air filter box -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-06-2003, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 220
air filter box

on my 98 grand cherokee, on my air filter box, theres this cold air tube that connects to the grille. can i take it off? it seems skinny and not supplying enough air. should i remove it? it seems easy to remove.

98 GC limited 5.2 4x4

mods: 3 chamber magnaflow

upcoming mods: throttle body, intake, and headers, 3" lift, tires, and system (if I can save enough $)
pygocentrus is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 10-06-2003, 09:08 PM
Joseph Humphrey
Registered User
Joseph Humphrey's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 225
tell you what you can (and rightly should) do:

just take the air box out of the engine, grab your drill and a large bit and a saws all or jig saw and cut out the sides of the box leaving enough on the corners to support the filter on top. basically a poor man's cold air intake. as long as you have a high flow filter like the k&n's it will work out just fine.

The Almighty 2" BB Jeep Club Member #34 (no more BB)
Silver 98 ZJ 4.0 I-6
JKS Adjustable Track Bars F and R
JKS Adjustable Control Arms
JKS Quicker Disco's
Kevins 3.5" Lift Kit w/ MX-6 Shocks
US Wheel 15x8 10 spoke black Steelies, 31" BFG AT KO rubber
Joseph Humphrey is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-09-2003, 09:39 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 6
I am just going thru this procedure myself, I have a 96 ZG GCL 4.0 and have just fitted extractors and a SS 2 1/4" hiflo cat and exh, bored the throttle body and fitted the K&N flatpad. How resitrictive is that pipe at the front of the air box! You will note that in that part of the engine bay that it gets very hot, I am going to build some sort of wider cold air intake ideally wider and with no bends into the box. My most likely fitting will be some sort of PVC round pipe pointed right up to the front grille.

This engine bay gets so hot that I have even seen some 4.0's with thermal lagging around the pipe from the box to the throttle body!

Maybe what is really needs is a WRX style bonnet scoop!
PC_96_GCL_ZJ_OZ is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
fram oil filter vs mopar oil filter wj03grandy ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 76 02-21-2015 10:37 AM
Oil Filter/Air Filter advice for 3.0 CRD DarrylFlynn WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 5 12-23-2009 08:02 AM
Cone *air* filter pre-filter wrap; Useful? coultond WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 6 09-18-2009 01:14 PM
What is this filter?,... pls help sharkbiter32 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 03-03-2009 12:58 AM
oil in air filter? GettinStuck ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 1 05-19-2005 07:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome