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Old 01-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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cai sucking water

I have a spyder cai its not a good cai I hate this thing and don't have the $ to get a new on but any way I have it in the bumper in front of the wheel its getting soaked any ideas of where I could move it or what to do to fix the issue. Sorry if things are miss spelled I'm a tarrible speller.


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Old 01-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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I have a spyder cai its not a good cai I hate this thing and don't have the $ to get a new on but any way I have it in the bumper in front of the wheel its getting soaked any ideas of where I could move it or what to do to fix the issue. Sorry if things are miss spelled I'm a tarrible speller.
I am not familiar with the spyder version CAI but...
Does your car not have a splash shield at the bottom of the bumper or the shield on the front drivers side wheel well? Between those two guards, your CAI should not be in direct contact with water. Most CAI i have seen position the filter element inside the front bumper. It may get the occasional misting but other than that, it shouldnt be getting wet unless you are driving through large puddles/standing water.

This is the shield on the bottom of the bumper:

http://www.iautobodyparts.com/fo1228...r-details.html


Or try modifying your CAI so it is shorter and sits higher in the engine bay.
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I do have the splash gard idk y its getting so much water
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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post a few pics of your CAI ;) will be better for us to help you.
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sounds like you have a gap somewhere or it really is too close to your tires. just try cuttin the piping so the intake sits a little higher slash more centered? get it away from the tire. i would also suggest you get a prefilter off of fswerks. 30 bucks. since you cant figure out exactly where the water is coming from
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Its just part of having a CAI. When I had my Focus, it had an FSwerks intake and the filter always got wet in the rain. Never really presented a problem.
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Thats where a Steeda sri comes in.
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Is it sucking so much water that its effecting the way the car is running? As long as its not getting drenched in water I wouldn't worry about it. Save your money for something legit.
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