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aircntlr 01-02-2013 07:07 PM

2004 X TJ, looking for best cold air intake for the buck!!!!
 
I'm looking to get a cold air intake to help improve gas mileage and pick up as many ponies as i can for the buck. Any ideas????

2004Columbia 01-02-2013 07:09 PM

I think the general consensus here is that a cold air set up will do little to nothing for you and you should save your money.

tallzdatank 01-02-2013 07:09 PM

none keep the stock intake.

Atthehop 01-02-2013 07:13 PM

Use the money to buy gas.

Shark_13 01-02-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Atthehop (Post 3174590)
Use the money to buy gas.

LOL :thumb:

aircntlr 06-15-2013 03:28 PM

I actually broke down and bought an Airaid intake with the throttle body spacer. I noticed a huge difference in throttle response with a slight pick up performance. I also added a Banks cat back exhaust which sounds great and I def felt a slight acceleration pick up, not that i'm trying to go fast in a jeep..lol Waiting to see any fuel economy changes.

Nissantech 06-15-2013 03:41 PM

Same here I have a homemade intake that I slapped on there I could deff tell a pick up diff but took it off cause I was worried about hydro lock!

Jerry Bransford 06-15-2013 04:22 PM

The biggest effect a cold air intake causes is the Placebo Effect which for some people is very real. Don't waste your $$$. And if it were that easy to improve mpg, the factory would have already installed it since they are under IMMENSE pressure from the EPA to improve CAFE mpg, even a little bit. Even a single mpg the way things are now is huge.

flflash 06-15-2013 06:17 PM

I always get a kick out of everyone calls them Cold Air Intakes when in most cases they have the filter sucking Hot underhood air. At least the factory airbox snorkle pulls air from near the grille opening.

s14sh3r 06-15-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by flflash (Post 3864290)
I always get a kick out of everyone calls them Cold Air Intakes when in most cases they have the filter sucking Hot underhood air. At least the factory airbox snorkle pulls air from near the grille opening.

When I had my Blazer, I got a kick out of people on the Blazer forum who would remove the factory setup and install a cold air intake. The factory setup on S10 blazers pulls air from near the headlight. It's more of a cold air intake than the crap they were installing. :rolleyes:

SeVeReDiStOrTiOn 06-15-2013 07:35 PM

It's your money and your jeep if that's what you want to spend it on more power to ya. I had a Airaid on my hemi ram and it's pretty good quality for the price.

aircntlr 06-17-2013 09:20 PM

Which is why i said slight pick up. It's definitely not a "Placebo" affect, I've got enough experience with vehicle feedback to know the difference. When you're driving on the same roads, same environments day in day out, I can tell between the intake and exhaust it's running a bit better. As for the cold air part, It actually has a boarder between the engine and filter with a seal that goes around the hood to form a seal area away from the engine heat, therefore pulling cooler air from underneath. Plus with the plastic tube Vs a metal tube the air doesn't heat up as fast.


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