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Jan 15, 2:34pm - #83504 
Intake Cleaning?

In order to clean a Cold Air Intake filter such as AEM and Injen, do I have to take out my front bumpber ?


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Jan 15, 3:02pm - #83505 
No, you should just be able to jack up the driver's side of your car, take the plastics off underneath (or at least peel them back a little) and reach the filter that way. You don't have to take off your bumper for install/removal, it's just a lot easier that way.


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Jan 15, 3:06pm - #83506 
Originally Posted by slidr
No, you should just be able to jack up the driver's side of your car, take the plastics off underneath (or at least peel them back a little) and reach the filter that way. You don't have to take off your bumper for install/removal, it's just a lot easier that way.


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Jan 15, 4:41pm - #83507 
yea good call..i def need to clean my fliter


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Jan 17, 4:31pm - #83508 
ha i know i was suposed to do something this weekend. thanks guys!

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Jan 17, 4:31pm - #83509 
ha i know i was suposed to do something this weekend. thanks guys!

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Jan 17, 9:46pm - #83510 
when you clean your filter...what do you do replace it? or take it off and literally clean it...

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Jan 18, 12:45am - #83511 
Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
Originally Posted by slidr
No, you should just be able to jack up the driver's side of your car, take the plastics off underneath (or at least peel them back a little) and reach the filter that way. You don't have to take off your bumper for install/removal, it's just a lot easier that way.


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Jan 18, 12:53am - #83512 
Originally Posted by Blue_Jaggon

when you clean your filter...what do you do replace it? or take it off and literally clean it...


i clean mine every month. what i do is raise up the car, take off the front left wheel, and the front left fender, then just take the filter off (i put seran wrap around the Intake toobe and ruber band it down, so nothing could get in). then i take the filter inside, and at the sink i spray warm/kinda hot water through the filter from the inside to out


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Jan 18, 1:04am - #83513 
there is always K&N filter cleaning kit~ thumbsup thumbsup
remember to reoil ur filter b4 you put it back on!


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Jan 18, 1:53am - #83514 
Originally Posted by blackcel
Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
Originally Posted by slidr
No, you should just be able to jack up the driver's side of your car, take the plastics off underneath (or at least peel them back a little) and reach the filter that way. You don't have to take off your bumper for install/removal, it's just a lot easier that way.


thumbsup exactly

sounds easy

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Jan 18, 10:56am - #83515 
thanks for clearing that up...could you replace the filter that comes with AEM w/ a K&N filter and see that increases hp...??

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Jan 18, 11:36am - #83516 
Originally Posted by Blue_Jaggon
thanks for clearing that up...could you replace the filter that comes with aem w/ a K&N filter and see that increases hp...??


i don't think it would make a difference.
Use the K&N Filter Recharger kit to clean your current filter.


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