Some people sweat the small things and need instructions because not everyone has the same experience. Hell there's people on here that could pull out the motor without instructions, and then there's some people that need detailed instructions to do an oil change. There's nothing wrong about it, and it's important to not be condescending about it. Everybody starts somewhere.Actually, it was a great contribution.
Seems some people these days sweat the small things and have a hard time processing basic functions.(not implied to anyone) Not everything in life needs directions. Sometimes you have to buck-up and work hard to find a solution. I'm not sure what the actual ratio of people who work on their own cars vs. who doesn't on this site, but I would have to say it's pretty low from what I read. There are a lot of great contributors on this site, but installing CAI is a pretty basic function on any car and shouldn't really need any help. What is it, 3 clips, 3 hose clamps , one weather pack connector, and a few small bolts to complete.
Because I didn't have your email until just now. It's okay, I laid out everything as best I could in the OP.I don't have any email from the O.P.? our shop number is 1-888-835-9009. just press 0 and you will get to somebody. You can also send an email to [email protected]. I will have our web guy see what is wrong with the website contact form. This is the firs I've been told it doesn't work.
There's a pic in the OP.I'm not sure what's going on the the hole for the bolt. The factory grommet should fit correctly? Do you have a pic? We can send another shield if there is a problem with yours.
I did not reuse the grommet if the factory piece had one. There was a cone-shaped rubber piece that sandwiches between the body and the airbox near the bolt that I reused.Got it. it looks you aren't using the rubber grommet from the oem airbox in the pic? Only the bolt and a washer?
I cut the fender side and front of my box. The hole is over twice the size it was. Took about 10 minutes total to cut with my angle grinder and sand with an orbital sander. I'm looking into making a seal for the tube to box just to keep more fan wash out of there. It's 92-96* here and 80% or more humidity so my iats are close to 100* no matter what right now. Maybe in a few months it will cool off.I didn't have any hardware issues, but I did have some clearance issues. I moved the tank over less distance than the kit bracket. I did not want it touching the radiator hose or my oil separator, and now I have it located perfect. It required trimming the locator tab on the tank, but it is unused when moved anyway. I had to rotate the MAF sensor downward and toward the front. Any closer to the to the box and it would be in a bind. I did not see how I could rotate it upward and not hit the hood. If it can be done, please enlighten me. I think a slightly bigger diameter seal would be beneficial, to better conform to the hood and also for taking up a gap at the bottom of the aluminum tube.
Other suggested improvements: a removable seal that can be placed on top of the aluminum tube to keep the hot air out. I fabbed up one myself. PMAS, maybe you guys can look at cutting a hole in the fender side of the box to improve flow/IAT. There is a rather large cavity on that side of the car which might provide great volume, and it is away from the engine.
You push down on the clip? That would explain why I broke two of them! Not sure if replacements can be bought, but I have the hoses secured well.I just put my PMAS on last night. The fitment was tight and the clamps are the really shitty Chinese ones. For the price though you really cant beat the PMAS and the gains are great. re use the stock rubbers for the bolt and the hole that the box sits in. Also for the vaccum clamps you dont need to pick at them like their install picture shows. All you need to do is push down on the clip and they slide right off.