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Old 03-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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About time for an Intake...

Wellp.. I've worked off all that cat-back money ;P so I guess it's time for my intake. I've pretty much decided on the CAI intake with the black housing. From everything I've read, I'm probably going to need the washer bottle relocate kit as well. How hard is it to relocate the washer bottle? I don't want anything to mess up and screw up my fluid spray :/

I'll be ordering from Apex, as they did me good on my exhaust
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #2
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It's very easy and u won't b disappointed
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cai inc and washer bottle kit is easy to do...like 10 mins for intake and a few more for the washer. Don't forget the scoop that takes the already great product of CAI Inc to another level.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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I just haven't seen any install videos, and the threads with pictures are a bit too confusing for me. The last thread I looked at showed something about cutting a piece of plastic to get the scoop to fit or something-or-other? So I kind of stepped away from it for a bit, but I'd like the small hp gain and the bit of fuel economy it would give me, now.
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I just haven't seen any install videos, and the threads with pictures are a bit too confusing for me. The last thread I looked at showed something about cutting a piece of plastic to get the scoop to fit or something-or-other? So I kind of stepped away from it for a bit, but I'd like the small hp gain and the bit of fuel economy it would give me, now.
if you buy apex's scoop they will walk you through it I am sure. goodluck
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Wellp.. I've worked off all that cat-back money ;P so I guess it's time for my intake. I've pretty much decided on the CAI intake with the black housing. From everything I've read, I'm probably going to need the washer bottle relocate kit as well. How hard is it to relocate the washer bottle? I don't want anything to mess up and screw up my fluid spray :/

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I just haven't seen any install videos, and the threads with pictures are a bit too confusing for me. The last thread I looked at showed something about cutting a piece of plastic to get the scoop to fit or something-or-other? So I kind of stepped away from it for a bit, but I'd like the small hp gain and the bit of fuel economy it would give me, now.
The scoop and washer tank install is pretty easy. When i say that keep in mind, I am not a mechanic. Instructions are included and along with the photos you have seen others post you should not have any problems. Of course, if you have any questions we are here to help.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #7
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Thank for choosing Cold Air Inductions Inc.!

In case you did not know, or for other readers who may not know, our CAI does not require a washer bottle relocation kit ar any additional modifications for it to be installed. There are other companies that make and sell "air scoops" which are known to do very well with our CAI, you only require a washer relocation kit when using one of those scoops, which is sold seperately from our CAI as an additional modification that can be done.

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Old 03-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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And my only other question is:

Will my MAF sensor still function properly? I read something about it throwing a code with an aftermarket intake.. I don't need any dash lights on :/
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And my only other question is:

Will my MAF sensor still function properly? I read something about it throwing a code with an aftermarket intake.. I don't need any dash lights on :/
Our CAI will not throw a CEL (check engine light) there are companies out there with poorly designed intakes that are known to throw a code, ours is not one of them. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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And my only other question is:

Will my MAF sensor still function properly? I read something about it throwing a code with an aftermarket intake.. I don't need any dash lights on :/
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Our CAI will not throw a CEL (check engine light) there are companies out there with poorly designed intakes that are known to throw a code, ours is not one of them. Let me know if you have any other questions.
This is correct. The "weak" MAF sensor issue you may have heard about does not set off a CEL but can cause some driveability issues. An air intake upgrade alone is not typically enough to upset a "weak" MAF but it is something you might want to check when you get a chance. That way if you decide to install a scoop or ported throttle body later you will know if you should also upgrade your MAF.

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The only reason I worry, is I don't want it to throw any codes or turn on any lights. I have a warranty to stick to for now :/ And as farfetched as it may seem, I don't want to give them ANY reason to void my warranty :/
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The only reason I worry, is I don't want it to throw any codes or turn on any lights. I have a warranty to stick to for now :/ And as farfetched as it may seem, I don't want to give them ANY reason to void my warranty :/
Especially over parts so simple as an intake, washer bottle relocate, and an air scoop :/
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The only reason I worry, is I don't want it to throw any codes or turn on any lights. I have a warranty to stick to for now :/ And as farfetched as it may seem, I don't want to give them ANY reason to void my warranty :/
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Especially over parts so simple as an intake, washer bottle relocate, and an air scoop :/
Nothing about these upgrades should throw a CEL as long as they are installed properly. Even if you did have a "weak" MAF.
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Alright. Thanks Chase. and everyone else. Should see my order in at Apex by the end of the week most likely :P
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Nothing about these upgrades should throw a CEL as long as they are installed properly. Even if you did have a "weak" MAF.
I just bought a knn from apex
I was wondering
What happens if i dont disconnecte the negative battery
And I been reading about these codes to fix any electrical issues cann they only b obtained from the dealership and how are they manually inputed
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #16
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you wont have any problems with CAI intake. Its really easy to install... no cutting required.

it changes the sound of your engine quite a bit... it growls more when you stomp on the pedal.
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Alright. Thanks Chase. and everyone else. Should see my order in at Apex by the end of the week most likely :P
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And I been reading about these codes to fix any electrical issues cann they only b obtained from the dealership and how are they manually inputed
Thank you for your order. The battery disconnect is to protect your car's electronics while the install is being performed. In all likelihood, nothing happens if you don't do it but the intake manufacturers have to cover their backsides. I am not familiar with the electrical codes you mentioned.
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you wont have any problems with CAI intake. Its really easy to install... no cutting required.

it changes the sound of your engine quite a bit... it growls more when you stomp on the pedal.
Sounds like you are enjoying your CAI from CAI Inc.!
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Sounds like you are enjoying your CAI from CAI Inc.!
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Enjoying mine as well... well worth it!
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