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Old 05-31-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Injen CAI on my 6 Banger

Hey guys! Just got in my Injen CAI for my 2011 Camaro 2LT/RS. Will install tomorrow morning! I will post up before/after pics when its done!
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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AWESOME, Long tube? Think about painting it first?
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #3
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@ rtcat- Yes, it is a long tube. Haven't considered painting it, but yours looks really good! I kind of like the polish look, matched my RS package.

Bad news though, installation was unsuccessful! Any ideas from you guys? NEED HELP!

Installed ok, however once I turned the car on, it kept shutting off. Then, the car calmed down and stayed on, but the check engine light came on and the stabilitrak and traction control light came on. It kept telling me to service the Stabilitrak...Once I test drove it, it was fine for a few minutes, then the car started stalling and actually turned off multiple times while driving!!! I had a buddy who is good with cars help me on the install, there were no leaks and the MAF was installed correctly, followed all directions. Had to return everything to stock, and everything went back to normal.

Any ideas guys? WOuld rather not blow a ton of money getting it installed at a shop, but I feel like it may the the only way now....
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
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Still debating on what intake to get this one or the CAI. This one looks like a pain to install but I like the look of it. What do you think?
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #5
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@ rtcat- Yes, it is a long tube. Haven't considered painting it, but yours looks really good! I kind of like the polish look, matched my RS package.

Bad news though, installation was unsuccessful! Any ideas from you guys? NEED HELP!

Installed ok, however once I turned the car on, it kept shutting off. Then, the car calmed down and stayed on, but the check engine light came on and the stabilitrak and traction control light came on. It kept telling me to service the Stabilitrak...Once I test drove it, it was fine for a few minutes, then the car started stalling and actually turned off multiple times while driving!!! I had a buddy who is good with cars help me on the install, there were no leaks and the MAF was installed correctly, followed all directions. Had to return everything to stock, and everything went back to normal.

Any ideas guys? WOuld rather not blow a ton of money getting it installed at a shop, but I feel like it may the the only way now....
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Sorry to hear about the issues. I had no trouble with mine for the moment I installed it. Did you go over every connection again and again. Maybe the MAF was not plugged in all the way. Did you do the install with the battery disconnected. Might try that if you didn't. This way it starts off on a new learn. Clamps all tight. There really is not that much that can go wrong.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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@ ATOWN - install wasn't too bad, but definitely a lot more work than a short ram intake. I definitely like the look a lot better than the short ram, and I read that it dyno'd pretty good gains in both HP and torque. I read the CAI intake is good, but it is a short ram right?. Guess it depends on what you want, the Injen is a true cold air and when my car was actually working it sounded AMAZING and I noticed an immediate change.

@rtcat - glad your experience was better than mine! I actually forgot to remove the battery, but did it after the install and that made the car actually turn on and stay on, but the CEL/Traction lights still came on? I am guessing maybe the battery thing did it, but I did unplug it after for over 30 minutes and it still wouldn't accept the intake. My friend double checked the MAF and for leaks, but everything seemed ok? Having someone else look at it Monday, hopefully he can figure out what we missed/did wrong. Yes, I agree I foresaw this as something fairly simple and didn't expect such a catastrophe!

Thanks for the advice and I will keep you posted!
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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Guess what the issue was guys!

INJEN installed their MAF sensor holding area backwards on the intake I ordered. After all the pain and suffering and blaming what I thought were my shoddy mechanical skills, it was just manufactured incorrectly!! What are the odds.....
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #8
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haha guess that wasn't too bad! but maybe you should talk to Injen for a replacement!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #9
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Yes, working on that now, but honestly, I don't know if I feel like I can trust a company that welds the most important piece of an intake on backwards then sells it to a customer.....
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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Are these safe and snow and rain areas. Been hearing bad things about them. I live in MN and it rains and snow.
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Guess what the issue was guys!

INJEN installed their MAF sensor holding area backwards on the intake I ordered. After all the pain and suffering and blaming what I thought were my shoddy mechanical skills, it was just manufactured incorrectly!! What are the odds.....



Glad to hear you got the problem resolved. I thought about the MAF being backwards but it can only go in one way. But since the housing was backwards that would explain it.


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Are these safe and snow and rain areas. Been hearing bad things about them. I live in MN and it rains and snow.

Bad things.........hmmm..........I only heard one story over the past 3 years, and that person removed the wheel liner and caused there own issue.

Unless you drive thru a water hole deep enough for it to suck water, you should not have an issue. I personally avoid all puddles deeper than a few inches. I have driven thru some pretty good rain storms and have had no issue. Just make sure you get the hydro-shield.
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Yeah I will be getting that. But do you live where it snows? Will that affect it in any way?
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I do live where it snows, but mine gets parked when they start to salt the roads.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #14
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Will that harm it? Like the salt and stuff because I drive sometimes in the snow when I'm not driving my malibu
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I just don't want salt getting on my camaro anywhere, it will ruin the aluminum corrode and rust the steel.
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Guess what the issue was guys!

INJEN installed their MAF sensor holding area backwards on the intake I ordered. After all the pain and suffering and blaming what I thought were my shoddy mechanical skills, it was just manufactured incorrectly!! What are the odds.....
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Are these safe and snow and rain areas. Been hearing bad things about them. I live in MN and it rains and snow.
I've driven through some VERY heavy rain and I never had a problem. I also have the hydroshield.
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Injen's reponse to this entire situation was appalling. Hate to say it, but I cancelled my order. Not ordering Injen again...EVER. Think I might go CAI - short ram. Any other good suggestions? I want good sound and decent gains...I see Injen dynod the best gains which sucks but I am fed up with them. Any ideas are appreciated...
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Sorry to hear that INJEN did you wrong. I would look at Vararam or CAI, Both are GREAT products.
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