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Old 03-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting the FS CAI today

I know the weather here in Houston sucks.. Specially during Spring and Summer

it gets humid and wet alot

Any problems with Hydrolocking?

And then most of the time it's really hot also

so any problems with Heat soaking on SRI?


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Old 03-16-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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I have heard a few guys in Texas that Hydro lock because of the Dips in the street when it rains.

As for Heat Soak. It really isn't as bad as you are probably thinking.

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everyone always talks about hydrolocking with a CAI but i never had that problem in my CRX. i had a full CAI with removed inside fender wells(not by choice). every time it rained my tires would soak the crap out off the the filter. it would bog down and a big white cloud of smoke would pour out of the pipe for a couple seconds then it would be fine. after it dried it never did it again. eh.

and the heat isnt as bad as you think. its better to go to the track at night anyways. ;)
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normal rain days shouldnt hurt it. just try to stay away from high standing water and as long as you dont submerge the filter in water, you should be alright.
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How high up is the FS CAI? is it at a good distance from the ground?
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where excatly do they sit on the focus? im use to the whole Honda set up where it sits in the fender.
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I would say it fits about an inch to a half an inch above the front drivers lower part of the fender.

Now if I remember correctly they have a Hydro-lock mechanism that helps with this issue ... I know that AEM has a CAI with that part ... but not sure of FS version. You should call them and see what they suggest.

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yeah, the bypass valve but that practically breaks the CAI in half so you're still pulling hot air from the engine bay. it'll trap the water but small gain if any in performance.
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its a valve... it only opens when theres resistance in the tube. look for the steeda short ram :)
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