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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

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I know right, I'm amazed at what people put in their vehicles lol. And I agree, it would seem to only work in theory and I think that it would also only freak the PCM out and provide intake restriction.
Just this last weekend I went out for some beers with Nick from AIR RAM and we had a discussion about intake systems. Although he is not formally educated in aerodynamics or airflow-related science (I have a B.S in Aeronautical Science but my degree was mostly based on flight training), he does have alot of experience with experimenting with intakes and he stressed the importance of cold, high-flowing, NON-turbulent air.

We discussed what would happen if you were somehow able to install thin "vanes" in the intake. It would straighten out the intake charge, potentially providing more airflow- more effective airflow- because there is less turbulence. Some people have already done so, anything from honeycomb type screens to more crude designs of thin-wall aluminum to create 3 effective vanes in the intake tube.

Something to think about....
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:25 AM
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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

That is something to think about, seems like all the good ideas (and maybe some not so good lol) come from sittin round drinkin a couple beers.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:00 PM
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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

Any ideas on 4x4 snorkels and additional airflow.
In the NT we have a lot of dirt roads and bull dust. The snorkel provides cleaner air intake and helps keep water out of the system.
I've often heard it sucking in air (like a turbo) on my mates toyota.
Do you think there is any benefit to adding one on my WJ?
Would they confuse the PCM any??
Most of the boat ramps I access are bitumen these days, but I still occasion the odd camping spot off road.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:14 PM
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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

I forget where I saw it, but I saw a snorkel for a WJ somewhere on the internet today. I'd say it would benefit when you're off roading, hitting up the mud and water and fording through water. I don't think that it would confuse the PCM.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

Some ideas that were not yet listed:
De-badging
De-roof racking
3M Di-Noc carbon fiber wrap
Shorty antennas
Lumar brand charcoal window tint as per WJJEEPS.com so everything matches
Grill mesh/inserts
Upgraded audio/speakers
Upgrade to OEM Nav unit (RB1)
Kuda phone mounts
Gatorback Serpentine belts
Tinting the tail lights
EBC brakes
Fumoto oil drain valves
Ipod integration kit
Bosch Icon wiper blades
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^^^

Thanks for the response Tony, I'll get some of those added in!
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:44 PM
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Re: Help With Collaborative Guide On Recommended WJ Mods/Additions

I don't think anyone has brought up the issue of our front seats frames breaking over time due to the largeness our assets. Of course my current one has not broken yet. But my former WJ (2000) did break and I just okie rigged it at the time. ( Used a small pair of vice gripes to hold the frame together)

But now there is an outfit that makes replacement seat frames. http://www.jeepseatbracket.com/

Also don't forget about the blend doors, there is the Heater Treater and BlenDor fixes for that problem.
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I don't think anyone has brought up the issue of our front seats frames breaking over time due to the largeness our assets. Of course my current one has not broken yet. But my former WJ (2000) did break and I just okie rigged it at the time. ( Used a small pair of vice gripes to hold the frame together)

But now there is an outfit that makes replacement seat frames. http://www.jeepseatbracket.com/

Also don't forget about the blend doors, there is the Heater Treater and BlenDor fixes for that problem.
Interesting find. I just recently had to replace both my blend doors.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:06 AM
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Wow! Great to see even more info added and I do know quite a few people have issues with blend doors. Great info!
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