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Oct 19, 4:45pm - #304130 
AEM CAI / Rain

It's raining... and I have a AEM CAI on my car? I am afraid to drive it. Any suggestion?

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Oct 19, 4:53pm - #304131 
nothing bad is gonna happen unless you get that thing in solid water to hydrolock..other than that it should be fine driving with it thumbsup

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Oct 19, 4:56pm - #304133 
just drive it - watch out for those puddles though

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Oct 19, 5:00pm - #304134 
i'm in l.a. el nino is about to piss in my city...i have an AEM Intake. just tape up your wheel well plastics for an extra precaution and keep a look out for REALLY deep puddles...you should be okay ...


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Oct 19, 5:12pm - #304135 
the faster you go the less damage to the Intake smile but seriously nothing will happen unless you decied to drive thru a lake or something.

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Oct 19, 5:40pm - #304136 
Originally Posted by RedSunCelica
the faster you go the less damage to the Intake smile but seriously nothing will happen unless you decied to drive thru a lake or something.


really..i've been going over puddles real slow...

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Oct 19, 6:26pm - #304137 
As long as you have your undercar plastics and wheel well plastics (and you don't drive into a newly formed lake wink ), you'll be fine. 90% of hydrolocking cases I've heard of are from people who don't have the wheel well plastic to protect the filter from water. Without that, the tire will toss water straight onto the filter. Eventually, it will build up in the pipe, closing it off, and making the engine suck up the water.

BTW, I've even heard of someone hydrolocking with the stock airbox, so don't think you'll be safe with that or a Short Ram, either.. wink

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Oct 19, 7:01pm - #304138 
wtf! hyrdolock with a thatsfunny stock airbox haha can you be much more of an idiot??

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Oct 19, 7:01pm - #304139 
yeah, you should be safe.

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Oct 19, 7:01pm - #304140 
Originally Posted by RedSunCelica
the faster you go the less damage to the Intake smile but seriously nothing will happen unless you decied to drive thru a lake or something.


Yah, if you go fast enough the car "gets out of the way" before the water has time to splash up into the engine compartment. But it IS dangerous to drive in the rain like that! eek


300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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Oct 19, 7:02pm - #304141 
And btw yea im worried about driving in the rain too cry im taking all pre-cautions when necessary for my CAI thumbsup

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Oct 19, 9:49pm - #304142 
Get a heatshield from here:
http://www.2kracing.com/product_info.php?products_id=3494

It'll keep water out of the Intake even better than taping up the wheel well holes (blocks both front and back), and you won't have to worry about restricing air to the brake on that side.

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Oct 19, 9:50pm - #304143 
whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?

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Oct 19, 9:53pm - #304144 
My buddy almost hydrolocked his car yesterday with an AEM CAI. His engine shut down and warning lights went on. Luckily, it flushed itself out and is working like new again. Didn't have his wheel plastics on and splashed water onto his filter.

Don't worry, he got a good laughing today. rofl


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Oct 19, 9:58pm - #304145 
Originally Posted by amtemp
whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?


here this could give you a bit of an idea..


https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_154546_0_collapsed_2__1.html happywink

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Oct 19, 9:59pm - #304146 
Originally Posted by amtemp
whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?


rofl rofl

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Oct 19, 10:45pm - #304147 
ahem! duct tape? rolleyes i heard someone did it and no even have to worry bout the pouring rain...oh wait that was me rofl

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Oct 19, 11:01pm - #304148 
Originally Posted by amtemp
whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?


I'm without speech.

Yeah I have an AEM CAI too and I'm kinda worried still. BUUUT duct tape works like a champ.

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Oct 20, 12:26am - #304149 
hahah! Great ideas!

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Oct 20, 7:24am - #304150 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
wtf! hyrdolock with a thatsfunny stock airbox haha can you be much more of an idiot??


there was a report on NC .org...this is true


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Oct 20, 8:12am - #304151 
i have an AEM CAI and i have driven through some pretty hard rain and it hasnt hurt it yet

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Oct 20, 1:51pm - #304152 
yeah but you got a shitload of accidents heheh spineyes

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Oct 20, 3:10pm - #304153 
It was raining here yesterday, nothing bad happened.

Went fast, slow, and even fast through a rather large puddle (that I didn't know was there! *shake fist*). But I didn't have any problems. I have the wheel well taped up.


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Oct 20, 3:25pm - #304154 
Originally Posted by Pnoy
ahem! duct tape? rolleyes i heard someone did it and no even have to worry bout the pouring rain...oh wait that was me rofl


I love Duct tape, it is the cure for everything, I think it will cure cancer one day.

"Hey honey, I cut my leg off with the chainsaw. Grab the Duct tape". rofl


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Oct 20, 4:15pm - #304155 
anyone have a clue where to get cheap clips for wheelwell plastics, mine ripped off and im not going to go to the dealership for em...

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Oct 20, 8:28pm - #304156 
you can try to cover up the holes with duct tape or something


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