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Old July 21st, 2004, 06:40 AM   #1
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aem v2 filter in direct path of the air

if you crouch down and look through the right grill (where the fog lights would go) you can see half of the filter. Is it supposed to be like that or did I do a bad install? I've installed cold air intakes before but never was the filter so visible from outside of the car. I guess it would get cooler air that way but little pebbles and things could also get lodged into the filter as well...
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Old July 21st, 2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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All pics that I have seen show the filter directly behind the drivers side bumper air intake. I dont think you have a bad install.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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If you followed the instructions and bolted everything on correctly, I'm not sure how it could be in the wrong location.

Mine is directly behind the grill as well, but I'm never really stooped down to look at it
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Old July 21st, 2004, 01:51 PM   #4
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Mine is like that. I figured it's for best performance...DUH! lol
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Old July 27th, 2004, 10:15 PM   #5
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i wanted to know a question about the V2, i got one aswell, im not sure if that little grille really protects against rain, should i be worried, it rains a SH!TLOAD around my area all of the sudden, and im driving in poaring rain.
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Old July 27th, 2004, 10:21 PM   #6
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no no no non nonono- rain will not do ANYTHING to a CAI. you have to drive through a puddle at least as deep as the CAI- if you go through a deep puddle just don't accelerate and you'll be fine.
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Old July 27th, 2004, 11:50 PM   #7
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^^ the cai will only suck water up if the WHOLE filter is submerged in water, other than that, it wont suck any water... if you feel uncomfortable, just do what captal suggest. role by a puddle, do not accelerate and you should be ok.
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yea the filter has to be total submerged, yesterday it rained so hard(i never seend it rain so hard in my maryland life) and i could barely see, drove 30 miles in it and my v2 was fine, hit a few puddles too small ones though...
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Old July 28th, 2004, 01:28 PM   #9
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with the aem v2 cai do you need the airbypass valve or not? does it decrease the expected hp and tq? are any of you using the bypass valve?
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Old July 28th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #10
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with the aem v2 cai do you need the airbypass valve or not? does it decrease the expected hp and tq? are any of you using the bypass valve?
You dont need a air bypass valve, there isn't even one available for the v2. I drove through what seemed like a hurricane last night and its still fine.
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so small drops of water is ok right? And only when the filter/tube is sucking up wet like a straw then it's bad.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 03:26 PM   #12
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-as long as the filter is not completely submerged in water, you are totally fine.

-there is no bypass valve available for the v2.

can you cut the v2 in half and put a bypass valve? it is not recommended by aem to cut the v2 in half... the v2 sucks air in in a tornado fashion.. cutting it in half will, i think, disrupt the air flow pattern..
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has any one put the V2 on a sedan?
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yes.. many people already had...
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I HAVE A CAI should i change it to a V2? would it be worth it?
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i have a question about the v2, if i get a car wash at an automatic car wash that has the underbody wash(spray) is there a chance that the v2 will suck the water in?????
they are high pressure water sprayers???????

you know cause u have to put the car in neutral but its still on which means its still sucking air in right
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^^^ good question, but i dont really know... i've never taken my car into an automatic car wash becuase it'll start to scratch your paint job, so i always avoid it by hand cleaning my car... I checked under my car where the filter would be before and i see holes... i am not sure if they are directly under the filter, but if you dont feel safe, just cover the holes with some tape or something....

actually, cant you still shift to neutral without starting the car? i've never been to an automatic car wash so i dont know if the car has to be started or not?
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I HAVE A CAI should i change it to a V2? would it be worth it?
not sure. i've never owned the V1... but my brother has a intake in his 5 gen accord and it is in no, nada, nothing, zilch, zero comparison to the v2. the v2 is in a whole different category. period.

upgrades, imo, are good. its like saying i have a 5gen accord, should i upgrade to a 7gen accord. hell yeah! look at all the advancements it has made... just be warned, v2's are one of the expensive intakes out there..
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i have a question about the v2, if i get a car wash at an automatic car wash that has the underbody wash(spray) is there a chance that the v2 will suck the water in?????
they are high pressure water sprayers???????

you know cause u have to put the car in neutral but its still on which means its still sucking air in right
i've taken the car through an automatic wash. pretty sure the car was left on. with an injen cai there were no problems at all.
Duman- which cai do you have? for me, i don't see any justification in spending the $ on the v2 when i've got the injen. i guess if you're one of those people who has to have the best, then ok.
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