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post #61 of 254 Old 06-04-2011, 07:56 PM
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i finally got the intake wrapped i used thermo tec thermo shield it was pretty easy to do just time consuming cause i didnt wrap the sections with one continuous piece i just used strips and put the seme on the back side so its not noticable.
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Any updates on how this is working for you? How is the thermo tec thermo shield holding up? Can you use the oil dipstick very easy?

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post #62 of 254 Old 06-05-2011, 08:03 AM
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Any updates on how this is working for you? How is the thermo tec thermo shield holding up? Can you use the oil dipstick very easy?
Can't comment on the thermo shield as I didn't wrap mine, but can tell you no problem accessing dipsticks.

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post #63 of 254 Old 06-05-2011, 09:40 AM
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I have this mod on my jeep (except the thermo wrap). I did it for more room under the hood. It works good for me. I bent the dipstick tube a little for better access.
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Can't comment on the thermo shield as I didn't wrap mine, but can tell you no problem accessing dipsticks.
Thanks for the info. Did you cut the air filter box down like the OP did?
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Thanks for the info. Did you cut the air filter box down like the OP did?
Yep, don't need all the MAF stuff and saving the space under the hood worth doing. I cut the middle out of backhalf with a hacksaw and then RTV'd the end and the attachment ring together.

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I cut mine down as well. Dipstick can be used just have to pull it to the side a bit.
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Yep, don't need all the MAF stuff and saving the space under the hood worth doing. I cut the middle out of backhalf with a hacksaw and then RTV'd the end and the attachment ring together.
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I cut mine down as well. Dipstick can be used just have to pull it to the side a bit.
Thanks for the info. I might have to try this mod I do enjoy droping the TJ into the creek from time to time.
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On a side note my mileage went from 16.5 to 17 with the new intake. Nothing drastic (3% increase) but hey it helps.
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so i know you guys will probably laugh, however i am new to jeeps, ive looked on my jeep and noticed where the vent on the top runs to a black tubing behind the motor, are you putting the airbox into this to pull air from the top or is it going into the firewall somewhere? i have looked but am confused into which area of the firewall you put the intake into?? .... any info would be greatly appreciated.
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post #70 of 254 Old 06-08-2011, 11:29 PM
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As much as the cooler air will help, a straighter intake tube will go a longggg way to make it that much better.

Countless tests have proven that a straighter intake tube will yield the same if not more gain than cooler air. Now, combine the 2 and you may really feel te difference.

Google JLT intakes. They have done extensive research about this.

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so i know you guys will probably laugh, however i am new to jeeps, ive looked on my jeep and noticed where the vent on the top runs to a black tubing behind the motor, are you putting the airbox into this to pull air from the top or is it going into the firewall somewhere? i have looked but am confused into which area of the firewall you put the intake into?? .... any info would be greatly appreciated.
The instal requires cutting a hole in the firewall and running the intake tube into the cowl vent area.
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Ahhhhhhhh. Ok I see now. Thanx. Seems like a good easy mod.
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That's one clean engine bay. Has this vehicle ever been off the pavement?

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That's one clean engine bay. Has this vehicle ever been off the pavement?
not really just to the river in the summer other than that really dont have the time to do anything with it and im trying to sell it so i dont off road it at all. look at the engine bay after i detailed it


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Any updates on how this is working for you? How is the thermo tec thermo shield holding up? Can you use the oil dipstick very easy?
its working great havent had a single problem with it the tape is staying on just fine besides on the back part of the filter box, air going by it is starting to pull it up but im just going to get some glue and glue it back down. but other then that no complaints and i just drove from northern california to southern washington and got 21.26 going up and 20.62 coming home. and i have no problems with the dipstick and didnt do anything to it.

edit: and i dont know about anyone else that has done this but it made the motor sound alot better in my opinion it just sounds healthier and also makes a cool sound u can hear drivin down the road. when i first did this i didnt use the radio at all i just wanted listen to the intake everywhere i went.

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