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Old 07-08-2016, 06:35 AM
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:16 AM
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I recently switched to this filter and like it so far.
For Jim in PA: I'm over 10k miles on my 2015 HA, 3.6, and about to replace the cabin and engine air filters. Do you think the AEM offers much more that the equivalent FRAM. The AEM is not too expensive, doesn't require oil, etc. I just wonder if there is any real benefit. I haven't seen any credible evidence that it offers any actual enhancement other than possibly improved filtration but no performance benefit. I am of the opinion that I won't gain performance unless I add a turbo or blower, which I am not about to do. Since you seem to be a sensible sort of experienced Jeep guy, I'm looking for your opinion. Thanks.
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For Jim in PA: I'm over 10k miles on my 2015 HA, 3.6, and about to replace the cabin and engine air filters. Do you think the AEM offers much more that the equivalent FRAM. The AEM is not too expensive, doesn't require oil, etc. I just wonder if there is any real benefit. I haven't seen any credible evidence that it offers any actual enhancement other than possibly improved filtration but no performance benefit. I am of the opinion that I won't gain performance unless I add a turbo or blower, which I am not about to do. Since you seem to be a sensible sort of experienced Jeep guy, I'm looking for your opinion. Thanks.
id pass on fram, they don't filter well at all!
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:25 PM
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For Jim in PA: I'm over 10k miles on my 2015 HA, 3.6, and about to replace the cabin and engine air filters. Do you think the AEM offers much more that the equivalent FRAM. The AEM is not too expensive, doesn't require oil, etc. I just wonder if there is any real benefit. I haven't seen any credible evidence that it offers any actual enhancement other than possibly improved filtration but no performance benefit. I am of the opinion that I won't gain performance unless I add a turbo or blower, which I am not about to do. Since you seem to be a sensible sort of experienced Jeep guy, I'm looking for your opinion. Thanks.
I actually recently put an AEM air filter on mine at 70K...I got tired of the cleaning and oiling of the K&N. It's a nice product for the money. The OEM intake is already pretty efficient, so it's really more for convenience and long term cost savings since you don't have to replace it for a very long time if you maintain it.

For the cabin filter, I got a very nice charcoal infused one for about $20 off Amazon. I don't recall the brand.
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I added the AEM a couple tanks full. I got 11.7 mpg on the tank before with all city miles and then changed it and got 13.5. Not sure if it had much to do with the change and there probably was a little more highway miles. I don't notice any noise change or performance gain. Not having to change it and it will outlive the length of my lease. Cheap "upgrade".


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Ceramic tints front (75) and rear (40). Both have similar heat rejection despite the absence of a dark shade in front.


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Old 07-09-2016, 01:55 PM
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Ceramic tints front (75) and rear (40). Both have similar heat rejection despite the absence of a dark shade in front.
Can you elaborate on this a bit? Ceramic tints??
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Can you elaborate on this a bit? Ceramic tints??
Tints are made from polyester (plastic) as we all know. To perform it's duty of rejecting heat, it would either be:

1. dyed - earlier method and would turn purple over time. New technology would delay this.

2. metallic - better heat rejection, but with the presence of technology in cars - GPS, cellular, TPMS, etc, the problem is weakening/blocking these signal.

3. ceramic - injecting ceramic into the polymer as they create the film. This means no metallic particles, excellent heat rejection, and the ability to make it almost transparent as you can see.

Our idea of tint is that the darker it is, the more it rejects heat. Which is true to a point - it rejects heat from visible light. But as for infra-red light, that's where the ceramic shines. No need for a dark tint.
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Thanks. Can you get ceramic tint in a dark shade if you so desire?
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