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Old 08-24-2014, 12:32 PM   #1
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Cold Air Intakes

I have a 2014 JK...with the 3.6l ...................a friend with an older Rubicon was singing the praises of his K & N and another was telling me about his Banks.

At close to $500 a pop..............are the larger cold air intakes worth the investment and what are the overall benefits ?????? I'm not very knowledgeable in this area . Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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You might as well buy the Rugged Ridge XHD Snorkel for 343.00 with free shipping and put a better drop filter in for another 50. That way you at least have a usable part that won't suck in water. That is if you are actually going to use your Jeep. The other 100 bucks you can put in your gas tank.
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Buy it... in fact buy two or three like many do.. AFE, BANKS, MOPAR.

K&Ns are great too... you can wash it in the dishwasher with your Fine China and it will come out squeaky clean. Make sure you use Cascade with the first cycle and K&N oil during the second cycle and you're done.

As a side note:

Don't tell your wife (assuming you have one) you washed the K&N with her Fine China. And make sure you take out the Fine China before the second cycle. You don't want your wine glasses to filter out the exquisite taste of your best wine. Not to mention it will leave a BP oily substance floating on the surface of your glass of wine.

Have fun with the butt dyno results..

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I have a 2014 JK...with the 3.6l ...................a friend with an older Rubicon was singing the praises of his K & N and another was telling me about his Banks.

At close to $500 a pop..............are the larger cold air intakes worth the investment and what are the overall benefits ?????? I'm not very knowledgeable in this area . Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Put a Tornado in there while you are at it.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:55 PM   #8
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I run a CAI for a few months every year. The way things are looking I'll be doing it about a month earlier this year...
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I have a similar setup in my motorcycle with new intake and exhaust and the response is noticeable as far as power is concerned. Definitely more horsepower but gas mileage is a little less but throttle response is much much better. But, I also wonder if I will get the same benefit from doing it on my jeep.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:04 PM   #10
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I just bought an Airaid cold air intake and I would highly suggest getting one. They are very easy to install so I only paid 260. That intake with my dual exhaust is awesome, I feel in love with my jeep all over again
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Buy it... in fact buy two or three like many do.. AFE, BANKS, MOPAR.

K&Ns are great too... you can wash it in the dishwasher with your Fine China and it will come out squeaky clean. Make sure you use Cascade with the first cycle and K&N oil during the second cycle and you're done.

As a side note:

Don't tell your wife (assuming you have one) you washed the K&N with her Fine China. And make sure you take out the Fine China before the second cycle. You don't want your wine glasses to filter out the exquisite taste of your best wine. Not to mention it will leave a BP oily substance floating on the surface of your glass of wine.

Have fun with the butt dyno results..

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I agree with this. But, if you think you'll like it that's all that counts.
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Zero benefits on the 3.6 unless you like noise. Older Rubicon's have a different engine and correspondingly different ECU program.

Don't take our word for it here, read our comments as well as well as others in other similar threads.
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Waste of money on the new jeeps. Does nothing but add noise.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:36 PM   #15
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A snorkel is the only true CAI available for the Jeep. All others are HAI's.
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I ran one for a while but it was used. You can prob make your own with some piping and a filter for $100
It's the price that makes it a worthless mod IMO.

Performance ?
Hard to say .. Nothing down low. Maybe a little more higher in the RPM range. After I installed the Tuner.. The engine would ping/run like crap. I tried a few things then eventually sold it.
The whistle was freakin annoying too.

MPG's ?
Meh ... Marginal at best. It would take a long tube to make up for the cost of the unit.

Recommended ?
Nope, put that $$$ towards gearing.
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I run a CAI for a few months every year. The way things are looking I'll be doing it about a month earlier this year...
Lol ... YEP !!!
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:46 AM   #18
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For there to be a benefit, it has to outflow the factory intake or actually intake a colder air charge. The problem is, they don't because the factory intake actually allows all the airflow the engine pulls (this wasn't always the case, which is why older or other engines CAN see improvements). Having more filter space doesn't necessarily translate to higher flow...the engine has to actually pull it in unless you're running a supercharger or turbo. The computer is not going to let you take advantage of any increase.
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For us older 4.0l guys big improvement. Witht the pentastar you are gonna have reflash your ECU to benifit from any exhaust or intake work. If you chose to open this pandoras box I recommend the K&N FIPK kit. Good quality with a functional airdamn to block engine compartment heat. When cleaning and reoiling the filter I recommend taking the shop vac to the filter removing any excess oil. Don't want that stuff on the sensors.

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