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I am thinking of changing out my stock air intake with a volant cool air intake or a K&N cold air intake. Does anyone have any advice or knowledge they could pass on to me?
 

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They are not going to gain you anything. Stick with the stock.
 

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Maybe purchase a kn filter for your stock box? If their is one available? What i do know is kn style will limit your wheeling threw deep water front end exposure.You have more of a chance of locking up your engine with water intake in the combustion chamber.Don't know what a volant style looks like to judge theirs.This is a pro or con subject anyway.My TJ came with kn so don't know if i gained anything?Colder air means more air.More air more power.IF i mean IF the mixture is right.Their is no adjustment today air fuel.Question really is: Do you gain adding a cold air intake??:confused:
 

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I'll give my 2 cents here. My current Wrangler does have a cold air intake on it, but I did not have it before that was installed, so I can't tell you if there is any difference related to that. However, the K&N filter on the end of it looked kind of dry, so I replaced it with a dry - synthetic filter. Still lifetime, still has the wide open air intake, just no oil to mess with. Works just the same as it did with the K&N on the end of it.

However, in my previous F-150, when I replaced the stock air intake on my 5.4L Triton engine with a K&N cold air intake, the difference was remarkable. I didn't notice any improved fuel economy (which was my intent when I made the change), but the throttle response was incredible. It took it a while to get going with the stock air intake, but with the CAI, it instantly responded as soon as I put my foot on the gas. That one little thing right there made the upgrade worth every penny in my opinion.

Now, would the difference be as dramatic in a TJ? I have no idea.
 

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...However, in my previous F-150, when I replaced the stock air intake on my 5.4L Triton engine with a K&N cold air intake, the difference was remarkable. I didn't notice any improved fuel economy (which was my intent when I made the change), but the throttle response was incredible. It took it a while to get going with the stock air intake, but with the CAI, it instantly responded as soon as I put my foot on the gas...
That much faster launch response should have made a tellable difference on 0-60, or even somewhat on your 1/4 mile times. How much did you gain?
 

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There is no need for them, or even a K&N drop in filter. Search around for threads on K&N, you'll see that in order to let more air through they also let more debris into your engine. There is no need for this, as far cold air goes, the difference is nominal and not worth the cost involved.
 

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Don't use a K&N air filter period. Not a drop-in, not a cone filter. K&N air filters let too much fine dirt, silicates, etc. into your engine. Lab tests have condfirmed the K&N is the worst air filter possible for your engine... despite K&N's hype.
 

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Jerry Bransford said:
Don't use a K&N air filter period. Not a drop-in, not a cone filter. K&N air filters let too much fine dirt, silicates, etc. into your engine. Lab tests have condfirmed the K&N is the worst air filter possible for your engine... despite K&N's hype.
What about airad
 

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What about airad
I don't know enough about their air filters to comment... but for the most part, aftermarket air intake products don't live up to the hype where the TJ is concerned. Contrary to many engines that do benefit from a free-er breathing air intake, the TJ's air intake was specifically designed to be non-restrictive and thus aftermarket air intakes won't provide any significant benefit our Jeep engines.
 

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I like the sound and now that I bought it it helps alittle if I can I would rather fix it alittle and not put a stock back on if I can
 

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UnlimitedLJ04 said:
then you'll have to live with sucking lots of dust and crap into your engine.
Had it on for three years now never had a problem yet so I guess I will for now and I've been in all weather dust dirt and pouring rain
 
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