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Cold Air Intake for 2011 Laredo 3.6L

Hey guys,

I've been looking at cold air intakes, and I am curious to know more about what ones work well, etc. So far, I've been looking at the ones below (click on the links). If any of you have experience with air intakes for your Jeep Grand Cherokee, both good and bad, I'd love to hear what you have to say.

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77-1560KTK - K&N Intake Kits, Performance Intake Kit

https://www.airaid.com/ProductDetail...ductID=310-212
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Re: Cold Air Intake for 2011 Laredo 3.6L

I'm very pleased with my Airaid CAI...check out my thread.

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Re: Cold Air Intake for 2011 Laredo 3.6L

I have the MOPAR CAI and I have been very happy with mine.


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Re: Cold Air Intake for 2011 Laredo 3.6L

Thanks for the feedback guys. I found a youtube clip for both CAI's, and I think the K&N filter sounds better- which is what I'm kind of after (I feel like most people only get a CAI for better sound anyway, right?) I know they increase HP and gas milage as well...but sound I would guess is the main persuader.

Anyway, I talked to a friend and he said that apparently K&N filters aren't really that great. He claims that the filters themselves do not do a good job compared to other brands, and says he will always choose another brand over K&N. Keep in mind he's never had one himself, so maybe he's done his research and thats what other people are saying too? Do you guys know anything about this claim?

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Re: Cold Air Intake for 2011 Laredo 3.6L

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I found a youtube clip for both CAI's, and I think the K&N filter sounds better- which is what I'm kind of after (I feel like most people only get a CAI for better sound anyway, right?) I know they increase HP and gas milage as well...but sound I would guess is the main persuader.



Anyway, I talked to a friend and he said that apparently K&N filters aren't really that great. He claims that the filters themselves do not do a good job compared to other brands, and says he will always choose another brand over K&N. Keep in mind he's never had one himself, so maybe he's done his research and thats what other people are saying too? Do you guys know anything about this claim?



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I've heard the same thing I think it was in regards to the material that they use on the filter, and also that any oil oiled filter will retain more dust ect.


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"Retaining" more dust is good. Some claim they let more in, and some have UOAs to prove it. Others have UOAs to prove K&N filter just fine. It all depends on the application. In general, I pick others over K&N due to the maintenance. Dry filters are so much easier to maintain vs. oiled gauze. However, I'm not afraid to run K&N based on their "filtering" ability.

A few years ago I cleaned my dad's K&N. His filter box was the filthiest I have seen. There were bugs, cattails, you-name-it in there. The filter had 45K on it, and had been driven on a lot of gravel roads. I took a white paper towel to the inside of his intake tract -- after the filter. It came back spot clean. I've run K&N since '95. However, if a dry performance alternative is available, I will chose it first (for the reason mentioned above).
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