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

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: oOoLINoOo] #304131 Oct 19, 4:53pm Oct 19, 4:53pm
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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

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: celiwhite] #304132 Oct 19, 4:55pm Oct 19, 4:55pm
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Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: Erick] #304133 Oct 19, 4:56pm Oct 19, 4:56pm
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just drive it - watch out for those puddles though

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Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: Erick] #304134 Oct 19, 5:00pm Oct 19, 5:00pm
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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.
Re: AEM CAI /lRain [Re: ct] #304135 Oct 19, 5:12pm Oct 19, 5:12pm
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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.

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: RedSunCelica] #304136 Oct 19, 5:40pm Oct 19, 5:40pm
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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...

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: Virgilson] #304137 Oct 19, 6:26pm Oct 19, 6:26pm
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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

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: Blue_Bomber] #304138 Oct 19, 7:01pm Oct 19, 7:01pm
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wtf! hyrdolock with a thatsfunny stock airbox haha can you be much more of an idiot??

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: Blue_Bomber] #304139 Oct 19, 7:01pm Oct 19, 7:01pm
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yeah, you should be safe.

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: RedSunCelica] #304140 Oct 19, 7:01pm Oct 19, 7:01pm
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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.
Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: RookieGTS] #304141 Oct 19, 7:02pm Oct 19, 7:02pm
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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

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: RookieGTS] #304142 Oct 19, 9:49pm Oct 19, 9:49pm
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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.

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: Blue_Bomber] #304143 Oct 19, 9:50pm Oct 19, 9:50pm
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whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: amtemp] #304144 Oct 19, 9:53pm Oct 19, 9:53pm
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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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Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: amtemp] #304145 Oct 19, 9:58pm Oct 19, 9:58pm
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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

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: amtemp] #304146 Oct 19, 9:59pm Oct 19, 9:59pm
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Originally Posted by amtemp
whats a wheel well? WHat does it look like?


rofl rofl

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #304147 Oct 19, 10:45pm Oct 19, 10:45pm
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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

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: amtemp] #304148 Oct 19, 11:01pm Oct 19, 11:01pm
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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.

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: FloydianSlip6] #304149 Oct 20, 12:26am Oct 20, 12:26am
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hahah! Great ideas!

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: RookieGTS] #304150 Oct 20, 7:24am Oct 20, 7:24am
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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


Originally posted by SKOOF:
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.
Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: ct] #304151 Oct 20, 8:12am Oct 20, 8:12am
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i have an AEM CAI and i have driven through some pretty hard rain and it hasnt hurt it yet

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: celicaboy] #304152 Oct 20, 1:51pm Oct 20, 1:51pm
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yeah but you got a shitload of accidents heheh spineyes

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: RookieGTS] #304153 Oct 20, 3:10pm Oct 20, 3:10pm
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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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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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Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: SurgicalRizz] #304155 Oct 20, 4:15pm Oct 20, 4:15pm
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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...

Re: AEM CAI / Rain [Re: sickcelica696] #304156 Oct 20, 8:28pm Oct 20, 8:28pm
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you can try to cover up the holes with duct tape or something


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