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Old 07-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question K&N Drop In OR CAI Style ? That is the Question!

Cost vs Benefits ?

K&N Drop In OR Homemade CAI Style intake ?

Both can be had for around $40.

So which one will provide the best boost in the LOW RPMs (ie Fuel economy driving range) ?

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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CAI Style

the sound alone is worth it.


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For me neither.... AFE DryPRO S Drop in. Keeps the Jeep from Sucking in water and it doesn't have to be oiled when it's cleaned.
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For me neither.... AFE DryPRO S Drop in. Keeps the Jeep from Sucking in water and it doesn't have to be oiled when it's cleaned.

How?
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You couldn't pay me to put a K&N in my Jeep!

Put one in your carbureted racing motorcycle, that's what they were designed for. They are ancient technology - no good for modern engines - especially one that is going to see a lot of dust!
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:29 AM   #6
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Using the original configuration with a drop helps to keep the water from getting sucked into the intake. Whereas the Open CAI style has the filter right out there in the open of the Engine Compartment.
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Using the original configuration with a drop helps to keep the water from getting sucked into the intake. Whereas the Open CAI style has the filter right out there in the open of the Engine Compartment.

OOOOOooo.... I thought the filter itself helped keep water out
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You couldn't pay me to put a K&N in my Jeep!

Put one in your carbureted racing motorcycle, that's what they were designed for. They are ancient technology - no good for modern engines - especially one that is going to see a lot of dust!
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the Open CAI style has the filter right out there in the open of the Engine Compartment.
Where it's sucking in very hot engine compartment air.

What ? 250 - 300 degree range air Vs ambient air temperatures ?

Whose got a snorkle on their Jeep ?

How about a below the bumper CAI for those that do not water foliage ?
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Where it's sucking in very hot engine compartment air.

What ? 250 - 300 degree range air Vs ambient air temperatures ?

Whose got a snorkle on their Jeep ?

How about a below the bumper CAI for those that do not water foliage ?
Wouldn't a below bumper CAI still suck in water when it's raining?

+1 on a snorkel, pretty much the only true CAI.
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For me neither.... AFE DryPRO S Drop in. Keeps the Jeep from Sucking in water and it doesn't have to be oiled when it's cleaned.
Go with the AFE. I have one and love it. Forget the K&N.
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you couldn't pay me to put a k&n in my jeep!

Put one in your carbureted racing motorcycle, that's what they were designed for. They are ancient technology - no good for modern engines - especially one that is going to see a lot of dust!
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For me neither.... AFE DryPRO S Drop in. Keeps the Jeep from Sucking in water and it doesn't have to be oiled when it's cleaned.
I used an Amsoil dry filter on my Liberty and would definitley use one on my Wrangler, however Amsoil never advertised "mind-blowing power gains", LOL. Did you notice "mind-blowing power gains"? HAHAHA!
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These logos look suspiciously similar...does anyone know for sure if Green Filters are K&N's "dry division"?
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I used an Amsoil dry filter on my Liberty and would definitley use one on my Wrangler, however Amsoil never advertised "mind-blowing power gains", LOL. Did you notice "mind-blowing power gains"? HAHAHA!
Power Gains....
I like it for the simplicity of washing it when it's dirty and putting it back in.
I have been thinking about installing some stickers for power gains though.
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Power Gains....
I like it for the simplicity of washing it when it's dirty and putting it back in.
I have been thinking about installing some stickers for power gains though.
lmao right now...

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