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Originally posted by 05Xrunner+Sep 23 2005, 05:03 AM-->QUOTE (05Xrunner @ Sep 23 2005, 05:03 AM)
Originally posted by [email protected] 23 2005, 04:53 AM
@Sep 23 2005, 12:48 AM
for a CAI my friend told me to get an AEM because it has a filter or something so that when it rains it wont damage it. not too sure what that means, i dont know much about intake and exhause yet

You mean a bypass valve, it prevents water from getting into the intake manifold, I believe K&N does'nt offer one which is why i havn't gotten one, not sure about injen though...
that bypass thing can be used on Any CAI that is a 2 piece pipe setup...all it is like a coupler that you clamp on inbetween the connection of the 2 pipes instead of using the silicone couplers. [/b]
exactly. If the filter head sucks in water it automatically converts to a short ram by changing the intake point to the bypass valve (coupler) and locking out any moisture that may have entered the cai.

to answer the original question, during the winter time, the hp gains of a cai wont be as dramatic over the stock intake system as it would in hot weather, but the extra dose of cold air won't hurt your motor at all. Unless you suck in water thru the filter head by driving thru a deep puddle or snow or something. My in the northeast, I'd take out the cai or at least convert it to a short ram or install a bypass valve for the winter, just to be on the safe side. The last thing you want to happen is to hydro-lock your motor
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