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Should i go CAI or SR #36085 Aug 14, 1:52pm Aug 14, 1:52pm
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Should i go CAI or SR
living up here in norcal i'm hesitant in getting a CAI for fear of hydrolocking. i am aware that you would need to submerge the filter completely but the occasional torrid rainy weather up here causes some flooding.

i want the best performance with torque so AEM would be my 1st choice.

any advice?


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36086 Aug 14, 1:58pm Aug 14, 1:58pm
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CAI - it performs better

Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36087 Aug 14, 2:02pm Aug 14, 2:02pm
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get a new AEM CAI so you can get a bypass valve

Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36088 Aug 14, 2:05pm Aug 14, 2:05pm
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I've driven through pouring rain with my CAI. No problem at all.


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: IcEd blUe] #36089 Aug 14, 2:16pm Aug 14, 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
get a new AEM CAI so you can get a bypass valve


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: tony] #36090 Aug 14, 2:22pm Aug 14, 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by tony
I've driven through pouring rain with my CAI. No problem at all.


it's not the rain but deep puddles i'm afraid of


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36091 Aug 14, 3:03pm Aug 14, 3:03pm
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CAI and cover of the wet spots through the splash guard. Consider also buying a shield for the cone filter.


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: GOLDCELICA] #36092 Aug 14, 3:42pm Aug 14, 3:42pm
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Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA

CAI and cover of the wet spots through the splash guard. Consider also buying a shield for the cone filter.

how do i get or make a splash guard? i've also never seen a "shield" for the cone (like the Injen heat shield?)

i also have a slight dilemma. my co-worker has connections up the wazoo and instead of AEM he has a contact with Injen for an Intake. the guy is our auto sound guru and has more money than i dare to ask (he owns a tricked out vishnu wrx still being upgraded, a bmw m5 dinan and neuspeed audi s6).

if i went with Injen i'm sure i could get it for dealer cost.

decisions, decisions...


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36093 Aug 14, 3:44pm Aug 14, 3:44pm
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i like AEM CAI just get the by-pass valve so ur fear of hydrolocking will be gone... but if you can get a real good price on the Injen get it Injen and AEM r close to the same


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36094 Aug 14, 3:51pm Aug 14, 3:51pm
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if you have a 2003 i think that their is like already some sort of splash gaurd like protection on the botoom of your car and also if you want performance get CAI over Short Ram thumbsup


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #36095 Aug 14, 6:02pm Aug 14, 6:02pm
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Injen has a splash guard for the CAI.


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Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: InsaneImport] #36096 Aug 14, 6:04pm Aug 14, 6:04pm
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Originally Posted by InsaneImport
if you have a 2003 i think that their is like already some sort of splash gaurd like protection on the botoom of your car :



really??? SWEEET!!

Re: Should i go CAI or SR [Re: Evan] #36097 Aug 14, 7:50pm Aug 14, 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
get a new AEM CAI so you can get a bypass valve


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