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Unread 05-10-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Jeep Air Intakes

I'm trying to get an air intake for my cherokee and was looking them up. Everyone hypes up the K&N but when i was looking i found many other brands for a lot cheaper and add more horse power, any advice on which to get?

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Unread 05-10-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Although they look cool under the hood, they do nothing. I had the K&N intake and didn't do a thing but add a whistle at higher rpm's. No horsepower, better mpg's or any kinda gain. I sold it and went back to a stock filter. The intakes do work well on certain applications, but not our 4.0's. This is just my opinion. Do a search before you buy any air intake.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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Better intakes dont alot when you are still sucking in hot air. our box has a square hose that leads to outside air. alot of these boxes closes off that hole and you bring in engine air.

look into cowl snorkles. albeit not a air intake, brings more cold air in and if you can make a ram air it will work even better
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Unread 05-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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i dunno what you guys are talking about, adding the K&N filter in the stock housing had a mpg difference and acceleration gain, although neither were significant but you can still tell the slight difference, in 97+ theres a lil plastic plate infront of the air box on the other side of the front metal thing that if you take out has a nice air flow opening from the grill.
opening up the front of the air box plus the plate mod and K&N filter will have a decent/noticeable gain in all performance areas as well as mpg
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Unread 05-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #5
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i was looking at the Airaid air intake, and it says it adds 18 horsepower, i'm not quite sure what to do.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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first off, majority of the time when companies say it adds so n so horsepower its just a selling gimic.
you have to look at the tubing and how it sits in side the engine bay, in the end its only price and personal preference
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Unread 05-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #7
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you could honestly buy a big cone filter from advanced auto and some PVC piping and 90 degree elbows and some air duct metal sheets and make it all your self for under 100 bucks guaranteed.
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i bought a Rustys Airtube with the 6x9 filter and it works great. the only problem with the kit is it doesn't come with a heat shield, so i just made one out of a trash can, thermal tape and pipe insulation.





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you could honestly buy a big cone filter from advanced auto and some PVC piping and 90 degree elbows and some air duct metal sheets and make it all your self for under 100 bucks guaranteed.
the rustys kit cost about 80
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the rustys kit cost about 80
i only said 100 because the cheapest cold air kit form like araid is over 200 bucks, i know for a fact you can do it under 30 bucks, did it in a civic, KJ, and soon my XJ
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Unread 05-10-2011, 10:47 PM   #11
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I have an aFe intake and love it!
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Unread 05-10-2011, 11:24 PM   #12
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I just did a writeup on my new cowl intake in the cherokee tech section you should check it out. It's a true cold air intake, not a hot engine air intake like all the others out there, it raises the air inlet up as high as possible, it only cost me the $45 for the filter and the power improvement is very noticeable especially on the highway.
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Unread 05-11-2011, 03:26 PM   #13
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i bought a Rustys Airtube with the 6x9 filter and it works great. the only problem with the kit is it doesn't come with a heat shield, so i just made one out of a trash can, thermal tape and pipe insulation.





yeah um.. your going to need to give me some info on how that HHO setup you have is going for you. im planning on doing it to mine soon
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I have an aFe intake and love it!
x2 on the Afe intake. I got mine used from Ebay so I got a good deal on it. I will tell you that I do remove it and put the factory box back in if I am planning on going through any deep water.

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Unread 05-11-2011, 11:20 PM   #15
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so i'm planning on buying the k&n, is it worth it??
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