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Old 11-16-2019, 08:49 AM
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Cold Air Intake

I’m looking to install a cold air intake on my 2013 JKU. My friend installed the Mopar CAI and I like it but it has a dry filter. My understanding is that dry filters are more restrictive. Is that true? Does anyone have recommendations on a particular brand or model of CAI? Any input is appreciated.

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You mean a short ram intake and not a CAI, from what you are describing.

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For what it's worth, the stock intake is pretty good on these vehicles already.

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The only two that are worth using, are Volant, and Corsa, and the only reason is they use the Donaldson Power Core air filter.
Best filter in the world
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I would agree with @jdinny if you must do it. The only true CAI available for are Jeeps are the snorkel systems. If you are not going to install a snorkel I would suggest leaving it stock and changing the air filter every 5K miles along with the oil change and tire rotation. The stock intake system flows more than enough for this engine.
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Or if you just want it for sound, get this intake tube and retain the stock airbox.

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Just do the intake tube if you want a little more sound and 1 mpg consistently.
DIY for $30 its easy.
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People install a CAI for the same reason they install an aftermarket exhaust, nice throaty sound. To get a noticeable performance increase you need a tuner. It's the same thing a Dodge Demon does from the factory.
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Unfortunately to get a nice sound one also needs the right engine and the 3.6 ain’t that engine.
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True. I think V6s in general don't sound very good out of the exhaust, but the induction noise sounds good on almost all engines, even most 4 bangers. For the Pentastar, you can get a decent sound by leaving the stock exhaust, but changing the intake. I still think a CAI or Short ram is a waste, but changing out the intake tube for a straight one makes a noticeable difference with zero compromises.
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Unfortunately to get a nice sound one also needs the right engine and the 3.6 ain’t that engine.
Isn't that the truth... it's 3/4 the way their though! Isn't it the dog's shitbreath that v4's and v6's sound like fart cans when v8's sounds godly.... More reason to shell out for an LS!
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Isn't that the truth... it's 3/4 the way their though! Isn't it the dog's shitbreath that v4's and v6's sound like fart cans when v8's sounds godly.... More reason to shell out for an LS!
Pretty much all V6s sound like crap, but some more than others. I had an Audi S4 with a 3.0L V6 supercharged. I had long tube headers (no cats) and a very nice exhaust system. I had $5K parts into the exhaust and it actually sounded pretty good, but nothing like a high-compression V8 or V10.
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Just do the intake tube if you want a little more sound and 1 mpg consistently.
DIY for $30 its easy.
Sounds like something I may try.

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