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Old 06-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Air Intake which one

I Just bought my first jeep and i am super excited about it. its a 2007. Now im stuck on which cold air intake to put in. ive been looking all over the internet they range in price but i hope you guys have some input for me on which ones are best. thanks

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Alot of folks will tell you not to waste your time and money on a CAI. After much research among different brands, I went with the Banks version. Has a nice throaty sound on acceleration, the engine revs a bit quicker, and the mpg went up just a bit. Personally I like it.

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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The best intake is the one that it came with. Open intakes are fine to waste your money on as long as you plan on keeping it on the street. Calling them a "cold air" intake is ridiculous since the air they breathe is no colder than the air the stock intake breathes.
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Most here will tell you that intakes aren't a good investment for a JK. None of them will preform as they do on cars. The best you will get out of any of them is it may sound better. There may be a little better throttle response but they are not a great investment compared to other mods you could do with a Jeep.
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Now a snorkel would be a better investment.

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Old 06-13-2011, 10:57 PM   #6
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The best intake is the one that it came with. Open intakes are fine to waste your money on as long as you plan on keeping it on the street. Calling them a "cold air" intake is ridiculous since the air they breathe is no colder than the air the stock intake breathes.
Daggo, curious what you think to a K&N drop in filter? I thought about the CAI as it worked great on my car 2 vehicles ago. Noticed they don't really sell stock style filters around here for the JK. Thought I should pick up the K&N for a slight boost <$50, but not sure if the filter would let too much desert dust into the engine.
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Daggo, curious what you think to a K&N drop in filter? I thought about the CAI as it worked great on my car 2 vehicles ago. Noticed they don't really sell stock style filters around here for the JK. Thought I should pick up the K&N for a slight boost <$50, but not sure if the filter would let too much desert dust into the engine.
That is eactly the issue. It will let in more dust. I've had no issue finding stock filters for the JK. I put a K&N filter in for a brief period. There was zero difference in performance. Once I started reading on the foru,s about the potential for fine particulates to enter the engine, I quickly swithced back to a stock filter.
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That's what I was thinking. They never seem to be in stock here, maybe too many jeeps around... If there could be too many...
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Where have you looked? I get mine at Autozone. I get my mopar oil filters at Advance Auto Parts. I always manage to mix the 2 stores up.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:18 AM   #10
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Ok sounds good I just need to change my filter sounds like the stock one is the way to go. Thanks for the help I'll put the money into a new bumper and wench instead

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