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Pnoy Sep 28, 11:20pm - #286751 
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AEM CAI WTF?!?!?!

Just got my AEM today and installed it. As I install my MAF to the AEM pipe, the screw broke. angry angry WTF! To make the story short..AEM sent me the wrong screws. They gave me long one, or pipes with shorter threads. I don't know if AEM will replace this pipe. What you guys think? For now I used the stock screws and was able to mount it with just 1 with couple washers in it. So far no CEL...
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remsports87 Sep 29, 12:38am - #286752 
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HM... Id say ask AEM if they cover it and if not and everything still works id just live with it as long as its not an eyesore, sorry about the bolts.. frown

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Pnoy Sep 29, 12:43am - #286753 
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Yeah i'm gonna give them a call tomorrow. I'm not sure if anyone else had a hard time usingh those black screws the provide. frown On the other hand, I love it when I shift, I can clearly hear the sucking sound and the "whhhooooaaaaa" sound rofl from the inside...
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Zero Sep 29, 1:09am - #286754 

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hmm, although you got screwed (no pun intended, well ok, a little bit tongue ) it seems like the things you used to make up for it doesnt hinder the Performance.

try your best to get it resolved, if it doesnt work, then oh well, at least you can hear a the CAI noise, right? grin

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spaztikid Sep 29, 1:11am - #286755 
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you should be able to use the stock screws for the MAFS to screw into the CAI.
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MARCT Sep 29, 1:34am - #286756 
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yeah , stock screws, the black ones suck...that was just the beginning, your engine light hasn't gone on?
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Pnoy Sep 29, 3:51am - #286757 
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Well even the stock screw I had a hard time securing it. I have to use 2 washers to put it in between so that it will tighten. Well..no CEL yet since today is the first day after I installed it. Hopefully it won't show up anymore.
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Pnoy Oct 4, 10:46pm - #286758 
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I finally was able to resolve my problem with the screw. My girlfriend's uncle had a drill like one of those fabrication shops and was able to drill through the hole and remove the damage screw. Next I called AEM and they said they are gonna send me the missing piece. According to them they didn't know that GT comes with HID. rofl I guess AEM and me are all good now thumbsup
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AzNRaCeR Oct 5, 1:31am - #286759 
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what does HID have anything to do with the screws? did you get the 2nd gen? any bogging or CELs at all? Im thinking about getting it.

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Pnoy Oct 5, 2:26am - #286760 
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Oh I forgot to mention that kit didn't come a bracket for rellocating my HID ballast mount. I had it for a week now and no CEL at all. Installing the ECU hose adaptor on the radiator fan was the only difficult thing because it was very tight but I manage to go around it with a simple tool. Kit was very easy to install...
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