlights, you might have to enlarge the hole behind headlights to fit your CAI pipe where the filter get attached. If you remove wheel splash guard plastic part (two tabs on the bottom), the filter can slide through. can be easily installed in 30 mins. I just remove my CAI 2 weeks ago. AEM CAI.
 

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You don't need to remove headlights, you might have to enlarge the hole behind headlights to fit your CAI pipe where the filter get attached. If you remove wheel splash guard plastic part (two tabs on the bottom), the filter can slide through. can be easily installed in 30 mins. I just remove my CAI 2 weeks ago. AEM CAI.
Hey aveenav thanks for the reply and info. Maybe when I get my car back I'll take a pic so I can better understand that hole you're talking about.

It's a big maybe though cause I did the slave cylinder mod a few weeks ago. Fault on my side I didn't bleed my clutch properly, but even if I did it wouldn't have mattered cause things went from bad to worse: that flow restrictor basically just supressed a serious problem—my clutch was completely gone. My car was towed by AAA since clutch pedal wouldn't shift. Got towed to AAA certified auto shop and that's how I found out about my clutch. Even after it was bleed properly (I didn't open bleeder screw enough) clutch was gear grinding even more. Also the faint intermittent clunking while shifting gears and simple acceleration got even worse so I was told.

They determined that a linkage must be broken in my transmission as the grinding was still happening with the new clutch I provided them (Solid mass Valeo Clutch). So I've bought a "new" trans (87k miles) for $975. This car was purchased off a resaler lot that was already obtained from an auction so problems were forseen. So ultimately why it's a big maybe because I'm pretty weary after latest job (slave mod) so don't want to mess anything up I'm really surprised the jobs I did myself before (spark plugs and starter change went well). Also since I have a new exhaust plus the CAI (it's a cheap unbranded one $50) I was even recommended by the seller to get a tune to get most out of it. So I'm just going to see if I can find a tuner to get those parts on effectively and see if my car's computer can be programmed to new stats. I hate to sound like a flake but my God sometimes I wish I wasn't a car person that for some reason cares about this car alot and will only separate from it unless it got in a bad accident or I win/earn enough cash to go to Genesis Coupe.
 

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I don't think you'll get benefit (if any) from doing a tune unless you throw in supercharger and headers. Spend your money somewhere else. replaced timing belt?
 

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No but I suspect that'll need changing too so I'll acquire the part for that when I recover from this job.

So you really think no tune's needed even with the new exhaust and CAI?
 
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