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Unleash more of the engine's hidden horsepower with Airaid performance intake systems. Airaid's unique inlet track and filter combination is substantially less restrictive than the OE configuration.
The AIRAID CAIS was a fairly easy add-on to the Cherokee. I recommend checking the connections from the breather hose to the intake, if a hose is cracked your better off having a replacement on-hand. The kit is sturdy and good quality. Using the existing lower portion of the Cherokee airbox means that hot air hitting the intake is minimized. I changed the O2 sensors at the same time as adding the AIRAID. The result has been a smoother running engine. I took the Jeep to Hollister and it performed well on the moderate trails with the AIRAID intake and Flowmaster muffler.
Though the system appears to be pretty simple, it definitely makes a difference. It retains the lower half of the factory intake box (and its cold air inlet ducts) and the supplied panels snap into it. The weatherstripping on top of the panels seals against the hood when its shut, basically making the hood act like a lid for the intake box. This allows enough room for a really big air filter, which seems to be supplying much more air to the engine than the factory setup. I noticed an immediate improvement in throttle response and picked up 1.5 mpg, not bad for a product that installs in under an hour and is guaranteed for life! And it's even smog legal!
I ended up liking that I had to use the stock lower half of the airbox. It keeps the filter up high so less worry about water getting in when it gets deep. The installation was pretty easy but metal box is cheesy and doesnt keep it shape well. I would like to see a tube from the filter all the way to the throttle body instead of using the stock one. The weather strip seal on the top is not fun to put on. Different heights and 90 degree corners make if difficult. I might cut it so it makes the corner and stays down. Overall it works and looks pretty good but costs too much for what you get.
Nice to find products that do what they claim in the ads. I put it on my F150 in about 15 minutes and immediately took it for a ride. Nice sound and a bit more ompuff pulling the hill from the house up to the highway. Haven't had it on long enough to tell if overall power has been improved or if milage was boosted.
i like the synthamax because you don't have to oil it you just need to clean it
Installed the cold air intake and throttle body kit on my 07 Dodge Mega Cab 2500. Took about 1 hr to install, nothing major and everything was included in the kit. Noticible increase in power when I'm towing my 32' toy hauler. Have not had it long enough to see if any mileage increase.
Very easy to install, did in my driveway less than a half hour. I love the sound when you put your foot into the pedal. Only difficulty was taking the tube out of the stock box, which was a little crusted in. But other than that it is a GREAT product.
All the parts fit perfect and I have noticed an increase in performance too!
Q: what effect does this product have on California smog inspections? Will the vehicle still pass inspections? What effect does it have on gas milage? I would love to increase my Hemi gas milage and stay OK with smog inspections. Answer this question
A: Ed- Thanks for asking. The Airaid Synthaflow Quickfit Intake system is emissions legal with a CARB EO # D-609-2. This intake should help your milage and power depending on the condition of your vehicle and any other modifications you may have made to it.
Answered by DP on 10/17/2013
Since 1997, AIRAID has manufactured high quality air intake systems that are the result of thorough research and development and advanced engineering. Their goal is to produce innovative, easily installed kits that radically increase airflow, torque and horsepower as they up overall engine performance. Jeep owners appreciate AIRAID air intake systems appearance, functionality and how easy they are to install. Extend the life of your Jeep whether it's a Wrangler, Cherokee or Comanche. When you want to feel your engine breathing easier and releasing loads more horsepower, choose AIRAID components for your performance upgrade or replacement. Shop AIRAID Now