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Old 06-28-2015, 06:24 PM
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CAI - Does it help??

New 2015 JGC owner here. Not that experienced with cars and performance parts so bear with me. However, I'm looking for a bit more acceleration/responsiveness on the low end. Nothing crazy. I just want a better/smoother feel and less "sluggishness" to be honest. I love how the Jeep rides and picks up in middle gears. Read a few posts about installed CIA's and it helping with the responsiveness and some minor low end changes, etc. I had my previous Audi chipped but I've read that you cannot do that on a Jeep. Not expecting anywhere near that kind of boost/change anyway. Any information would be greatly appreciated!



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Old 06-28-2015, 09:19 PM
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

The Mopar CAI seemed to give a little better throttle response, and 0.5 MPG increase. And it looks and sounds great!!
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:41 PM
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

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The Mopar CAI seemed to give a little better throttle response, and 0.5 MPG increase. And it looks and sounds great!!
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If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase and how much did you pay?
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

I have been thinking about this also, honestly I have heard more reports of people feeling like they lost some low end but maybe gained a little up on top...

Seems like it might be a mod to get more noise from the engine more than anything.

It would be cool to see true HP charts on them, but the manufacturers do not supply such charts which make me believe that it doesn't do a whole lot.
I know from a marketing standpoint I would test every CAI design on a dyno and publish the charts if I manufactured them.

Where I can find charts it looks like gains are usually above 4000 RPM, and there are usually losses below 2000 RPM. I dont know about you but I generally dont spend much time above 4000 RPM in any of my vehicles.
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

Great questions that we all are waiting answers to.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:10 AM
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

I had the K&N On mine and aside from the "perceived" gain in power (because of the noise) you really can't feel any power increase...

It makes a LOT of noise so it sounds faster...but still worth every penny

I also invested in a ported throttle body + an aftermarket Gibson exhaust on my 3.6GC and it still wasn't really any faster than my wifes stock 3.6L Durango

it was wayyy louder and sounded faster but that's it...I slapped a supercharger on mine now so it actually is faster now
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

Generally, the ECU is going to try and keep the stoi ratio where it's happy so more air in equals more fuel in. Hence, it's almost impossible that you'll gain any MPGs. Claims on that are almost all false.

As far as power goes, the 5-8 horsepower gains you see on dyno sheets typically come beyond 4,500 RPM. How often are you at high RPMs? Probably not often. So in day to day driving you're not going to see any increase in power either.

Now, what you WILL notice is better sound. It'll make the engine roar a lot louder under full throttle. So if you like noise, go for it.
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

And besides all that those filters typically do not filter as good as the original filter and intake system.
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

I have the K&N on mine - really sounds great under acceration, but no noticeable gains in power or gas mileage.
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

I installed the MOPAR one on mine about 3 months ago. I've noticed a little pick up but not much. Like others have said, it sounds nice. My boss took my Jeep out after I put the CAI on and he told me he could feel the difference in pick up and noise as well. By no means is he a car guy.
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Re: CAI - Does it help??

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If you don't mind me asking, where did you purchase and how much did you pay?

About $300 from a dealership selling on Amazon.


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Re: CAI - Does it help??

Greetings,

I have an AFE for my 3.6, without any other mods, it was a small gain. It helped maintain the middle power. The real difference came after I installed the tuner, Diablosport. Sometime in the future, I will change the exhaust to complete the basic triangle.

Otherwise, for noise, it does increase it a little.

Best for now.
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