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Old 07-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #231
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Awesome, sounds like you like it. I like that you sealed the hose to the box.

I need to get past this dyno weekend, then I will be cutting random holes in my box. I have access to some high-grade parts and fabrication materials...

Naturally, I seem to have to tweak everything
I sooo know what you're talking about. I'm trying to show restraint, only had the car for 30 days!
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #232
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It's a nice mod, but I have a question. Some two weeks ago we have a "deluge" (heavy rain in some 10 minutes) and I had to pass with the car into some "deep water" (under a bridge) that was almost at 3/4 of the wheel. It went pretty great to my astonishment. As far as I understand, this mod is in fact a pipe that’s directing air from the front of the tires to the engine bay. What if there is water that gets to it ? I suppose there is a little suction effect so is it possible that water gets into the engine ?
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #233
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You maintain your stock intake runners. Air will take the path of least resistance, so when the one tube is plugged the air will flow throw the stock location.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #234
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You maintain your stock intake runners. Air will take the path of least resistance, so when the one tube is plugged the air will flow throw the stock location.
Yes.

Tis the idea to prevent hydro-lock (water getting sucked into the engine and filling the cylinder bore).

Glad you guys are digging it! The Outerwears prefilter is a MUST as stated before. An additional note on water, the prefilter is water repellant. I have personally driven through a HEAVY downpour and came home to inspect my box to find it completely dry. The whole idea of "ram"-air is that you are catching, not sucking! So it's pretty hard for water to make it up the tube by itself.

Enjoy the 6-8 miles more per gallon too! Post up if you see a dramatic difference. Well, if you can keep your foot out of it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #235
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You maintain your stock intake runners. Air will take the path of least resistance, so when the one tube is plugged the air will flow throw the stock location.
Thats what I keep telling myself, but we haven't had rain down here for awhile now. Do you see water in ya'lls box or on your filter after driving in the rain at speed?
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Thats what I keep telling myself, but we haven't had rain down here for awhile now. Do you see water in ya'lls box or on your filter after driving in the rain at speed?
I don't have the mod, but theoretically it would be very difficult for water to flow vertically up the tube that distance. I couldn't imagine enough getting in thereto cause damage.

I will be doing this soon.
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^ Me too, I think i will hose clamp window screen mesh on the top of the hose to help keep bugs and what not off my filter. I think this will slow down water too if it does make it to the top of the hose.
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Thanks, guys !

We had something like this in May 29th, 2012 :



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^ Me too, I think i will hose clamp window screen mesh on the top of the hose to help keep bugs and what not off my filter. I think this will slow down water too if it does make it to the top of the hose.
This. I intend on designing a full-on fiberglass intake that will use the stock plastic piece to mount. I believe that I will probably install mesh somewhere in the lower intake, along with the OuterWear cover. I think that if I were to get enough water in the intake to cause damage with that amount of coverage, I'm probably driving in something that I shouldn't have been to start with.

Like the photo above. Why do people insist on doing crap like that? They deserve to have trashed cars if they try to drive in crap like that.
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I just went out to take measurements...

In order for my car to submerge to the point of completely covering the lower intake tube, I would have to be in a minimum of 15" of water (with the Eibach Pro springs installed). That would be my first mistake, as no car should be driven in water that is at the bumper level (except a Jeep or 4wd vehicle with an actual snorkel installed).

I would then have to be giving the vehicle enough throttle to create enough of a vacuum to overcome the stock intake runners and force air to 'need' to push past the weight of the water in the tube.

If, for some reason, I found that I was in a situation that would force me to drive through that deep of water, I would simply get out of the car (before flooded area) and remove the stock lid. Yes, I have an 8mm on a driver in the hatch little storage area thing, idk why. That would eliminate any suction through the tubes, therefore any water in the intake could not be sucked in. And drive slow.
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