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Does anyone have any ideas or suggestion when putting a cold air intake on a tc in wet road conditions? Has anyone had any problems with water/moisture creeping into the intake? What is the best cold air applicatioin that is the most water resistant/performs the best?
 

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they all perform the same. as for wet weather, unless you are prone to sinking your ride in a giant puddle (dipping the front bumper) you are going to be fine. if you are really really into erring on the side of caution, go with a short ram to keep the intake as high as possible.
 

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yeah, AEM has that going for them. would it work for splashing, sure, but if you submerged your intake, i wouldnt bet my money my car would still run.
 

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They had Sport Compact magazine test it. What the magazine people did was simulate an underwater drag race - the NSX they tested it on came out 100% OK.

What caused concern was intermittent submergence - if you were going to every so often dip the intake into a bucket of water, water will get up to about where the bypass valve is and slosh around. AEM's website should have a link to the bypass valve test.
 

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Hydro-shields and Bypass valves also hurt performance. Is it worth paying $300 to put your car's life at risk? If there is slim to no risk then go nuts. I don't think those bypass valves or Socks would help much if u went under water anyway. Splashes of water wont do much so if it rarely rains you should be fine.
 

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actually the filter head does NOT have to be submerged...just has to suck in a little water. Which as far as I know, hasn't happened with a tc yet (supposedly the filter head is in a well protected "compartment". But it is def possible. To be cautious (i live in philly so) I'd go with a Short ram setup, the extra 3-4hp you'd make with CAI is barely even noticeable or worth the risk
 
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