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Old 11-02-2011, 12:19 PM
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Removing piece of foam from intake

Hello.

Has anyone removed the piece of foam located under the hood that restricts the airflow to the intake? Will it be a good idea using the OEM air filter?

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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

That piece helps block snow from getting into the snorkel. Since I never see snow I removed the foam piece and the weather strip on the hood.
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

LOL, I live in Puerto Rico, no snow here either. Did you notice any change?
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

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LOL, I live in Puerto Rico, no snow here either. Did you notice any change?
No not really but I thought the hood weather strip was hideous and so was that piece of foam so once I knew that it was for the purposes of blocking snow which we never have I removed it.
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

If you guys look back through this forum you'll see thatfoam and weather strip were added to prevent water ingestion and thus hydrolock...
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

They say snow, I say water.
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

No telling for sure, but the earlier production did not come with the strip. Jeep added this after they detected some problems.

You can take it off till you notice a problem too.

(but probably to direct snow and water away from the intake.) Maybe when fording streams or if you hit a large water puddle.

Would not remove it if it was me.
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

Amigo, beware of this.
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

thanks guys, it will stay there
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

I had an early 2011 without the foam piece. I drove through flood waters and water in off road conditions I never saw any make it into the intake tube. I have a late model 2011 with the foam piece and see no difference. I would assume it was added for extreme conditions or for morons that think a Jeep is invincible.
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

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I had an early 2011 without the foam piece. I drove through flood waters and water in off road conditions I never saw any make it into the intake tube. I have a late model 2011 with the foam piece and see no difference. I would assume it was added for extreme conditions or for morons that think a Jeep is invincible.
Sounds like you made a snow diverter out of $1K bills....
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Re: Removing piece of foam from intake

posted on another thread earlier about this but Nissan had a recall on the altimas when i worked there to put a plate in front of the intake snorkle tube as well... reason: ciggs getting thrown down the intake and catching the filter on fire... i removed mine today... although i removed my top box and filter and installed a longer cone filter from Oreillys right to the end of the black tube... and a Mr. Gasket chrome little mini filter on the breather tube... ill post up what i did after the holidays if i decide to stick around and pay up... can always email them to someone if ya want... actually gonna post them on my other forum...
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