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07suzukisx4
November 16th, 2011, 12:39 PM
I also ordered the APOLLO CIS (http://filtersandintakes.com/catalog/5052abbruniversal-cold-intake-p-3225.html) to use with my RRM V1 SRI (not sure what the difference is but I bought it back in 07). I tried to use some of the stock air tubing but it was too tight of a fit so I ended up using the piping that come with the Apollo kit. I ran the tubing down similar to the CAI and fed it in front of the radiator and cut openings in the simulated vents next to the fog light. I then attached the bottom intake ring that came with the CIS kit to the inside of the bumper with some JB Quick weld and wire to hold the tube against the bumper. Here are some pictures of the process and install.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6112/6348412179_2cdc9e6e8e.jpg
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http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6050/6349159286_a1ee6d8387.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6118/6348412421_08340f4a06_z.jpg

pecci
November 16th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Very clever. I hope it works.

One question regarding placement, down low. I know that it is less likely to be affected by engine heat, but won't this be affected buy the intense heat radiating of the pavement on a (warm-hot) sunny day?

07suzukisx4
November 16th, 2011, 01:25 PM
I imagine that it would pick up the heat from the road, but I figure its still cooler then the engine bay. I've noticed a positive performance response from my butt dyno so far.

mcmuda
November 16th, 2011, 02:02 PM
I imagine that it would pick up the heat from the road, but I figure its still cooler then the engine bay. I've noticed a positive performance response from my butt dyno so far.

What about water? lol

07suzukisx4
November 16th, 2011, 02:09 PM
The filter is still up in the engine bay, still wouldn't want to dive through deep water with this set up. The lower air tube could easily be disconnected if high water was in issue, But i think rain shouldn't be an issue.

Die trying
November 16th, 2011, 03:48 PM
I got mine on too, i need to do a review. Sorry just been busy since i got back home.

pecci
November 16th, 2011, 05:29 PM
It'll be good to see the review.

07suzukisx4
November 16th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Die -Wasn't trying to steal your thunder just wanted to share some ideas.
I checked the vent tonight and under heavy acceleration it does have a slight suction.
The end of the tubing is by no means perfectly sealed to the vent so some air is coming from inside the bumper. My thinking is random rain water would not make it all the way up the tube to the filter, I may have to wait for rain to find out.

zanethan
November 16th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Hmmmmmmm I'm thinking this could be useful for making a snorkel. Anyone willing to drill a hole in their fender lol.

07suzukisx4
November 17th, 2011, 11:04 AM
It is raining today, and my first of the filter came up dry, but the tube keeps slipping off so I adjusted it so it will stay on. After haveing the new filter on for a few days I can say that I noticed that is accelerates better at lower speeds than before whe less of a gap between 2nd and 3rd, also 4th seems a little stronger now. The set up is also quieter than it was with the open filter, but still louder than stock.

chrisrunsi
November 17th, 2011, 11:36 AM
I really like this idea because my RRM SRI puts the filter rightin the path of incoming debris. If you can find somewhere to fit in the AEM bypass, you can remove any worry of suckin up water.

07suzukisx4
December 10th, 2011, 09:14 PM
I'm going to put a bypass connecting the filter to the sri just to be safe.

07suzukisx4
December 18th, 2011, 07:36 PM
Ordered the 2.5 AEM bypass should get it installed this Wednesday.