ok... need more info on your experience with the pedal commander!Disclaimer: Everything im about to comment on is first hand experience with the actual part - before/after. No BS opinions. Turned many off the lot cars into street racers.
I bought the Volant 176366 PowerCore CAI for my 2015 sahara as a 4th mod (others being 4" lift kit, 35" tires and re-gear from 3.21 to 4.56) . Heres my impressions:
1. Sound is fantastic. If for anything else this can be a bargain replacement for replacing your stock muffler with an aftermarket growler. the stock muffler is not the restrictive air flow source you are lead to believe.
2. Your gains will be at the upper end of the RPM curve. The slightly increased throttle response gives the illusion of a faster Jeep. I would rather have a jeep that "feels" faster than one then one that slips on a 1/4 mile minutely faster. Its a Jeep not a flippin Corvette!
3. Never in the history of any sanctioned racing sport has a stock airbox EVER been present in a car. They DO make a difference even without a tune. A tune enhances it further obviously.
4. Donaldson built filter is top of the market filtration and quality.
Conclusion: worth it for the sound quality and slightly improved response. Cheaper than a muffler swap and built for longevity.
off topic...the BEST bang for the buck mod (sans S/C and re-gearing) is the Pedal Commander - PERIOD. Its all about throttle response on a sluggish trolling Jeep and this delivers. If you say otherwise, you havent any real world experience wit it and should just shut the hell up ;o)
Hope that helps!