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Old 09-14-2012, 01:32 AM   #621 (permalink)
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right, but what I'm wondering is if it's necessary with the skunk2 CAI. I never had one on my k&n SRI and never had a hydroshield. I've heard that CAIs are more susceptible to damage, especially in winter, than SRIs. if anyone has experience with this, I'd love to know if this is indeed the case
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #622 (permalink)
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right, but what I'm wondering is if it's necessary with the skunk2 CAI. I never had one on my k&n SRI and never had a hydroshield. I've heard that CAIs are more susceptible to damage, especially in winter, than SRIs. if anyone has experience with this, I'd love to know if this is indeed the case
I don't think it will be an issue. From my experience, I think it takes quite a bit of water absorbed in the filter for any droplets at all to get into the engine. I actually did a test once with a dryflow filter: I put it under a faucet with the water running at full strength, turned it around slowly, and guess what...no water at all entered into the interior of the filter. Not a very scientific test, but definitely shows that the filters are repellent to some degree.
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:20 PM   #623 (permalink)
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The good thing about a hydroshield is that you can run it, then take it off and run the filter alone and it won't need to be cleaned as often. On dirt bikes we run them a lot for practice or the first moto and then take them off instead of going through two filters. Think of it more like a prefilter that stops droplets but won't help as much if submerged
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:33 AM   #624 (permalink)
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Ahhh that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:41 AM   #625 (permalink)
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Didn't read whole thread, sorry if my question was answered:

I have an Injen CAI atm.

Would I see a drastic change in performance if I made the change to this thing.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #626 (permalink)
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This was probably mentioned but reading owns me lol but if you run MAP tune and want to get rid of the MAF sensor where would the maf sensor get connected to??

And what would be in its place, im assuming a 3.5'' coupler??

Im in need of a better CAI and i was debating between this and Rickd spec and as a customer i liked the idea that skunk2 has a video out for install while others dont. And i like that its $30-40 cheaper than the intensity intake. I love the fact that the battery isnt relocated so i think my decision will be Skunk2 when the funds come

Ohhh i almost forgot one more question: i already have the Napa 777 upper radiator hose, will that hose clear the intake or will i still have to use the S2 one...??
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #627 (permalink)
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You have to get a new IAT sensor and that can be put in place elsewhere. And yeah a 3.5 coupler, it doesnt have a place for the MAF to my knowledge.

Skunk2 is good, keep it mind it does relocate the battery though, just not very far :P
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This was probably mentioned but reading owns me lol but if you run MAP tune and want to get rid of the MAF sensor where would the maf sensor get connected to??

And what would be in its place, im assuming a 3.5'' coupler??

Im in need of a better CAI and i was debating between this and Rickd spec and as a customer i liked the idea that skunk2 has a video out for install while others dont. And i like that its $30-40 cheaper than the intensity intake. I love the fact that the battery isnt relocated so i think my decision will be Skunk2 when the funds come

Ohhh i almost forgot one more question: i already have the Napa 777 upper radiator hose, will that hose clear the intake or will i still have to use the S2 one...??
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:05 AM   #628 (permalink)
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Has anybody tried installing this with the ct-e supercharger with the IMT inlet yet?? Im worried about the clearance with the battery and I have this kit but haven't attempted install yet lol
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:33 AM   #629 (permalink)
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Does anyone else have their fuse box touch their inner fender well plastic. Cause I'm getting a nasty rattle at about 5500 rpm that sounds like plastic on plastic. I guess I'm just going to have to put a couple washers on the bracket to get it a little farther out.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:26 AM   #630 (permalink)
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You have to get a new IAT sensor and that can be put in place elsewhere. And yeah a 3.5 coupler, it doesnt have a place for the MAF to my knowledge.

Skunk2 is good, keep it mind it does relocate the battery though, just not very far :P
A new IAT sensor for what, For removing the maf sensor...or during install with the intake??

If its for removal for maf then im not worrired about it bc i wont remove it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Just used an "L" bracket from Menards for about $.36 and drilled a couple holes in the provided S2 brackets. Then I got a couple feet of hose ($2) from Advance Auto to reach the new location. I also screwed a little rubber bushing to the metal tab sticking up from the transmission so that the reservoir can rest on it without any worry of the metal tab wearing thru the bottom of the plastic tank . There's no way for the tank to interfere with the shifter cables either.

I've driven it mounted in this location for a couple days now and no problems thus far. Coolant levels rise and lower like normal as the engine heats up or cools down. Not sure why S2 didn't think of this.

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hi jirzlee, can you share with me the diameter of the coolant return hose for the reservoir tank? thanks.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #632 (permalink)
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Getting mine tomorrow! is it really that big of a pain to install?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #633 (permalink)
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It took me a while, like 6 hours lol cuz i was taking my sweet a$$ time with the install, just making sure everything was done perfect. First time to change my coolant too, but its pretty easy. Most time i spent was probably drilling part, but my drill bit was shot like no other! But in the end, This intake is really Awesome! coming from the Injen cold Air Intake, a pretty good difference from the Injen, and is finally no longer a Hot air intake! Thanks to skunk's radiator hose kit, just simply a great intake!

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #634 (permalink)
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So glad I waited for it to come out! I'm installing it with a fuel rail on Monday can't wait to get my engine bay cleaned up a bit.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #635 (permalink)
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I don't think it will be an issue. From my experience, I think it takes quite a bit of water absorbed in the filter for any droplets at all to get into the engine. I actually did a test once with a dryflow filter: I put it under a faucet with the water running at full strength, turned it around slowly, and guess what...no water at all entered into the interior of the filter. Not a very scientific test, but definitely shows that the filters are repellent to some degree.
^^^ THIS. I'm literally going to quote this every time i see a "i'm worried about hydrolock" thread/post which i see all the time still. I've driven through floods with a karcepts intake that is about 4 inches off the ground and was probably almost fully submerged in water. No issues, no stumbles, nothing. I'm just running a regular K&N.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:41 AM   #636 (permalink)
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^^^ THIS. I'm literally going to quote this every time i see a "i'm worried about hydrolock" thread/post which i see all the time still. I've driven through floods with a karcepts intake that is about 4 inches off the ground and was probably almost fully submerged in water. No issues, no stumbles, nothing. I'm just running a regular K&N.
I can speak from personal experience that it is very possible to hydrolock a car though unlikely unless you are driving through deep water, completely submerging the filter. I hydrolocked my first car that had a AEM cold air intake and threw a rod through the block... just be careful and pull over if you have no other choice but to drive through standing water.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:01 AM   #637 (permalink)
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I did it in my old car twice, but I'm pretty sure my filter was closer to the ground than most peoples front bumper is. It's really not that hard to do depending on the filter (oiled vs dry) and the conditions. Those people that tell you not to go through a deep puddle have never gotten stuck in a flash flood where the entire road is a puddle and you can't stop anywhere safely to avoid it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #638 (permalink)
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My Experience on this CAI:
Ive been running this CAI for months now and to sum it up, I'm one of the happiest campers out there. It's smooth, awesome sound and response plus now that i have flashpro running (Injen CAI MAP) even better. I did lost some mpg but once tuned ill be back to my average.

For those who still have issues with the CAI making scraping noises "in my case, my filter's clamp was scraping the paint out of my frame" (like Metal or hitting the inner fender blah blah)... what i did was pretty simple; I took it apart and reassembled everything all over again without tightening the mount and clamps, make sure everything can move around with out it banging the frame metal and fender plastic. Tight everything together and shake it again lightly. Make sure the filter is seated properly, if its to high the clamp will scrape the frame. BAM! don't look back just enjoy!

-Repeat it you still have have some vibrations/scraping sound that are noticeable.

-Remember it will never be as smooth as stock but it could be as close as possible.

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #639 (permalink)
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Anyone have problemsmgetting the clamp on the filter to stay on there. Seems like when i tighten it it slides up and almost not clamping down on the end tube?
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Anyone have problemsmgetting the clamp on the filter to stay on there. Seems like when i tighten it it slides up and almost not clamping down on the end tube?
Yeah, it's slippery and the lip at the edge of the rubber isn't big enought to prevent the clamp from sliding off during tightening. Clean off the oils and get an extra set of hands to hold it in place while you're tightening it. Once it's tight it seems to stay in place.
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