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Old 04-16-2018, 01:53 PM
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My 2018 Latitude Plus, ADII, cold weather, towing pack, black on black is on it's way to my house today.

The only thing I really dislike is that it doesnt have the towing hooks that the TH has. It wouldn't have hurt anything or cost much to put them on there. I'm not sure how I'm going to get pulled out when I get stuck.

Any advise for a 1st time Jeep buyer? How can I beef this thing up for $1000? Looks like I can lift it 2 inches and put bigger tires, when I burn through the factory tires.

CAI looks like it's a cat fight whether it works or not. From what I read, it makes it sound cool, but the HP is almost nothing.

How much for the bumper and winch system is realistic? I realize there is a wide range, something adequate.

I live at altitude, 9000 feet. If anyone knows any tricks with thin air, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks for the advice. I've been looking through the forums all day trying to answer my own questions, but I'm not very skilled navigating the site. I end up reading topics from 5 years ago.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:13 PM
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I've used 3 different CAI's on both of my cherokees, long and short of it is this. While the peak gains aren't any more than 10hp and 9Tq, its the power below the peak levels, looking at the dyno sheets for the AFE intake in some cases the vehicle is making 20ft/lbs more torque at points in the rpm curve vs stock.

AFE replaces the entire intake and has 2 models both of which work well.



You can also do the RPM Motorsports Torque Tube and get a panel filter to fit in the stock location. This is a bit cheaper and nearly the same results as the above mentioned intake. The torque tube simply replaces the factory resonator on the air intake connected to the throttle body



K&N also has an intake which leaves the factory resonator in place but replaces the factory intake box, I have it on one of my cherokees but im' not really a fan of it VS the AFE intake.




So at the end of the day, getting an intake does the following, causes the engine to make more noise (some like the sound I think it sounds nice) it give s a small increase in power, but the big kicker is that providing you drive nicely you get a nice increase in fuel economy.

The AFE kit is the loudest and gets the best fuel economy.

The Torque Tube is a bit quieter and doesn't quite get the same fuel economy as the afe.

K&N has the same gains as the torque turbo but is a bit louder.

All 3 have intake air temps approximately 1-2 degrees above ambient when moving (virtually the same as stock)

Hope that helps Intake Wise
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:35 AM
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Thanks Tyler. It does help. I live in at 9000 feet. It's considered high desert. Very dusty in the summer. With extra air comes extra dirt. I imagine I just need to check that filter regularly?
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Yup just take it out and wash it every few months,
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Just showed up at the house.
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Now I just have to figure out the biggest tires I can get and keep my 6yr/60k warranty. I'd like to put the 2" lift on it, but that seems to be a 50/50 shot of voiding the warranty I paid extra for.
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Any change from factory could be something that voids warranty.

You could go with some 255/55/18 tires, they will fit your factory wheels with no rubbing and there is lots of AT tires available in that size. Another option is factory trailhawk wheels and tires as well.
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