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Old 08-08-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
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If you've got $45 and an Autozone, you can have an intake.

Hey everyone. I just bought my first jeep about a month ago for $12,500. It's a 01' with 66,00 miles on it. Figured I got a good deal on it. It even came with a 4" rough country lift already on it. Well it's time to do stuff. I built "fabbed" an intake using 2 pieces of tube(one elbowed and one straight), one coupling, two fabbed brackets to hold it up(all it is is bent metal screwed to the jeep w/a ring clamp), and the intake. You can see it all in the picture. Let me know what you think!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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Really nice Jeep. Nice work from what I can see. Welcome.

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Hey everyone. I just bought my first jeep about a month ago for $12,500. It's a 01' with 66,00 miles on it. Figured I got a good deal on it. It even came with a 4" rough country lift already on it. Well it's time to do stuff. I built "fabbed" an intake using 2 pieces of tube(one elbowed and one straight), one coupling, two fabbed brackets to hold it up(all it is is bent metal screwed to the jeep w/a ring clamp), and the intake. You can see it all in the picture. Let me know what you think!
Good buy on your Jeep. Good idea also on the intake!
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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Nice work, Id have to spray paint it, Im allergic to chrome. It sure beats paying the astronomical price for a new intake!
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Good call on the chrome thing. I was thinking about spray painting the whole thing black. I'm not sure if I like it the way it is.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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It looks good, I just hope you don't wheel in dusty conditions. That type of air filter is notorious for allowing dust and fine silica particulates past it. At the very least, I would install a sock-style prefilter over the top of it, like an Outerwears or one from K&N.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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i got my intake from ebay for $25 after shipping, it also has a heat shield that makes a big difference. it is the same thing as the AEM brute force intake.

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No way. Is it possible to get a heat shield like that seperatly? That would be good to have.
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Hey everyone. I just bought my first jeep about a month ago for $12,500. It's a 01' with 66,00 miles on it. Figured I got a good deal on it. It even came with a 4" rough country lift already on it. Well it's time to do stuff. I built "fabbed" an intake using 2 pieces of tube(one elbowed and one straight), one coupling, two fabbed brackets to hold it up(all it is is bent metal screwed to the jeep w/a ring clamp), and the intake. You can see it all in the picture. Let me know what you think!
You definately get an A for effort. Not to take a shot, or put down your work, but there are a few things that you should be aware of.
The first thing I would correct would be the flexable accordian type hose that you have on the bend that impedes smooth airflow. The second would be to minimize the divergent (step down) adaptor that is changing the pressure and velocity of the air. The third would be to isolate the air intake from breathing warm air in the engine bay.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:05 PM   #11
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Man, this looks really good. i think i may need to look into doing this real soon...about how difficult is it to install a cold air intake? Keep in mind, i have a very basic knowledge of engines...
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Man, this looks really good. i think i may need to look into doing this real soon...about how difficult is it to install a cold air intake? Keep in mind, i have a very basic knowledge of engines...
i suggest getting a real cold air intake like my intake. the flex tubing he has might even restrict the flow more than the stock intake. as for install its a 20 min install, unbolt the factory air box, dissconnect the intake from the tb and replace with the new tubing.
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What's the diameter of the tube coming out of the throttle body?
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The tube coming out of the manifold is the stock tube. I need to get a smooth tube but it was hard for me to find one so I just got those two pieces and the intake and made a mount for it so it wouldn't just lay there.

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