ok, so last week i was installing my AEM CAI
, and everything was going okay until it came to connect the filter to the pipe. THERE'S NO ROOM to put the filter in because of this frickin' metal bracket that's occupying the space!!! is this normal? i tried cutting it off but 1) it's thick and 2) there's barely any room for any hand movement. the car in the instruction's photos doesn't have this metal bracket. i know it's supposed to be a tight fit but damn! anyone else run into this problem?
btw: i THINK my CAI
is for 2000-2003 GTS's, and i have a 2004. i'm thinking to just have it professionally installed; anybody know of anyone in SoCal (particularly ventura) that i could run to for help?
one more thing: i heard that if you have an Intake
, you can't get your car smog-checked. is this true?
sorry this is such a long post ... but thanks for your help!!!!