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Old 04-01-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Cold air intake

I know a guy selling a spectre cold air intake setup for $35. It's off his YJ but I'm wondering if it will fit my 98 4L TJ. also do you guys think it's a good deal?

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It's crap!! Put the $35 back in your pocket and move on.

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In my personal opinion and where Jeeps are concerned, CAIs are a complete waste of $$$.
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What makes them bad? I've heard good things about them
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What makes them bad? I've heard good things about them
Not on our Jeeps you haven't, or if you had it was from people that don't know a whole lot about them...
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What makes them bad? I've heard good things about them
I have one on mine never have I had a problem with it but mine is a k and n cold air intake
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I have one on mine never have I had a problem with it but mine is a k and n cold air intake
It is not the filter you will have problems with. The amount of crap your K&N lets into your engine is where your problems will start. You would be better off ditching it and finding a stock airbox at a junkyard.
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Alright thanks for the help guys! What else should I spend that 35 bucks on?
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Alright thanks for the help guys! What else should I spend that 35 bucks on?
Gasoline.
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It is not the filter you will have problems with. The amount of crap your K&N lets into your engine is where your problems will start. You would be better off ditching it and finding a stock airbox at a junkyard.
What kind of crap will it let into your engine?
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What kind of crap will it let into your engine?
Everything they are intended to stop.
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Everything they are intended to stop.
x2 just any k&n airfilter is bad they let in fine dust because of wider gaps in the filter to increase airflow.

as for the cold air for 35 keep the cash and save it! sorry to say that they really dont do anything for you besides make noise
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x2 just any k&n airfilter is bad they let in fine dust because of wider gaps in the filter to increase airflow.

I just got one of those oriellys filters for 20 dollars and I'm getting better gas mileage cuz of it. I'm getting 1 mpg better cuz of it
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If its the spectre cowl intake, I'd jump on it. They are not worth hp, but having fresh cowl air will add a ton of hp compared to crawling with the air box sucking radiator air. I tested the intake on my dyno and it was not worth any hp statistically, but the fresh air is good for sure. It does make more noise and also makes room so you can lift the fenders.
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If its the spectre cowl intake, I'd jump on it. They are not worth hp, but having fresh cowl air will add a ton of hp compared to crawling with the air box sucking radiator air. I tested the intake on my dyno and it was not worth any hp statistically, but the fresh air is good for sure. It does make more noise and also makes room so you can lift the fenders.
Confused...your statement defines oxymoron.
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Anyone who installs a CAI on a Jeep apparently also believes in the Easter Bunny. It amazes me the amount of sheer lack of understanding some people have and the enjoyment they give to wasting money.

Sorry to sound insulting, but next time you want to buy a CAI, resist the temptation and either toss the money in a garbage can or buy Chrysler stock. At least that way you might actually have enough money some day to pay for a gear upgrade.

That's my very large $.02.
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Anyone who installs a CAI on a Jeep apparently also believes in the Easter Bunny. It amazes me the amount of sheer lack of understanding some people have and the enjoyment they give to wasting money.

Sorry to sound insulting, but next time you want to buy a CAI, resist the temptation and either toss the money in a garbage can or buy Chrysler stock. At least that way you might actually have enough money some day to pay for a gear upgrade.

That's my very large $.02.
Are u telling me the Easter bunny is not real ?
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Are u telling me the Easter bunny is not real ?
No he's lying I've seen the easter bunny a lot! And Santa! Its the damn tooth fairy that's the tricky one!
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Anyone who installs a CAI on a Jeep apparently also believes in the Easter Bunny. It amazes me the amount of sheer lack of understanding some people have and the enjoyment they give to wasting money.

Sorry to sound insulting, but next time you want to buy a CAI, resist the temptation and either toss the money in a garbage can or buy Chrysler stock. At least that way you might actually have enough money some day to pay for a gear upgrade.

That's my very large $.02.
So everyone knows KnNs are.garbage but wat about other brands. Air raid? They are designed to be run in dry high heat areas which have lots of dust so one would believe they would have a better filter. And still get more hp. Nd sound. Do u agree?
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The guy I bought my jeep from put in a air raid CAI and I dont have any complaints, but since it came with it, I have nothing to compare it to.
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What makes you think one brand is better than the other? They all claim to do the same thing in essentially the same way. None of them will make a difference in any positive way in any way shape or form period.

Have you noticed that not a single person will ever post dyno results showing any improvement? That's because they don't exist.

Best case you might net 3 hp. Worst case, you might give up a few hp. Your jeep will be faster because your wallet is lighter.

If I had one on a jeep I bought I would remove it and toss it. I would not even sell it or give it away.

I can't be any more clear.
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What makes you think one brand is better than the other? They all claim to do the same thing in essentially the same way. None of them will make a difference in any positive way in any way shape or form period.

Have you noticed that not a single person will ever post dyno results showing any improvement? That's because they don't exist.

Best case you might net 3 hp. Worst case, you might give up a few hp. Your jeep will be faster because your wallet is lighter.

If I had one on a jeep I bought I would remove it and toss it. I would not even sell it or give it away.

I can't be any more clear.
Dude did u get ripped off buying a CAI. I feel like ur on a personal vendeda. I do agree with you that there is NO conclusive evidence to support buying one. But to say that all manufactures are the same is like say skyjackers lift is the same as curries. Which couldnt be father from the truth. Ive lookin at this for a lil while and havnt decided oneway or the other. But am leaning tward it once i get some more important things settled then i will post and share my expeirance. But here wat i expect. Better sound out of the engine, better throtle responce, less gas milage. So if i dont get the power i might take it off but ill have to put one on to find out (kinda sucks huh)
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I am just trying to help people not easy their hard earned money.

They are all the same essential design and result in nothing.

Better sound from the engine? What does that mean? Spend the money on an exhaust instead.
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Simple physics; anything that will allow in more air will allow in more dirt (dust, grit, etc).

Gasoline engines don't need hepa filters wrapped in cheesecloth, but you don't want visible airborn dust entering your engine either. A CAI will allow stuff you can see to enter your engine.

Just imagine a balance scale; on one side you have the gains from a CAI (HP & sound) and on the other side you have an engine rebuild. Since the gains from a CAI are bordering on imaginary (I guess the sound is real), you can think of that side of the scale as having a few feathers on the tray. On the other side of the scale, imagine rings, bearings, valves and such on the tray. Oh yeah, you have to buy all the stuff on both sides of the scale. Get the picture?
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i am just trying to help people not easy their hard earned money.

They are all the same essential design and result in nothing.

Better sound from the engine? What does that mean? Spend the money on an exhaust instead.
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I didnt care about the hp gains or better engine sound (idk what that means) when I put one on. I just wanted better gas mileage. And got it. So I'm happy with it
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There is ONE cool thing about the Spectre cowl CAI... It frees up the space where the stock air box is so you can mount storage, compressor, whatever there.

Aside from the cheesy bling factor (I'd rather it be black) and the fact you gain nothing from it (but added space)... I dig the design.



Spectre sells a storage box you can mount where the factory air box was.

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I didnt care about the hp gains or better engine sound (idk what that means) when I put one on. I just wanted better gas mileage. And got it. So I'm happy with it
If only better mpg was actually that easily obtained.
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Would that intake be better for water crossing then the factory set up????

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