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Volatile Jan 15, 9:34pm - #83504 
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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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slidr Jan 15, 10:02pm - #83505 

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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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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 10:06pm - #83506 

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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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celicaTRDgts Jan 15, 11:41pm - #83507 

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yea good call..i def need to clean my fliter

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trdhondakiller Jan 17, 11:31pm - #83508 
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ha i know i was suposed to do something this weekend. thanks guys!
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trdhondakiller Jan 17, 11:31pm - #83509 
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ha i know i was suposed to do something this weekend. thanks guys!
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Blue_Jaggon Jan 18, 4:46am - #83510 

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when you clean your filter...what do you do replace it? or take it off and literally clean it...
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blackcel Jan 18, 7:45am - #83511 

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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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NorwayGT Jan 18, 7:53am - #83512 

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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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Elec-FuYu Jan 18, 8:04am - #83513 
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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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LinkTallica Jan 18, 8:53am - #83514 

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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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Blue_Jaggon Jan 18, 5:56pm - #83515 

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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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VSGTS14 Jan 18, 6:36pm - #83516 

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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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