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Installed my AEM CAI last night :) #218307 Jul 7, 11:19am Jul 7, 11:19am
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Installed my AEM CAI last night :)
My AEM CAI came yesterday, but ofcourse the mailman didnt ring the doorbell, just left it at the door, so it was there all day while i was watching reruns of judge judy, when i finally decided to go just look for the hell of it, the f'n thing was there, i about kicked myself in my head.

lol anyways it was here!!!
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Ripped it outta the box (was in too much of a hurry to take pics while installing frown srry.. but heres what it looks like installed.
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The cutout from the fenderwell was easy too, this is all you can see from under the fender (the blue thing)
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Only real problem i had was getting the lower vent in for the ecu, still have it in sorta crooked, but it's deffently not gunna fall out, tried grinding it, tried lube, nothing would make it go in all the way, but its in there... so imma prolly file the fan shroud hole later to make it fit.
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Boxed my old shit back up incase i need it for winter
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...three things left to do, place the AEM deal...
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...dispose of the POS License Plate Frame they ship with it...
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... and lastly take pics of my painted brakes i did last week...
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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218308 Jul 7, 11:20am Jul 7, 11:20am
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imma go out and drive it round now, gunna record some sound clips and post them on this thread later tonight

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218309 Jul 7, 11:21am Jul 7, 11:21am
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thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: RicePowered] #218310 Jul 7, 11:36am Jul 7, 11:36am
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cool... thumbsup

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: spaztikid] #218311 Jul 7, 11:57am Jul 7, 11:57am
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nice

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: Larry_GTS] #218312 Jul 7, 12:32pm Jul 7, 12:32pm
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heres the sound clips, this first one is parked reving

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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218313 Jul 7, 12:34pm Jul 7, 12:34pm
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Heres driving

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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218314 Jul 7, 12:36pm Jul 7, 12:36pm
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Sorry for the crap quality, it sounds like the engine is over reving when it gets loud, it isnt... they sounded fine in WAV when i converted them to MP3 they now sound like crap frown

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218315 Jul 7, 1:56pm Jul 7, 1:56pm
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great job...sounds good, the quality is good enough thumbsup

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #218316 Jul 7, 2:12pm Jul 7, 2:12pm
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thumbsup Great job.

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #218317 Jul 7, 2:13pm Jul 7, 2:13pm
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make sure to get that piece in properly - you should hear it snap into place... just use a small hammer and gently tap it in

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: Sultan] #218318 Jul 7, 3:18pm Jul 7, 3:18pm
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Do you need the hose that leads to the ecu box on because i got mind installed and they left it off?


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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: JSPITZ] #218319 Jul 7, 5:09pm Jul 7, 5:09pm
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Nice man, Likin' the progress on the GT smile thumbsup

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: hkysk8r86] #218320 Jul 7, 5:13pm Jul 7, 5:13pm
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grinthumbsup tnx for the sound clip btw

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: oas] #218321 Jul 7, 5:15pm Jul 7, 5:15pm
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nice thumbsup


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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: hkysk8r86] #218322 Jul 7, 5:17pm Jul 7, 5:17pm
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Quote:
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"Only real problem i had was getting the lower vent in for the ecu, still have it in sorta crooked, but it's deffently not gunna fall out, tried grinding it, tried lube, nothing would make it go in all the way, but its in there... so imma prolly file the fan shroud hole later to make it fit.
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I took a hammer and a piece of wood .. to hit it in.. i hammered the wood against the thing in order to not damage the piece.. just damage the wood thumbsup


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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: Erick] #218323 Jul 7, 5:19pm Jul 7, 5:19pm
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also you may want to try this..

Watershield for CAI
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https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_154546_0_collapsed_2__1.html

more pictures in the above link happywink
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hopefully you cleaned your mafs while you were at it thumbsup


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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: Erick] #218324 Jul 7, 7:09pm Jul 7, 7:09pm
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why did you break the License Plate Frame...wtf??? i would of just hung it somewhere in my room or something. wtf

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: Virgilson] #218325 Jul 8, 12:44am Jul 8, 12:44am
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heh just broke it because it was cheap ass plastic, and was warped anyways... yea i cleaned my MAF and tighetened my throtle cable.


Erick - Imma do that mod when it gets closer to winter, i would do it now but it's a pain to get that inner fender on and off.

tanks for the info about the block of wood, imma try that tomorrow, if i can find a small enough piece...

Overall there is a very noticable difference at high RPM, you can feel that the engine is no longer starving for air as it tops out one gear shifting to the next

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218326 Jul 8, 1:44am Jul 8, 1:44am
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I keep my Injen plate on the back of my car because it covers up the registration stickers on the License Plate and I'm curious how long I can go before a cop busts me for it. It's been like 9 months and no problems, s'all good spineyes

Intake looks good thumbsup

Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: Stephen] #218327 Jul 8, 2:31am Jul 8, 2:31am
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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: SleeprGT] #218328 Jul 8, 4:13am Jul 8, 4:13am
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I like the painted brakes and AEM Intake but I dont like the AEM decal on ur car


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Re: Installed my AEM CAI last night :) [Re: shoulin] #218329 Jul 8, 6:56am Jul 8, 6:56am
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Originally Posted by shoulin
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Erick - Imma do that mod when it gets closer to winter, i would do it now but it's a pain to get that inner fender on and off.

tanks for the info about the block of wood, imma try that tomorrow, if i can find a small enough piece...


shoulin wood I used was one of those FREE happywink Home Depot paint mixer sticks. Not the thin flimsy ones for 1 gallon but the thick ones for a 5 gallon. Just ask them for one say your dad needs another one or something. thumbsup

I was laying on the ground dead tired, so close to finishing the install that i just decided to bang it in there but doing it semi safly with that wood. Seeing as the grain of the wood was in my favor everythign worked out great thumbsup


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