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Old 08-08-2004, 10:38 AM   #8
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Originally posted by CAIS95
get a bypass valve first off..i live in new orleans so i see a lot of rain as well...i know someone on here posted a plexi shield to block off trash..water..etc.but livin in a wet city is always a gamble..i know cooler is better but im going with a short ram just for piece of mind..i mean is 2 hp worth the worry of hitting a puddle?id rather play safe and not worry about the minimal hp loss rather than take chance of blowing a motor..if i lived in wisconsin id be going cai 4 sure but figure in the factors.......everyone on here has an opinion but remember where u live
Unless you frequently drive your car through standing water deep enough to just about cover your foglight, you will probably never hydrolock your engine. Here in Houston, water gets damn deep when it rains. I've had no problems. I do recommend a shield however. You can make one very easily or buy one.
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