On my 06 TJ, I ran my air intake under my cowl. Did it help performance wise, I really can't say, but my butt and foot say yes. Plus it made room for me to add things under the hood (onboard air, electircal cluster for all my wiring and look clean).
If you are going CAI on a JL, just add a...
The grill guard is good for what you get. Some do not like that it blocks the hooks but I like that it does. Use d-rings and with the bar in place they can not come free from the hooks without a lot of force. Uses same bolts to install, took about 15 minutes. Oh and just plain looks good.
I'm interested in the Hauk snorkel but have a question.
Does the top interfere with the passenger view at all? Wife is the one I need to consider for me to install this as she is the copilot. :)
She likes everthing else I do to my Jeeps but that might kill this one.
I prefer the frame mounted ones. With the body roll that is talked about, when you mount rigid steel to the body it reduces the body roll or body flex (in certain directions) and can lead to damage in another area. Frame mount with proper gap will prevent the damage shown above. Hell get the...
What is there to prevent using these mounts? Just drill 2 holes the correct size/distance and bolt it in. Might need to take off bumper to get nut bar in the frame. So what easy install.
Make sure the bolts are grade 8.
This is the problem going cheap. A good bumper w/ tire carrier is adjustable when it does start rattling. Known many buddies and mine that don't.
OK how lazy is a person that can not open the tire carrier and then the rear gate? That is just freaking sad.
To the OP - do not go cheap you will...
I have painted all after market parts on my TJ. Get a good primer then whatever can of Rust-oleum spray paint you want and go to town. Don't do it outside as dirt and other crud will get in the paint.
Also makes it very easy to do touch-up for scratches, etc...