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Crossofiron 07-01-2010 11:21 PM

New Jeep owner but big time "Car Guy"
 
I am pretty excited about our family's new purchase. 2010 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Current other cars are 08 C6 Vette, 2010 BMW 328 Coupe, and a 2001 Lexus LS 430. So you can see that our tastes in cars are all over the map. I know very little about off roading. My only concern with the Jeep is the reported lack of power and poor gas mileage. I like to replace the stock paper air filters on my cars with the K&N type filters. Do any of you gear heads have a opinion whether this swap is worth with the 3.8 engine??

Bryans2000TJ 07-02-2010 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Crossofiron (Post 675003)
I am pretty excited about our family's new purchase. 2010 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Current other cars are 08 C6 Vette, 2010 BMW 328 Coupe, and a 2001 Lexus LS 430. So you can see that our tastes in cars are all over the map. I know very little about off roading. My only concern with the Jeep is the reported lack of power and poor gas mileage. I like to replace the stock paper air filters on my cars with the K&N type filters. Do any of you gear heads have a opinion whether this swap is worth with the 3.8 engine??


Welcome to the forum. There has been some debate as to the real benefits of a K&N being perceived or real and others may chime in. However, like you, I put K&N in everything I own. Usually within the first 200 miles. My 10 Sahara has one and I wouldn't go back to paper. Just my opinion though.

daggo66 07-02-2010 07:09 AM

As long as you keep your Jeep on the street the K&N shouldn't be an issue, unless the conditions are very dusty. It will do nothing for power or gas mileage except what you perceive it to be. You're driving a brick on wheels. The sooner you stop being concerned about gpm, the happier you'll be.

Decemp00 07-02-2010 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Crossofiron (Post 675003)
I am pretty excited about our family's new purchase. 2010 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Current other cars are 08 C6 Vette, 2010 BMW 328 Coupe, and a 2001 Lexus LS 430. So you can see that our tastes in cars are all over the map. I know very little about off roading. My only concern with the Jeep is the reported lack of power and poor gas mileage. I like to replace the stock paper air filters on my cars with the K&N type filters. Do any of you gear heads have a opinion whether this swap is worth with the 3.8 engine??


From the sounds of your vehicles, I wouldnt think gas money is a problem anyway ;)

Backwoods81 07-02-2010 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Decemp00 (Post 675155)
From the sounds of your vehicles, I wouldnt think gas money is a problem anyway ;)

:wavey:

:D I agree

silvrevo 07-02-2010 02:56 PM

x3,,,,,,,,,,, You get what you get. Just enjoy your Jeep. I have a keyfob to a 335i. And since I have had the Jeep. That keyfob sits on the counter.


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