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so, i just installed the injen cai on my car..should i be concern if it is hanging low?, and plus it is visible seems like its touching the mudguard if i look from below?
 

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You can feel the filter cause it sits just above the bottom of the fenderlining infront of the wheel.

If your concerned about water getting in....u should have gotten a SRI.
 

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totally what?

If u hit a deep puddle or drive in heavy rains for a long period of time u have the potential to suck up water and blow your engine.
 
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problem with the CAI is the position of the pipe, you have to cut into your Inner arch which leaves a nice hole for all the water to be blasted through right onto the filter.

Anyone who says they fitted one of these in an hour hasn't addressed this problem so i guess lives in the dessert with never any rain.

When i had one on mine i went to the scrap car yard and looked around and got an arch off some car with a bulge in it cost me like £2 ($4) for the arch.

I went home cut out the arch and glued and pop rivited it to my arch, sealed it up real good and looked like it belonged there.

Lots of water or not, with a hole there its gonna put loads of shit on your filter reducing flow.

Loved the injen, only changed it to get more power.

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cooo thanks guys, CAI is good, the only thing is, it leaves a biggg space where that airbox used to be. but overall sounds great, oo and i wana ask about by past valve? any info would be cool, $ too.
 

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problem with the CAI is the position of the pipe, you have to cut into your Inner arch which leaves a nice hole for all the water to be blasted through right onto the filter.

Anyone who says they fitted one of these in an hour hasn't addressed this problem so i guess lives in the dessert with never any rain.


When i had one on mine i went to the scrap car yard and looked around and got an arch off some car with a bulge in it cost me like £2 ($4) for the arch.

I went home cut out the arch and glued and pop rivited it to my arch, sealed it up real good and looked like it belonged there.

Lots of water or not, with a hole there its gonna put loads of shit on your filter reducing flow.

Loved the injen, only changed it to get more power.

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I did mine in about 30 minutes and I have yet to have water or anything else "blasted" into the filter. Maybe you just cut the hole too damn big:dontknow:
 

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i agree man, you'd have to cut quite big for water to get in there. my cuts only big enough for the piping, and i have fog lights in the front, so the only way for the water to come from is the bottom.
 

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nope not too big my friend, you cut any hole in there then when you are moving fast through water its gonna go in any hole you cut in that sucker.

Don't believe me? i don't care it's your motor not mine. Like your old man probably says 'if you do a job you may as well do it properly' leaving any holes in the arch defeats the purpose of the arch.

lol:p
 

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i find it hard to believe how water can shoot towards the front of the car when the wheel spins towards the back...
 

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that would be assuming all water leaves the tyre at a low trajectory in which case you wouldn't have a problem, but this is not the case.

Next time it rains go and check the from on the wheel arch, if your theory is correct then it will be quite dry.

Plus if your car came with brake cooling ducts then this is imposible to leave on and thus leaves a hole also which i would consider sizable enough to warrant closing off.

I was only giving my point of view on doing the best think for your motor and leaving a hole whatever the size i think is not the best idea.

No the rain is the same here just more miserable:)
 
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