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installing a cold air intake #38454 Aug 22, 9:35am Aug 22, 9:35am
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installing a cold air intake
I just bought a AEM Intake and wondering how hard is it to install these? I've seen pictures and it looks very confusing. Do most people do it themselves or just have it installed professionally? confused

Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Mear_Shadow] #38455 Aug 22, 12:33pm Aug 22, 12:33pm
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shops installing mine

Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Mear_Shadow] #38456 Aug 22, 12:38pm Aug 22, 12:38pm
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Im in the same boat. I just got my AEM and i dont know if i should try doing it myself or go to a shop. It doesnt look to hard to do, but the instructions they gave me are really shitty. If anyone has better instructions or knows a site that will lead me to better instruction pm me. That would be great.

Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Mear_Shadow] #38457 Aug 22, 12:39pm Aug 22, 12:39pm
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uhm this site has way better instructions than AEM



Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Mear_Shadow] #38458 Aug 22, 1:53pm Aug 22, 1:53pm
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installing an Intake is very simple...
i installed my Injen shortram following the instructions provided with the Intake and the instructions on ecelica and I had no problems...
It's not confusing at all.


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Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: VSGTS14] #38459 Aug 22, 1:56pm Aug 22, 1:56pm
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i did my AEM CAI!!


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Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: VSGTS14] #38460 Aug 22, 1:57pm Aug 22, 1:57pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
installing an Intake is very simple...
i installed my Injen shortram following the instructions provided with the Intake and the instructions on ecelica and I had no problems...
It's not confusing at all.


Short Ram and cold air are differant for install arent they? im not even sure which end the filter goes on in the piping of my Intake

Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Mear_Shadow] #38461 Aug 22, 2:00pm Aug 22, 2:00pm
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Installing a CAI is much more difficult than installing a shortram. I could probably do a shortram with my eyes closed. Doing a CAI its better to take off the front bumper for your first time. That way you have room and can see what you are doing. I followed my Injen directions, it took me probably around 2 hours or so to install. I took my time with it, but there were times that I got lost. Then it had trouble running, then I realized one of the hoses wasn't tight, then I had to reset the battery again. And bla bla. Its good to do, to learn how to get used to installing things. Its hard, but not impossible. Take off your stock box (very simple) and look at the instructions, and just inspect where everything is and if you think you can do it. Or just grow some balls like I did and start tearing away at it before even looking at the instructions. IMO, I say give it a shot yourself. Unless you have no faith and cannot problem solve. Good Luck

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Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #38462 Aug 22, 2:04pm Aug 22, 2:04pm
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yup thats pretty much how i did my AEM CAI..just start and post in here if you have any ? we will be glad to answer them thumbsup


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Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: LiLTiggerGa] #38463 Aug 22, 2:06pm Aug 22, 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by LiLTiggerGa
yup thats pretty much how i did my AEM CAI..just start and post in here if you have any ? we will be glad to answer them thumbsup


Yes, more than likely someone will be on at the time you are doing this, and will hopefully respond to a post quickly. We could probably answer your questions.

Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #38464 Aug 22, 2:12pm Aug 22, 2:12pm
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Yup yup! I installed my own Injen CAI with these folks nice help. I also installed an AEM in my friends Celica. IMO the AEM installation was much easier.


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Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: Mear_Shadow] #38465 Aug 22, 2:15pm Aug 22, 2:15pm
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I was not comparing the two...
I said that it would be easy...I installed my shortram...
if you just follow directions, you will not have a problem.


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Re: installing a cold air intake [Re: VSGTS14] #38466 Aug 22, 9:07pm Aug 22, 9:07pm
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i did mine on my own...took me about 45 minutes without taking off the front bumper.. i improvised... its not too hard if you look around the net for basic installation instructions and look at pics before you go at it.


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