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Unread 06-17-2010, 11:56 PM   #16
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I thought about getting one, but then I realized that I would be defeating the purpose of having one every time I open a door or roll down a window!
When you have the windows down you are not trapping as much of the dust and crap as you would with the windows up.Plus when you drive on dusty roads put the windows up and you don't get a dusty filthy interior.I love my cabin filter.Spend way less time cleaning the interior now.Another plus is the crap isn't getting into the AC core so it won't get all moldy smelly.

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Unread 06-18-2010, 12:40 PM   #17
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Devil this was on the link above. For the price I figured it couldn't hurt installing a filter.

Vehicle air quality study

A study conducted by Californiaís South Coastal Air Quality Management District found that air inside a car may have up to 10 times the pollutants of outside air. Small particles of these pollutants, which include exhaust fumes, road dust, plant pollen and mold spores, enter a carís interior by way of the vehicleís heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) system. Once inside, they become part of the air you breathe. With a cabin air filter, 90% of these contaminants can be prevented from entering your carís interior.
If people find out about this, convertible sales will go in the toilet...OH NO!

Who did the study? An association of whole house air filter dealers??? The first rule of selling something..."1st you make em sick-then you make em well [with your product]"

Just look at all the ED, incontinance,going-going-going and adult diaper commercials. How'd we survive so long.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 01:46 PM   #18
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I say, "To each his own" on this one. I've had the optional factory cabin filter on my LX since I bought it new 5 years ago, and I see the crap that it catches. I put one on my WK and won't have a vehicle without one now. I also concur with "fatfreddy's" reasoning. I recently had to pull the A/C evaporator core from my 90 Grand Wagoneer for this very reason. Of course, back then there were no filters, but it was plugged almost solid and the A/C didn't cool well, even though the rest of the system was sound. This filtration is rather cheap insurance against having to tear the system apart later, IMO.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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I realize this is an old thread..
figured I would update with the most recent numbers...
You NEED the kit FIRST if you do not already have a filter.. one time purchase.. $69.70 from mopar (includes filter)
You can find it online for cheaper.. I found $47.99 (includes filter)
Afterwards... the filter can be found at your basic auto-parts stores... anywhere from $17-$24 is what I found.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #20
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I realize this is an old thread..
figured I would update with the most recent numbers...
You NEED the kit FIRST if you do not already have a filter.. one time purchase.. $69.70 from mopar (includes filter)
You can find it online for cheaper.. I found $47.99 (includes filter)
Afterwards... the filter can be found at your basic auto-parts stores... anywhere from $17-$24 is what I found.
Actually.....You can get the housing kit and filter for a lot cheaper from filterheads.com, 28 bucks + free shipping. Just an FYI.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #21
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To add to the thread:

Cabin Air Filter itself:

Hastings: AF1229
NAPA: 4903
Puroloator: C15599
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Actually.....You can get the housing kit and filter for a lot cheaper from filterheads.com, 28 bucks + free shipping. Just an FYI.
THANKS!! ..glad I didn't make the purchase JUST yet! lol
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Unread 08-20-2013, 07:48 AM   #23
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So I just bought the filter yesterday and not the kit. From what I am reading, when I got to install it the factory cabin air filter isnt going to come apart and let me slip the new one in the same bracket? I am going to guess mine hasnt ever been changed before and will still have the factory air filter in it. How much is the kit and can you buy it by itself?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:08 AM   #24
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If you have never had the kit installed you will need the kit, the kit comes with the mounting bracket that is required and a filter. After you install the kit you can just replace the filter going forward.

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So I just bought the filter yesterday and not the kit. From what I am reading, when I got to install it the factory cabin air filter isnt going to come apart and let me slip the new one in the same bracket? I am going to guess mine hasnt ever been changed before and will still have the factory air filter in it. How much is the kit and can you buy it by itself?
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So I just bought the filter yesterday and not the kit. From what I am reading, when I got to install it the factory cabin air filter isnt going to come apart and let me slip the new one in the same bracket? I am going to guess mine hasnt ever been changed before and will still have the factory air filter in it. How much is the kit and can you buy it by itself?
No grand cherokee came with the kit from the factory as I understand it. It's always had to be an add on after the fact. Bought from the dealer, etc. If you bought the filter, you will definitely need the bracket/kit to mount it in there. Right now there is probably only a plastic screen. You can see it, if you look between the slats on the passenger side of your windshield wiper cowling. I'd go ahead and return the filter you bought, and buy the kit from filterheads.com. You'd be saving yourself 15-20 bucks by doing it that way. Here's a link: http://www.filterheads.com/product/single/AQ1097KIT
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So I just bought the filter yesterday and not the kit. From what I am reading, when I got to install it the factory cabin air filter isnt going to come apart and let me slip the new one in the same bracket? I am going to guess mine hasnt ever been changed before and will still have the factory air filter in it. How much is the kit and can you buy it by itself?
Unless you or someone else installed a cabin filter in your vehicle, you won't find one. They don't come from the factory with a filter. Filterheads.com around $28. for the kit w/ filter.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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I have one of these and they are great! .. not only keep the dust out but also flying bugs.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:40 AM   #28
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Thanks for the input guys. I guess tonight I need to open her up and see if someone else did the didrty work once before.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #29
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If you've already bought the filter you can hang onto it for your next filter change. But to use any filter you will need the housing first. I bought filter+housing from the dealer for $50, if memory serves. I called NAPA first and they had the filters but not the housing.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #30
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OK so mine came in the mail today and I went out to the jeep to see how it installed and its missing all together.. hmmm.. Some one stole it or took the old one out and never replaced it.. I need to buy just the kit. Where can you get the kit without the filter?

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