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sam fisher 09-01-2012 05:10 PM

fswerks cai and hydrolock ..anyone have issues with this?
 
i need to know before i buy , iv heard bad things about short ram and heat soak also ...

kwg2371 09-01-2012 05:18 PM

do you plan on driving through lakes or ponds? if not I'd say your fine

sam fisher 09-01-2012 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwg2371 (Post 4331759)
do you plan on driving through lakes or ponds? if not I'd say your fine

so youd say its a better choice than sri?

boardgeneration 09-01-2012 05:24 PM

A good heat shield will keep engine heat away. As for hydrolock, I've never heard anyone with a Sri ha e that issue.
And even with a CAI it's hard to suck water in unless u drove through a lake and submerged the filter.
I don't have the fswerks but I had no issues through the summer heat with my CAI. I have no heat shield and never had heat soak issues. It hit 120 w/ heat index here in MN for almost two weeks straight.
Also, I've drove through heavy rain for over 30 miles work to home with no issues.

grayzx35speed 09-01-2012 05:38 PM

I have a K&N CAI and I havent had any hydrolock issues, drove it through the whole rainy season, puddles and everything.

sam fisher 09-01-2012 06:24 PM

answers
 
good stuff guys , im thinkin about the cool flo from fs werks

http://focus.c-f-m.com/fswerks-cool-...tec-focus.aspx

or maybe this ? is it a copy? from cfm http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfm-performan...tec-focus.aspx

grayzx35speed 09-01-2012 06:49 PM

Go with the fswerks, better quality.

VEGAS 09-01-2012 06:52 PM

I have a FSWERKS and love it, I did however Hydrolocked my engine in October... die a few weeks later, so I agree if you drive thru rain never go thru puddles deeper then 2 inches. and go slow

grayzx35speed 09-01-2012 08:00 PM

CAI results in gains throughout the rpm band regardless of engine bay heat. I recommend it over a short ram

leemerlord 09-02-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by grayzx35speed (Post 4331937)
CAI results in gains throughout the rpm band regardless of engine bay heat. I recommend it over a short ram

i will agree with gray i have the fswerks cai, love it, easy install and very nice gains for a bolt on. i live in the out skirts of san diego county, dont get a whole lot of rain but never had an issue with the water


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