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05-16-2013 09:29 PM
lacole725
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I think that's exactly what I'm going to do. My dad's girlfriend has my same car, in much worse shape, but it has the stock airbox still and it will be great for taking pictures. I just don't want anyone to think that installing this is difficult, cause it's really not when you have proper directions for your car.
It really isn't, as long as one is prepared for the snags that aren't mentioned in the directions. I wasted so much time guessing. I mean when I installed the header, it was four directions and the first one said "remove exhaust manifold per shop manual instructions." Really? C'mon.

The Samco couplers worked much better than the supplied ones, but they are a little expensive and the one adapter had to be custom made. That along with wider, stronger band clamps have kept it securely in place for almost two years.

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05-16-2013 09:12 PM
Miztaken1312
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Sounds like the short path to a sticky thread.

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I think that's exactly what I'm going to do. My dad's girlfriend has my same car, in much worse shape, but it has the stock airbox still and it will be great for taking pictures. I just don't want anyone to think that installing this is difficult, cause it's really not when you have proper directions for your car.
05-16-2013 09:01 PM
lacole725
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I agree. They totally could have sent an updated instruction set for the 2008 and up redesign. That would have really cleared up a lot of the issues I'm seeing. I really should have taken better pictures while I was putting mine in so I could share with everyone what goes where and how to do it.
Sounds like the short path to a sticky thread.

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05-16-2013 08:54 PM
Miztaken1312
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Check out CFM's cold air intake. It looks better than FSWerks and I think it is a little cheaper. It also has an extra, smaller filter up top in case the primary filter gets submerged or saturated.

Frankly, FSWerks directions suck. The only CFM product I have installed was their lower motor mount and the directions for such a simple part were more detailed than the FSWerks instructions for their race header (or cold air intake, for that matter).

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I agree. They totally could have sent an updated instruction set for the 2008 and up redesign. That would have really cleared up a lot of the issues I'm seeing. I really should have taken better pictures while I was putting mine in so I could share with everyone what goes where and how to do it.
05-16-2013 05:19 PM
replica81 Sounds like way too much effort. The Steeda goes on without drama.
05-16-2013 05:01 PM
lacole725
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All these problems are making me second guess purchasing one
Check out CFM's cold air intake. It looks better than FSWerks and I think it is a little cheaper. It also has an extra, smaller filter up top in case the primary filter gets submerged or saturated.

Frankly, FSWerks directions suck. The only CFM product I have installed was their lower motor mount and the directions for such a simple part were more detailed than the FSWerks instructions for their race header (or cold air intake, for that matter).

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05-16-2013 04:51 PM
SteezMuffin All these problems are making me second guess purchasing one
05-16-2013 03:16 AM
Miztaken1312 I just installed mine and was stuck a couple times about the hoses as well. They should really update those installation instructions they send with it. But a call to FSWerks to talk to Vic (or Vik?) sorted everything out. Those guys are great. I ordered a weatherpack connector from Jeg's Tuesday night when I installed it to extend the harness for the MAF sensor so I can attach the harness back to core support.

And also QuickSiR, it's quiet until you get into it, which I quite like. No reason to be making crazy noise when you're doing 30mph in a residential area or such.
04-04-2013 07:22 PM
QuickSiR Video of the 2000 Civic Si with the AEM Cold Air Intake :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0aAHwR8vcA
04-04-2013 07:05 PM
QuickSiR I did it yall!!!!! :D

I gave it a second try tonight when I got home frome work. It was cold and windy but I said what the hell!!

The two hardest parts were to get the top hose connected. I had to pull like a madman since it was a good 1-2 inch too short. It seems to be firmly in place now.

Also, I had a hard time getting the black cap over the bottom hole. It was too small. My guess is it shrank overnight as I left everything in the trunk of my car and it was -10. I heated it up with a lighter and I was able to stretch it and get it on.

Everything else went well.

To everyone that said the intake it loud. ROFL it's not!!!! At least it isn't compare to the one I had on my 2000 Civic Si. ;)

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