Cold air intake recommendations and feedback?

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I appreciate the detailed information. The S&B model I'm looking at has both options so ill go with the dry filter. I definitely do not want problems in the long run
Your welcome. Years ago I installed a CAI with oiled filter on my TJ. After a few months, I noticed some drivability issues, centered around the throttle and idle. I did some research and inspected my air intake system. After finding a gritty and oily mess covering the inside of my throttle body and associated sensors, I cleaned everything and went back to a stock intake and filter. Never had another drivability issue after that.





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I appreciate the detailed information. The S&B model I'm looking at has both options so ill go with the dry filter. I definitely do not want problems in the long run
It will dress up the engine bay and the sound over 3k and especially at WOT can be addictive. The main problem I have w/ CAIs on motors that don't have an abundance of low end torque is the CAIs rob some of that low end torque for some gains of high end HP.

IME we need all that low end torque we can get :)
 

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I am going with the AFE filter, seems to be a happy balance
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I am going with the AFE filter, seems to be a happy balance
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I went with this one as well. Stock filter was filthy at around 7k miles. I just cleaned this one after a couple thousand miles and it had a decent amount of dust on it. Washed it, let it dry and reinstalled. Quick and easy. No other real benefits noticed from it though.
 

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I just installed the K&N Performance a.k.a Blackhawk and I love it in combination with my I drive Throttle Controller. It really seems to wake up the 3.6. Admittedly I did the CAI for sound and not so much for performance gains. In the future I would like to upgrade exhaust.
 

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Cold air intake recommendations and feedback?
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whos running one, which brand and thoughts/worth it?
As far as your cold air inquiry, I have recently installed Mopars true outside air intake kit https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/cold-air-intake-wrangler-jl-3.6l-engine-77072433
Outside and under hood air have a different air density value. How much value in reguards to horse power gains I do not know. There must be some or it's all B.S. haha
Installation wasn’t what I’d call easy but do-able with the right tools and caution. It has only been on for 400 miles but so far I like it. I already had a aFe dry filter and one is in the kit, so I carry the second filter ready to go. Dust can get bad here in the SouthWest.
I like reusable oiled air filters and have 400,000 miles experience with them on 3 Toyotas. Over oiling will cause oily intake issues. I liked the spray can oilers and never had an issue with each Toyota going over 125,000 miles when sold. Because my JLR is not a DD’r I decided to change it up a bit and go with a dry filter. Dry has the advantage of a non-degreaser wash out at the camp site when I boondock for a week. Easy wash out of the filter means I clean it out more often as it spends most of the time off road.
 

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K&N filters are great for race motor application. They flow more air. With that said, please be aware that race motors are torn down and gone thorough often. OFTEN. You do not find race motors with 200,000 miles on them. I have used K&N filters on ATVs and SxS for years. On my SxS and ATVs, I also used a prefilter that helped keep more of the fine dust out. Note 6,000 miles on a SxS or an ATV is a lot of miles and no where near 200,000+ that you would want to get out of your Jeep.

I do not run K&N on a vehicle I plan to put a ton of miles on. The saving and performance gains are just not worth it the decrease in longevity. Some will say that the cost savings of the K&N is nice as you can wash it and reuse the filter. True, you can. You will need to wash it more often than you will need to replace a OEM filter. The recharge kits are almost $15 or so on Amazon after tax

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K&N Filter Cleaning Kit... on Amazon

You can buy the stock air filter for $18 dollars. So there is no real saving in cost unless your time of about an hour and half is only worth $3.

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I went with the mopar. No hassle at The dealer; easier to get the pulsar in and out as needed; lets me go from a highflow filter commuting to a paper filter when on the trail; sounds good; makes power.

this was my mixed driving commute on 37’s with stock 4.10’s using pulsar and mopar intake, no hypermileing stuff. Just driving.

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I went with the mopar. No hassle at The dealer; easier to get the pulsar in and out as needed; lets me go from a highflow filter commuting to a paper filter when on the trail; sounds good; makes power.

this was my mixed driving commute on 37’s with stock 4.10’s using pulsar and mopar intake, no hypermileing stuff. Just driving.

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I dont get how. I can't get over 17mpg with my Jeep and I have 35s. Have AFE drop in filter. Maybe the gearing lets you hit 8th more often?
 

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I dont get how. I can't get over 17mpg with my Jeep and I have 35s. Have AFE drop in filter. Maybe the gearing lets you hit 8th more often?
are you on 3.73’s? If youre on 3.73’s theres nothing you can do to make that truck drive right but gears. imo people should budget gears with tires. Id go 4.56 For 35’s. My gears go in a couple weeks and i cant wait.
 

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are you on 3.73’s? If youre on 3.73’s theres nothing you can do to make that truck drive right but gears. imo people should budget gears with tires. Id go 4.56 For 35’s. My gears go in a couple weeks and i cant wait.
I think it's actually 3.45 :/. I have a jlu sport
 

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I think it's actually 3.45 :/. I have a jlu sport
yeah sorry man but your hosed. Youll get efficiency back from an intake down the road but any money you spend that isnt gears will just be shooting yourself in the foot. Get that thing regeared. Why didnt you regear? Didnt think youd need to? Cost with lift/tires etc?
 

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