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Old 06-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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With all respect to Steeda

I love your cai it's amazing. However your gasket that cost 25 dollars, is rubbish. It let water in, it didn't keep it as cool as the factory box. So being the redneck that I are, I went to lowes. I found some 1 1/4'' pipe insulation. It was 2.00 dollars for 6 feet, double sided tape, and the same foam material that water noodles are made of. It doesn't look as great as the Steeda part, but a whole lot more functional. Temps are down over 5 degrees from the stock box, and absolutely no water gets in.

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Old 06-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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smart. gunna do this tmrw haha
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It is very redneck, but I'll take functionality over looks. And this functions, amazingly.
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It is very redneck, but I'll take functionality over looks. And this functions, amazingly.
if its at a show take it off. it not I 100% agree I rather have it not get wet than a look.
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A better option would be putting thin black weather striping over the gasket.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:11 PM   #6
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A better option would be putting thin black weather striping over the gasket.
That's what I'm talking about.
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It is very redneck, but I'll take functionality over looks. And this functions, amazingly.
Agreed. I've heard a few bad things about the steeda letting in water. Increase the under hood look by getting rid of that sound tube! Lol
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Agreed. I've heard a few bad things about the steeda letting in water. Increase the under hood look by getting rid of that sound tube! Lol
Man, I love the sound tube honestly. It's a feature that drew me to these cars, well that and it's a mustang lol
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Another alternative maybe look at a parts house the have like a door sill trim that would work great also and look good at same time. just my .2's
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I was looking for that originally, but there again, this was 1.84 for 6 feet. With as little as the hood opens I'm more than fine with this.
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Man, that does look country. Lol! Do you have any problem with water getting in between the hood & fender? That's my problem right now. It's because of my dang aftermarket hood. My heat shield doesn't even get close to the top of my hood. So, I'm f'ed regardless.
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I don't have any problems, but this seals very well, you could get thicker which could fit better? It's worth a shot for two bucks lol
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Besides this issue ... we have not had many consumers saying water is penetrating their cold air intake.

We apologize for the issues that you had experienced. Glad you were able to fix it on your own ... if you ever need anything don't hesitate to call or send me a message at tim @ steeda.com.

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So long as you solved the issue , thats all that matters!
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Lets stay on topic guys.
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