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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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installing intake

ok, noob alert....

What am I gonna need to install my v2 CAI? I know it's not exactly rocket science but do I need any certain tools or will i run into any problems while doing so? and is it recommended to take the bumper off? (i really dont want to if i dont have to)

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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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common sense and some screwdrivers
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Old October 4th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #3
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common sense and some screwdrivers
thats what i figured..it's just weird for me goin from building jeeps and trail rigs to a tuner! but im gettin used to being quick rather than going 5mph over rocks
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You Dont Have To Take Your Bumper Off, Take Off The Driver Side Wheel For Better Access
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #5
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^keep your caps off.


I took off the bumper when I installed my Injen CAI. It wasn't hard at all. If the V2 is anything like the Injen, you have to make sure you get the ground wires that there secure or your headlights wont work.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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i took off my bumper because i already have taken it off like 5 times lol. don't forget you have to disconnect and remove your battery to get the intake in
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you have to disconnect and remove your battery to get the intake in

uhhhh no you dont
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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uhhhh no you dont
i couldn't get mine in with the battery there. i have the aem v2.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #9
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AEM has some pretty detailed directions. I just used the ones they supplied. You can use the jack your car came with to get the front wheel up. Other than that, you only need a couple screwdrivers.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #10
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dont forget to drain the rad fluid...taking both the front bumper and the wheel off will be much easier to install...i know since i just installed mine yesturday
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drain the radiator fluid?.... WHY?
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Old October 5th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #12
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why would you drain fluid??????????????????????????????????
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Old October 5th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #13
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^^^^ Uh, because the directions say so!......All you do is put the fluid back in after you get the line to the TB back on

From the directions on aempower.com:


g) Drain approximately 1 gallon of coolant from the
radiator into the proper container. Do not throw the
coolant away because it will be used again later. The
next step will be to remove the metal tubing loom,
which will include the breather hose, coolant hose and
a bracket holding the evap service port. Make sure to
note proper hose routing. (Place a rag under the loom,
as coolant will leak from the lower hose).
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cuz the instructions says to do so... If you read the instructions, it says that you have to remove the coolant line and the breather line. This is because they are joined together at a certain point, and that they are not free moving but rather solid piece. I'll try to upload some pictures of what I'm trying to saying.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #15
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I think i remember reading that a few years ago when i installed it. But i didnt follow that step and nothin happened.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #16
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hmm well i guess ill find out when it gets here.

ps: what serial # is the gunmetal color? I dont want a chrome one or anything.
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I didn't drain any fluid. A little bit spilled. However, it was a very little bit.

I haven't noticed anything wrong since my install about a month or two ago.
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hmm well i guess ill find out when it gets here.

ps: what serial # is the gunmetal color? I dont want a chrome one or anything.
All V2's are powdercoated in that color. There is no other option....
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I didn't drain any fluid. A little bit spilled. However, it was a very little bit.
Same here.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #20
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this is making it sound harder then it is.just take out your stock intake (i didnt remove my front bumper nor did i take off my wheel,forgot how i dod it though but i squeezed out the bottom),move your battery then install you CAI.
ps.dont drain your radiator fluid.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #21
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Oh boy... 10 different answers for one simple intake installation.

Just follow the AEM instructions and you'll be fine. Don't remove your bumper, that's total overkill.

Yes jack the front wheel up, but if you can't, just turn the steering wheel so you can gain access to behind the drivers side wheel well.

You'll have to remove some of those plastic pop screw deals and a few 10mm bolts to get the plastic water guards off the bottom of the front bumper.

Yes you'll have to move your battery, not a biggie. There's also a step where you relocate a few ground wires; again, very simple just hard to get to the spot with big hands.

The instructions do call for draining about a gallon of antifreeze, but if you don't want to you don't have to, just expect some spillage when you disconnect the coolant lines from the throttle body. Also if you live in a warm climate where it doesn't get below freezing in the winter time you can do the throttle body coolant bypass, but that might be jumping the gun right now.

There you go. You just installed a cold air intake. If you've worked on Jeeps you'll have no problems with it.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #22
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read the damn directions from aem that they give you. removing the battery is NECESSARY as well as radiator fluid since you're getting rid of a coolant line
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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #23
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haha dayum. I gotta take off the tires anyways because i am rotating them. As far as removing the splash/water shields. Have any of you fabbed a piece of plastic under the intake as a preventative measure for water splashing up there?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #24
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Old October 7th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #25
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lol. don't drain any fluids.

I took battery out for v2, and make sure you have radio code on hand.

I turned my wheel to the right as far as i could to reach through the well and attach filter. Make sure the back of the filter is inline with the front, it's hard to tell if the filter is on all the way in the back or if the clamp is around it perfect.

oh yeah, water won't get in. Think about it, you'll be blasting water where the fog lights are when you wash the car and stil its ok
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #26
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Did this install today. Didn't drain any coolant. Lost about three tablespoons during the process. Didn't remove the wheel. Didn't remove the wheel well liner. Just bent back the front corner enough to get the filter in. Did remove the battery. That's a good idea, but I bet you could do it with it in place. Did relocate the temp sensor onto the V2 from the throttle body despite the fact that AEM has stopped even mentioning it is a good idea. Not mention on the AEM web page or the V2's paper instructions. The entire thing took about two hours.

How do I like it? Drove around for a couple hours. Engine spins up faster, idles smoother and has a neat sucking sound added to the Evo 2 sound. If it's any faster it'll be a very small amount. Not worth the cost. The improvements, other than the sucking sound, could be caused by cleaning the battery connections. They're that small.
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wtf removing the coolant?removing the battery?? maybe its a 7thgen thing but man that is overkill.
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wtf removing the coolant?removing the battery?? maybe its a 7thgen thing but man that is overkill.
tell that to AEM lol
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #29
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just installed the v2...kinda a pain in the arse if you ask me. Have the auto tranny and the damn resonator was a Bi^^^ to get out. The directions from AEM left out a few important instructions as well....

However, it does sound awesome and I floor it way too much now.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 08:17 AM   #30
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I just did mine on my 4cyl, pretty straight forward, only thing I can recommend is if your car is more then a year or two old have bumper clips ready becuase they are bound to break.
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