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Old 11-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #1
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Hydrolock is it big problem in Texas

Considering getting a AEM COLD AIR INTAKE FOR MY 2011 foci i drive this car back and fourth to work. This could be as much as 40 miles. Is this a real big problem ????????????????

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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Get a hydroshield, and you won't have to worry about it as much.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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depending on the area it could be. I have the FSWerks CAI and it has a few times gotten soaked, however it only seems to be while I am driving in HEAVY rain on the freeway does it become a problem. I can't speak for any other CAI but the FSWerks one curves into the bumper making it a little harder to get water into it.
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in most cases, no you dont have to worry about it. CAI's usually are mounted not too low to the point you can see them hanging at the bottom. and they're usually at the corner part of the bumper so it cant get hit in the front. If you dont submerge the front end of your bumper in deep water, then you have nothing to worry about. also just depends on how you drive, avoid large puddles whenever you can.
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Submerging the filter is what you want to avoid.
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get a bypass valve if your worryed about it. that will solve your worry.
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You could always spend the extra money and get a filter bag!
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Thanks for all your help the FSWerks win's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ordered yesterday.
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get a bypass valve if your worryed about it. that will solve your worry.
Thiis, and a pre-filter mesh bag will be Your friend. To be fair though, "true" hydrolock is about as likely to happen as being struck by lightning. That said, don't play in a swimming pool with the skimmer pole during a thunderstorm, and don't drive through big ass puddles, and You should be fine.
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