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    How to Suffocate Your JL Wrangler...

    Attend the JLX!

    If there's one thing that I hate about a long desert trip like the one we just went on, it's that we're not in the lead and you can't back out of the dust. If you do, you're at risk of missing a turn and being, "that guy". In fact, it was after the JKX Wild Wild West that we first started to see multiple JK's with 3.6L engines ruined and it's why I'm so opposed to cold air intakes or CAI's. With that said, here's what our factory air filter was able to collect just after 4 months, 5,000 miles and just one JLX...





    I should note that what you are seeing is just what came out after setting the filter down on the ground - NOT pounding it out. In all, I measured a little more than half a cup of ultra fine dust. The GOOD NEWS is that the air tube beyond the filter still looked clean and so did the oil. Unlike the JK before, the new OE paper filters really do a GREAT job of filtering dirt and for a guy like me who spends a lot of time out in the dust, I really am glad for it.

    Time to do this again...


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    Lord thatís a lot of dust!!!!! Glad to see it getting trapped though and not sucked into the motor


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    Wow! Thatís nice to know the factory filter works to catch that much fine partials.


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    Wow thats a lot of dust. Maybe time to install that Sema spiny product that mounts on your hood. Lol

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    Holy shit! Time for a change!

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    Bet the cabin air filter is choked out to. Wow!
    Embrace the Recoil!

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    Wow I have never seen that much dust come out of a filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Lord thatís a lot of dust!!!!! Glad to see it getting trapped though and not sucked into the motor
    Me too! On the JK, dirt would have gotten through for sure. A CAI would have been a lot worse and this is speaking from personal experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_JKU View Post
    Wow! Thatís nice to know the factory filter works to catch that much fine partials.
    Yup, the new JL OE filter works pretty damn good.

    Quote Originally Posted by TOPLESS View Post
    Wow thats a lot of dust. Maybe time to install that Sema spiny product that mounts on your hood. Lol
    LOL - Seriously!! I was thinking about it the whole time we were on this trip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Holy shit! Time for a change!
    Already done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Linebacker View Post
    Bet the cabin air filter is choked out to. Wow!
    Actually, I got a replacement but it isn't too bad. We ran most of this trip with the windows up.

    Quote Originally Posted by 19YJ94 View Post
    Wow I have never seen that much dust come out of a filter.
    This is what you get when you wheel out west.

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    Thatís crazy! I canít believe there was so much dust in your filter! Iíll be switching back to the paper filters eventually...

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    Man! Thank goodness the paper filters work!


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