Shallow CAI/Exhaust post - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-02-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 30
Shallow CAI/Exhaust post

I will begin by saying this is a shallow post because..yes, I just want my Jeep to sound cooler. I am fully aware that I will get no better horsepower and no better gas mileage, wont pretend like I will.

I feel like the JK sounds like a minivan (go figure) and I would like it to sound more throaty, loader... had a Volant CAI in my old truck and a Flowmaster 50 series. Probably going with another volant and the 50 was a little too quiet for me, thinking about the 40 series.

With all this being said... I know I wont get better performance but I am worried about loosing performance (which I have read here). Anyone know which exhausts are better (er... less worse) than another?

Sounds like more people experience lower performance thanks to exhaust but is a CAI really going to lower performance as well. Didn't experience either of these in my old xterra. Thoughts? thanks!

MojoTheJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,142

__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 07:21 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Roxbury, MA
Posts: 145
Send a message via AIM to ddbowdoin
nothing wrong with making something sound cooler, I would do it but my JK is brand new and I cant afford to scrap a perfect exhaust system just because I want to sound cooler. When my stock exhaust blows in a few years I'll throw something cool on it...
__________________
2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport Black Hardtop
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS "Wicked White" (traded in!)
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport (Retired, Cash for Clunker :doh)
ddbowdoin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 07:25 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Hilldweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,036
How about a drop-in AFE (dry) filter, AEV snorkel with prefilter, and MBRP exhaust. That should keep your engine clean and make some vvrrrooooom for you.
And performance should actually increase marginally.
__________________
Gone camping,
Bill

Hilldweller is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
silvrevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 916
I have had my eye on the Mopar open air element.

Then reading about some hydrolock problems ,,,

And then just seeing on the news yesterday this chick in an TJ sitting in her jeep while the streets were flooded being interviwed by the local news.........She goes on to say my Jeep just stoped running,, I cant believe it,, Jeeps are suppose to go anywhere.

Water is upto the door jam

She was just shocked,,, while I was saying poor girl just ruined her motor,,, that funny smirking smile for the camera is about to turn upside down in the next few days.
__________________
'12 JK
'11 ZX-10r abs
silvrevo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
JIMBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,916
I'm just OLD and I use Fram air filters ($13 bucks) and the Flowmaster 40 cat-back

It's a little loud for most of you guys, but sounds GREAT to me and I haven't lost any performance from this NASCAR engine, (), my ECM has adjusted for altitude/tires/exhaust--it's OK

I had the Flowmaster 50 on my Xterra also--too quiet !!

JIMBO
__________________
"ya gotta have class"
JIMBOX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 10:58 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Upstate/Eastern NY
Posts: 1,960
Send a message via AIM to thaduke2003
Stiggie, I've been running the Mopar (NOT OPEN! Open-element means no filter. The Mopar air filter is a high-flow element- it's really just a K&N filter dyed blue) for over a year in mud, water, dirt, and any kind of crap you like. ZERO problems- still perfect compression (slightly above spec on four cylinders, top end of spec on the other two- yaay), and no funky noises. Never seen much more than a splash of mud driplets on the other side, and no dirt or caked mud.
Also, if you DID hydrolock your motor, it's all of ten seconds' work to slap the stock filter back in, throw your hands up, and plead ignorance Mark W.
thaduke2003 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Hilldweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by thaduke2003 View Post
Stiggie, I've been running the Mopar (NOT OPEN! Open-element means no filter. The Mopar air filter is a high-flow element- it's really just a K&N filter dyed blue) for over a year in mud, water, dirt, and any kind of crap you like. ZERO problems- still perfect compression (slightly above spec on four cylinders, top end of spec on the other two- yaay), and no funky noises. Never seen much more than a splash of mud driplets on the other side, and no dirt or caked mud.
Also, if you DID hydrolock your motor, it's all of ten seconds' work to slap the stock filter back in, throw your hands up, and plead ignorance Mark W.
Submit your oil to Blackstone for analysis; I'm curious...
__________________
Gone camping,
Bill

Hilldweller is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 01:08 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
yj-genral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: cleveland, TN
Posts: 1,075
im curious if anyone has ever just changed out the muffler for better sound and less of a ass end on the JK... not CAT back systems, just cut off the stock muffler and weld on a new one for sound? im curious because i want to do this to get rid of the HUGE stock muffler and get alittle better sound out of it without paying for an expensive catback system...maybe a magnaflow/flowmaster/or glaspack/cherrybomb...

i would love to have the prefilter snorkle and drop in filter too... but dang thats some money!
yj-genral is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 01:13 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Upstate/Eastern NY
Posts: 1,960
Send a message via AIM to thaduke2003
Yep- I did. Put on a Delta Flow 40-series. Awful idea- tons of drone.
Got the el cheapo axleback from Edelbrock ($189.99 shipped)- less drone. Saved probably 5-10 pounds, and it still hasn't been bonked or crushed on rocks, unlike the OEM. Exits behind the right rear tire, so VERY little chance of a bonk- Mark W.
thaduke2003 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-03-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Hilldweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by yj-genral View Post
i would love to have the prefilter snorkle and drop in filter too... but dang thats some money!
About $150 less than my deductible if I hydrolocked the engine though.
__________________
Gone camping,
Bill

Hilldweller is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2010, 09:22 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 25
I have the Mbrp cat back system on my jeep. When I started it up this morning in the apartment parking garage I set off another cars alarm haha. I am a big fan of how rich this system makes the low deep rpms sound
BlackAsNight is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2010, 12:12 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
HansB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montvale, NJ
Posts: 161
I put the Volant on and also did the Gibson stainless dual exhaust. I've got to say that the jeep sounds like I'm packing a hell of a lot more than the 3.8L. Sounds more like a muscle car!

Depending on timing...I could probably save you some money on the Volant...mine is less than 3 months old but may go bye-bye when I put the supercharger in it! Will have a better feel for timing in the next week or so.

Hans
HansB is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2010, 02:35 PM   #14
kik
Jeeper
 
kik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,579
Images: 1
I know what you mean. If I get anything extra great, if not I don't care. I like dual exhaust, but not that loud, so I went with the Rugged Ridge ss dual cat back with Gibson slash cut tips on my 10 Rubi. I know it's not true dual exhaust, or should I say dual tip exhaust. I like the way it sounds and looks, especially with the Mopar off road rear bumper. It was good to get rid of the tomatoe can.
kik is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2010, 05:10 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
krutj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 650
Quote:
Originally Posted by yj-genral View Post
im curious if anyone has ever just changed out the muffler for better sound and less of a ass end on the JK... not CAT back systems, just cut off the stock muffler and weld on a new one for sound? im curious because i want to do this to get rid of the HUGE stock muffler and get alittle better sound out of it without paying for an expensive catback system...maybe a magnaflow/flowmaster/or glaspack/cherrybomb...

i would love to have the prefilter snorkle and drop in filter too... but dang thats some money!

Check out this sweet job....the custom exhaust is on page 2, post 20.
Jim's Jeep; THE OBSESSION LIVES ON! - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
__________________
____________________

Joel
krutj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2010, 05:56 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 22
I have the AEM dry brute force intake, paired with the SS catback dual dynomax. Not much difference power wise as expected but it sounds great seems to breath better and no droning while cruising. Very happy with the sound and appearance. 4wheelparts.com
Mph6779 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2010, 07:31 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Central FL
Posts: 181
I like how quiet the Jeep is. Reminds me of the old jeeps I drove in the Army. I like being quiet driving through the woods. Does not spook the game as much. To each his own though.
banditman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-22-2010, 04:01 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
Hilldweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,036
Click me

Great product for you guys that won't damage your engine.

__________________
Gone camping,
Bill

Hilldweller is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How To Post A Picture AzTJ WF Site Help & Support 229 Yesterday 06:42 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.



Jeep«, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC