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TheOldViperMan
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« on: September 11, 2013, 07:23:19 PM »

After installing the K&N air intake, I have not driven the rain.
But it's just a matter of time until I get caught in a downpour.
It's bad enough that the hood vents will allow rain in, but the thought of the rain being scooped up and dropped on the two filters
is just not acceptable. The pre-filter and filter condoms may work, but I wanted a quick solution that could be done with a quick stop, hopefully under an overpass. It prevents a lot of air flow when installed, but should be OK until I can get home, or to shelter.
I call it the Viper Noodle - Patent Pending - LOL


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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 07:31:54 PM »

The newest Vipers don't have the rain baffles because they don't have the paper air filters.  Water will matt paper fibers causing airflow issues.  Info is from SRT engineers during VOI X K&N filters are cloth and therefor they don't mind the rain.  I drive my Viper in the rain (such as a horrendous thunder storm about a half hour ago here in Vegas.  After a few miles of driving down Boulder Hwy in Vegas was enough to cover the outside lanes with 6" water and many intersections were like rivers.  My car ran just fine through it all. I sure wouldn't want a full water dump into my hood scoop as that  - theoritically - could cause engine damage, but I've never heard of it before
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 04:29:48 AM »

When driving in rain, in traffic, there is always the possibility of someone passing you throwing a wake that could literally cover the hood. Scary thought, but I'm a strong believer in "What if's).
I call it A&P. Anticipation & Preparation.
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