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Old 06-13-2010, 03:49 AM
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So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

Long story short, AEM CAI came with car, both pipes have flat spots on one end where they're slightly bent, and there's a pretty nice burn spot on the one pipe where it melted slightly. Should I try and bend the bent spots out or would it not make a difference?
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

pics?

i hardly doubt you'll notice any difference.
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

pics later, test pipe now lol. I can't do the CAI just yet, advance auto didn't have a replacement filter and the old one that came with it is pretty shabby.
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

the same thing happened to mine too. i just fixed it out of boredom.
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

Well I'm going into my dad's work tomorrow to do my test pipe, right now its got half the heat sheild still hangin on it, and his work has the tools for pipe bendin and metal shaping....soo ya...
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

MAN i still think you need a new car..
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

no it won't be a problem, cause I accidently put a dent on mine, and there's no difference in performance, but if you're worried, just simply buy a cheap ebay CAI and get a K&N filter for it
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

u should b fine as long it aint no major dent blocking air flow!
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

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u should b fine as long it aint no major dent blocking air flow!
*Proper spelling-- "You should be fine as long as there is no major dent which would block the flow of air."


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Anyway no, no major dent(s). There are two pipes. Each one, on the end, has two flat spots where the pipe should be circular, the flat spots would be covered by the rubber connectors. I really just wanted to know if that would create turbulence within the intake air flow.
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

haha my bad on my spelling! Im on this forum to much I can barely stay awake, so no time for spell check! But anyways from what your describing your dents aint that bad so you should be fine! And if you really want to fix the dents i think a tail pip expander might help!
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Re: So, CAI pipe bent...problem?

If I want to fix them I have a whole welding/fabrication shop at my disposal, and a guy with 30+ years of welding/fabrication experience to help me for maybe the price of a six pack.

But if it doesn't make a bit of difference, like none at all, then I won't even bother.
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