: Aem Cai
10-22-2005, 05:48 PM
Just a couple of questions regarding the AEM CAI. I'm picking one up next saturday, and going to the track early Sunday so I need to know beforehand.
What size filter will I need? I'm guessing 2.5", but it could also be 2.25". I want to be 100% before I purchase a filter (he reused his after going turbo)
Also, what brand/size (length) filters are you all running on yours? Any part numbers for certain brands as far as K&N, etc? Would running one of those filters with plastic surrounding it benefit me being it is low and help keep clean?
10-22-2005, 08:24 PM
I think the cai comes with a filter when you buy it new...are you getting it new or secondhand?
10-22-2005, 11:28 PM
Secondhand off my buddy who used it for like 3 months before going turbo.
Hell, $50 can't beat it.
10-23-2005, 04:09 PM
I think they are 3" but 2 1/2" should work also....I'd just ask the guy you're buying it from to be sure.
10-23-2005, 07:10 PM
Just measure it when you get, but I think it is 2 1/2 inches.
10-25-2005, 09:42 AM
Actually I think the lower tube is 3" in diameter and I think the filter is about 8" long, maybe 7". Take a ruler to your friends filter to be sure.
10-25-2005, 01:27 PM
the lower tube is 3", i think the upper is 2.75". a k&n would probably be the way to go. you can get the foam sleeves here : ( http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=999/)
10-25-2005, 02:07 PM
^^^ link broken
10-25-2005, 02:33 PM
Pat ur car is slo!!! haha sup its chris
10-25-2005, 05:52 PM
The lower tube IS 3 inches. I bought a K&N filter after I lost my AEM one on the highway.
10-26-2005, 07:34 AM
okay, you go to cfm.com and go to engine, then intakes, and the ani water sleeves are at the very bottom of the page. sorry for the broken link guys! the things are like 20 bucks, but it seems a little easier to deal with than the damn bypass valve, and i've still yet to hear of anyone destroying ANY car by using a cai. this would certainly make me feel a little more secure about using one in rain, and not to mention that it has to block most of the dirt from getting on the filter.
daredevil, if you could come up with the number on the box of the k&n you bought, that'd be sweet. or at least the size of the part that goes into the end of the lower intake tube. thanks man.
10-26-2005, 07:49 AM
if anyone has ever seen top truck challenge it becomes apparent just how hard you have to drive and how stupid you have to be in order to hyrdrolock an engine
10-26-2005, 09:48 AM
2004SVT AutoXer.....quick make another post you're at 666!!!
10-26-2005, 10:18 AM
^^^ I remember when I was at 666 posts, I saw that and imediately post whored my way out of it LOL
10-27-2005, 07:56 AM
lol I did a lot of posting last night so I think I'm safe :-)
10-27-2005, 06:31 PM
I will get a item number later tonight, if my grandpa didn't throw away the box when he cleaned the garage.
10-27-2005, 06:42 PM
link fixed here (http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=999)
10-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Eh, my g-pa threw away the box when he cleaned the garage. I can always go back to pepboys and find it again.
10-29-2005, 03:09 PM
if you do, let us know please!
10-29-2005, 04:43 PM
I remember the filter being one of the $70 ones. I need to clean mine soon, LOL.