Kia Forte Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello everyone,

I was reading on turbokits.com's website and it mentioned that you need to adjust the A/T dipstick for clearance of the CAI piping. Anyone who has done this and has a A/T can help me on what they mean by this and what you did to "adjust" the dipstick. Any information will be most appreciated
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
you have to bend the dipstick out of the path of the CAI. I think most used a deep socket and slowly bent the base out of the way. No major modifications to get it to fit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
800 Posts
See this is the only reason why i dont want to do this. Isnt there a kit that will work its way around such?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
148 Posts
Hello everyone,

I was reading on turbokits.com's website and it mentioned that you need to adjust the A/T dipstick for clearance of the CAI piping. Anyone who has done this and has a A/T can help me on what they mean by this and what you did to "adjust" the dipstick. Any information will be most appreciated
If you search the forums there are topics on it. But you take a deep socket wrench and find something to use for leverage. Bend it towards your windshield you DO have to give it some muscle, but don't worry you won't break it. Even if you think you may. I'd say bend it about 2 inches or so. Then walahhh! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
769 Posts
Its not too hard to do, granted, I have M/T but all youre doing is bending the metal tubing about an inch or two, theres no negative effects to doing this.

I had an issue with getting everything lined up though.. the bolt/spacer that goes between the CAI tube and the battery mount was difficult to line up.. AND when it DID line up, the filter would push down on the splash guard... Im thinking bad build? Can we get a work from the guys at TurboKits.com on these issues?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
Its not too hard to do, granted, I have M/T but all youre doing is bending the metal tubing about an inch or two, theres no negative effects to doing this.

I had an issue with getting everything lined up though.. the bolt/spacer that goes between the CAI tube and the battery mount was difficult to line up.. AND when it DID line up, the filter would push down on the splash guard... Im thinking bad build? Can we get a work from the guys at TurboKits.com on these issues?
I having a similar issue with my 6sp. Looked under today and the clamp has a little rust under the screw. Looks like there is some water getting splashed up underneath. Also that spacer is a pain to get on. Had to force it to actually bolt onto the battery holder.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
769 Posts
same here! Did the filter try to push down on the splash guard?
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
1,809 Posts
Hello Enosage,

Unfortunately the dipstick is right in the way of where any CAI will want to go. The good news is, like other members have stated. It is a very simple adjustment. The dip stick tube is fastened by a bracket and bolt. So when you are pushing on it to make the adjustment, you aren't putting stress on the tranny or it's connection to the tranny, the tube bends at the bracket. It's really a non-issue if you ask anyone who has done it. Feel free to call on Monday if you have any questions :)

Hello everyone,

I was reading on turbokits.com's website and it mentioned that you need to adjust the A/T dipstick for clearance of the CAI piping. Anyone who has done this and has a A/T can help me on what they mean by this and what you did to "adjust" the dipstick. Any information will be most appreciated

When you install the CAI, it is important to keep everything loose, attach the rubber mount to the CAI first. Then rotate the pipe so the rubber mount aligns with the hole in the battery tray. Tighten nuts and washers on both sides. Then grab the CAI pipe and rotate it into place so it clears the metal loop and the frame. Then once it is aligned 100%, tighten down the clamps on the Throttle body. If done correctly, that pipe should be in there so well, you could probably jack the car up on it... LOL.

In regards to the filter hitting the splash guard. Our intake is the only one that uses huge 3" piping. This piping aids in power production and looks nice and chunky under the hood. The tradeoff is that it is a tight fit.

If anyone has any questions during or after the install. We are only a phone call away!

Thanks


Its not too hard to do, granted, I have M/T but all youre doing is bending the metal tubing about an inch or two, theres no negative effects to doing this.

I had an issue with getting everything lined up though.. the bolt/spacer that goes between the CAI tube and the battery mount was difficult to line up.. AND when it DID line up, the filter would push down on the splash guard... Im thinking bad build? Can we get a work from the guys at TurboKits.com on these issues?
I having a similar issue with my 6sp. Looked under today and the clamp has a little rust under the screw. Looks like there is some water getting splashed up underneath. Also that spacer is a pain to get on. Had to force it to actually bolt onto the battery holder.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
148 Posts
Hello Enosage,

Unfortunately the dipstick is right in the way of where any CAI will want to go. The good news is, like other members have stated. It is a very simple adjustment. The dip stick tube is fastened by a bracket and bolt. So when you are pushing on it to make the adjustment, you aren't putting stress on the tranny or it's connection to the tranny, the tube bends at the bracket. It's really a non-issue if you ask anyone who has done it. Feel free to call on Monday if you have any questions :)




When you install the CAI, it is important to keep everything loose, attach the rubber mount to the CAI first. Then rotate the pipe so the rubber mount aligns with the hole in the battery tray. Tighten nuts and washers on both sides. Then grab the CAI pipe and rotate it into place so it clears the metal loop and the frame. Then once it is aligned 100%, tighten down the clamps on the Throttle body. If done correctly, that pipe should be in there so well, you could probably jack the car up on it... LOL.

In regards to the filter hitting the splash guard. Our intake is the only one that uses huge 3" piping. This piping aids in power production and looks nice and chunky under the hood. The tradeoff is that it is a tight fit.

If anyone has any questions during or after the install. We are only a phone call away!

Thanks
For my 2.4l auto at FIRST my cone was very close to the splash guard. I eventually used the mounting screen for the battery tray and it sits about a little more then an inch off the guard. Even IF your cone is hitting the splash guard you will be fine. Its pretty protected in there.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top