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12-06-2013 03:39 PM
ggrote1
Resonator pic...

I did get a pic of the resonator for you this a.m. Hope it is attached correctly.

Attachment 570170
12-05-2013 07:29 PM
ggrote1
afe with resonator on 2012

aFe Power Mach Force XP Hi-Tuck 2.5" Cat-Back Exhaust


It's a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. All 2.5 inch. No pics but there are some on the forum. It fits fine. Can't believe the guys at Muffler Man installed the resonator in less than 15 minutes and charged me $15 plus tax to do it. I felt a little guilty. Welds were excellent. t's good to live in the small towns of central florida....
12-05-2013 10:30 AM
KPM171
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Originally Posted by ggrote1 View Post
Just purchased a used new to me 2012 Arctic. Had the AFE and it drove my wife nuts. Added a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. db readings below. It made more of a difference than the measurements show. Now I hear tire noise from the mud terrains. I have a Ram van with the same motor so I put it in for comparison. The irritating noise is gone at highway speeds........

Measured with sound meter on Galaxy S4 Smartphone.

Jeep Wrangler Pentastar V6 No Resonator with cat back AFE Exhaust

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 78 db
60 MPH 79 db
70 MPH 82 db

Parked Jeep Running 66 db

Jeep Wrangler with Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 77 db
60 MPH 78 db
70 MPH 79 db

Parked Jeep Running 64 db



C/V Tradesman Van Pentastar v6 stock
70 mph 78 db
60 mph 76 db
40 mph 74 db
30 mph 72 db

Parked van, engine running 60db.
Thanks for the level of detail, it is very appreciated.

Which AFE kit are you running? I'm assuming you used an Ultra 1141 2.5" Ultra Quiet resonator to go with a 2.5" kit. Do you have any pix of the finished install? Would love to see how well the resonator fits under there.
12-04-2013 07:49 PM
ggrote1 Just purchased a used new to me 2012 Arctic. Had the AFE and it drove my wife nuts. Added a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator. db readings below. It made more of a difference than the measurements show. Now I hear tire noise from the mud terrains. I have a Ram van with the same motor so I put it in for comparison. The irritating noise is gone at highway speeds........

Measured with sound meter on Galaxy S4 Smartphone.

Jeep Wrangler Pentastar V6 No Resonator with cat back AFE Exhaust

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 78 db
60 MPH 79 db
70 MPH 82 db

Parked Jeep Running 66 db

Jeep Wrangler with Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator

30 MPH 76 db
50 MPH 77 db
60 MPH 78 db
70 MPH 79 db

Parked Jeep Running 64 db



C/V Tradesman Van Pentastar v6 stock
70 mph 78 db
60 mph 76 db
40 mph 74 db
30 mph 72 db

Parked van, engine running 60db.
05-29-2013 09:55 AM
positrak Just seen this. Yes, all details in the pick above. Had to cut it and the diamensions are in the picture. On the two door there is really no other room as that bend is immediate on both sides, so you can't go wrong where to measure and cut as its just about the only straight piece of pipe left to work with.

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Originally Posted by BoarderMX View Post
I've got about the same set-up AFE High Tuck, Y pipe except an air raid CAI. On the Vibrant, I couldn't tell from your post, did you end up having to cut the AFE pipe or not to fit it in?

Please let me know if you did trim, how much and where?

Thanks in advance for your reply
05-29-2013 09:53 AM
positrak Loved it. Smooths out the throttle response throughout the rpm ranges, totally kicks in at high rpms, for highway driving. Quiet on idle and off throttle for regular drivng, slight touch to the gas and it wakes up super loud. Just based off PieFace's dyno, I would say that's a minimum and thats on his vehicle. Fairly confident there is more on mine and/or others. I don't monitor fuel usage as I don't drive enough to be concerned (4500 miles in 12 months). This combo cai/exhaust plus the high octane tuner - unbeatable combonation. Don't have the energy right now after uninstalling it hauling it around, trading in the '12, hauling back etc. to reinstall it on the '13. I'll wait for the '13 tunes to come out and re-do it all once again.

I should add as detailed on the previous page this after installing the performance resonator. Without it it was too loud for my applications.
05-29-2013 09:30 AM
rundm How do you like the exhaust and cai now that you have had it for over a yr. Did you see any mpg gain over the long haul?
05-29-2013 08:40 AM
PieFace I took mine off, pro guard 7 when we installed the supercharger, and I was shocked at how clean it was inside too. nothing but shiny black plastic.

I have their cleaning kit and will be working on the filter in the coming days.
05-29-2013 06:48 AM
positrak Removed my intake the other day and took a closer look at it this morning, its the high CFM oiled Pro 5R filter. Somewhat surprised on closer inspection, absolutely nothing in it. Not a spec of dust or contaminant anywhere. Half expecting oil build up and some sort of baked sludge build up. Nothing clean as whistle, you could eat off it. this after exactly one year hard usage. Filter itself has changed from blue to dirty beige though. But not a spec of anything inside.
05-17-2013 02:44 PM
JerryJeepster I was wanting the AFE but it looks like they only have the cat back under drivers seat muffler for the 4 door. I guess I will call them to see if they have suggestions for the 2 door. I really like the idea of the muffler under the drivers seat with the exhaust out the back on the driver side.
05-16-2013 10:27 AM
KPM171
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Originally Posted by positrak View Post
Yes that is it.

Here's a before and after clip if you're interested in the difference:

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That sounds fantastic! Looks like I'm leaning towards the Vibrant 1142 with the 49-46222 kit. I can do the install myself, but unfortunately I'll have to pay an exhaust shop to cut/weld in the resonator as I have no welding equipment or skills at my house.
05-12-2013 04:35 PM
MichiganJeepster
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mopar2Ya View Post
Thank you for taking the time to test these parts pie.
FYI for the '12 owners Banks has released their CAI.
Banks Power | 12-12 Jeep - 3.6L>>Banks Ram-Air® Intake System 3.6L
I have the Banks Ram Air and was a little disapointed in the cheap rubber grommet they use to hold the air flow sensor in the tube, and the way they did not provide a grommet between the intake tube and air box, just hard plastic sliding through hard plastic. I know they wanted to allow for engine movement but a grommet would still allow flexing without the plastic on plastic. Just my two cents.
05-12-2013 02:15 PM
PieFace
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Originally Posted by Trailer Park Boys View Post
Does anyone have any tips on installing the afe 3" exhaust with the relocated muffler on a JKU?

A month ago I tried to tackle the job and failed. I took the old exhaust off but I couldn't get the new muffler on to the old pipe. I think it's the angle I'm coming from. The new muffler can't fit between the frame until it's mated with the old pipe, and it won't mate with the pipe since it's not parallel with it. I don't know if anyone knows what I mean.

I thought if I loosened the y pipe bolts it would tip the end of that pipe downwards and I could slip the new pipe on. Any other suggestions?
It should be pretty straight forward. Bring your wd40 and soak the parts.
05-12-2013 12:14 PM
Trailer Park Boys Does anyone have any tips on installing the afe 3" exhaust with the relocated muffler on a JKU?

A month ago I tried to tackle the job and failed. I took the old exhaust off but I couldn't get the new muffler on to the old pipe. I think it's the angle I'm coming from. The new muffler can't fit between the frame until it's mated with the old pipe, and it won't mate with the pipe since it's not parallel with it. I don't know if anyone knows what I mean.

I thought if I loosened the y pipe bolts it would tip the end of that pipe downwards and I could slip the new pipe on. Any other suggestions?
05-12-2013 10:10 AM
PieFace
Quote:
Originally Posted by KPM171 View Post
Pieface, do you have any audio/video clips of the interior sound? Starting up, idling, around town, hwy with the doors/roof on $ the windows up?
I'll see what I can put together
05-11-2013 02:31 PM
KPM171 Pieface, do you have any audio/video clips of the interior sound? Starting up, idling, around town, hwy with the doors/roof on $ the windows up?
05-10-2013 07:31 PM
PieFace
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitodivita View Post
I've always thought about getting an exhaust & CAI, but I still cannot see the value to these. I have a Diablosport Tuner & K&N filter and the tuner alone has helped overall drivability. With the 93 tune I believe it adds around 15 HP + 15 TQ.

There's a huge market for something that's priced between the price of an exhaust/CAI & a supercharger. The supercharger is too great of a jump in price. We're talking from $700-1k to $6k for a supercharger (supercharger yielding around an 85 extra HP?).
I have had 100 wheel horse power increase with the new RIPP supercharger for the pentastar.

The intake and exhaust is not going to turn your jeep into a rocket. You will feel a little boost, but also they will "lighten" your gas pedal. Your truck will be more responsive and "crisper" with the AFE parts.

Also the Intake will make the Pentastar SING. It sounds like a completely different engine once you get that plastic over off its mouth.

The exhaust does the same thing. Just give it a little swagger that will help you stand out.

AFE's steel is of much higher quality than the stock steel also. My resonator tube is 1 year old and it looks like its 10 years old. Rusted and awful. They AFE parts under my truck still look new.
05-10-2013 05:20 PM
vitodivita I've always thought about getting an exhaust & CAI, but I still cannot see the value to these. I have a Diablosport Tuner & K&N filter and the tuner alone has helped overall drivability. With the 93 tune I believe it adds around 15 HP + 15 TQ.

There's a huge market for something that's priced between the price of an exhaust/CAI & a supercharger. The supercharger is too great of a jump in price. We're talking from $700-1k to $6k for a supercharger (supercharger yielding around an 85 extra HP?).
05-10-2013 02:51 PM
BoarderMX
Quote:
Originally Posted by positrak View Post
Love it. Perfect setup for me. Straight thru preformance resonator, same effect as before but maybe 80% noise reduction. Yes 14" Vibrant. I don't think an 18" will fit. Something overall 18" maybe. I take it an 18" would have 2" inlets on either side. Maybe if they were say 2.75" OD and you could slide it over the 2.5" pipes. As below you maybe have total 18" to work with before the bends. The Vibrant is 10" + 2" +2" either side, there might be an additional room before the bends of 2" on the pipes either side. Very close, best bet stick it on a hoist and measure. Also have the product on hand is key at the time. etc.
I've got about the same set-up AFE High Tuck, Y pipe except an air raid CAI. On the Vibrant, I couldn't tell from your post, did you end up having to cut the AFE pipe or not to fit it in?

Please let me know if you did trim, how much and where?

Thanks in advance for your reply
05-10-2013 09:38 AM
KPM171 Fantastic thread! I had to wipe the drool off my chin after listening to the 49-46222 3" high tuck and am eyeballing that for my '13 JKUR! I am a little concerned that I'm going to have to get a resonator welded in at some point based on the discussion since this is a DD and goes on road trips.

I like the sound and power gains of AFE's CAI, but but I'd like to keep the actual air inlet as high as possible for deeper water crossings vs. having an exposed air filter. Afe doesn't seem to make their Stage 2 SI CAI (54-81252) for the 2012-2013's it appears, but also, the air inlet is at the lowest part of the intake. Check out the inlets of the Corsa or Volant CAIs for comparison.
04-23-2013 01:13 PM
PieFace
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brun019822 View Post
pie face how is the Xpel Body Wrap that you have on your jeep? would you recommend it? also how much did you pay to get it done?

PM Me and Ill give you all the details I dont want to hijack this thread.
08-30-2012 08:11 PM
Brun019822 pie face how is the Xpel Body Wrap that you have on your jeep? would you recommend it? also how much did you pay to get it done?
08-30-2012 08:10 PM
JKUCRUSHMIKE I wish these exhaust came with a resonator and a nice rear exit tip like the Banks. I love the quality look and clamps AFE is using, just hoping they modify it a little to look and sound better.
08-30-2012 12:54 PM
Brun019822 Hi pieface I installed the same CAI that you have after seeing your video and wow what a difference! And yesterday I ordered the same 49-6222 it will be here Tuesday. I can't wait! Thanks a lot bro
08-09-2012 02:48 PM
QUIKSILVERZ i had the resonator welded in. I have not noticed any change in performance with it either. Def was worth the money
08-07-2012 11:33 AM
entreri22 No Underpass around here for me, will have to wait for when we travel, which we may never do with this, lol
I just bolted it on, no welding, but will see after a few more weeks.
08-07-2012 10:52 AM
positrak Awesome I'm sure the first thing you noticed was you hear the intake before the exhaust now, which imo is good thing. Did you weld it in? I may go that route as i'm not convinced the vibrant sleeves are 100% sealed. The OD is over 2.5 while one the one side aFe's tube is and the other it isn't. I do hear a different tone on a cold startup vs. hot when the pipes have expanded. Just wrapped some Tiger Patch shit around the suspect joints and waiting for them to cure to see if there was/is in fact some leakage on a cold start up. Other than that, if you have an enclosed underpass somewhere near you take the thing through it and floor it, the sound is incredible, so much so, for fun I'm going to try and capture it today on a recording!
08-05-2012 11:16 PM
QUIKSILVERZ i am a lot happier with the afe exhaust after installing the vibrant resonator!
08-01-2012 01:11 PM
WXman The price is definitely better for the AFE kit. Looks like its on sale right now actually.
08-01-2012 12:37 PM
PieFace I like the metal tube. I thought it was higher quality than plastic. I dont know about the heat tho
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