Autometer? Why would Autometer be able to help with an AEM intake question? Maybe you miss typed Tommy...u have the measure i think it is 2 1/4in from the bend but best bet is to call autometer and ask them they will tell u the exact spot to cut
I bought my CAI used, so it did not have any instructionsb/c of the the placement of hte coupler for the two pipes, it being directly under the battery...
when teh motor torques the bypass valve smashes up against the battery and breaks after a few times.
the reason you cut it is to avoid such problems later down the road.
it actually specifically says NOT to use a bypass valve to connect a 2 piece AEM together.