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Old 12-24-2015, 11:58 PM
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Aftermarket drop-in filter vs CAI

Are there any notable gains to be had with this ecodiesel between an aftermarket drop-in filter like AFE and an CAI system?

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Old 12-25-2015, 04:19 AM
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Re: Aftermarket drop-in filter vs CAI

I just installed an AFE dry filter CAI and wasn't too impressed with the quality. Granted it was bought on Ebay US and sent to Australia but it came damaged from poor packing and was pretty flimsy. Only took about 10 minutes to fit. I will eventually modify mine so the box is more closed in but the existing factory air ram/snorkel gets reused and it doesn't sit very well in the AFE box.

Has it made a difference? Hard to say. I don't think anyone could notice a 10 or whatever they claim horsepower change. Sounds a bit more flowy (if that's a word) at low revs and under load. I have always run just a replacement panel filter in my cars (except one that had a custom box) and again find it hard to tell the difference.

Once I fit my massive Murchison intercooler and CB engineering intercooler piping, along with eventually a turbo back exhaust and ECU remap I think the filter will make a little more difference maybe.
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Re: Aftermarket drop-in filter vs CAI

Doubt it. Highly doubt it. I installed an AFE cai only due to concerns of the stock filter ripping on the edges. However, in the past few months it appears there was a pn revision on the filter and they are sturdier now.
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Re: Aftermarket drop-in filter vs CAI

You wouldn't happen to know the revised P/N would you?
I checked my filter and if course there's a hole and the rest of the sealing edge is starting to crack.
I just purchased the vehicle last week and its a CPO jeep. The filter is one of those things they're suppose to check.
Anyways the parts dept is closed today and none of the local auto parts stores carry a filter for the vehicle. My sales guy is going to try and get me one next week when I take it in to get the latest flash.
I might just get one of afe PRO dry filters and call it a day.
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Re: Aftermarket drop-in filter vs CAI

just went with the afe 'dry' drop in filter. I've done the cai before on gassers and diesels, and to be honest they don't make that much of a difference. i do believe that an enclosed filter is a clean filter and a clean filter is a good thing. I did however go with a drop in and I chose to go with afe's dry filter. I do not like the thought of an oiled filter. ever! ordered the cb intercooler kit and the GDE hot tune hopefully will be here in the next couple weeks. waiting for cb to do their cat back, then I will buy the down pipe and cat back... really excited. nothing like making diesel power!
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