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> CAI, Just installed a CAI. Here's what I think so far.
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post Mar 29 2010, 07:03 PM
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I originally took the heat shield out, but after a few drives around the city I noticed the intake was getting hot to the touch. I found that the radiator fan was blowing warm air right on it, and this seems to have fixed that problem. I attached the heat shield a lot neater after I took these pics. I wasn't totally done when I took them. I was in the process of making some minor adjustments when I remembered to take the pics.

As for a bypass, it's definitely going to be my next purchase. I have been paranoid since as soon as I put the intake on, it has been raining like crazy here in Miami. Is there much of a difference between the $10 and the $50 ones?


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post Mar 29 2010, 07:26 PM
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yes, if you get one, get the AEM one, which only opens when the main filter is blocked. The cheapie ones are just an inline filter, and you'll be sucking engine bay air from that all the time which sorta defeats the purpose of a CAI.


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post Mar 29 2010, 07:35 PM
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Yeah, that's what I figured. The AEM one it is.


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post Apr 2 2010, 07:28 PM
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So far I have put a little over 400 miles with the CAI, and have had no problems at all. This Wednesday I'll be making a 672 mile round trip, so I'll really get to see what kind of mileage I get. Past trips I have gotten rough calculations of about 32 mpg (@ 80 mph w/no a/c). I say rough because I'm usually just doing the math in my head at the pump.

Can't wait to see what I get with this.


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post Apr 7 2010, 01:55 PM
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I've done close to 1,000 miles with the CAI, and have nothing but good things to say about it.

I made the drive from Miami to Gainesville (336 miles @ between 75 and 80 mph no CC), and I had a pretty significant improvement in gas mileage. I gained a solid 3 mpg which equals out to an extra 43.5 miles per tank of gas. I'm going to be close to 500 miles for this tank of gas. We'll see how it goes.

I'm loving this install.


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the only thing that is keeping me from getting another CAI for any of my cars is when it comes time to change/clean the filter

it got to the point where i would leave the filter untouched for a year and a half and just buy a new filter and repeat... needless to say a real pita to keep up with. so from now on, ill just go with the "hot box" SRI for the throttle response and be done with it.

though i am starting to have buyer's remorse for the one I ordered for my mazda as I am still liking the ram air setup in it that came stock. it looks far less restrictive and more direct than the one that was on the pontiac


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post Apr 8 2010, 08:22 PM
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Yeah, the way it's buried in there is going to make it a real pain to clean. I am going to have to take off the fender liner/unscrew a bunch of crap again to get to it. I'll just have to deal with it when it comes.


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i just remove my headlight to get at my filter.But ya it can be a pain in the butt.


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That's a good idea. You can get down to it and remove the filter with the headlight out?


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yea easier than laying on the ground.


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Alright, so I'm going in Wednesday to get a transmission flush and the recall work that I haven't had done yet (exhaust manifold, control arm, etc). Should I replace the CAI with the stock set-up before I go in?


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no you should be fine.I had my cai and exhaust on when they replaced my lower control arms.They never said a thing about it.


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