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post #27016 of 44571 Old 11-07-2013, 06:37 PM
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when you guys swap out radios, do you usually disconnect the battery?

i'm going to replace mine this weekend, install kit on the way, and wanted to see what you guys do...
No, and I have zapped myself and shorted a few radios doing it. That's why we have fuses. With that said, I always try and use a connector kit to install a radio. Scosche and Metra make wiring harnesses that plug into the factory wiring connector and let you wire standard head unit pigtails in without cutting the factory wiring. It's cleaner and leaves the wiring intact and therefore fully reversible. With that said, my ZJ didn't have its factory connector, so I just wired it direct.

If you're going from the factory head unit to an aftermarket unit, go and buy the wiring connector kit, it's like $8 at Walmart. You'll be glad you did.


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post #27017 of 44571 Old 11-07-2013, 07:46 PM
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looks like a pt cruiser on 22"s lol
i see it!! Hahahahahaha!

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post #27018 of 44571 Old 11-07-2013, 07:48 PM
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Went all over the valley looking for a filter that would work for a cowl snorkel as I needed to delete the stock airbox. Couldn't find anything that wasn't a 6" diameter base. Gave up and did this instead.
Attachment 824146

Relocated the charcoal canister and now it looks like this.
Attachment 824154
Sweet.. A hot air intake
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post #27019 of 44571 Old 11-07-2013, 08:02 PM
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I did the same thing, $9 filter. Hot air or not who cares, i highly doubt anyone will notice the 1-2 hp difference. Well worth it to move that ugly as hell canister up out of sight and harms way.

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Just don't find the "$9 mod" worth it. Sucking in hot *** air right above the valve cover and exhaust manifold when the op was going to originally do the cowl snorkel mod. But then again, just my opinion and like a holes, we all gottem haha
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I did the same thing, $9 filter. Hot air or not who cares, i highly doubt anyone will notice the 1-2 hp difference. Well worth it to move that ugly as hell canister up out of sight and harms way.
The only place it makes a difference is at slow speeds or idling. When it's moving it's not sucking hot air. But then again, most off roading is at very slow speeds and those kinds of filters suck in way too much dust.
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It does what I needed it to do, gets rid of the stock box. It honestly feels no different. And all the data I can read over ODBII says the same as before.

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Went all over the valley looking for a filter that would work for a cowl snorkel as I needed to delete the stock airbox. Couldn't find anything that wasn't a 6" diameter base. Gave up and did this instead.

Relocated the charcoal canister and now it looks like this.
Hey man, just for future reference, the only filter i found that fits the cowl right is on summitracings sight. I have the link saved on my computer, i'll post it in a sec

Edit: It's a little pricey being only a filter, but it fits perfectly in the cowl. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aid-700-430/overview/

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No, and I have zapped myself and shorted a few radios doing it. That's why we have fuses. With that said, I always try and use a connector kit to install a radio. Scosche and Metra make wiring harnesses that plug into the factory wiring connector and let you wire standard head unit pigtails in without cutting the factory wiring. It's cleaner and leaves the wiring intact and therefore fully reversible. With that said, my ZJ didn't have its factory connector, so I just wired it direct.

If you're going from the factory head unit to an aftermarket unit, go and buy the wiring connector kit, it's like $8 at Walmart. You'll be glad you did.
kit came in last night so it will be a plug and play, and reversible - thanks.
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i see it!! Hahahahahaha!
I assure y'all it's my ZJ
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Hey man, just for future reference, the only filter i found that fits the cowl right is on summitracings sight. I have the link saved on my computer, i'll post it in a sec

Edit: It's a little pricey being only a filter, but it fits perfectly in the cowl. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/aid-700-430/overview/

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I was going to do a cowl intake this past summer but couldn't find a suitable filter. Good find!

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I assure y'all it's my ZJ
Lets see a pic of the ZJ!

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Helped a buddy clean out his garage and found the missing front skid plate for the zj. Is it worth finding bolts to mount it back up there?
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post #27030 of 44571 Old 11-08-2013, 01:09 PM
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Stock skids dont offer much protectection, they are thin and dont hold up well. They are better than nothing at all though.

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