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HemiDawg 09-24-2011 12:26 PM

Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
Was replacing my grille and noticed that there is a plastic shield over the air intake behind the grille. I am assuming this is to reduce the amount of crap that goes into the airbox. Anyone ever remove this and if so, did you notice any difference in engine performance and an increase in dirt in the airbox?

Pics of shield:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f8...g/IMAG0388.jpg

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f8...g/IMAG0389.jpg

JRsmoothee 09-24-2011 01:02 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
i thought about removing mine also......but there is prolly a very good reason why its there (to keep excess debris and moisture out rain/snow)

JeepCoop 09-24-2011 01:02 PM

I was gonna take mine off too but I'm in the dirt a lot and I don't want any crap goin on in there.

Good question, though. Anyone, anyone?!

HemiDawg 09-24-2011 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRsmoothee (Post 489551)
i thought about removing mine also......but there is prolly a very good reason why its there (to keep excess debris and moisture out rain/snow)

I didn't even think about keeping water out - that makes more sense. I am thinking off leaving it on and maybe add some holes to it.

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JRsmoothee 09-24-2011 01:23 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
even if it was removed i dont think we would really see any performance gain

Crestwood1001 09-24-2011 02:53 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
Its there first to keep water out, to prevent hydrolocking. And im sure it helps keep some dirt and shit out. But DO NOT remove it, your only increasing your chance of hydrolocking your engine, and on the off chance that your insurance would even cover that damage, they would see that removed and deny your claim. Plus there is absolutely no reason to remove it, you would see no gain in performance whatsoever.

robpp 09-24-2011 03:02 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
i dont have mine in.....i have a K&N that replaces the airbox so unless my ai filter is submerged no water getting in.

but if you using the stock airbox I would keep it.

suzieque 09-24-2011 05:28 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
which engine is that? my 3.0L CRD has quite a different intake at the grille.

HemiDawg 09-24-2011 06:50 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by suzieque (Post 489627)
which engine is that? my 3.0L CRD has quite a different intake at the grille.

HEMI, baby!! :D

antsjeep 09-24-2011 07:26 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
I left mine in. Otherwise rain and crap would have a direct route into the cone.

misfit77 09-24-2011 11:54 PM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
I installed a screen in my grill, so not worried about debris.
I doubt I ever go thru water that 4 ft deep.

I always want to remove it, hoping to get a ram effect to go with my K&N filter......but I am too chicken to try.

NHWK05 09-25-2011 09:58 AM

Re: Air intake shield - anyone remove it?
 
I ditched mine a long time ago, Its only held on with 3 plastic rivets so it would not be hard to replace if need be. It wont stop water from going in if you go in to deep water, its more for stopping bugs from going in. Rain water can get in but it will go to the rain catch that just before the air box before it gets to the filter.


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