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Old 11-13-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Cupooterluvr View Post
I think I might try the "stealth" intake mod but I need to know if that runs a risk of getting wet since it rains so much here.
The stealth in its most basic form sits just as high up as where your stock intake sucks in air; you're essentially running a filter right from the end of your maf tube (about three feet from the ground.) So unless you are going into some really deep water, you will be fine. As with any CAI, the risk is sucking up water, not just getting wet. That will happen if you submerge your CAI and then it will act like a straw.

To reduce the risk of water problems, they make hydrophobic socks that cover the filter element and bypass valves that open up if the primary filter is submerged. Be smart and you greatly decrease your chances of killing your motor. I have driven in heavy rain with my FSWerks CAI (which sits about a foot off the ground inside the front bumper) and have had no issues.
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