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oOoLINoOo Oct 19, 11:45pm - #304130 
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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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celiwhite Oct 19, 11:53pm - #304131 
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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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Erick Oct 19, 11:55pm - #304132 

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Sultan Oct 19, 11:56pm - #304133 

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just drive it - watch out for those puddles though

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ct Oct 20, 12:00am - #304134 

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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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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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RedSunCelica Oct 20, 12:12am - #304135 

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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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Virgilson Oct 20, 12:40am - #304136 

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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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Blue_Bomber Oct 20, 1:26am - #304137 
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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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RookieGTS Oct 20, 2:01am - #304138 

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wtf! hyrdolock with a thatsfunny stock airbox haha can you be much more of an idiot??
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ToiletPaper Oct 20, 2:01am - #304139 
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yeah, you should be safe.
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ExNihilo Oct 20, 2:01am - #304140 
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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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RookieGTS Oct 20, 2:02am - #304141 

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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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Blue_Bomber Oct 20, 4:49am - #304142 
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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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amtemp Oct 20, 4:50am - #304143 

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whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?
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Sancho Oct 20, 4:53am - #304144 

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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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Erick Oct 20, 4:58am - #304145 

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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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BReakinDrifTs Oct 20, 4:59am - #304146 
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Originally Posted by amtemp
whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?


rofl rofl
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Pnoy Oct 20, 5:45am - #304147 
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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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FloydianSlip6 Oct 20, 6:01am - #304148 

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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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RookieGTS Oct 20, 7:26am - #304149 

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hahah! Great ideas!
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ct Oct 20, 2:24pm - #304150 

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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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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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celicaboy Oct 20, 3:12pm - #304151 

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i have an AEM CAI and i have driven through some pretty hard rain and it hasnt hurt it yet
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RookieGTS Oct 20, 8:51pm - #304152 

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yeah but you got a shitload of accidents heheh spineyes
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ArumnDark Oct 20, 10:10pm - #304153 
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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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SurgicalRizz Oct 20, 10:25pm - #304154 

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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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sickcelica696 Oct 20, 11:15pm - #304155 
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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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AzNRaCeR Oct 21, 3:28am - #304156 
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you can try to cover up the holes with duct tape or something

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