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CAI in the winter?

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:51 pm
by Johny
So as you all know, winters slowly approaching. This is gonna be my first year with the car in snow, and I have a question. Is it safe to have the CAI installed in the winter, the one I have goes down into the fender so im sure its going to collect snow - after all I do live in Canada :rofl:

Thanks in advance!

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:56 pm
by [DJ]Tomski
I never had any problems with my cai during Chicago winters. You shouldn't have anything to worry about.

Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:14 am
by Johny
Hah alright thanks :)

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:51 pm
by .DP.
You should'nt have anything to worry about. I had mine on all winter and didnt have any problems with it in the snow.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:04 pm
by r/tguy02
snow isnt the problem, its large puddles of water you have to watch for

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:24 pm
by Forest Green 2k
Worst thing would be salt build up. It will be safe but I'd def replace the filter in spring.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:01 pm
by Fuzzyneon
Forest Green 2k wrote:Worst thing would be salt build up. It will be safe but I'd def replace the filter in spring.
or have a spare like spectra one or knock off one for the winter thats what i do so i dont ruin my k&n or aem dry flow although mine sits low as shit so ill throw the ram air back on at some point. it wont hurt anything to leave it on

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:51 pm
by r/tguy02
i always just cleaned mine in the spring with no issues, it always comes clean.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:17 pm
by Johny
r/tguy02 wrote:snow isnt the problem, its large puddles of water you have to watch for
Yeah I hit one of those too the other day.. :tardbang:

I plan on changing the filter to a new one next summer anyways, so this one will be my winter beater :rockon:

Thanks for the input guys

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:35 pm
by neonjake27
i had no issues in the winter. like they said its the water that gets ya.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:23 pm
by Forest Green 2k
I've driven though the nastiest rainstorms and slammed some huge puddles with my car and have had zero issues. I even have my fog delete cover removed for basically a ram-air setup. You can feel the filter putting your hand in there. Just don't drive into a lake and you'll be fine.

Now that I think about it, I should put it back on considering it's probably not doing anything except getting the filter dirty faster, lol. Ricer mod FTW.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:33 pm
by n20sxt
Fuzzyneon wrote:
Forest Green 2k wrote:Worst thing would be salt build up. It will be safe but I'd def replace the filter in spring.
or have a spare like spectra one or knock off one for the winter thats what i do so i dont ruin my k&n or aem dry flow although mine sits low as shit so ill throw the ram air back on at some point. it wont hurt anything to leave it on
This.
I ran a CAI for 2 years and didnt have any problems... then again i really didnt drive if there was snow on the road :lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:12 pm
by Johny
Bahahaha yeah I dont plan on going swimming in the lake :rofl: