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xrage4200 Jan 14, 3:57am - #82159 

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Question about CAI. PLz answer

i just order my CAI from liquidkit2005. it was 60 dollars and it is Injen. I know it is bad to drive it in the rain, but is there anything to prevent it. Give me some info people

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spaztikid Jan 14, 3:58am - #82160 
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its fine to drive in the rain...as long as you dont drive in puddles that submerge it thumbsup
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slidr Jan 14, 4:04am - #82161 

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Yah, as long as your car isn't in water above the top of your wheel, you should be more than fine, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a tool. grin

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NorwayGT Jan 14, 4:06am - #82162 

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i drove from portland to seattle (4.5 hours) in poaring rain, and was fine, and i dont think it gets any worse than that, so yea like already stated, just dont drive in big puddles. and if you want to be real carful you can buy and Injen watershield for the filter, ive got one

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slidr Jan 14, 4:11am - #82163 

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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
i drove from portland to seattle (4.5 hours) in poaring rain, and was fine, and i dont think it gets any worse than that, so yea like already stated, just dont drive in big puddles. and if you want to be real carful you can buy and injen watershield for the filter, ive got one
As Isaac (I think it was him) once said, picture your Intake as a straw, and walk into the rain and see how much rain from the sky you can suck up. Little or nothing, right? The straw or Intake has to be submerged in water in order for it to suck any water into your Intake.

As for big puddles, as long as they aren't as tall as your car, you will be fine. thumbsup

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Volatile Jan 14, 5:12am - #82164 
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So, there really is no neccessity for a by-pass valve nor a heat shield?
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slidr Jan 14, 5:14am - #82165 

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Not unless you are planning on driving through flood waters or going off road, which you shouldn't do with a Celica unless you are drunk. wink
I've driven through puddles half way up my tire before and didn't even hear or notice a change in the engine, and if you got water in there you would notice cause you would be fucked, but it's not gonna happen unless you drive into a lake.

Also, a bypass valve for the AEM brand will hinder any gains you get, and I think the same might be said for the Injen brand.

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LinkTallica Jan 14, 6:21am - #82166 

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long as you dont drive in puddles your fine
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 14, 6:53am - #82167 

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Heat shield does increase the performance of the Intake a little more, but more with the Short Ram than the CAI. It might not be a BAD idea for the bypass valve, what like an extra $40 for the safety of your engine, you've already dumped AT LEAST $200 into the Intake whats another $40 some odd dollars just in case. But it is true that you ought to be fine as long as you don't try to ford a river in the celica. Personally I'd get the bypass valve just in case. But that's just me. And I have a spending disorder. spineyes
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 14, 6:56am - #82168 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
its fine to drive in the rain...as long as you dont drive in puddles that submerge it thumbsup


ditto. its fine to drive in the rain. just be careful
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 14, 6:57am - #82169 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
i drove from portland to seattle (4.5 hours) in poaring rain, and was fine, and i dont think it gets any worse than that, so yea like already stated, just dont drive in big puddles. and if you want to be real carful you can buy and injen watershield for the filter, ive got one
As Isaac (I think it was him) once said, picture your Intake as a straw, and walk into the rain and see how much rain from the sky you can suck up. Little or nothing, right? The straw or Intake has to be submerged in water in order for it to suck any water into your Intake.

As for big puddles, as long as they aren't as tall as your car, you will be fine. thumbsup


THAT is a great analogy. i like how it was brought up in such common sense terms thumbsup thumbsup
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