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Swanktify2 07-30-2011 03:46 PM

Air intake build and relocation pics
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So, thanks to YJman or including some info on his CAI project I decided to head to the store and replicate his build. Here's the parts I got last night, with the exception of the fifteen or so feet of 3" ABS that the kid at home depot made me buy... Evidently you can't get a five foot piece cut anymore and pay for that... Stay tuned for more pics in the next couple hours.

draarong2004 07-30-2011 05:05 PM

nice....must be a store issue in your local area, they have like 3 different lengths here you can buy, 6 foot, 12 foot and 15 foot iirc.....can't wait to see it finished, eventually i'll have to do this mod myself....specially since there's always alot of water around here where we wheel alot

Swanktify2 07-30-2011 09:39 PM

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Well, ran into a couple issues. One of them being the possibility of heat stroke. I also managed to drill a small hole in my foot....

Now, YJ man said to use 3/8ths adapters and 3/8ths fuel line.... DONT GET THE FUEL LINE. You need 1/2 in. PCV tube. About 3 feet is plenty. Another thing, you need to dremel off the thick side of the button flaps in your PCV valve in order for it to fit and face the opposite direction.

I swear every time I change my air filter I find something new in the air box...

Here it is assembled and installed, after I tightened down the clamps it started raining, so the painting will have to wait.


Yjwolf 07-30-2011 10:40 PM

What's the cost of the PVC version? My metal one ran about 30 bucks total

YJman 07-31-2011 01:42 AM

Looks good :)

Swanktify2 07-31-2011 01:53 AM


Originally Posted by Yjwolf
What's the cost of the PVC version? My metal one ran about 30 bucks total

Just for the piping and elbows it was about $35. I don't have a welder or any sort of metalworking tools, otherwise I would have opted for that.

Swanktify2 07-31-2011 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by YJman
Looks good :)

Thanks man! Now was yours ABS or PVC? in your pictures it looks like all the knobby crap and emblems aren't there. Mine has odd stuff like that all over it. My home depot didn't carry 3" PVC otherwise I would have done it.... ABS is a little bit more solid though.

Also, I'm painting mine today! Priming it anyway... I don't wanna do black, but I don't want it to look cartoony either. I've already got that ridiculous horn under there.

YJman 08-01-2011 12:52 AM

Hahaha I know what you mean about the horn. Mine is PVC and it does have the little tabs and letters haha. I just ignore them because I was going more for performance than looks. :)

draarong2004 08-01-2011 02:14 AM

it looks like something that likes peanuts was in your airbox???? anyhow nice build, gives me some new ideas for my snokel kit i want to do in my 93

Doch80 08-05-2011 02:37 PM

Late to the party, but good looking intake! I did that to my dakota in early 2000 but I used PVC versus ABS... it was too heavy in my opinion. I also bought some of that heat reflective tape and wrapped the intake in that to try to keep the temp down. Don't know if it worked, but it helped in my mind.

Cuesoccer24 01-26-2014 05:33 PM

hey man...I know im really late to the thread but that's a nice looking intake right there...can I take your idea man? I need to get my stock airbox out and make one just like yours...can you list the products you got specifically? thanks man

Face_McShooty 02-08-2014 03:36 PM

Thinking about doing this for awhile also..hopefully you get a reply Cuesoccer..I could use that info too

johnsonken1332 02-12-2014 05:35 PM

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johnsonken1332 02-12-2014 05:39 PM

did mine also. only need 3ft pvc 3in but its really 3 1/2. 2 90 elbows. 1 reducer to go into intake rubber believe it was 2 3/4. filter...bigger is better I'm upgrading to 10 x 8 hi flow

BAP 03-03-2014 09:57 PM

looks good im going to be doing the same to my new to me 94,,,
beware looks like you have some critters living in your jeep, keep an eye on your wireing mice or even squirles can and will chew up everything in there and your seats to make great bedding for mice..
thanks for sharing

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