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gravelgrazer 04-22-2008 03:53 PM

Cold Air Intake ??
 
Hello, I'm a newbie. I searched the forum about cold air intakes, I did not find what I was looking for.
What concerns do I need to address about dust filtration and moisture?
I was considering using a dry filter (EX AEM Dryflow Conical style) with a prefilter.
I have a 2000 TJ 2.5L MFI with an automatic transmission, the engine does not seem to get the necessary air at ~3000rpm (60-65mph)it really starts to run rich. Tried complete tune up, new O2 sensor(bad heater), tested MAF & MAP OK, Araid Throttle Body Spacer.
I am trying to get the best out of the vehicle on and off road. Next thought is a Cold Air Intake?? Any Suggestions, Thanks

sherp89 04-22-2008 03:58 PM

You have no idea the debate you just unleashed... go pick up the latest copy off JP magazine... they ran a test on just about every CAI there is right now, granted it was on the 4.0L so I don't know how well it transfers to the 2.5L but should give you an idea anyway... after the debates on here I have decided to at least wait on getting a CAI, but that is just me... you will get tons of opinions though trust me.

BlackBellamy 04-22-2008 04:02 PM

If you searched the forums and didn't find a dozen threads about cold air intakes you need to search again har har

heres one http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/cold-air-intakes-521922/

Xlr8n 04-22-2008 04:03 PM

Save yo' money!

gravelgrazer 04-22-2008 04:16 PM

Now I did not say I didn't find any posts, I,m concerned with helping fuel mixture at high speeds with out comprimising filter quality. Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackBellamy (Post 5122689)
If you searched the forums and didn't find a dozen threads about cold air intakes you need to search again har har

heres one http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=521922


deltabravo 04-22-2008 07:35 PM

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showp...96&postcount=9

A true CAI sucks air directly from outside the engine bay. Kits like the K&N FIPK, AirRaid and AEM Brute Force 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 temperature air.

2005X 04-22-2008 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gravelgrazer (Post 5122750)
Now I did not say I didn't find any posts, I,m concerned with helping fuel mixture at high speeds with out comprimising filter quality. Thanks

not gonna happen, dont you think that the jeep engineers would have put a CAI on the TJ if they thought it would make the jeep perform better. all the CAI does for the TJ is add a different shaped filter with a tube on it

TJSport01 04-22-2008 10:10 PM

the only really good reason i have found to run a CAI is because you need one if your want flat fenders because the stock box wont mount on the new fenders besides that i would save my money, the other people that posted make very good points also

Unlimited04 04-22-2008 10:30 PM

see the sig.

2005X 04-22-2008 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diverdude2890 (Post 5124568)
the only really good reason i have found to run a CAI is because you need one if your want flat fenders because the stock box wont mount on the new fenders besides that i would save my money, the other people that posted make very good points also

my stock airbox fit my my new fenders

Squeeky 04-22-2008 10:39 PM

is the search feature broken?

gravelgrazer 04-23-2008 12:35 PM

OK, I believe I got the point Loud and Clear!
I always thought more air was better, I need to stop thinking and go 4 wheel'n... that's really why I purchased the vehicle.
Thanks again for all your input.

gravelgrazer 04-23-2008 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepcurious (Post 5124179)
not gonna happen, dont you think that the jeep engineers would have put a CAI on the TJ if they thought it would make the jeep perform better. all the CAI does for the TJ is add a different shaped filter with a tube on it

Well in essence they did with the cross tube/resonator, it just seems they stopped short with that small dia. snorkle intake on the airbox.

2005X 04-23-2008 05:42 PM

amd that little snorkel is there keeping in mind that the vehicle might be offroading including water passes. you add a CAI and it will be alot easier to be sucking in all that water

deltabravo 04-24-2008 07:43 AM

the only true CAI is a snorkel. anything else still suck hot air from under the hood, therefor they aren't a CAI.


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