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JKLandon
07-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Looking to get some extra gas mileage in my 2008 jk and not sure which is a good route on the air intakes so if you've installed one and liked the outcome please fill me in as I have no clue where to start

bdmckenna
07-01-2012, 06:14 PM
I've got an aFe on mine. However, if I had to do it over I would either go with Airaid or Banks. Banks has the resonators that will keep the sound down. Me personally, I like the extra sound.

JKLandon
07-01-2012, 06:16 PM
I was looking into air raid.. They seem to be a very trusted brand!

MTG
07-01-2012, 08:13 PM
I've got an aFe on mine. However, if I had to do it over I would either go with Airaid or Banks. Banks has the resonators that will keep the sound down. Me personally, I like the extra sound.

Curious why you wouldn't go with afe again?

bdmckenna
07-01-2012, 08:21 PM
Curious why you wouldn't go with afe again?

The intake and TB spacer are ok. I think they were the first to market with their kits for the 2012 and it is more of a personal opinion, but I think they did not complete all of the research they should have. There are small fitment issues that I had to overcome. Don't get me wrong, they make great stuff. I just got a very early one. I think their cat back system sucks. That why I took it off and sent it back.

KernHydro
07-02-2012, 12:51 AM
Also can any one suggest dry or oiled and why....

bdmckenna
07-02-2012, 12:58 AM
I have used oiled for years. I believe it does a more effective job... IMHO.

wayoflife
07-02-2012, 03:06 PM
i just installed an airaid in my 2012 and really like how well it was designed and how complete it came. being in CA, it was also important for me that it be CARB compliant. here is a write-up that i did for it:

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?1144-AIRAID-2012-Jeep-JK-Wrangler-Cold-Air-Intake-System-Installation-Write-Up

as far as oiled vs dry goes, i have always run oiled in the past and have been happy enough with them. if you wheel in really dusty conditions, i would recommend that you run it with a pre-filter though.

Notajerryskid
07-04-2012, 03:25 AM
I just installed the banks on the kraken. I love that it's not noisy. That way I'm no always heavy on the skinny trying to listen to it. :D. Easy install. Took me 10 min to do.

bdmckenna
07-04-2012, 12:50 PM
Here's the picture of my aFe.

http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1906&d=1335745587

MTG
07-05-2012, 07:46 AM
Does AFE make a pre-filter or are they universal? Sorry too lazy to google tonight.

wayoflife
07-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Does AFE make a pre-filter or are they universal? Sorry too lazy to google tonight.

don't know if they do but, even if they don't, all you really need to know is the dimensions of the filter you have and then you can just run a prefilter from a manufacturer that does make one like airaid or k&n.

Hightower
07-06-2012, 04:13 AM
They do I had one on mine pre RIPP conversion.

highoctane
07-06-2012, 05:33 AM
I just installed a Volant CAI on my JK. Fits great, definitely a noticeable increase in throttle response and intake noise. Has a throaty sound to it that goes well with the Flowmaster super 44 I have welded in next to the evap box.

KernHydro
07-07-2012, 10:41 PM
I think I messed up I got the dry and Im in cali. Can the dry filter be oiled or is it a different filter altogether?

wayoflife
07-08-2012, 12:31 AM
I think I messed up I got the dry and Im in cali. Can the dry filter be oiled or is it a different filter altogether?

it's a different filter and should not be oiled. just get a pre-filter for it and you should be good.

KernHydro
07-08-2012, 07:36 PM
it's a different filter and should not be oiled. just get a pre-filter for it and you should be good.

Have you heard of anyone damaging there engine from dust?