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Engine Custom cold air intake 2001 Corolla pics

Discussion in 'Powertrain' started by DrunkSaru, Jan 21, 2007.

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    DrunkSaru Unsuspecting Poo Flinger

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    i have to comment on the rain and puddles too. i've seen 3 cars die because of it. i hope you are in an area that doesnt have much rain.
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    corolla81386 New Member

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    Custom cold air intake 2001 Corolla pics

    Here are some pics of a custom cai I made for my car.

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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Good job. The only bad thing I can point out right away is if it rains or if you drive through a puddle, you're in big trouble. An AEM bypass valve will solve that problem. Nice setup up though.
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    looks sweet man, but have fun driving in the rain
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    Nice and clean man. No CEL at all? So you have sri before? Do you feel any different?
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    Vamp Gunmetal 2011 Corolla S

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    That's kinda what I had setup on my car before I put the turbo in. I used a BOMZ racing eBay intake and added some more piping to it.
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    X2 hydrolocking sux
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    How did you hook up your MAF sensor? Did you hack up a short ram that had the MAF adapter?
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    corolla81386 New Member

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    exactly
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    Nice. How can you put a bypass valve in an EL Prototype CAI?
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    cgreen38 Common sense, p

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    I don't think you do. They're all one piece, correct?
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    Did that feel any different than the cold air/ram air setup from your website DIY?
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    No CEL and it's made out of 3" piping.
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    Use a hacksaw to cut it in half and install the bypass valve there.
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    I installed pulleys at the same time and the combination definetely feels more powerful.
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    shortening the CAI shouldnt degrade the performance but it will just make it even easier for water to get to the engine if water does get in
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    Not really. It's harder for the water to get into the engine since the water has to splash up farther in order to even reach the filter. A couple splashes of water won't affect a filter. The only way I can see water going to the motor is if it is close to being or is submerged. My filter isn't visible from the outside anymore and plus I still got my stock bumper and rainguards keeping most of the water out already. I've driven my car through semi-flooded conditions and still no problems. :)
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    hey rollatuner110

    did you notice a difference in performance after you shortened the ELP CAI on your car? Also wouldnt putting a BYPASS on the CAI decrease your performance also? It seems to me that shortening the CAI it would increase performance a little bit. I was surprised how long the ELP CAI was when i first got it. so thanks for the info
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    I don't have a bypass valve with my cai and even when it rains hard its fine. I shortened the intake a bit so it wasnt so close to the ground.
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    nice set up. Looks like you have room to shorten the intake pipe next to wheel well. I have a ELP CAI and i may shorten it up a bit because i live rainy seattle. But so far i am surprised that i have not had any problems with all the rain and snow we were getting. SO would shortening the ELP CAI degrade the performance?
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    Well it rained hard today and I had problems but suprisingly not from the cai. I put a gatorback belt on my car when I changed the pulleys and it is slips when it gets wet. I think I might put take off a section of pipe to shorten the intake since it would probably take about a foot of water before I'm stuck.
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    There was no difference in performance at all. In fact, it helped a little. Since the pipe is a bit shorter now, air can travel to the motor quicker so the top end feels a little bit stronger. The bypass valve won't make much difference. It doesn't obstruct airflow that much unlike a tornado or something. LOL But there really isn't a need for one unless you're always driving in near or flooding conditions.
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    Here are pictures of the shortened intake

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    It worked better than my old setups. I think it worked better than my ELP setup since it was a straight run to the throttlebody instead of twisting and turning to get around the battery.
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    Ey, rollatuner110 can you help me install my Elp CAI? I'm having a hard time removing my front bumper.
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    Nice!
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    Sure I can help. Well lemme see if I can help you here. There are 5 bolts holding the front bumper on, 2 bolts securing the support bars to the bumper and the frame, and 2 sliding brackets, one on each side. So 9 things in total holding the bumper on. The first 3 bolts you should remove are on the front where the grill is attached to the frame. These are accessable from the top when you open your hood. Next to go are the support bars. To get to these, you have to remove the rain guards under the left and right sides of the bumper. You can find the bolts holding the rain guards fairly easily. After those are off, you can get access to the 2 bolts holding the support bars to the frame, one on each side. The remaining 2 bolts are under the rain guards under each fender, one on each side. Peel back the rain guards if you haven't already removed it, and use a 10 mm socket with the midsize extension. It may take a little while to actually get the socket on the bolt. Finagle it until you can get a grip on it and take those 2 out. Make sure you use a 6 point socket so that you won't strip the bolts by accident. Once all the bolts are out, slide the bumper forward so that the slider brackets attached to the bumper can disconnect from the fender. It should come out easily. Be careful not to bang your bumper on the ground when it comes off. And there you go. The bumper is off. If you still need help, I'll be glad to help you in person. Hope this helps.
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    Hm... Tell me when you're free. It'll be great if you could help me in person. Hehe. And I also stripped one of the bolts in the intake box.:( Hehe.
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    shield installed

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