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post #1 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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CAI , fishy ??

i noticed some CAI are for 4.0L and some are for 2.5L

BUT

some say they are for both ??

if i bought one that says, either or, is it going to be ok for my 4.0 ??


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post #2 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 04:30 PM
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dont waste your money, i had a CAI and TBS and took them both off, i only noticed more dirt and some noise, research
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 04:35 PM
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Based on AEM, Air Raid & K&N's websites the difference lies on whether they (kit manufacturer) provide a throttle body spacer with their kits.
The plumbing and filters seem to be interchangable as are the OEM panel filters and their alledgedly "high flow" replacements.

For example, check out this link Air Raid's website for CAI for a '99 Wrangler ('97-'07 TJs).

http://www.airaidsales.com/partsfind...?Action=Engine

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 04:48 PM
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I had a CAI also, had it for 5 or 6 months. Biggest waste of money, its gone now

I had the 4.0, from what ive heard, its actually worth it for the 2.4L

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 04:49 PM
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For example, check out this link Air Raid's website for CAI for a '99 Wrangler ('97-'07 TJs).
Only problem is they are full of crap. There is no '07 TJ and the '07's don't use the I6. Gotta love the companies that care to do their homework.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 05:28 PM
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I can only speak to the K&N kit; I just removed it and gave it to a friend with a 4 cylinder; it is not an interchangable fit; the throttle body is about 4 inches farther from the airbox location on the 4 cylinder.

We made it work, but the K&N kit is not interchangable by design.

Also, like others have mentioned here already, I just noticed more dirt in my TB and more noise from under the hood..
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by XabuJr
Only problem is they are full of crap. There is no '07 TJ and the '07's don't use the I6. Gotta love the companies that care to do their homework.


Look at it this way, their website helps you make the buying decision!

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 09:17 PM
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Gotta love the companies that care to do their homework.
They did their homework and figured out that they can make stuff for 5 bucks and sell it at $100+ and still there are people buying it.

I bet they just gotta sell a couple to break even for 20 being manufactuered. Anything more, they are probably making a profit.

Is there a way to put them out of business for their false claim? What a scam!

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 09:54 PM
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A true CAI sucks air directly from outside the engine bay. Kits like the K&N FIPK aren't really a CAI, just a item that allows you to run a large filter that's seperated from the engine bay by a divider, but it still sucks engine bay temperatuire air.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-30-2007, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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well,

i guess i wont waste the money,

thanks for the info gents

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