CAI is pointless for a Jeep. It won't give you any extra HP. A snorkel is even worse. It will lower your HP.
Snorkel worked well for me with intake temps lowered from 15+ over ambient to ~5C over ambient, leading to no more pinging when driving uphill.CAI is pointless for a Jeep. It won't give you any extra HP. A snorkel is even worse. It will lower your HP.
A snorkel is probably the only true "cold air intake" you can get for a Jeep. I just don't like the look. The only one I could see doing is the shorty snorkel that puts the intake just above the cowl.Snorkel worked well for me with intake temps lowered from 15+ over ambient to ~5C over ambient, leading to no more pinging when driving uphill.
Didn't want more power, just to get rid of the pinging.
I removed my CAI and went back to stock.First they are not CAI, they are short rams. If you want to true CAI for a Jeep you need a snorkel setup. Second if you are concerned about your warranty don't do it.
For everyone else here is my experience with the Volant Power Core intake setup. I chose this system for one reason only, the Donaldson Power Core filter. I have used these filter for the last 8 years on my Corvette and Duramax and they are just great. Flows and protects better than stock.
The Volant system is very well built. Installation is straight forward. The IAT sensor is moved up slightly from stock which should translate to reduced heat soaking. I don't have a before and after measurement so it is only a deduction on my part. The opening to the filter is much larger than stock. It is located in the front upper area of the box but well protected from water and debris. It is lower than stock though you probably lose a few inches of fording capability. About the only thing I don't like is the is the chrome top cover.
In normal operation intake noise is no louder than stock. If you jump on it you can hear it but coming from big V8's and big turbo diesels it is nothing to write home about. I ran it a few hundred miles to allow the computer to recalibrate before I started taking measurements. Since then I have ran 2 full tanks before writing this.
Power, if it increase or decreased my butt-dyno is unable to detect it. Not that I really expected anything to be honest. MPG, very surprised here. My daily drive is 10 miles one way and takes 20-30 minutes to complete. Lots of stop and go with maybe 5 minutes of steady state driving. I have good records of the last year, 14.5 winter fuel mileage and 15.9 summer time mileage. This is DD results not highway. Anyway first 2 full tanks, 15.9. I have never had winter fuel above 15 let alone almost 16.
So the question has been answered, for me this is a good mod. Nor am I done with it, I plan to modify this air box to accept the Rugged Ridge Snorkel later this year.