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CAI or Short-RAM... Injen or AEM... and as far as the bypass valve... should i be concerned about this warning:

A note regarding Cold Air Intake systems and Cold Air Extensions:
*Injen Technology Cold Air Intake Systems should be removed in any wet climates or on any wet roads or highways. Failure to comply with the above warnings may cause water to be absorbed into the engine through the filter causing serious damage to your motor. Injen Technology Co., Ltd. assumes no liability for damages toy your motor due to water entering your engine through the Injen intake system. Although a bypass valve may be used on most systems, it will void warranty and the C.A.R.B. EO# at this time.
Please remember to drive safe, and drive smart.
 

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There's already at least 3 other threads in this forum on this topic. A Short Ram will never provide the gains that a full CAI will. They may dyno similarly, but short ram's get heat soak terribly bad in real world condtions after a few minutes of driving. Injen is easier to install. The bypass valve will kill some of your gains and anyways AEM doesn't make one for our intake. Just don't drive through any big puddles and you'll be ok.
 

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Its been posted here numerous times before (I think tehre are some more threads other than this):
CAI VS. SRI: http://207.44.248.3/showthread.php?t=138410
CAI Vs. SRI: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=132254
Hydrolocking on the CAI: http://207.44.248.3/showthread.php?t=131320

Quick summary of CAI Vs. SRI

CAI Pros:
Great Gains
Won't Have Heat Soak Problems
Sounds Great

CAI Cons:
Install is a pain
More expensive
Slight chance of Hydrolock (water getting in the engine because the filter was submerged in water)


SRI Pros:
Cheap
Easy To Install
Sounds Good
Looks good (you can't see the CAI in the engine bay)
No Hydrolock risk

SRI Cons:
Less power gains
Heat soak problems

Most people choose the CAI because of those reasons.

Injen Vs. AEM? (I'm only comparing CAI's here) Well most people choose Injen (see the poll in this forum) and it also comes with the windshield washer fluid relocator bottle. They both give basically the same gains. Another thing with the Injen is that the Special ClubRSX edition Injen CAI is on sale in the ClubRSX Store.

Hydrolocking
Check the link I gave, it can happen, but chances are it isn't. You have to go into deep water for that to happen. It has happened to a few members, however.


I'm closing this thread, ask questions, etc. in the other threads.
 
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