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Old 02-15-2012, 06:50 AM   #1
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Cold Air Intake for 4 Lt TJ Wrangler

Hi fellas,

I want to install a cold air intake system on my 4.0 Lt 99 TJ Wrangler.
I have brought it down to 4 of them.

1. AFE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System Type Cx with Pro-Dry S Jeep
2. K&N High Performance Air Intake
3. AIRAID's Cool Air Dam Intake Syste
4. Banks Ram-Air Intake System

Any suggestions?
Most of them say if i use any of them there is a increase in power and a nice roar.
I dont know about the rest of them but i do know the K&N will give a nice roar and maybe a little better throttle response.

Well, i am looking for better throttle response and a nice roar.

I have also read a few reviews that say that Banks is the best of the lot.
If i do opt Banks, i have to have it get it shipped from the US.

Please advice.

Thanks.

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #2
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You're in the desert. Skip the exposed cone filters. You may even push the limits of a pre-filter (cover) over the cone.

The stock box works just fine. Those will be noisy...that's about it.

Look at the design of the factory intake before the air box. Then look at the design of aftermarket intake systems. Notice that the only difference with the aftermarket is thet have a cone filter instead of box. Do you really think you're going to notice that much difference by changing the shape of the filter?

Jeep actually got that one right.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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So you saying leave it as it is?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:02 AM   #4
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So you saying leave it as it is?
I would especially since you live in such a dusty place
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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I have the K&N FIPK system and have notice throttle body response.
I also have a dust cover for the exposed cone, not sure how well that would do in the actual desert... but for here in Indiana it works really well.

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I dyno tested the spectre intake and found little to no gains.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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Hi fellas,

I want to install a cold air intake system on my 4.0 Lt 99 TJ Wrangler.
I have brought it down to 4 of them.

1. AFE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System Type Cx with Pro-Dry S Jeep
2. K&N High Performance Air Intake
3. AIRAID's Cool Air Dam Intake Syste
4. Banks Ram-Air Intake System

Any suggestions?
Most of them say if i use any of them there is a increase in power and a nice roar.
I dont know about the rest of them but i do know the K&N will give a nice roar and maybe a little better throttle response.

Well, i am looking for better throttle response and a nice roar.

I have also read a few reviews that say that Banks is the best of the lot.
If i do opt Banks, i have to have it get it shipped from the US.

Please advice.

Thanks.
I'd leave it as is. And as said above, I would ESPECIALLY not run an open cone filter like that in the desert since it passes too much fine dust and dirt.

If you want something faster, buy a car. Where the Wrangler TJ is concerned, those upgrades don't produce results like their ads claim.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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I'd leave it as is. And as said above, I would ESPECIALLY not run an open cone filter like that in the desert since it passes too much fine dust and dirt.

If you want something faster, buy a car. Where the Wrangler TJ is concerned, those upgrades don't produce results like their ads claim.
WOW it's been a few weeks since some asked about this. Good to hear they asked before buying. Usually they empty their pockets then moan.
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WOW it's been a few weeks since some asked about this. Good to hear they asked before buying. Usually they empty their pockets then moan.
X2. Yep

Back when I was way too smart to read forums and knew everything I bought the AIRAID CAI and AIRAID Poweraid throttle body spacer. Complete waste of money trying to gain power. Made no difference. So then a Banks header..and nothing. Then a full Flowmaster exhaust...and still no power gain, just a loud Jeep hahaaa.
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I will say that my cowl intake substantially lowered my iats. It sounds cool under load but is loud in a cold startup
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:06 AM   #11
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Thanks guys..

Will leave it as it is..

Am gona stick to stock filters..

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