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JAIMEJAMES Aug 14, 9:52pm - #36085 

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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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Steven Aug 14, 9:58pm - #36086 
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CAI - it performs better
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IcEd blUe Aug 14, 10:02pm - #36087 

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get a new AEM CAI so you can get a bypass valve
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tony Aug 14, 10:05pm - #36088 

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I've driven through pouring rain with my CAI. No problem at all.

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Evan Aug 14, 10:16pm - #36089 

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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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ct Aug 14, 10:22pm - #36090 

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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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GOLDCELICA Aug 14, 11:03pm - #36091 

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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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JAIMEJAMES Aug 14, 11:42pm - #36092 

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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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EuRoBoYGT Aug 14, 11:44pm - #36093 

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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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InsaneImport Aug 14, 11:51pm - #36094 

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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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tony Aug 15, 2:02am - #36095 

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Injen has a splash guard for the CAI.

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IcEd blUe Aug 15, 2:04am - #36096 

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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 :



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VSGTS14 Aug 15, 3:50am - #36097 

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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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