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On the Hot Shots website it says that a G20 needs a smaller battery w/the CAI? I run a pretty powerful sound system, am i just better off gettinga different CAI?
 

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Any true cold air system you get is going to require a smaller battery. The hole that connects the stock airbox and the intake resonater is too small to fit a 3" intake pipe into the fenderwell. So you need to enlarge that hole by cutting it, and by doing so would normally run into the battery, which necessitates a smaller battery. You also have to cut into the metal plate that the battery sits on. You can definitely find smaller batteries that will run the same amount amount of power ( or more power if you want to spend more money ). I would be more concerned with the cutting of the metal than finding an adequete battery.
 

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jmgladden said:
I have the HS CAI, and I didn't need to buy a smaller battery...
Really? and you have a 99, like me? hmm i am really gonna consider the hs cai now, the only reason that stopped me was the smaller battery issue.
 

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I meant to post some pictures for somebody not too long ago. Hopefully I can remember to take a few this Thursday. I didn't have to get a smaller battery, but I did have to move my radiator overflow tank.
 

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I just put it between the battery and the electric fans. Doesn't touch anything that moves and I haven't had a problem for the few months that I have had it on.

Here is a link to a picture of Kyle's G20. Different year of car, but essentially the same thing. Picture

Hope this helps.
 

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I got a 92 g and i got the HS CAI a few months ago and you don't need a smaller battery. But when you cut the whole bigger make it bigger towards the back of the car. You get a lot more room and just slide the battery to the bottom left corner.
 

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u dont need a smaller battery. You just need to slide ur current bat over to one corner of the tray. You do need to cut tho, to make the whole for the pipe bigger. for more info search for hs cai or sumthin, this has been discussed a lot. any questions.. pm me.

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stillen CAI need's nothing but a slightly bigger hole.
 
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