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Just ordered a flashpro/skunk2 intake.

Just curious how many of you guys are running a cold air on your daily driver?

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I ran a CAI on my daily for a few years without any issues. The noise difference was noticeable but not drastic for me. I'm wondering what experiences other people have had. Everybody always worries about hydrolock, but I haven't heard of it happening to anyone I know. You would really have to submerge the filter in water to hydrolock.
 

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Was just thinking about reviewing this combo... Funny right?

I bought the S2 CAI three months ago and just yesterday I finalized my tune with VitViper (Yes, I got tuned for ONLY an intake.) I really enjoy this setup. It's not really loud for a CAI until wide open throttle. The combo feels great. I couldn't keep my foot of the pedal.

I'm not too concerned about hydro locking, even though I live in the South with big thunderstorms. Just avoid following cars too close while they kick up the mist. You'll enjoy this intake very much.
 

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I've had my rickspec'd cold air since December of 2014. I bought a AEM hydrosheild to help protect the filter from sucking up water in case it were to splash on it. So far I'm loving it. I love in hilton head South Carolina where we tend to get a lot of rain with an occasional flood advisory. When I drive in the rain and the mist from the cars will not cause you to hydrolock. You would have to drive into a lake it seems to hydrolock. I can hit puddles all day long and if somehow water was to hit up where my filter is, the AEM hydrosheild will protect it.
 

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I've been DD with my CAI for 7 years lol and currently looking to upgrade from my Injen to the HR one. I have hit some large puddles and scared the ish outta me...once shut off my car cause i hit a deeper than i thought one. No issues...
 

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CAI for 5 years.

Although it's not too often, hydrolocking can happen. There are plenty of guys coming on to different forums talking about how it happened to them. I'd say (depending on how low you are) at stock height, it would take a full 6-7 inches of water to kill your motor. It's a risk you take. It's like being slammed and having to choose your path wisely. If it's pouring out, rain will collect on certain roads or areas and you need to just avoid them. All I say is be smart. It does happen and it can easily happen. Just be smart and keep your eyes open.
 

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Been running a CAI since 09/23/11. First it was an injen CAI but last year I replaced it with a rick spec'd CAI. I love the new CAI. I bought a 2nd filter for it so if it is ever raining really bad(it floods alot in houston) I can just pull over and convert it into an SRI in about 7 minutes.
 

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Been running a CAI since 09/23/11. First it was an injen CAI but last year I replaced it with a rick spec'd CAI. I love the new CAI. I bought a 2nd filter for it so if it is ever raining really bad(it floods alot in houston) I can just pull over and convert it into an SRI in about 7 minutes.
Thats a good idea, my grandparent's live in Houston and I have the streets flood. You ought to go with the HR intake! haha
 

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I actually have an injen CAI that came with my car (bought it used) and as long as I've owned it,it's been great, sounds great, and my friends say the whistling sounds like a small turbo in higher rpms lol. My first day with the car my friend accidentally drove through a deep-ish puddle and nothing happened. Drove my old 98 accord with a CAI for more than 150,000 miles out of it's 198,000 that I drove it under, no issues. I trust them
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I was concerned about the winter/heavy rain so I ordered a hydroshield as well, just incase.
 

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As long as you don't press the gas pedal while you're going through one you should be good. I make sure to accelerate and just coast through puddles. I'm also dropped on tein s techs and no problem yet.
 

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Had a fujita cai for 5 years on my ep3 in upstate NY. No issues. I really wouldn't worry. I have a sri on my fa5 but thats mainly because i got a deal on it.
 
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