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Old 07-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Is there any way to reduce the amount of dust getting into my Jeep?
I have a '13 Sport with AC (not sure if it has a cabin air filter). The hard top stays on for most of the time since the Jeep is a DD, and the "varying" weather conditions (rain) here. Is there a particular airflow or AC setting I should/not use when driving on dusty trails?
Yes, I know its a Jeep etc. etc. and I should enjoy eating dust, getting wet and having the interior vandalized when I remove the top, doors, and fold the windshield down....

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Take your glove-box out (it's easy, look and figure it out) and behind it you will will see the filter box. It takes two rather expensive filters, but it's cheaper than the small fortune it costs to get them from the factory (they come with the auto A/C option.)

Here they are at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wix-24017-Cabi...1&s=automotive

Might be cheaper elsewhere....

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Use the recirculation and don't follow people close on dusty roads. Pretty hard to prevent dust in dry climates. Enjoy your Jeep.
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Take your glove-box out (it's easy, look and figure it out) and behind it you will will see the filter box. It takes two rather expensive filters, but it's cheaper than the small fortune it costs to get them from the factory (they come with the auto A/C option.)

Here they are at Amazon: Wix 24017 Cabin Air Filter : Amazon.com : Automotive

Might be cheaper elsewhere....
Commentators are saying that filter does not fit a Wrangler, only Grand Cherokees?
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Thanks !! Up Hill Bill, I wondered where that filter was located....

Here's what I did.... When I installed the Or-Fab tire carrier , I pulled out that ugly black plastic "grill" or Louver in the Center of the tail gate. I then took a large piece of foam Rubber and folded in in two and stuffed it inside the gate. Put the ugly grill thing back in place. That really helped reduce the dust flow into the cabin..
If you want to stop it more, just turn on the blower fan, low or medium is plenty, that gives you a little inside pressure and it keeps the dust out.
I drove mine Tuesday on gravel /dirt roads all day long and didn't have a dust problem all day, but we were running the A/C with the fan on low most all day...
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I didn't know my 2012 Sport came with that filter. I pulled the glove box to see if it was there, and yup it had one. I bought it off the lot, and it had AC. I threw it away about a year ago. Just to make sure I never have to worry about a plugged filter. Nothing else I ever owned had one of those.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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Don't fight it, just clean it. I picked up an Air Blow Gun for my air compressor, I use it to blow the dust off the dash, dials, center console, etc. Then I vacuum to get the dust out. Then next week or two I do the same thing. Avoid putting armor all on your dash or anything the dust is going to stick to.
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I forgot I had this buried in a bookmark folder:

Cabin Air Filters. 2011 Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited

No difference between 2011 and your 2013.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:55 AM   #9
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Hey thanks folks. I'll go check behind the glove box, and see if I can find those filters locally. So than I just run the AC when I am in the dust. Sounds easy enough.
What about the "Recirc" button? Does that stop any air from being drawn into the cabin? Any benefit in doing that? Getting really sick of wiping and vacuuming.
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Use A/C on recirculate. The door behind the glove box will open and draw air in from that area instead of the dusty air outside.
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RockAuto has the proper filters to fit a JK (Wix 24302 is the right part number to buy or cross reference). Two filters (included in the box) are needed. There is not adequate space opening to install a single filter without probable filter damage. RockAuto was the best price I could find ($17 less 5% discount for returning customer, not cheap but better than other prices I could find when shipping is factored). Amazon is $22.63 and no shipping if you have Prime membership. Not sure about shipping to Canada...
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I just looked at RockAuto and see there is now a more generic brand filter that is $9.45. For what it is worth...
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:47 PM   #13
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Hey thanks Up Hill Bill, just installed the 2 filters. Very easy even for a total numpty like me. The cost!!!!! $57 including tax for both, from the dealer. I did not have time to shop around as I needed them for Monday.
I will run the AC on recirculate when I get into the serious dust (thanks Lusus Naturae).
I think I'm ready for the dusty trail.
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Worked like a charm, dust so thick I could barely see, and a clean interior. Unbelievable
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After every trip I use a leaf blower to blow out the inside of my JKUR hardtop. Works pretty well as long as you remove small, light items.
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Rock auto has them (fit 2011-2013) for $17.08/pair.

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Old 07-11-2013, 12:17 AM   #18
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Also, RockAuto has a 5% off discount code right now. Enter it into the "how did you hear about us" box:

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This thread was finally enough motivation for me to order these. Ordered through RockAuto...
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Still a little cheaper with shipping if you have Amazon Prime: Amazon.com: Wix 24302 Cabin Air Filter: Automotive

(This is the correct WIX filter for 2011 and newer Wranglers even though Amazon says it isn't)
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Is there any way to reduce the amount of dust getting into my Jeep?
I have a '13 Sport with AC (not sure if it has a cabin air filter). The hard top stays on for most of the time since the Jeep is a DD, and the "varying" weather conditions (rain) here. Is there a particular airflow or AC setting I should/not use when driving on dusty trails?
Yes, I know its a Jeep etc. etc. and I should enjoy eating dust, getting wet and having the interior vandalized when I remove the top, doors, and fold the windshield down....
I ran through INSANE dust and never had any enter the rig unless the windows were down. You sure you don't have a gaping opening somewhere?
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Commentators are saying that filter does not fit a Wrangler, only Grand Cherokees?
Your right - Amazon has it wrong... The ^above new Amazon link is to the correct one (and cheaper) - at least WIX says so, and they fit my 2012 perfectly.
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No joke, buy these and keep them in your glove box. Works like a CHAMP to get rid of any dust you see without scratching anything, and gets in the really hard to reach places. As to how to keep the dust out in the first place...well that I'm not sure of.

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Mikulus: Are you saying you had a slot for filters but no filters installed from the factory?
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Mikulus: Are you saying you had a slot for filters but no filters installed from the factory?
That's the way they have come from the factory since 2011 (IIRC,) if you do not have the Auto A/C option.

If your air controls look like this:

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...you have manual air control and will have a filter box without filters behind the glove box.

Easy retrofit to have filtered air in the cabin!
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I actually use a special interior sealant on all interior surfaces and it makes cleaning the inside a breeze after trailing for the day. It also resists dust and smudges like its no ones business Its a great product and one bottle will last you for a good year no joke. I use it on all of my customers cars i detail for long term maintenance.

Ultima Interior Guard Plus 4 oz., interior protectant, rubber & vinyl protectant, rubber dressing
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That's the way they have come from the factory since 2011 (IIRC,) if you do not have the Auto A/C option.

If your air controls look like this:

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And not like this:

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...you have manual air control and will have a filter box without filters behind the glove box.

Easy retrofit to have filtered air in the cabin!
I have manual air controls...are you saying that I don't have a cabin filter in there?! I could have sworn I saw one there (didn't check too hard though.) I have a 2012, did they change that? I was under the impression that all vehicles had cabin filters?
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I have manual air controls...are you saying that I don't have a cabin filter in there?! I could have sworn I saw one there (didn't check too hard though.) I have a 2012, did they change that? I was under the impression that all vehicles had cabin filters?
I just checked mine and I don't have them. When you first look it looks like they are there as there is a white plastic vent cover that is down when you are not recirculating but when you hit recirculate the vent cover comes up revealing two empty slots.
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I have manual air controls...are you saying that I don't have a cabin filter in there?! I could have sworn I saw one there (didn't check too hard though.) I have a 2012, did they change that? I was under the impression that all vehicles had cabin filters?
You should have a filter box without filters behind your glove box. Unless somebody made a mistake on the line... and we all know that never happens.

Pull the glove box and check... easy as can be.



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