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My $.02 on top of the above great advice: If you intend to do any non-paved wheeling, and most especially WET mud or water crossing, do not put on a CAI system. I also went with the K&N drop-in filter for more free-flow air but that maintains the stock SEALED intake box. There's more than a few who just prefer to frequently change out OEM paper filters (relatively cheap) for excessive dust & whatnot vs the minimalistic hp/torque gains for the anemic 3.8 using any CAI system. The K&N is lifetime reusable and depending upon how dusty your roads may be, it doesn't take all that long for it pay off vs paper ones. There's been a few related threads about the K&N drop-in (and others including CAI systems) about dust sneaking through or past... ? Some say yes, some say no, I've always had very good luck with K&N drop-ins. Always check the fit & seal and follow cleaning/re-oil specs. Good flowing exhaust helps (if it breathes in easier it needs to exhale easier, makes sense, right?) and consider an EFI programmer to help between those two ends. Oh, and if the wet watery stuff is indeed in your future, move all those breather tubes up high! Sorry for blowing on and on... long, long night at work and I'm super tired punchy silly.
Use the advanced search function on the site and give a lot of the sticky threads some well-deserved attention and many of your questions will be answered. There's a lot of intelligent, creative, folks who know a LOT about Jeeps and what works (and what don't works), and how to redneck engineer around just about any expensive aftermarket kit. They work hard to make taking in their collective wisdom self-guided through this website relatively easy. Just dig a little there are some real treasures to find!
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Last edited by rcul8r; 07-04-2011 at 07:13 AM.