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Hey, guys. So, today, we're checking out the S&B Cold Air Intake with the Oiled, Cleanable Cotton Filter, fitting all 2018 and newer JL Wranglers with the 3.6-liter V6 engine. So, if you are looking for some better efficiency for your JL, you're looking for a mod that's going to help it breathe a lot better, cold air intake is always a great place to start, and this option by S&B is going to be a quality choice to take a look into. So, this intake, in particular, is going to give you an upgrade in not only horsepower and torque, but it's also going to help you out with their throttle response and efficiency as far as your miles per gallon is concerned. So if you felt a little lack in your throttle response and you're looking for a jump in that, this is going to be a great option considering this S&B choice is going to increase your efficiency by about 26% over the factory intake.Now, this is also going to provide a little bit more protection to the filter than some of the other choices available on the page that just come with heat shields. What I really like about this is the fact that it also has a window up top. So not only are you getting a good look for the inside of your engine bay, you're also getting to watch your filter and make sure that you can keep an eye on it. If you have to take it out and maintenance it, you can totally do so, but, again, it's going to give you a good look while also giving you that protection that you need for that filter inside. Now, this is going to be a great option. The enclosed box choice is going to be a great option for anybody who lives in a winter climate or is just looking for a little bit of extra protection in comparison to those heat shield or open-box choices.Now, this will also be a great choice for anybody who is a fan of an oiled filter over a dry filter. And there are very minimal differences between the oiled filter and the dry filter. The oiled filter is going to give you a little bit more filtration, a little bit less airflow in comparison to a dry filter, which is very minuscule, not by much. It kind of comes down to your personal preference. So, if you're looking for better filtration, you're also looking for a lot of protection while also getting the most out of your intake and most out of your airflow, then this is going to be a great choice. And not to mention this is going to have a very durable construction and come with everything that you need in order to install this on your JL. I personally think that this not only fits very well, but you can see the quality when it comes down to even the hardware included in this kit, which I personally do appreciate out of this S&B intake.Now, with all that being said, this is going to come in at roughly $350. And in my personal opinion, I think that that's a great price for what you're getting. Now, I do really like the fact that in comparison to some other closed box options, you're getting a large window here. Some other choices have a smaller window or you don't get a window at all, which not only you don't get to see the red filter underneath for some extra styling or sportiness underneath the hood, but you don't get to see the full filter when it comes to maintenancing. So, if you are looking to clean your filter, you can check it out with this large window, pop it out, clean it, and pop it right back in, as to where some other options are only gonna have a very small window. Now, there are gonna be other choices for open-box or heat shield options. Those may be a little bit less expensive than some of the closed-box options that you see on the page. However, again, you're not getting as much protection as you would with this choice.There are also other options available on the page for dry filters. Like I said, it kind of comes down to your personal preference when it comes to a dry filter versus an oiled filter. A lot of people say that dry filters, because it doesn't have the sticky substance on top, it is going to offer a little bit more airflow instead of having oil on there. However, it is, again, going to be very minimal when it comes to that. So, if you are a fan of better filtration and high flow and you also are looking for some really good protection to your filter, really quality design, I think that this is going to be right up your alley. Now, when it comes to the install, I'm going to give this a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Like I said, this is going to come with everything that you need, and it is incredibly simple to get the job done with some very basic hand tools in about an hour. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now.The tools that I use for my install were an impact wrench, a clip removal tool, a 19-millimeter and 10-millimeter wrench, a Phillips-head screwdriver and a flat-head screwdriver, and a 10-millimeter socket and 8-millimeter socket. So, our first step for this install is to open up our hood, then we can disconnect our IAT sensor and our PVC hose. And then we can go ahead and uninstall our intake. So, first, we can disconnect the wiring harness on our IAT sensor, which is right over on the side here. Then we can go ahead and take our trim removal tool or a clip removal tool, take out these two Christmas tree clips that are sitting right on the top of our resonator. Once those are out, we can put those to the side. I kind of like to hook those on the other side of our horn sensor, and then we can take out our PCV hose. So, there's a great clip on the side of the hose here, we just have to press it down and pull back. It might be helpful to use two hands. Put that to the side. Then we can disconnect a couple of bolts that are holding in the intake tube in the airbox.Right at the front, we're going to have two 10-millimeter bolts that are holding on the intake tube. I'm going to take a 10-millimeter socket and remove them. Then we can take out the 10-millimeter bolt that's holding on the front of our airbox here or the side of our airbox, and we're gonna use that 10-millimeter socket to remove that one. Next, we can loosen up the clamp at the throttle body. I'm going to use an 8-millimeter socket. There is also a cutout on here, so if you don't have an 8-millimeter socket, you can also use a flat-head screwdriver. Our next step is to pop our intake out of place. So, first, we're just going to pull back on this coupler from the throttle body, make sure that that's disconnected. Then our airbox is held in by a couple of different grommets and posts down at the bottom. So all we have to do is give a firm pull up. I usually like to grab it from the back of the intake tube. You'll feel it disconnect, and then we can just lift up and out.So now that we have our factory intake out and on the table, I wanted to sit our new one next to it, give you kind of a side-by-side comparison, show you why this is going to be a big upgrade for your JL. Now, speaking of upgrade, this is going to be a 26% upgrade in airflow and efficiency in comparison to the factory construction and the overall factory intake. And that's for a number of different reasons. Now, starting off with the airbox, as you can see on our factory airbox, this is going to be an enclosed setup, and that's very similar to what we have here on the S&B intake. Now, this is going to provide a little bit more protection to the filter than some other heat shield or open-box designs. So this is going to be very similar to the factory design when it comes to our new airbox here.However, the big difference that I do really like is the fact that this is going to have a clear top so you can keep an eye on your filter. Now, speaking of that filter, that is going to be one of the biggest upgrades out of this S&B kit in comparison to our factory one. Now, as you can see our factory one on the table, this is going to be a factory paper element. And as you can also see, this is quite dirty. Now, this will have to be replaced over time in comparison to our new one which is fully reusable. So the one here is going to be an eight-layer cotton gauze filter. Now that is also going to be oiled. So it'll create a sticky surface, making sure that the filtration is a lot better than a paper filter. It's going to increase that airflow and increase that efficiency as well by also helping out and also helping out with that filtration and also being reusable at the same time.So, when this is dirty, unlike the paper filter where you would have to throw out and buy a new one, all you have to do is clean it, reoil it, and you can pop it right back in. And, of course, it's going to look really nice underneath the clear window here with the red filter. Now, moving over to the intake tube, this is also going to be a big upgrade. As you can see on our factory one, we're gonna have multiple different resonators on the intake tube, which is going to kind of restrict some airflow and not really give you the streamlined airflow that you're looking for out of a cold air intake. So that's going to kind of dole down the performance when it comes to the stock airbox setup. Now, we're moving over to the S&B option. As you can see, the intake tube is a little bit larger, and it's also going to have one resonator. So, instead of multiple resonators that are going to cause that restriction, this is going to be more straight-through style flow.Now, this is also going to come with everything that you need. There are going to be an upgrade in the couplers and all the seals. They're going to be made of silicone. So you don't have to worry about any cracking over time. And they are going to be heat-resistant, making sure that the hot engine bay air is not going to damage them or wear them out like they would on the factory one. Sometimes these can crack, which can cause some problems when it comes to your intake and your efficiency. Again, overall, this is going to be a big upgrade. So what do you say we go and put it together and get it in our JL? So, before we put together our new intake, we do have to swap over our IAT sensor. So, I'm gonna use a small flat-head screwdriver. I just like to lift this little arm here so we can just press it over this little ledge. Once that's twisted back, we can just give it a firm pull back. And it should pop out of place.So while we're on the topic of the IAT sensor, we can grab our new intake tube. We can grab the fitting. This is going to be a silicone fitting here, and pop this into where the IAT sensor is going to go into place. Then we can take our IAT sensor, making sure that the arm is out. You're going to have an arrow which tells you the rotation or which way you need to turn it. So we're gonna pop this down on in. We can twist and make sure that arm is right on the edge of this little ledge here. Next, we can take our hose fitting and screw this into place. So, once this stops threading by hand, what we want to do is take a 19-millimeter wrench, and we are just going to tighten that up and make sure that it is roughly hand-tight. We don't want to overtighten this. So, once that's pretty much hand-tight, we can move on to assembling the intake at the airbox side.So, first, we can start with the inlet on the front. So I am going to pop this silicone inlet in. Now, there's going to be a channel. You want to make sure that this is sitting flush. Might be helpful to grab the flat-head screwdriver that we used earlier just to guide it through. Then we can take the fitting for the other side and pop this into place. Now, this is going to have the same channel system, and it should pretty easily sit in there. Then we can take our filter, and we can pop this down on through. So, with our filter in the housing here, we're going to take our large clamp and put that around. And then we can take our intake tube, and the larger part is what's going to go through into the airbox. So, as you can see, there's going to be a couple of lips here. This lip, this last lip here, is what you want to be sitting on the outside there of this silicone piece. Then we can press the filter over, kind of get this all fitted together, and then we can tighten down our filter with a 10-millimeter socket.So, once we have the intake tube fitted through the silicone coupler into our filter here, we want to position our clamp, and we can tighten this up with an 8-millimeter socket. We wanna make sure that the filter is hitting the first lip, then we can fully tighten it up. Make sure that that's not gonna go anywhere. And once we get to the Jeep, once we place this in, we'll be able to rotate the intake tube back and forth. But right now, we want to kind of get it as a full intake, and then we can pop it into place. So, one of the last steps for putting together or assembling our airbox here is to put on our top glass. Now, there's really only going to be one way to pop this into place. So there is going to be a little seal that we have to pop into here. And that's just gonna make sure that the glass is sealed or the plastic plexiglass is sealed to the top. No water, dust, air is gonna get through this top part of the intake here. The only air getting in is through the front. So, once that seal is in there, we can line everything up. Now, we can take our provided hardware, which is going to be our plastic washers and our Phillips-head bolts, and we'll be able to secure those down.I'm using a Phillips-head screwdriver for this. All right. So, once the top piece is secure, we can head over to the Jeep. So, now, we can pop our new intake into place. As you can see, there's going to be two posts on the bottom. On either side of this ram air vent here, we're going to have two grommets, and we're going to line those up. And then we should be able to give it a good push down into place. Now, it doesn't need to be perfect just yet because we'll have to kind of fit this. And next, we can move on to the bracket. So, over on the side here, we'll need to fit in a bracket so we can secure it to the side of the battery tray here. That's going to keep a part of our intake box secure. So what I'm going to do is take out this 10-millimeter bolt over on the side. I'm going to use a 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench. So, once that's disconnected, we can take our bracket with our provided hardware. And we can thread this over on the side of our intake and tighten it up with that 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench.Once that's tightened up, we can pop this back down into place, and we can secure... You can either take the factory bolt or you can take the provided bolt, and we can thread this into the side here and tighten it up. So, once you get that threaded in, we can tighten that up with that 10-millimeter ratcheting wrench. Then we can head over to the throttle body. So with the clamps on our silicone coupler here, what we're gonna do is lift up on the intake tube and fit this over the intake tube. Then we can fit this over our throttle body, making sure that it is butting up against this lip and also butting up against the lip on the throttle body as well. Now, positioning them correctly, we can take an 8-millimeter socket and tighten up both clamps. Last but not least, we can plug in our IAT sensor, and we can also pop in our breather hose. After you hear a click, you can close up your hood, and you'll be all set to go.So, that is going to wrap it up for my review and install. 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Premium-Quality Cold Air Intake. Optimize your Jeep's engine for maximum performance with the S&B Cold Air Intake With Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter. It has been built to perform 26.18% better than stock air intake, so you can enjoy improved air flow into your engine. Meanwhile, its fully enclosed airbox with large clear lid keeps the filter protected from dust and heat for maximum performance. Indeed, this cold air intake helps you push your Jeep Wrangler harder with increased horsepower and improved fuel efficiency.
No Tune Required. S&B engineered their Cold Air Intake to improve the performance of your Wrangler without the need of reprogramming your computer. By utilizing flow dynamics, this Intake will increase power using the original factory tune. Even though a re-tune is not required for operation, ExtremeTerrain recommends a custom tune to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) to get the best possible performance from this Cold Air Intake.
Reusable Air Filter. The included high flow S&B air filter effectively filters out power robbing particles with its multi layer design. The specially treated 8-layer, cotton media creates a sticky surface to capture microscopic contaminants before they can enter your Wrangler's engine and do harm. Seeing that the filter is reusable there is no need to buy a new filter every few thousand miles. You can just clean the filter, re-oil it, and reinstall - saving yourself money in the long haul.
High-Quality Construction. The S&B Cold Air Intake With Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter has been manufactured out of heavy-duty material to ensure maximum durability and long-lasting use. Meanwhile, its seals are made from silicone which do not crack. This ensures lasting heat and tear resistance.
Simple Bolt-on Installation. S&B designed their Cold Air Intake kit to be a direct bolt-on replacement. With no special tools or extra modifications required installation can be completed in under an hour. All parts and detailed instructions are included.
Covered by a Million-Mile Warranty. For quality assurance, this Cold Air Intake With Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter carries S&B’s million-mile warranty against structural or manufacturing defects. Please note that some exclusions to this warranty apply.
CARB Certified. This S&B Cold Air Intake With Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter is 50 state legal under CARB EO Number D-590-18.
Application. This S&B Cold Air Intake With Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter is designed to fit 2018-2023 3.6L Jeep Wrangler JL models.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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