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Old 09-02-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
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Installed my custom FWI today by relocating the evap canister. I will have lots of pictures tommroow of how i did it. I still havent found a permanent location for the canister yet any suggestions would be great.
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Damemorder did it already if I recall. PM him.
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you have to post pics!! i wanta see!!! now is there any diff between a cai and a fwi???
besides the obvious???
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Just the obvious. No box or heat shield is needed with an FWI whereas it'* a must with a CAI.
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power wise is there any diff?
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Both have the same purpose. Deliver cold air. FWI is probably better because it gets the air from a cooler area of the car. If the restriction were the same for both (as it should be hypothetically) then no real difference.

Let'* go with real examples.
Willwren has a CAI with heatshield box built around it. At his currently known top speed of 156mph there is tons of cold air running through the engine bay. However when he is stopped in traffic he might notice temps rise slightly in the CAI with the engine bay heating up. He still has better flow and the temp shouldn't be any hotter than a stock setup.

Lux put in an FWI, it gets the air from a remote location in his fender. He does not need a box because his fender is the insulating box. At his current max speed of about 128mph his engine bay is cool similar to Wllwrens, but his filter is taking air from the fender. At a standstill during his commute home he will pick up heat from the road and his engine bay to some degree. However not as much as a CAI setup is expected to pickup.

Personally I believe it to be a matter of opinion and availablity. When it matters you are moving and the cool air is available. At this point in the year ...being in New England and Oregon..Lux and Bill are probably both happy since the weather cooled down.
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haha true that bill but i wish i was getting the "full" performance from this fwi intake to think that my car should have been more powerful all this time. I wanan drive ur ssei and see the difference.
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haha true that bill but i wish i was getting the "full" performance from this fwi intake to think that my car should have been more powerful all this time. I wanan drive ur ssei and see the difference.
Jay...I'm not sure you can handle it
95 SSEi is bone stock at the moment.
97 SSEi only has a gutted airbox and K&N

How about we race for the chance to drive. You in your car..me in either of mine. :P

(PS..everyone..I'll be snapping some "special" pics of this car since we've never see it yet. Bob..you know what I mean...get the ice ready.. I need a smoothie)
Jay..don't worry..we'll have it smoking....even if we have to cut the exhaust off and oil the tires.
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My CAI reads within 5 of ambient temps at 30mph. For me, it'* worth it. I'd rather not have the FWI filter in a dirtier environment.

It comes down to personal preference.
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haha true that bill but i wish i was getting the "full" performance from this fwi intake to think that my car should have been more powerful all this time. I wanan drive ur ssei and see the difference.
Jay...I'm not sure you can handle it
95 SSEi is bone stock at the moment.
97 SSEi only has a gutted airbox and K&N

How about we race for the chance to drive. You in your car..me in either of mine. :P

(PS..everyone..I'll be snapping some "special" pics of this car since we've never see it yet. Bob..you know what I mean...get the ice ready.. I need a smoothie)
Jay..don't worry..we'll have it smoking....even if we have to cut the exhaust off and oil the tires.
LMAO yeah sounds good cuttign the exhaust off and oiling the tires RICERS BEWARE ! What is the point of the cat ? Can that be removed?
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