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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
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Cold air intake or Redirect?

Im looking to put on a Cold Air intake on the 4cyl. just like everyone else im trying to get the most from the underpowered motor. I feel that the stock box does restrict some flow. Im not one that swims with the jeep i am more of a mud guy so im not to worried about flooding it.

Just want to see what everyone else has to say about adding the CAI and what do i do with the CCV hose?

I was also thinking about utilizing the cowl and rerouting some pipe through the firewall and to that area below the window. Anyone have any input on that?

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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Dont waste your time money or effort.
The only real way to get more giddyup is motor swap or re-gear.
The return on investment just isn't there with little bolt on stuff.


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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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^^^ I didn't notice a thing, went back to stock air box. The stock box is more of a cold air intake than what they call a cold air intake. If you notice the intake hole, directly behind the grill. Doesn't get any colder than that. Unless you put a snorkel kit on. And the thing about constricting air flow, this is a load. You can put the biggest filter and biggest tube, but sooner or later, it's going to go back to the stock size ( throttle body diameter doesn't change). So no matter what you do, it's still stock diameter. Make a snorkel if you want real cold air.

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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Are You Saying That The Fifty Dollar Investment Won't yield Any Return In Mpgs Or Minor Power?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Are You Saying That The Fifty Dollar Investment Won't yield Any Return In Mpgs Or Minor Power?
It makes a neat whooshing sound. And adding a filter on a tube attached to your throttle body just adds warm air and defeats the purpose.

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^^^ I didn't notice a thing, went back to stock air box. The stock box is more of a cold air intake than what they call a cold air intake. If you notice the intake hole, directly behind the grill. Doesn't get any colder than that. Unless you put a snorkel kit on. And the thing about constricting air flow, this is a load. You can put the biggest filter and biggest tube, but sooner or later, it's going to go back to the stock size ( throttle body diameter doesn't change). So no matter what you do, it's still stock diameter. Make a snorkel if you want real cold air.

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Ok So What If I Redirect Tubing To Collect Cold Air From The Cowl With One Of Those Collectors To Force The Cold Air Down And In?
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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Ok So What If I Redirect Tubing To Collect Cold Air From The Cowl With One Of Those Collectors To Force The Cold Air Down And In?
You could do this, keeping in mind that the cowel is also a drain. You will have to make damn sure you won't get any water in your intake. Also keep in mind a home made snorkel would only run you 60-100 bucks.

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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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I did the tube filter just because the stock intake was right where water would enter crossing streams. I have crossed many streams where the bow wave goes over the hood, where the stock intake is water would pour in, using the cowl would also be a problem since I've had water splashing up to the winshield, the water level in the engine compartment stays well below the bow wave if you keep moving. I've had no need for a snorkel......yet. As far as power I think you would be better off with a header and cat-back, I did not notice a dfference with my intake but did with my headers (I've got a 4.0)
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If you do any kind of intake you should also look at changing your throttle body to a 4.0 thottle body. more air flow. Even if you don't change your intake, it would probably still flow more air with the 4.0 tb.
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