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Old 07-09-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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Yj snorkel/cold air intake mod

I'm thinking about ripping out the stock airbox in my 93 yj and replacing it with either a snorkel or a cold air intake. Anyone have any experience or tips for this mod. I've been told the stock airbox really kills the intake.

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Old 07-09-2014, 03:49 AM   #2
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If you want a real difference, get an intake coming from outside of the engine bay, (snorkel). That is a true cold air intake. Air that is cooler is more dense and is better for combustion. Also, the air is forced down into the intake rather than just sucking in swirling engine bay air. Plus you don't have to worry about the low aproach angle when going into water when your intake is moved up that high. Usually with a CAI or Snorkel upgrade, the stock air box is modified, not removed. Welcome to the forum by the way.

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the insight and the welcome. I'm debating the snorkel even though it's relatively cheap. I ultimately want to save up for an engine swap, because well... 4 banger haha...
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
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Save your money for the engine swap...you'll love the extra power from your upgrade
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM   #5
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X2 on what Stan said. Save the money.

A C.A.I. is nice if you are driving a mall crawler, but, the 1st puddle you splash through will give your engine a drink of water.

A snorkel is cool too, I have one, but not for the same reasons that you want one. I have a carburetor. And an aftermarket air cleaner is worse than a C.A.I., so I went custom snorkel instead.

The difference between a stock air cleaner box and a C.A.I. or a snorkel kit as far as CFM goes, is so minimal that you wont be able to feel a difference in performance.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for the insight. I'm not making enough money right now to go for the engine swap and it's really tempting to do thing like that to try and increase performance. I'm sure it is worth it.

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