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Old 06-22-2009, 06:21 PM
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

I actually wanted the 3.7 when I was looking for the one I have now. This is my 3rd GC, had a 93 and a 94 previously. Last one had the 5.2 which had alot of balls though I was at the pump every day with traveling for work. The very first thing I did to my WK was the K&N CAI with the Magnaflow SS catback. They go hand in hand IMO. More air in more air out. If I could do it again I would just go to the local auto store and buy the basic intake tubes they sell and just get the K&N filter and save alot of $$. And also instead of paying top dollar for the Magnaflow name I would of just gone to the local exhaust shop and had them weld on a straight thru muffler with a larger pipe and saved money also. I actually bought just a SS magnaflow muffler for about 80 bucks and was going to pop it on until I went under the car and noticed the flange its connected to and no auto store had anything to match it. I went with the catback then to install it myself, but got lazy and brought it to a shop anyways to be installed, where the owner told me he could of made one for half price. Go figure, live and learn.

As far as the Jet chip, from all my research they are useless because after awhile the cars computer learns its there and recalibrates everything. Face it, its a 6 banger, not going to get much more out of it unless you tear it apart and pump some money into it. Prob better off trading it in for a larger motor.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

Thanks timmy for the info. I'll look for a K&N intake from the outo store. What kinda exhaust would you recomend? A catback from a muffler shop?
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

nate - timmy said you dont want a full cai k+n intake just the filter and you can buy the tubes from the store
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

The cone filter like this? And who will stock the tubes?
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

The auto stores near me carry a no name brand with just the tubes alone or a whole kit for very cheap, but im not sure of the quality of the filter it comes with. Its alot cheaper to built your own intake. Just have to take measurements and plan it out so it fits and runs to the stock air box location. I only said get a K&N filter because they are a good name, though theres a few good brand named filters out there. I might even look into an oil less filter, because I do notice when taking my filter off to clean it I reach in the tube and im wiping out a little bit of oil. Its not dripping with oil, but theres def oil in there.

As for an exhaust, the shop I went to had a whole wall stacked with flow master and magnaflow mufflers. I would of had him use one of those and just bend new larger pipes coming off the muffler going back. Then just buy a nice polished SS or chrome tip. Instead I paid $427 shipped for my SS magnaflow cat back, but at least its SS so hopefully will never have to replace it.

IMO if you dont plan on doing an exhaust then just get the K&N panel filter, I had that installed and noticed a little more pick-up. A week later I decided to do an exhaust too so I got the K&N CAI at the same time, figured what the hell right and do it right. As far as power wires or performance chips I dont really know enough about them, but I think its just a gimmic and if it really did anything Jeep would of already had something on like that.
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

timmy that is great reading bro!!! thanks!!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:52 AM
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

I have come across air intake kits on ebay, looks like someone made it themselves useing the flex tube thats on the stock intake already and comes with a K&N cone filter. From my research a smooth tube is better than the flex tubing for air flow.

When I opened the box for my K&N CAI I was actually surprised at how basic it really is. Plus I had to put the whole thing together myself anyways, came with a bag of nuts and bolts and hose clamps. Oh, and there instructions are wrong, I found two things they have down wrong. I put the whole thing together in my livingroom expecting to just go out and pop it in, then I noticed a rubber bumper was the wrong size and had to be switched and the bracket that connects near the coolant tank was backwards and shown wrong on the drawings.
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Re: Good modifications for a 3.7??

I am kinda pissed as well with my AFE intake. I did not know that some intakes remove the air box at the throttle bodya dn some dont. I paid $20 more for my afe CAI then i could have bought a K&N 63 series and that eliminated the air box. Now i am stuck with the AFE kit. So i am removing the air box at the Throttle body, i bought another silicone coupler, and i am getting some tube to connect the AFE intake to the throttle body. Then when i get extra cash i am going to buy a K&N cone for this. I am not a fan of the Dry filter that AFE uses, so i am going to buy a K&N of the same dimensions.


SO, I will have a AFE Dry filter for sale soon as well as a used K&N cone filter and a used K&N Drop in filter (stock replacement.)

I like the opiled filters. Just a matter of preference not quality.
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