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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006 Thread Starter
 
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Makeing my own CAI and have a ?

Ok, i made my own CAI and it runs into the fender. Now it works awesome and im very happy with it but i was thinking of trying do some kind of "forced air induction" by running pipping from under the front bumper and up to the filter but i was wondering if water would be a problem. Like if it was raining or snowing, would that collect in the pipping and go into the filter? Is there any way to prevent that? Thanks

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You can either go with flex hose, or pvc like what I did. took an old GT fog light and took the actual lense out, and attached some 2" pvs angles up running towards the filter. Air will take the path of least resistance, so you can drill a small drain hole in the bottom incase there is any question about water.


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yes actually one of my old friends did.

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I did exactly what you're talking about, last year. I took the end of the original 'air horn', cut it off at the flare and attached it [the flare] to some "autozone" flex pipe and screwed it down at an orifice on my bumper, so the air rams straight in and up to my K&N. At the air box, I left the remains of the rubber boot and attached a correct size 'pvc' plumbing elbow [from any hardware store] on the upper end of the flex pipe. It works great. Water? The air flow isn't strong enough to pull droplets straight up, let alone it would catch on the ribbing if it could. It would take a very special drop of water to negotiate the two curves. Misty air might make it, but you'd have that with or without the low ram pick-up. The whole thing, including the K&N, was under $60.00. Hope this helps.

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Ya, others were telling me that the air flow wouldnt be strong enough to take the water up the pipe but i just wanted to mae sure. Thanks.

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I did exactly what you're talking about, last year. I took the end of the original 'air horn', cut it off at the flare and attached it [the flare] to some "autozone" flex pipe and screwed it down at an orifice on my bumper, so the air rams straight in and up to my K&N. At the air box, I left the remains of the rubber boot and attached a correct size 'pvc' plumbing elbow [from any hardware store] on the upper end of the flex pipe. It works great. Water? The air flow isn't strong enough to pull droplets straight up, let alone it would catch on the ribbing if it could. It would take a very special drop of water to negotiate the two curves. Misty air might make it, but you'd have that with or without the low ram pick-up. The whole thing, including the K&N, was under $60.00. Hope this helps.
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