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I just purchased a PR CAI and I am waiting to recieve it via mail. Well my question is when I make the hole for the CAI I want to know what you guys use to make the hole. I was thinking about using a hole saw. I imagine I can use a 3.5 inch hole saw. If you guy have any other ideas let me know. It will be a while before I install it because I am dealing with a rod knock. Read my post in the kill stories section. Thanks in advance guys!!!
 
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WAZ UP!!!! BRO!!! DAMN, you put me in tears when I read about the oil filter, man.!!!!
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I know some people use a dremmel tool.
Others use pliers and start peeling back the metal. I would personnaly take out the battery and tray and take my time on it to make it look good.

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Heres what I've done on 3 seperate SR20's to install a CAI.

Turn the wheel all the way to the left, get a pair of strong pliers, and bend the metal back, starting where the hole already was for the stock black-air snorkel. Thats all I did. It may take like 15 minutes to make the hole big enough.

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I would definately bend the metal. It will be a cleaner install IMO. I used a dremel and it came out pretty decent for my first time using one.

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I used a hole saw and it made the most horrendous sound when I placed that spinning junk of spiked metal I got from Sears on that sheetmetal in the fenderwell. It worked and my CAI fits fine, but I would think the bend-a-fender-away method would work best.

Good luck!

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I also used a Dremel to open the hole up and I used a piece of black rubber tubbing and made a slice through one half and put that around the cut hole to give it a cleaner look.

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THANKS ALOT GUY AS SOON AS I GET MY SE-R BACK FROM THE DEALER I AM GOIN TO INSTALL THE CAI AND A SHORT SHIFTER. LIKE I SAY I AM STILL WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE BUT IT SHOULD BE HERE ABOUT THE SAME TIME MY CAR IS READY. I CAN'T WAIT. THANKS AGAIN PEEPS!



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