Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Clarington county
As stayed chrysler would have done this. Every thing that comes on a factory vehicle is better. Better in the sense that its made to run as is with optimal performance. It's tuned to run the way it is. Intake, fuel ignition, exhaust etc... When you start upgrading or changing stuff it usually has limitless impact or a negative impact because a link in the chain is changed out.
To get better performance you'd need better fuel ignition system. High flow headers, cats and exhaust and run a high octane fuel that your engine will use up. Not burn up. If you plan on wheeling your jeep all you're doing is increasing the hole and volume in which water can enter. If you take a good look at the factory air box it's actually well designed. Not optimal for high performance but optimal for the overall setup and performance of what the vehicle is.
In order to get all you can out of it you need to change way more than just a intake. That's like adding an exhaust. I'm not against it. I've added exhaust to all my vehicles and its purely for noise. Only cat backs and I know it didn't add HP or torque. Although some people think it does.
If you want more practical air intake and have it look cool with a bit more practicality get a snorkel. It Sits high and away from engine bay. The front of a jeep isn't really designed to force air into an intake. A snorkel would force it a little more. But don't expect better MPG or HP.
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