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CAI for 2002 MC LS

Old 01-24-2008, 11:56 AM
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I live in Iowa, and the winters here usually consist of pretty cold temperatures (it is-10 here as I'mwriting this)and decent amounts of snow. I was thinking about putting in a Wizaird CAI with a K&N filter, but didn't know if it would hurt the car if the air was too cold. Also, is it possible for snowto get into the CAI?
Old 01-25-2008, 01:21 AM
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Colder air will actually help it since a CAI (Cold Air Intake) is what you would be looking fot in the temperature of the air. Of course, you would a harder time getting colder air during the warmer times of the year, but you want cooler air however possible.

Whether you can get water in it depends on where you locate your filter. If it's in the wheelwell of the fender, very likley. If it's in the top location of the engine, as I have seen others do, then very likely you will not.
Old 01-25-2008, 09:39 AM
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yah i would keep ur filter higher on the engine and avoid the snow and water...
Old 01-25-2008, 10:18 AM
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check out the pics in my gallery. i built my own CAI and it works great. more HP more torque and a GREAT sound.it cost about $75.let me know if you have any questions.
Old 01-25-2008, 11:36 AM
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Yea I was looking at the installation PDF mentioned in another post, and doesn't look that hard to install.

To HaRvArDaLe: What kind of tubing did you use on that? Is there a reason you didn't use a heatshield on that intake? And do you get snow where you are?
Old 01-25-2008, 03:30 PM
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the tubing comes from a company called Spectre and their line of power adder filters. you can get all of the tubings, filters and accessories from sfxperformance.com. i got a22 degree 6" lengthelbow tubing with 4" diameter (partnumber9729), a 4" to 3.5" coupler (part number 9742), and the universal 6"air filter (part number 8132). the coupler takes some work to fit into the throttle body, but it will work.

as for the snow, i live in ohio so it snows quite a bit every winter. so far, i havent had any problems with water or snow getting to the filter. i didn't make a heat sheild basically b/c i haven't taken the time or effort to do it. as for how much a shield would help, im not sure.

if you decide to go this route, you will have to make a makeshift PCM tray and figure a way to stablize the rig.

good luck,

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