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post #1 of 26 Old 02-02-2009, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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what cold air intake should i get?

hey ive got a 97 laredo with 4.0 I6 and i want to buy a cold air intake system i just dont know which one. which one should i get and where should i get it. Any input with help.


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post #2 of 26 Old 02-02-2009, 06:40 AM
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i have the K&N version. ordered it from advance auto parts. i love the thing.

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I wouldn't spend the money on one.

Performance gains are very little, especially on a stock I6.

If you wheel your Jeep, that is another reason not to get one. An open element filter is a more direct path for water to enter. Most of them also filter less effectively than the stock paper filter does.
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I wouldn't spend the money on one.

Performance gains are very little, especially on a stock I6.

If you wheel your Jeep, that is another reason not to get one. An open element filter is a more direct path for water to enter. Most of them also filter less effectively than the stock paper filter does.
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just use stock air box with an amsoil drop-in!

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I wouldn't spend the money on one.

Performance gains are very little, especially on a stock I6.

If you wheel your Jeep, that is another reason not to get one. An open element filter is a more direct path for water to enter. Most of them also filter less effectively than the stock paper filter does.
i came to this conclusion finally.......I'm just going to purchase an airhog drop in. they're only $5 on amazon!

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I have the Amsoil drop-ins available for the Grand Cherokees all 93-04 (except the 4.7L HO versions) for $38.00 plus shipping. It is a synthetic, dry media filter that flows like a K&N and catches dirt better than an OEM paper filter. Here is a link to the filter, They are guaranteed 100,000 miles/4 years.
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I have the Amsoil drop-ins available for the Grand Cherokees all 93-04 (except the 4.7L HO versions) for $38.00 plus shipping. It is a synthetic, dry media filter that flows like a K&N and catches dirt better than an OEM paper filter. Here is a link to the filter, They are guaranteed 100,000 miles/4 years.
Will you pricematch my $5 airhog on amazon?

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dude go to auto zone and just buy the one they got there.. its cheep and works good.

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dude go to auto zone and just buy the one they got there.. its cheep and works good.
Uhm, no. Buy a good filter and a heat shield. The autozone way works but you're still sucking up hot air and the filter is awful.

The best way to do one, if you want to, is a K&N FIPK and swap the filter with an amsoil.
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REDNECK INTAKE

4" PVC with cone filter at the end. Doesn't heat up like the aluminum and its cheap.

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Will you pricematch my $5 airhog on amazon?
No sorry. But if you buy two of those "PIGS" per year for 4 years, you have spent $40.00. The Amsoil filter is guaranteed to last at least that long and can be cleaned. No need to oil or dry after cleaning either. So, in a way I can price match! Do the math!
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dude go to auto zone and just buy the one they got there.. its cheep and works good.

I have the Auto Zone cheap cone filter with a homemade setup.

It made a huge diff. on my 97 4.0.

Is a definite improvement over stock box and sounds great.

Have same filter for 5 years now and washable.
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I have the 4.7......but..........

I used the K&N FIPK with an AMSOIL filter.

But honestly I'm over it. Just messes with the PCM. I'm putting the regular airbox back in this week.

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Mine doesn't mess up the pcm at all. My jeep is perfectly fine. I got the same set-up only difference is I have an amsoil pre-filter over my filter.

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