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Old 03-22-2001, 09:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation Ganzflow and rain

I just wanted to post this for all of you out there that were worried about sucking up water and hydrolocking the engine with any of the intakes that draw from the fender, specifically the Ganzflow ver. 5, which is what I have.

Well today we have here in the Northeast the most rainfall that I can ever remember in one continuing fall. It isn't falling as heavy as the middle of a thunderstorm, but this storm has already dumped 3 inches in the last 8 hours with 2 more inches expected.
Streets are flooding everywhere, rivers are overflowing and cars are hydroplaning all over the place. This is the type of driving that has you plowing through 2 inch deep puddles at speed, causing water to violently spray all over the place. I'm sure that my wheel wells are as clean as they will ever be. Driving by trucks causes you to be blinded by water until you pass. I also slowly drove through a puddle that was up to the bumpers of cars. It was about 80 feet long. I made it through no problem. I arrived at work an hour late but with absolutely nothing going on with the car.

I can now honestly say that I have experienced just about as much water on the road as any car can take without dying anyway with or without this intake. I can't imagine this itake causing a water related problem for anyone unless they do someting asinine like drive in water up to the doors or something. That's all, just giving it my review. It has passed the water test.

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Old 03-22-2001, 09:27 AM   #2
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holy crap, i went to barnes and nobles to buy a stupid import tuner magazine on Rt 9, and as i was taking the exit to bang a U-turn, i hit this big ass puddle, that had to be 4 car lengths long, and when i hit it, water splashed all over my windshield and my car was submerged, about a foot or two, i was so scared when i saw the stream from my engine. but is seems to be fine, i sure hope so
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Old 03-22-2001, 09:28 AM   #3
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that intake will not suck in that much water...

come on - i am in seattle - if anyone was gonna have rain issues... it'd be us up here... i have had no, i mean ZERO ill effects from the Ganz intake..

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Old 03-22-2001, 09:38 AM   #4
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No problems with my engine from the Ganzflow either. I went through 3ft of snow, horizontal rain, big puddles, muddy water....
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Old 03-22-2001, 11:08 AM   #5
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Anyone think of putting the AEM Air-Bypass Valve on their intake as added protection? Looks promising.
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Old 03-22-2001, 11:25 AM   #6
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Old 03-22-2001, 11:25 AM   #7
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I saw the article about the AEM bypass valve on SCC. THat thing is cool. I think you only need it if you have a hard core cold-air intake though (cone filter down below).
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Old 03-22-2001, 11:42 AM   #8
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Something no one seems to understand. The Ganz and the Cobb pull air from the same hole that the stock intake does. Unless you are almost up to your hood (I.E. that hole) you are O.K. If you are up to your hood in water you got a LOT to worry about.
That said, ive got a filter in the fender well in the vent. It is a lot more vulnerable to water than the Ganz and Cobb designs. Not a problem yet, and it has rained a lot here.

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Old 03-22-2001, 06:09 PM   #9
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I'm not sure where your stock intake drew air from, but mine drew from the front of the car just behind the radiator.


BTW, Subie Gal...this is a little known piece of trivia: Boston gets more inches of rain per year that Seattle does. It just rains more days in Seattle, so it seems like more rain.
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Old 03-22-2001, 06:46 PM   #10
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Subiegal, you guys had a droubt this winter, we got all your rain. Please allow me to attest for you, that no water will enter your intake via the Ganzflow.

MMM...Subiegal.

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Old 03-22-2001, 08:26 PM   #11
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scoobiejosh is correct, as previous generation GT's and JDM-WRX's (MY98/99 too?) all pull air from the fender in stock form
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Old 03-23-2001, 07:22 AM   #12
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fat rain...big rain...small rain...horizontal rain...and even upside down rain!

lol...n/m
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Old 03-23-2001, 07:42 AM   #13
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My stock intake drew air from the front of the engine bay. I am 100% certain of this.
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Old 03-23-2001, 09:08 AM   #14
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the intake on the MY 01 drew air from both behind the headlight and the hole in the fender. The MY98-99 drew from that hole in the fender only.

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Old 03-23-2001, 09:19 AM   #15
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Ah, so.
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Old 03-23-2001, 10:45 AM   #16
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i thoughthte 98-99 models drew air from the same place as the 00-01, from right behind the headlight, but the 98-99 intake tubing ran into the fender well and made a bunch of crazy turns before coming out throught hole in the fender and into the engine bay again.... but hey, i drive a 01' so i really don't care
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