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Old 01-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Injen CAI Hydroshield..Reviews? Opinions?

hi all,

I recently replace my Injen CAI w/ a AEM SRI. I was afraid of the complications it might bring me..such as hydrolocking.

When talking to a guy at the a car shop he said...if stick w/ the CAI and just get the Hydroshield. you don't have to worry even if you go through a flood just don't put your car past 2,000 rpm. is that true?

Since i intend to tune my car w/ hondata , he said CAI will make a pretty significant difference in HP in the dyno.

Reviews? Opinions?

(i've already search but no one seems to have a straight foward clear cut opinions and reviews on it)
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Noo, you cant go through floods with hydroshield, it's just a help, and i think make you lost power.
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I had one, didn't seem to inhibit performance at all... but I don't drive when its flooding so I left it off.
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I have one on my car and it does not slow your car down it is just made out of breathable water proof stuff. You can not drive your car in water that is so deep your filter will be underwater of it will suck up water like a straw. I am sure if you went slow enough you would be ok but do you really want to drive your car in that deep of watter ?

The shield will help keep any water that splashes on it from being sucked in like if youare driving and there is a lot of water on the road but not if it is super deep.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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would sri and cai make a big difference during a tune?

or can i just keep the hood up while on the dyno and it'll be ok?
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Are you strictly after dyno numbers?
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Dude... you're talking about the difference between 1 or 2 whp. You will never feel one or two HP. It doesn't matter. The difference between 199 whp and 201 whp will do virtually nothing for you.
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Dude... you're talking about the difference between 1 or 2 whp. You will never feel one or two HP. It doesn't matter. The difference between 199 whp and 201 whp will do virtually nothing for you.
CAI=10hp gains the least
SRI=3-10 at most
Xintake=Only gives you gains when it hits high Revs 13 hp i think
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CAI=10hp gains the least
SRI=3-10 at most
Xintake=Only gives you gains when it hits high Revs 13 hp i think
lol, you sound so certain

The whole idea of "gains" is all dependent on what other mods you have.

Adding an intake to a stock setup won't yield anywhere near the power it would added to a car that already has H/E, which won't yield as much as a car that already has H/E/TB/IM. It's all about how they work together.


I do agree though, that's it more than just 1 or 2 whp difference between a SRI and CAI, especially when the temps start to rise. Cost is about the same, just get the CAI and don't try off-roading through rivers w/ your civic.

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I have tried this in the past and if tuned right and keeping the air cool with a few little tricks it made a significant difference. And never had a problem with water. If its high enough to get into the engine, thats the least of your worries.
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or can i just keep the hood up while on the dyno and it'll be ok?
lol at this thread
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CAI=10hp gains the least
SRI=3-10 at most
Xintake=Only gives you gains when it hits high Revs 13 hp i think
So using that math -

Intake - 10whp
exhaust - 5whp
header - 20whp

Holy hell! That's a 35 whp gain from just I/H/E! Add that to my 185 and I'll be up to 220 in no time...

Add throttle body spacer - 3 whp and pullies - 6 whp and that's almost 230whp....

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No way, exhaust is at least 8 WHP! And I saw on the advertisement that the K&N intake can add up to 16 WHP!@!!@!
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So using that math -

Intake - 10whp
exhaust - 5whp
header - 20whp

Holy hell! That's a 35 whp gain from just I/H/E! Add that to my 185 and I'll be up to 220 in no time...

Add throttle body spacer - 3 whp and pullies - 6 whp and that's almost 230whp....
Lol I would say you could expect that on a hub dyno MAYBE. I have injen CAI, NST pulleys, Flashpro, Skunk2 header, Full Race exhaust, professionally tuned, 207whp on Dyno Dynamics
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^^ haha. Exactly my point. I'd like to see an intake on this car that nets "AT LEAST" 10.......

God bless 'ricer math'.

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lol thank you, I was hoping that was sarcasm!
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i know this is ignorant, but where do you buy a hydro shield from?
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The never ending new cai thread. Read the topic regarding intakes.. Everything is nicely explained and organized there
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i know this is ignorant, but where do you buy a hydro shield from?
Ebay.
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