Originally Posted by mhconley
If that is true then what about using the K&N tube with the stock airbox pulling cold air in from outside and a K&N filter? Would that be a better setup? What's the diameter of the K&N tube and could you connect it to the stock airbox? (It looks like it would work.)
PS. I too am an F1 fanatic - never miss a race.
I came up with a slightly ghetto solution for my TRUE cold air intake. I don't care :-)
- 2 x Home Depot rubber couplers with adjustable rings 1 1/4 dia.
- 1 x Vacuum Hose
- 1 x aFe Power Pro Dry S air filter ($50; for a 2013 JGC 3.6 L V6)
- cut the smaller diameter end of the OEM intake snorkel (P/N 68022213AB; $41)
- 1 x canibalized OEM intake resonator (P/N 68194974AA; $63) which I will cut up to keep the section entering the throttle body; the section with the turn and the section going into the OEM air filter box. The missing portions will be completed with AIRAID standard tubing cut to length and the appropriate couplers.
[I do not have that part yet
- 1 x 2 cycle oil bottle used as snorkel ($3). Previously I used a RIDGID vacuum accessory but it did not fit in properly. I do not like this one either, I would like to make it more recessed and also go for a wider cross-section.
I have the Quadra-Lift suspension so I am sure that whatever raging waters and rivers I will dare to cross with my wife's car...will be most likely UNDER that ride height level. And if I really must go deeper, nothing that a screw driver will not take care of in 5 minutes.
testing shows that a plastic bag would be sucked up when revving the engine (in Park) through that snorkel. I kept the OEM snorkel fully functional and I am supplementing with this. I do not have a way to measure IAT but I do have a way of measuring the air flow through the snorkel [with a TSI VelociCalc Rotating Vane Anemometer from work and I guess I could also measure the duct (or more safely the air filter box) temperature with a wired probe]. Have I done it ? No...the Jeep is not my project car. In fact I am forbidden to modify it by the Tiger Wife. For those projects, I have my Subaru Legacy GT/STI/EVO Hybrid :-) with a CarPC and real time telemetry.
Just as I typed this...my (other) car finally got the acknowledgement it deserved: I guess Marissa Mayer must be a car chick...
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