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OK ive decided on the prm CAI I think. Im scared a CAI will ruin my engine by water locking it from what people tell me. Can you use a car with a PRM in the rain? Also when you buy the pro kit from their website does it come with all the hook up parts becaus the race kit says all parts for installation included and the pro kit doesnt show that....thanks Dave
 

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I'm not sure about the pro kit/race kit question, but i DO know that you can drive a true CAI in the rain. Just be careful to not A: submerge the end of the intake in a deep puddle and hit the gas, or B: drive around for hours in really heavy rain. Both of these conditions tend to suck up water from either the puddle or the street into the intake and then into your IM which will just end with lots and lots and lots of trouble for you my friend. PEEEEEEACE :cool:
 

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I have the prm cai and its safer, but the hp gain is not as high as a True cai (filter under the car). It still gets cold air though. If the rain is really heavy, I just remove the downpipe in 2 minutes to a wai setup.
 

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I live on socal so rain is not a concern.

But if it is, just simply carry a pantyhose with you. Why pantyhose? Well you can use to tie anything onto the car and polish your shoes. Or when it rains and your stuck in the middle of nowhere, you can remove the lower pipe and put it over your vaf as a temporary filter.

Thank God for Pantyhose!
 

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2 thoughts........

1.) Parisifal, the PRM uses an inline filter so you can pull the down pipe in seconds and still have a filter.

2.) Can anyone actually name someone who has hydrolocked their engine? We all talk about it, but I've driven 2 very low cars through very poor weather and never had issues. And can't name anyone who ever has. I think it's a possibility, but far more rare then people seem to make it.
 

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YES, my brother been through hydrolock. His filter got completely filled with water and entered his engine. CLUNK. The water was over the curb but he couldn't see at night. We looked inside the engine and it was NOT a pretty site. Looks powdery white with black and brown grime inside his intake manifold. Completely froze his engine so he got another one installed. Hydrolock= OWNED:tdown:
 

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you can get a bypass valve at autozone for like 30 bones
you intsall it in the downpipe and it realizes when water is entering and closes off so you dont sux up the water. the only downfall is you dont get cold air but if u are that deep in water then you wont need the cold air power anyway a very good investment i think
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i have a PRM
 

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my uncle somehow blew up his 94 probe gt's engine while driving in a rainstorm. it had a completely stock intake. since then he has put in a klze and then got in a wreck about a month ago and totaled the car.
 

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my uncle somehow blew up his 94 probe gt's engine while driving in a rainstorm. it had a completely stock intake. since then he has put in a klze and then got in a wreck about a month ago and totaled the car.
Yeah, but that oculd have been anything. The stock intake is not in a place to pull water easily.
 

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from what i understand, you pretty much have to submerge the filter in water in order to cause a problem. i've been drivng my mx-6 in new orleans and baton rouge for about 2 years now with the cai's on it. first was a prm(good good investment btw) and second that i have on now is a hotshot. never had a problem. just be smart about it and you'll be fine
 

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from what i understand, you pretty much have to submerge the filter in water in order to cause a problem. i've been drivng my mx-6 in new orleans and baton rouge for about 2 years now with the cai's on it. first was a prm(good good investment btw) and second that i have on now is a hotshot. never had a problem. just be smart about it and you'll be fine
Yeah exactly. Everyone who see the intake on my Camaro always warns me. The previous owner drove it through some REALLY bad water. (Trust me, I was there.) And never was there a problem. I'd never do what Mike did, but you certainly don't have to worry if you drive through a puddle.
 
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