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Old November 2nd, 2004, 08:44 PM   #1
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Install Intake?

Is there any modification or change as I install AEM V2 intake system my accord(2003, 6speed)
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 09:13 PM   #3
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I think he want's to know if you have to modify the car in any way when installing the V2....

I believe you need to relocate a sensor to the AEM tube near the throttle body. That is all you should need to do other than remove the factory intake system. You also may need to remove the bumper, but there is no modification to the car.

Some can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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Ok.. I got it. Thanks Celestion!
Actually, I will install V2 intake system on myself, but I have no idea how to install it.
Probably, my question should be " how to install V2 intake system?"
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Old November 3rd, 2004, 08:50 AM   #5
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I believe you need to relocate a sensor to the AEM tube near the throttle body. That is all you should need to do other than remove the factory intake system. You also may need to remove the bumper, but there is no modification to the car.

Some can correct me if I'm wrong.

You don't have to relocate the iat sensor, but AEM says that is part of the reason for the power gains. I know someone with a V2 that didn't move his sensor, and he still got good gains.

And bumper removal is optional....... it can be installed without removing it.

And you'll also be removing a dual hard line, and replacing it with vacuum tubing (for the vacuum line) and a fitting (for the coolant line). (That's how it was with my Injen CAI.....I am assuming the V2 is the same...... I think it is.)

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You don't have to relocate the iat sensor, but AEM says that is part of the reason for the power gains. I know someone with a V2 that didn't move his sensor, and he still got good gains.

And bumper removal is optional....... it can be installed without removing it.

And you'll also be removing a dual hard line, and replacing it with vacuum tubing (for the vacuum line) and a fitting (for the coolant line). (That's how it was with my Injen CAI.....I am assuming the V2 is the same...... I think it is.)

I agree completely!
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Old December 4th, 2004, 09:20 AM   #7
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Hey all,

I got a V2 as an early Christmas present for my 6spd and think I'm going to attempt the install today. I've been reading over the instructions and they seem fairly straightforward but have a couple questions about the install:

- AEM's instructions show it up on a lift, which I'm guessing makes it easier for accessing things - is it possible to get the install done w/o a lift and just jack the accord up on the front left?

- Any special tools needed for the install? I'm a little surprised AEM didn't include a tools listing on their install guide, but anything special other than pliers, socket set, screwdrivers?

- The install seems straightforward, plus I've got a couple friends coming over to help that work for a performance shop here in PA, so I'm thinking 2 hours will be plenty of time. Agree?

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Old December 4th, 2004, 11:31 AM   #8
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Easy install. Remove the bumper though. I did it all by myself. It makes it easier to get the stock airbox bologna out. You could put the V2 in through the wheel well, but to work it in there it might scratch it up. You don't need any special tools though, simple things you find in your garage. Lift not needed, don't know why it would be any easier if it was up on a lift. All you need to do it take out all the screw and snaps on the bottom and top of the bumper and pop it off. Then getting the stock airbox out was where I had fun. There is one piece you have to get out some how and one bolt you almost can't find. Hope this helps. It's a pretty straight forward install. A couple brains shouldn't have a hard time with it, especially if they work at a shop. Just don't be pressed for time and it should be fine. If you have any other questions just post it and you will have an answer from someone in a couple minutes. Good luck.
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I got a question though. When I did my Injen CAI, I had to use some male/male plastic connector piece to join 2 hoses together. What is that hose, not the one that comes off the intake tube, but the one that was attached to the stock airbox. I think it was radiator fluid or something, vaguely remember green **** all over the place. Anyways, we had to connect the two tubes using the plastic piece. My thought was that it wasn't needed. The tube that was there looked like it could bend around a hook up without using more tube or the connector. Does this sound familiar to anyone. I thought I had pics, but I can't find them right now. If you know what I am talking about please let me know. I think I could take out one of the tubes and the male/male piece and it would work. Does this tube need to be a certain length or anything? I might just leave it, but I though at the time it was un-necessary.
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Old December 5th, 2004, 05:16 PM   #10
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I got a question though. When I did my Injen CAI, I had to use some male/male plastic connector piece to join 2 hoses together. What is that hose, not the one that comes off the intake tube, but the one that was attached to the stock airbox. I think it was radiator fluid or something, vaguely remember green **** all over the place. Anyways, we had to connect the two tubes using the plastic piece. My thought was that it wasn't needed. The tube that was there looked like it could bend around a hook up without using more tube or the connector. Does this sound familiar to anyone. I thought I had pics, but I can't find them right now. If you know what I am talking about please let me know. I think I could take out one of the tubes and the male/male piece and it would work. Does this tube need to be a certain length or anything? I might just leave it, but I though at the time it was un-necessary.
i installed my injen cai last nite and i think i know which peice ur talking about. are u talking about that little tube about 2 inches long that was a pain to get out?
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yea you kinda need that, its ENGINE COOLANT... pretty important. the male/male piece is def necessary b/c the shorter tube (off the engine block) shouldnt come off, so in order to connect the longer one to it while letting the coolant flow, you need to connect them with the male/male piece.... and as a suggestion, i wouldnt take off the bumper, just remove a piece of the hard plastic (2 screws) under the driver side wheel well. it was much better for me than taking off the entire front end, especially b/c i have the OEM kit
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I can't quite remember. I did my CAI a couple months ago...just remember thinking the male/male adapter wasn't needed because I thought the longer tube would have been of long enough length to use with out the adapter and extra tubing, which I felt would have just taken up space and cut down on flow. Unless it was a length specific issue. It doesn't make a difference now, nothing bad has come of it as far as I can tell, so I'll just leave it on. Since that is the way it came.
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The install's complete. We got it finished in just under two hours without removing the bumper or wheel. We took off part of the wheelwell covering which gave us just enough room to get everything in and out.

The hardest part was indeed the stock airbox - that thing is ridiculous.

One thing that really is weird is the IAT sensor - the V2 comes with a large hole semi-opposite of the threaded nipple and we couldnt figure out what the hell it was for. Apparently the hole gets a rubber grommet and the IAT sensor just sits in there snugly - WTF but OK.

The other hard part was getting at the coolant hose below the throttle body - not the easiest darn thing to get to but not too much of a pain.

Overall, GREAT mod.
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