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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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AEM V2 hydroshield

So I have the AEM V2 and I'm looking to get a hydroshield for it. Only thing I don't know or am not sure of is which one to go with? Anyone have any ideas or input as to which one I should go with?
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Is that like one of those K&N covers or something? Never actually heard of a hydroshield before.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:43 PM   #3
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you can use the K&N cover on it. It fits perfectly.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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yea it is. Anyone have any experience with these?
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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I have the K&N cover on my aem V2 and it seems to work good. Easy to clean but a pain to get to once its on the car. It can't hurt. I feel it keeps more dirt off of the filter and little bits of water off.
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That sounds like a good idea. I always get huge bugs stuck in the filter, and it's such a huge PITA to get off.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:57 PM   #7
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Not trying to hijack or anything, but does the AEM bypass valve not fit the V2 CAI?
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:01 AM   #8
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You'll have to cut it and I would cry if you cut your V2 lol you will be fine as long as you dont drive through small lakes.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:22 AM   #9
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Ah, I was wondering why people were looking into hydrophobic barriers/covers rather as opposed to the bypass valve.

Are the shields even that effective? I cannot see a cover offering much protection against hydrolock in situations where hydrolock is truly even possible.
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Ah, I was wondering why people were looking into hydrophobic barriers/covers rather as opposed to the bypass valve.

Are the shields even that effective? I cannot see a cover offering much protection against hydrolock in situations where hydrolock is truly even possible.
I believe those shields are meant to keep water off, not out, like droplets of water in rain or splashes. If you drive into a deep puddle, the intake will still suck up the water and you will hydrolock your engine regardless. The AEM bypass valve is a different story though.
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I believe those shields are meant to keep water off, not out, like droplets of water in rain or splashes. If you drive into a deep puddle, the intake will still suck up the water and you will hydrolock your engine regardless. The AEM bypass valve is a different story though.
yuppp i have one on my ride but all it really does is to prevent small amounts of water to get sucked in. you'll still hydrolock your engine if you run it through a big body of water.


p.s I got the injen one in size large and it fits perfectly
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only K & N and Injen have Hydroshield
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Old June 5th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #13
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Nice Thanks guys for all the input. I'm def gonna get one and when i do ill do some tests with a spray bottle hose lakes etc hahah
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Nice Thanks guys for all the input. I'm def gonna get one and when i do ill do some tests with a spray bottle hose lakes etc hahah
Post vids of the tests! Lol... only kidding. DO NOT drive through lakes...

So have many people actually hacked their v2 in order to put on a bypass valve? Wouldn't this change specific diameters and tube lengths that AEM engineered into the v2 to achieve "multiple frequency sound waves tuned to the engine's resonance?" I know there isn't much of a difference between the v1 and v2 (aside from sound), but I figure changing the v2's geometry would be a detriment to the v2 design. I mean, AEM joined the two chambers for a reason. If hydrolock is truly a concern, wouldn't it be simpler just to get a v1 and the bypass valve?
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Aem does not recommend putting the bypass valve on the V2.
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