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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:26 AM   #16
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I guess I might as well post mine just for others to have a reference if they decide to do this, mines on the 5.2 so it's a little different.
Does water from rain get the filter wet? Or snow that melts?

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Unread 12-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #17
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Does water from rain get the filter wet? Or snow that melts?
Surprisingly no, only a slight bit, and I put mine elevated from the bottom of the cowl by using an old heat shield, so its pretty well protected...



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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #18
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Tuesday i have off from work so im going to put a 90, or a 60, degree the end my intake and run it more inside of the cowl where the heater box gets it's air.

Hit a water crossing with too much gusto and had what looked like a 1" wall of water on my windshield that ran into the cowl and hydro locked. Mind that the water level was up to my hood anyways...

No damage. Pulled the plugs and pumped the water out and continued to off road all day.

Crossed that same spot twice more just slowly and had no troubles.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #19
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Im not a fan of the snorkel set up... Call me crazy.

I love the cowl intake and plan to stick with it even if i have to run the intake into the car a bit. Haha.

My jeep is set up to be a swamper; so im not worried.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #20
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Is there a specific filter yall got for this set up? I was lookin at gettin a k&n cone filter for my set up, just didn't know about size and fitment
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:35 AM   #21
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Is there a specific filter yall got for this set up? I was lookin at gettin a k&n cone filter for my set up, just didn't know about size and fitment
There is actually, when I first did it I bought an autozone filter but it didn't fit, so I hit it with a bfh till it did. I was sorta worried that waa bad so I got an airaid filter off of summitracing. When I get on my comp i'll post a link.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:58 AM   #22
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This is the puddle i went through too fast the one time. Little less shallow when i visited yesterday with my newly sealed trans. Worked great. All fluids are clean

Less deep
more* shallow
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Unread 12-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #23
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There is actually, when I first did it I bought an autozone filter but it didn't fit, so I hit it with a bfh till it did. I was sorta worried that waa bad so I got an airaid filter off of summitracing. When I get on my comp i'll post a link.
Cool, Thanks man!
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Unread 12-31-2012, 11:47 AM   #24
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No problem! This one fits in there perfectly.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aid-700-430/overview/
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Unread 12-31-2012, 04:10 PM   #25
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I really like the filter in the cowl like that! I had an XJ and just ran a hose out the back of my stock airbox to the cowl. (cant do that on the ZJ, washer fluid in the way)
One time I sank my XJ's nose in a mud pit nearly to the wipers! engine COMPLETELY submerged the front of my jeep, cowl intake worked great! (although I did have to get yanked out by a Deuce and a half...)
Have to make sure it stays relatively clear of mud and snow, but worked great. Im sure itll be the same on the ZJ!
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Unread 12-31-2012, 04:55 PM   #26
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No problem! This one fits in there perfectly.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aid-700-430/overview/
Sweet! I like the red way better than the k&n filter. Gonna have to order it soon!
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Unread 03-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #27
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Sorry to revive this but have yall had any cooling issues by doing this?
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Unread 03-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #28
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Sorry to revive this but have yall had any cooling issues by doing this?
Cooling issues? Elaboration?
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Unread 03-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #29
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like the fact that you're sucking hot air from the engine compartment rather than the fresh air from outsids
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Unread 03-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #30
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like the fact that you're sucking hot air from the engine compartment rather than the fresh air from outsids
Ah yeah, no problems so far. Temps fine. But I havent driven it in hot weather so we'll see how it does in a few months.
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