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wayoflife
07-31-2018, 12:02 AM
Changing out your air filter and on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do to help keep your Jeep JL Wrangler breathing in clean fresh air. Of course, it'll also go a long way to help give it better fuel economy, reduce emissions, improve acceleration and of course, prolonging the life of your engine. Fortunately, this is something that anyone can do, in just a few minutes and this short video, will show you how.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Nn9c9DP6c&feature=youtu.be

What You Will Need• Mopar Air Filter - Part# 68257030AA
• Philips Screw Driver
• 8mm Socket
• Ratchet
• Long Ratchet Extension

I hope that you find our quick tip on how why you should change out your Jeep JL Wrangler's air filter and how to do it to be helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions. :cool:

Linebacker
07-31-2018, 12:24 AM
Informative and entertaining.:thumb:

wayoflife
07-31-2018, 12:27 AM
Informative and entertaining.:thumb:

Glad to hear you say so. Thank you :)

jesse3638
07-31-2018, 12:38 AM
Looks simple enough. No more clips and the new filter looks better than the one in my 2012 JK. Maybe motor replacements drove them to change and use a better design...:crazyeyes:. Thanks for sharing. How many miles were on your filter and how often do you typically change them?

Jsouder53
07-31-2018, 12:39 AM
Awesome video! Is there a reason you do not use a reusable filter like a k&n?


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jesse3638
07-31-2018, 12:43 AM
Awesome video! Is there a reason you do not use a reusable filter like a k&n?


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Dealerships have been known to void warranties for using them. Some have shown to let more dirt and debris through than the OEM filters.

Jsouder53
07-31-2018, 12:44 AM
Dealerships have been known to void warranties for using them. Some have shown to let more dirt and debris through than the OEM filters.

Oh I had no idea about that! Good to know [emoji106]


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Rocralr
07-31-2018, 12:46 AM
Thanks for the video. It's a great tip.

wayoflife
07-31-2018, 12:47 AM
Looks simple enough. No more clips and the new filter looks better than the one in my 2012 JK. Maybe motor replacements drove them to change and use a better design...:crazyeyes:. Thanks for sharing. How many miles were on your filter and how often do you typically change them?

Oh yeah, the JL filter is WAY NICER than what the JK had. There are way more pleats and the filter element seems to do a much better job of holding back dirt. I'm pretty pleased with it. I had about 11,000 miles on this one but had been meaning to replace it about 3,000 miles ago - just been way too busy. As far as how often I change mine goes, it really depends on the kind of conditions I've been in. Fortunately, Cindy and I are typically leading packs and so we see a lot less dust and under those situations, maybe once every 15,000. Recently, we've been in heavy dust conditions either helping at races or following a friend on a trip and so I really wanted to get this done a lot sooner.

wayoflife
07-31-2018, 12:48 AM
Awesome video! Is there a reason you do not use a reusable filter like a k&n?

Reusable high flow filters are great on cars but allow way too much dirt to pass into the engine. I would NOT recommend one if you spend a lot of time in the dust like we do.

jesse3638
07-31-2018, 12:48 AM
Oh I had no idea about that! Good to know [emoji106]


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We had a 2012 RAM 2500 Diesel here at work and someone put a FRAM filter in it and it actually was getting sucked into the motor. I did not know and when I dropped it off at the dealer for a regeneration programming fix the service tech pulled it out and showed me. It was crazy just how much air those motors move. She then informed me that using any other filters (fuel, oil, air) besides Mopar would void the warranty should the motor fail. That would be about a 25K repair bill. Have been using Mopar filters in my Jeep ever since.

wayoflife
07-31-2018, 12:49 AM
Dealerships have been known to void warranties for using them. Some have shown to let more dirt and debris through than the OEM filters.

Yup. This and I have personally seen people have their engines ruined from using them - even a dealer installed Mopar one. They are nothing but bad news on a Jeep.

jesse3638
07-31-2018, 12:50 AM
Oh yeah, the JL filter is WAY NICER than what the JK had. There are way more pleats and the filter element seems to do a much better job of holding back dirt. I'm pretty pleased with it. I had about 11,000 miles on this one but had been meaning to replace it about 3,000 miles ago - just been way too busy. As far as how often I change mine goes, it really depends on the kind of conditions I've been in. Fortunately, Cindy and I are typically leading packs and so we see a lot less dust and under those situations, maybe once every 15,000. Recently, we've been in heavy dust conditions either helping at races or following a friend on a trip and so I really wanted to get this done a lot sooner.

Yeah makes sense. I typically change mine at every other oil change (I change my oil every 4k because of time not mileage) or after a dusty trip or two. Kind of like the Whiskey Wanderlust...haha

wayoflife
07-31-2018, 12:53 AM
Yeah makes sense. I typically change mine at every other oil change (I change my oil every 4k because of time not mileage) or after a dusty trip or two. Kind of like the Whiskey Wanderlust...haha

I should note that on Moby, we still have a high flow filter being that we can't run a factory filter. For him, I clean out his filter every other oil change under normal conditions. I clean it every oil change if we're in the dust a lot. Even then, I find some dust in the air tube - I hate it.

Jsouder53
07-31-2018, 12:57 AM
Reusable high flow filters are great on cars but allow way too much dirt to pass into the engine. I would NOT recommend one if you spend a lot of time in the dust like we do.


We had a 2012 RAM 2500 Diesel here at work and someone put a FRAM filter in it and it actually was getting sucked into the motor. I did not know and when I dropped it off at the dealer for a regeneration programming fix the service tech pulled it out and showed me. It was crazy just how much air those motors move. She then informed me that using any other filters (fuel, oil, air) besides Mopar would void the warranty should the motor fail. That would be about a 25K repair bill. Have been using Mopar filters in my Jeep ever since.


Yup. This and I have personally seen people have their engines ruined from using them - even a dealer installed Mopar one. They are nothing but bad news on a Jeep.

Looks like I’ll be getting a mopar filter soon [emoji51] thanks for the heads up!


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Edwrds
07-31-2018, 01:11 AM
I should note that on Moby, we still have a high flow filter being that we can't run a factory filter. For him, I clean out his filter every other oil change under normal conditions. I clean it every oil change if we're in the dust a lot. Even then, I find some dust in the air tube - I hate it.

Eddie have you tried running an Outerwear over Moby’s filter they help quite lot with the fine dust. I agree with you on running a OEM filter.


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Andy5160
07-31-2018, 01:12 AM
I love the intro [emoji7][emoji7][emoji7][emoji7][emoji7]super awesome [emoji41]. Great write up and I do see that in the near future [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]307144


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wayoflife
07-31-2018, 01:13 AM
Eddie have you tried running an Outerwear over Moby’s filter they help quite lot with the fine dust. I agree with you on running a OEM filter.

Oh yeah, we've always run a filter sock and for a time, a foam pre-filter as well. I've since moved away from an oil filter and have been running a dry flow and that seemed to help out.

Trail JK
07-31-2018, 01:20 AM
Awesome reminder. [emoji1303] Great how to video! [emoji1319]


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TrailHunter
07-31-2018, 02:05 AM
I bet that intro was Satisfying for Cindy. Lol

BaddestCross
07-31-2018, 02:13 AM
I bet that intro was Satisfying for Cindy. Lol
I was thinking the same! 🤣🤣

Way to sacrifice for the art, Eddie! 🍻

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OverlanderJK
07-31-2018, 02:13 AM
The intro was great! These videos are really getting better and better. Great work Cindy!

I like that filter a lot better than the crap in the Jk.

Oh yeah, music sucks. [emoji12]


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jesse3638
07-31-2018, 04:08 AM
The intro was great! These videos are really getting better and better. Great work Cindy!

I like that filter a lot better than the crap in the Jk.

Oh yeah, music sucks. [emoji12]


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JL to JK air box swap mod perhaps. People are already swapping hood latches..haha

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OverlanderJK
07-31-2018, 04:16 AM
JL to JK air box swap mod perhaps. People are already swapping hood latches..haha

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Depends what it looks like underneath. Might work.


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jesse3638
07-31-2018, 04:58 AM
Depends what it looks like underneath. Might work.


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I do like the look of that new style air filter. Looks a lot better than the JK one. Those remind me of the cheap HVAC filters you get 3 for 10 at the big box stores.

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Clifford33
07-31-2018, 05:06 AM
I love the last part “Now let’s go got it dirty again.” Haha pretty much!


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wayoflife
07-31-2018, 05:33 PM
Awesome reminder. [emoji1303] Great how to video! [emoji1319]

Thanks Rachel :cool:


I bet that intro was Satisfying for Cindy. Lol

LOL!! That could explain why we had to do multiple takes even though I'm pretty sure we nailed it on the first one. :rolleyes2: :crazyeyes::D


I was thinking the same! 🤣🤣

Way to sacrifice for the art, Eddie! 🍻

Gotta do what ya gotta do to get it right :crazyeyes:

wayoflife
07-31-2018, 05:36 PM
The intro was great! These videos are really getting better and better. Great work Cindy!

I like that filter a lot better than the crap in the Jk.

Oh yeah, music sucks. [emoji12]

:cheesy: Now that was funny!
The filter is WAY BETTER than what came on the JK. :yup:


JL to JK air box swap mod perhaps. People are already swapping hood latches..haha


Depends what it looks like underneath. Might work.

This ^^^ While it may be possible, I'm not sure how you'd attach it to the box to the body.


I love the last part “Now let’s go got it dirty again.” Haha pretty much!

LOL!! Ain't it the truth though :crazyeyes:

pop2tu
07-31-2018, 06:09 PM
LOL!! That could explain why we had to do multiple takes even though I'm pretty sure we nailed it on the first one. :rolleyes2: :crazyeyes::D:

Maybe, Cindy wasn’t enjoying the multiple takes! It might have been a lack of acting skills! LOL. Just kidding! Great video, really like the looks of that filter so much more than the Homedepot ones in our JKs. Thanks for sharing


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benatc1
07-31-2018, 11:31 PM
Enjoyed the video, liking the new energy that’s evolving with these. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!


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Bear_JKU
07-31-2018, 11:51 PM
Very good video. Nice to see how easy it is to do with just four bolts


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wayoflife
08-01-2018, 12:34 AM
Maybe, Cindy wasn’t enjoying the multiple takes! It might have been a lack of acting skills! LOL. Just kidding! Great video, really like the looks of that filter so much more than the Homedepot ones in our JKs. Thanks for sharing

LOL - ouch!

Regarding the filter, your description of the JK filter is too funny. :crazyeyes:


Enjoyed the video, liking the new energy that’s evolving with these. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!

Thanks Ben. We've been trying a bit harder and it's been a lot more work but we've also been having a lot more fun. :yup:


Very good video. Nice to see how easy it is to do with just four bolts

I do like the bolts and find them easier to work with than the old style clips. :yup:

notnalc68
08-01-2018, 02:04 AM
I agree with the previous comments. The videos just keep getting better!


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wayoflife
08-01-2018, 02:14 AM
I agree with the previous comments. The videos just keep getting better!

Thank you. It's been A LOT more work and we're not even sure if anyone cares but we've been having fun. :cool: