Anyone Order the Mopar Cold Air Intake from the Factory?

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Was wondering if anybody ordered their JL/JLU with the Mopar CAI from the factory? Does the factory do the hood cutout or do they leave that part to the customer? Any info on the factory hood cutout is greatly appreciated.





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Lol....that would suck if you just got a box in the trunk. I would guess its installed by an aftermarket company or the dealer. If dealers are doing them be prepared for a lot of fucked up hoods.
 
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Was wondering if anybody ordered their JL/JLU with the Mopar CAI from the factory? Does the factory do the hood cutout or do they leave that part to the customer? Any info on the factory hood cutout is greatly appreciated.
Anyone???
 

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Lol....that would suck if you just got a box in the trunk. I would guess its installed by an aftermarket company or the dealer. If dealers are doing them be prepared for a lot of fucked up hoods.
Probably a pretty good margin of error for a screw up. That plastic trim probably hides a lot. lol.
 

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Probably a pretty good margin of error for a screw up. That plastic trim probably hides a lot. lol.
Yeah there is a little overlap with the trim piece. I did see another forum member post a dealer messed the hood up and they had to order him another. The template is pretty self explanatory as to where it is placed so not sure what they did.

What is a bit tight is drilling the outer holes for the trim pegs to fit into. There is not much hood material to work with on the side close to the bumper.
 

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Was wondering if anybody ordered their JL/JLU with the Mopar CAI from the factory? Does the factory do the hood cutout or do they leave that part to the customer? Any info on the factory hood cutout is greatly appreciated.
oh man.. i don't know if i have the marbles to do this myself.. this guy does and it looks really good
 
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oh man.. i don't know if i have the marbles to do this myself.. this guy does and it looks really good
I know right!!? I'm tempted to just order the option from the factory just to see, but there is a chance that the hood cut part comes in a box with instructions and template to cut & install it yourself. I'd only be interested if the factory makes the cut and warrants against defects, corrosion, screw ups. etc. Would the factory really paint the edges after the cut??? The factory does not even paint under the door hinges comes to mind. :giggle:
 
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I completely understand and you have a valid point. I was thinking if going down your path and decided to make a left. :)
I have the CAI from S&B and it sounds great. Took me 20 minutes and It's a closed box design also. I will be following this as I'm curious to learn more.
 

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I know right!!? I'm tempted to just order the option from the factory just to see, but there is a chance that the hood cut part comes in a box with instructions and template to cut & install it yourself. I'd only be interested if the factory makes the cut and warrants against defects, corrosion, screw ups. etc. Would the factory really paint the edges after the cut??? The factory does not even paint under the door hinges comes to mind. :giggle:
There is a third part that installs some of the Wrangler options. I would "assume" the factory has that third party installing them. Whoever they have installing them would be familiar with the procedure so chances for a screw up are probably rare.

It honestly does not look like rocket science. Just have to have some experience with Dremel Cut-Off wheel. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of using the tool.

A second option is buying the parts and having a qualified body shop install it. It should be a easy job for them. Maybe 1-1.5 hours?
 

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Was wondering if anybody ordered their JL/JLU with the Mopar CAI from the factory? Does the factory do the hood cutout or do they leave that part to the customer? Any info on the factory hood cutout is greatly appreciated.
what does this do exactly? Will the engine sound different?
 

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I will if they ever make one for the 2.0T. Right now my junk s&b throws codes at me every week
 

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I ordered the Mopar CAI option and was disappointed to learn that the factory installed the actual intake box but the “Optional Outer Hood Bezel and Vent” was in a sealed carton in the back of my 2020 Willys JL.

My question is if the vent is optional, what is the difference between air intake without the vent installed vs. vented. Anyone go down that rabbit hole? I don’t want to have someone cut into my hood if it’s not necessary.
 

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