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Old 27 Jan 2008, 11:01 pm
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Default how do i avoid engine heat going into my Short Ram intake? Is a heat shield the only option?

I don't want to use CAI, because it rains a lot in florida and even with a bypass valve I don't fully trust it? Can u tell me about Vortec Cyclone?I don't wanna use CAI because it rains a lot in florida and even with a bypass valve i can't fully trust it. Has anyone ever heard of Vortec Cyclone? Is this a good product to use?
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Old 27 Jan 2008, 11:16 pm
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1. Those cyclone things are B.S.2. There isnt really a way to avoid heat getting into a short ram3. Cold Air Intake isnt as unsafe as you think. I had a cold air intake on my 2006 Honda Civic Si for 2 years when I was living in Georgia. In order to hydrolock a car, you damn near have to drive through a puddle the is deep enough to party submerge the filter, and then put your car at almost full throttle.Just go with a Cold Air Intake. I know plenty of people in Georgia and Florida with CAI's and none of them have ever had problems.
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Old 27 Jan 2008, 11:31 pm
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you might can get some tubbing and route it in the fender mine for my wrx came that way
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Old 27 Jan 2008, 11:46 pm
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laced up heat shield is your only option.what type of honda do you have?honda's like the prelude place the cold air filter in the fender (all enclosed, except for vents) so there is very little risk of water/snow ingestion.the only way you can damage your engine is if you drive over a huge puddle that submerges half the filter. And the AEm bypasss works great for that.
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Old 28 Jan 2008, 12:01 am
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CAI's are safe, as long as you exercise common sense. That means, don't treat your car like a 4x4 monster truck and try to drive over lakes of puddles, etc. Also, if you're deep enough to submerge your CAI, you have more things to worry about than hydrolock...like how to get out of your vehicle.I, with many people I know, drive with a CAI in the coastal region of Texas, where it rains buckets from time to time. Never experienced any problems.
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Old 28 Jan 2008, 12:16 am
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You could also use a cold air box (or "ice box"), to draw it colder air. It's a box, looks similar to a stock air box, that the filter end of the short ram goes inside of, and it has an air duct at the bottom to draw in air like a cold air intake. It won't help the air from being heated through the pipe, but it draws in colder air through the filter. They've been shown to make more power than a cold air intake & a short ram intake. Comptech makes one, if you're interested to see what it looks like for a better idea.
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Old 28 Jan 2008, 12:31 am
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heat shield and header wrap around your tube is your only choice...but AEM makes a CAI with a water by pass it actully works really good. no matter what stay away from cheap ebay intakes... i think AEM is the only one that properly makes it....
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