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Old 03-16-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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AEM CAI w/ air bypass valve

Has anyone installed an AEM CAI with the air bypass valve installed, if so where do you install the bypass as the instructions state to locate as high as possible and as straight as possible. I worry that mounting it in front of the MAF that the air will be too turbulent for the MAF to get a good reading. Also does anybody know where I can a proper sized coupler for the intake as I am buying it used and it's missing the coupler from the throttle body to the CAI. I have the factory sized throttle body and I'm not aware of what size the tubing on the CAI is in order to determine what size coupler I will need. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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Just go to Advanced Auto Parts and get a coupler. I hear that the best thing to do is to keep your stock intake on and just drop in a K&N filter in. I have a SRI but I'm about to put on the stock one again.
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^^^the stock isn't better, it just has as much performance. The aftermarket one sounds a whole lot better
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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That's kinda what I'm looking for is the sound however I'm worried about the water ingestion issue which is why my main concern is with the fact of being able to mount the air bypass valve where it will still function but won't interfere with the MAF readings.
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There really isn't any gain with the SRI ... there maybe a horsepower or 2 with the CAI ... but like jkt03svt said ... the K&N Drop in is a good way to go.

I learned that way late ... so I am sticking with my SRI ... also because during my move from city to another ... I lost my Stock ... so I'll keep my SRI.

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Unless you are in a really flood prone area ... water shouldn't be an issue ... just don't punch the gas in puddles.

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No I don't live in a flood prone area, however it is Saskatchewan, Canada, so anything can/will happen aside from hurricanes etc. This is not a SRI its a full length CAI and the car will be used as a DD throughout winter and summer, which is where the water ingestion may become an issue and I would just rather be safe than sorry as some of the storm drains here clog up with the change of season as well with water main breaks etc.
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If all you want is sound (which is basically all you'll get with a aftermarket intake) then just add the K&N drop in and remove the S tube resonator off the side of the box. I actually got a air scoop mounted to my lower radiator support, then I ran a air tube up to the factory air box.

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I went with the Injen hydroshield cover, you can also get aem as an alternative the the bypass valve?
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:15 AM   #10
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Yes, AEM makes a bypass valve that when there is a vacuum from water or other such substance, the valve opens and the air comes through the valve rather than through the filter which currently is sucking water. http://www.modified.com/tech/0104scc...lve/index.html for the full writeup on how they work.
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