its safe unless ur area floods alot...if ur filter gets submerged in water ur owned...if a lil water splashes up at its ok..just dont make it a lot. just be sure to go really slow over puddles and if it looks deep go the other wayfrank51 said:Having a CAI can and will cause water to get in, and if this does happen it won't be cheap to fix.
Very much untrue. At least in my experience. I had a AEM CAI on my car and was driving home in the rain. Now, on the main roads everything was fine, but when I hit some back roads they had a bit more water on the road. by no means am I talking about puddles, just water. I was driving along and all of a sudden my entire car started "shuttering" violently. Every time I hit the gas (revved) this violent shake would occur. It stopped after about 30 seconds, but I immediately had the CAI taken off the car and had a compression test done. Thankfully, everything turned out OK. I did get water in the engine, but didn't do any damage.James S said:The CAI won't suck anything up unless the filter tip is totally submerged.
Jesus.K20Vtec said:I have CAI on mine, it normally doesn't rain in Vegas however it rained for 2 wks straight the day after I installed it. Driving slow when you get new parts sucks. either way I didn't notice any problems, nor do I think driving in rain hurts. Just don't submerge it, no puddles, nothing bad.