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Old 05-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #301
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Pieface, do you have any audio/video clips of the interior sound? Starting up, idling, around town, hwy with the doors/roof on $ the windows up?

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #302
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Pieface, do you have any audio/video clips of the interior sound? Starting up, idling, around town, hwy with the doors/roof on $ the windows up?
I'll see what I can put together

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:14 PM   #303
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Does anyone have any tips on installing the afe 3" exhaust with the relocated muffler on a JKU?

A month ago I tried to tackle the job and failed. I took the old exhaust off but I couldn't get the new muffler on to the old pipe. I think it's the angle I'm coming from. The new muffler can't fit between the frame until it's mated with the old pipe, and it won't mate with the pipe since it's not parallel with it. I don't know if anyone knows what I mean.

I thought if I loosened the y pipe bolts it would tip the end of that pipe downwards and I could slip the new pipe on. Any other suggestions?
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Does anyone have any tips on installing the afe 3" exhaust with the relocated muffler on a JKU?

A month ago I tried to tackle the job and failed. I took the old exhaust off but I couldn't get the new muffler on to the old pipe. I think it's the angle I'm coming from. The new muffler can't fit between the frame until it's mated with the old pipe, and it won't mate with the pipe since it's not parallel with it. I don't know if anyone knows what I mean.

I thought if I loosened the y pipe bolts it would tip the end of that pipe downwards and I could slip the new pipe on. Any other suggestions?
It should be pretty straight forward. Bring your wd40 and soak the parts.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #305
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Thank you for taking the time to test these parts pie.
FYI for the '12 owners Banks has released their CAI.
Banks Power | 12-12 Jeep - 3.6L>>Banks Ram-Air® Intake System 3.6L
I have the Banks Ram Air and was a little disapointed in the cheap rubber grommet they use to hold the air flow sensor in the tube, and the way they did not provide a grommet between the intake tube and air box, just hard plastic sliding through hard plastic. I know they wanted to allow for engine movement but a grommet would still allow flexing without the plastic on plastic. Just my two cents.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:27 AM   #306
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Yes that is it.

Here's a before and after clip if you're interested in the difference:

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That sounds fantastic! Looks like I'm leaning towards the Vibrant 1142 with the 49-46222 kit. I can do the install myself, but unfortunately I'll have to pay an exhaust shop to cut/weld in the resonator as I have no welding equipment or skills at my house.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #307
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I was wanting the AFE but it looks like they only have the cat back under drivers seat muffler for the 4 door. I guess I will call them to see if they have suggestions for the 2 door. I really like the idea of the muffler under the drivers seat with the exhaust out the back on the driver side.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:48 AM   #308
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Removed my intake the other day and took a closer look at it this morning, its the high CFM oiled Pro 5R filter. Somewhat surprised on closer inspection, absolutely nothing in it. Not a spec of dust or contaminant anywhere. Half expecting oil build up and some sort of baked sludge build up. Nothing clean as whistle, you could eat off it. this after exactly one year hard usage. Filter itself has changed from blue to dirty beige though. But not a spec of anything inside.
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I took mine off, pro guard 7 when we installed the supercharger, and I was shocked at how clean it was inside too. nothing but shiny black plastic.

I have their cleaning kit and will be working on the filter in the coming days.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:30 AM   #310
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How do you like the exhaust and cai now that you have had it for over a yr. Did you see any mpg gain over the long haul?
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #311
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Loved it. Smooths out the throttle response throughout the rpm ranges, totally kicks in at high rpms, for highway driving. Quiet on idle and off throttle for regular drivng, slight touch to the gas and it wakes up super loud. Just based off PieFace's dyno, I would say that's a minimum and thats on his vehicle. Fairly confident there is more on mine and/or others. I don't monitor fuel usage as I don't drive enough to be concerned (4500 miles in 12 months). This combo cai/exhaust plus the high octane tuner - unbeatable combonation. Don't have the energy right now after uninstalling it hauling it around, trading in the '12, hauling back etc. to reinstall it on the '13. I'll wait for the '13 tunes to come out and re-do it all once again.

I should add as detailed on the previous page this after installing the performance resonator. Without it it was too loud for my applications.
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Just seen this. Yes, all details in the pick above. Had to cut it and the diamensions are in the picture. On the two door there is really no other room as that bend is immediate on both sides, so you can't go wrong where to measure and cut as its just about the only straight piece of pipe left to work with.

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I've got about the same set-up AFE High Tuck, Y pipe except an air raid CAI. On the Vibrant, I couldn't tell from your post, did you end up having to cut the AFE pipe or not to fit it in?

Please let me know if you did trim, how much and where?

Thanks in advance for your reply
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Just purchased a used new to me 2012 Arctic. Had the AFE and it drove my wife nuts. Added a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. db readings below. It made more of a difference than the measurements show. Now I hear tire noise from the mud terrains. I have a Ram van with the same motor so I put it in for comparison. The irritating noise is gone at highway speeds........

Measured with sound meter on Galaxy S4 Smartphone.

Jeep Wrangler Pentastar V6 No Resonator with cat back AFE Exhaust

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 78 db
60 MPH 79 db
70 MPH 82 db

Parked Jeep Running 66 db

Jeep Wrangler with Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 77 db
60 MPH 78 db
70 MPH 79 db

Parked Jeep Running 64 db



C/V Tradesman Van Pentastar v6 stock
70 mph 78 db
60 mph 76 db
40 mph 74 db
30 mph 72 db

Parked van, engine running 60db.
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Just purchased a used new to me 2012 Arctic. Had the AFE and it drove my wife nuts. Added a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. db readings below. It made more of a difference than the measurements show. Now I hear tire noise from the mud terrains. I have a Ram van with the same motor so I put it in for comparison. The irritating noise is gone at highway speeds........

Measured with sound meter on Galaxy S4 Smartphone.

Jeep Wrangler Pentastar V6 No Resonator with cat back AFE Exhaust

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 78 db
60 MPH 79 db
70 MPH 82 db

Parked Jeep Running 66 db

Jeep Wrangler with Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 77 db
60 MPH 78 db
70 MPH 79 db

Parked Jeep Running 64 db



C/V Tradesman Van Pentastar v6 stock
70 mph 78 db
60 mph 76 db
40 mph 74 db
30 mph 72 db

Parked van, engine running 60db.
Thanks for the level of detail, it is very appreciated.

Which AFE kit are you running? I'm assuming you used an Ultra 1141 2.5" Ultra Quiet resonator to go with a 2.5" kit. Do you have any pix of the finished install? Would love to see how well the resonator fits under there.
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afe with resonator on 2012

aFe Power Mach Force XP Hi-Tuck 2.5" Cat-Back Exhaust


It's a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. All 2.5 inch. No pics but there are some on the forum. It fits fine. Can't believe the guys at Muffler Man installed the resonator in less than 15 minutes and charged me $15 plus tax to do it. I felt a little guilty. Welds were excellent. t's good to live in the small towns of central florida....
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Resonator pic...

I did get a pic of the resonator for you this a.m. Hope it is attached correctly.

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:09 PM   #317
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Just scrolled through this thread. It's LONG, but has a lot of good info in it! Nice work PieFace! I thought I would shoot a couple questions and see if any of you old posters hit.

Just this last weekend I installed the Stage 2 Intake with Pro Dry filter and the Y-pipe and 2.5" Cat Back Hi Tuck with muffler in rear (49-46212). I was told by AFE this had the larger 22"muffler they now offer on the Hi-tuck relocation RB kits. He was wrong, it's 14". So I may exchange for the relo kit with a 22" (49-46232). I'm still trying to decide and need help! It sounds pretty good, but I would like it to be a bit lower/deeper which I think the 22" will do. I'm wondering if anyone (PieFace) noticed a difference in sound just due to location of the muffler?? I'm worried the muffler forward will be much louder just due to location.

Also, I installed the intake alone first and I agree with these posts. It sounded awesome alone and definitely improved throttle response and acceleration in the top RPM range! Adding the exhaust kind of masked the sound a little and I'm only noticing a little extra power on initial throttle press and up around 4-5k RPM when you are at hard acceleration. If you wanted performance only, go with intake. If you want high clearance and cool sound, go with exhaust.

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