Don't feel bad, I purchased the AEM air-bypass valve and after doing some tests decided to leave it in the box.GoldTypeS said:All I did was remove the lower portion of the resonator since the wonderful bypass valve on my AEM intake BROKE.
Geez... what is it with me and intakes???
I'm not exactly sure. I didn't even notice it. I had my car in for the 30k service and the dealer had some note on my invoice about a crack in the intake pipe. I look at it and there's a gap where the bypass valve was so some nice unfiltered air was entering my engine. It appears as though the bypass valve cracked or something somehow. It also forced the lower portion of the intake pipe to rub up against a bolt in the frame (like on my last intake) and the upper portion was rubbing into the sound isolation material in the hood. So I ripped the POS off. The good news with the lower portion of the resonator removed is you still get about 60% of the aggressive sound of an intake. It's definitely not AS loud, but it's not as quiet as stock either and there's a noticeable increase when VTEC kicks in. So it's all good. Save yourself a few bucks and just remove the resonator!Crazy_AcurA said:how did it break? Did it rip?