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Oct 19, 5:20pm - #304178 
CAI rubbing on Frame?

Alright, any of you guys with a CAI have a problem with the pipe part of it rubbing against the frame of the car? Im sure you know what I am talking about. By the wheel well. Well i discovered it when I was changing my fog lights this weekend and I found that my pipe part of the Intake has a skuff mark and the black top coat is sraped away. Worries me because im affraid it could lead to a whole in the Intake. And is that bad?? But I remedy'ed it by putting some pipe foam around the part where it rubs, and a piece of rubber on the frame part of the car. I even tried adjusting the damn Intake, but on the part where the vibra mount goes and it has that lil groove for to bolt down the Intake, it wont let me adjust it because of thats in the way? I need some help or info? Any takers please? thx

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Oct 19, 5:25pm - #304179 
ummm i cut part of my fender platics when i installed my Intake so i wouldnt have to worry about it. most online installation has a warning about it so your best bet is cutting it too thumbsup

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Oct 19, 5:27pm - #304180 
what i did was get a peice of flat rubber and clamp it around that portion of the pipe.


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Oct 19, 5:35pm - #304181 
Does this happen to anyone who has CAI?

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Oct 19, 5:42pm - #304182 
Originally Posted by amtemp
Does this happen to anyone who has CAI?

if you have your plastics intact then yes. theres really no way around it coz there is little room for the Intake. i have seen Intakes that actually have holes due to the rubbing

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Oct 19, 5:43pm - #304183 
its rubbing on here angry

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Oct 19, 5:43pm - #304184 
where the "yellow" arrow is pointing at.

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Oct 19, 5:50pm - #304185 
^^ yeah thats the part i cut off thumbsup

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Oct 19, 5:53pm - #304186 
get you some water hose and cut it down the middle , use it to cover whatever is touching the pipe, thats what I did .

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Oct 19, 5:58pm - #304187 
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
^^ yeah thats the part i cut off thumbsup


The hell, what did you use to cut that?? lol eek

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Oct 19, 6:41pm - #304188 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
^^ yeah thats the part i cut off thumbsup


The hell, what did you use to cut that?? lol eek
I think he thought that you meant the plastics, but you meant the metal.

What type of Intake do you have?

If it's AEM, then I may be able to help you.


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Oct 19, 6:42pm - #304189 
Ah, I see that you have Injen, right?


I know that with my AEM, there was a rubber mount that attached to the Intake higher up than where yours is rubbing. It prevented it from curving towards the frame.

Did yours come with a type of support like that?


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Oct 19, 6:45pm - #304190 
Sorry to be a post whore, but did you install this rubber piece that is circled, and is it being utilized by the piping?

I would think that it would give it some support, and keep it straight.

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Oct 19, 7:26pm - #304191 
if yours didn't come with one ^^^ you could just buy a metal screw and rubber cork

i did rofl seeing as that piece broke off tongue

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Oct 19, 7:57pm - #304192 
ok the Intake part goes on top of the rubber mount right? **And yes I have the rubber vibra mount put in**

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Oct 19, 8:21pm - #304193 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
ok the intake part goes on top of the rubber mount right? **And yes I have the rubber vibra mount put in**
Yeah, it should connect to it somehow. I don't know what the deal is with Injen though, I bought AEM.


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Oct 20, 12:10am - #304194 
ehh its all good... i just gotta deal with it.

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Oct 20, 12:58am - #304195 
i had the same problem... just wrapped some foam around it with zip ties... work fine, but now my solution is getting rid of the CAI and going C2turbo! tongue

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Oct 20, 2:36pm - #304196 
haha cool!

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Oct 20, 3:13pm - #304197 
im gonna be needing help on my AEM install too!


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Oct 20, 3:41pm - #304198 
if i were close by man, i would stop by your house and help you out! thumbsup

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Oct 20, 4:37pm - #304199 
All of the AEM CAI-s touching the frame there. As it was said before, use a thick plastic cover there to prevent the Intake from more demage. A hole will let dusty air in, so its deffenatly not good. Also AEM filter gets dirty fast, you gotta check and clean it quite offten. Covering the plastic holes on the wheel side helps a lot.

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