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How to Install an Airaid Cold Air Intake SynthaMax Dry Filter in your 2003-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ wit

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • FlatHeadScrewdriver
  • PhillipsHeadScrewdriver
  • 10mmSocket
  • 7/16"Socket
  • "Socket
  • 5/32"Allenwrench
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Installation Instructions For Part Numbers:

700-451 Airaid Oiled Media Filter
701-451 SynthaMax Dry Media Filter - Red 
702-451 SynthaMax Dry Media Filter - Black
703-451 SynthaMax Dry Media Filter - Blue

2003-06 Jeep Wrangler 2.4L I4 

Component Identification

1Airaid Premium Filter
2Cool Air Panel 
3Cool Air Panel 
4Black Plastic Intake Tube
5Weather Strip 24 ¼”
6¼-20 Head Cap Bolt
7¼” Flat Washer
8#6 Flat Washer
96-32 Keps Nut
106-32 x5/16” Screw
11¼-20 x ½” Hex Bolt
12¼-20 Hex Nut

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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove bolt for radiator support rod. (Note: Retain bolt for later use.) 

2. Loosen hose clamp attaching air filter assembly to throttle body. Using a ½” socket, remove bolt on back side of air filter assembly. 

3. Disconnect the breather hose from the factory air box silencer. (Note: Retain hose for later use.) 

4. Remove air filter assembly from engine compartment. Retain rubber throttle body coupler for later use.

5. Using a flat blade screwdriver, unclip the fuse box from the bracket and set aside. Using 10mm socket, remove bolt from bracket. (Note: Retain bolt for later use.) 

6. Using a 7/16” socket, remove the bolt located on the radiator fan cover on the passenger side. (Note: Retain bolt for later use.)  

7. Using the supplied hardware, assemble the two Airaid panels as shown.  

8. Position Airaid Cool Air Dam in place by inserting factory radiator support rod through grommet as shown. 

9. Reinstall original bolt through Airaid Cool Air Dam and factory fuse block bracket. Replace fuse block on bracket.

10. Using a 7/16” socket, reinstall the original bolt through the Airaid Cool Air Dam and radiator fan cover. 

11. Using the supplied hardware and 7/16” socket, fasten the front of the Airaid Cool Air Dam to the fender.

12. Using a ½” socket, reinstall the original bolt on the radiator support rod.

13. Install factory throttle body coupler on end of Airaid intake tube and position assembly on engine as shown. Mount Airaid intake tube to Cool Air Dam using two supplied ¼”-20 bolts and washers provided. Connect factory breather hose to Airaid intake tube.

14. Install the Airaid filter on the end of the intake tube. Install the weather strip on the top edge of the Cool Air Dam. (Note: Start at one end and work your way around to insure proper alignment.) 

15. Double check your work to be certain that all nuts, bolts, and clamps are securely fastened.

16. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Thank you for purchasing the Airaid Intake System. Contact Airaid @ (800) 498-6951 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST weekdays for questions regarding fit or instructions that are not clear to you. Your Airaid Intake System was carefully inspected and packaged. Check that no parts are missing, or were damaged during shipping. If any parts are missing, contact Airaid. The air filter element is protected from direct exposure to water and debris; care should be taken not to drive through deep water. WATER INGESTION IS THE DRIVERS RESPONSIBILITY! The air filter is reusable and should be cleaned periodically


700-451 Airaid Oiled Media
702-451 Airaid SynthaMax Dry Media - Black 
701-451 Airaid SynthaMax Dry Media - Red
703-451 Airaid SynthaMax Dry Media - Blue 

For your Oiled media filter we suggest using the AIRAID Filter Tune-Up Kit! 

Synthamax Air Filters do not require oil. Service air filter as needed by cleaning with common nonpetroleum all-purpose household cleaner and water. Simple Green®, Formula 409® or equivalent works great. Apply cleaner to outside of air filter and allow to soak. Then flush filter clean from the inside out with a garden hose and repeat steps if necessary. Do not apply high pressure water or air to clean filter. Allow filter to air dry and reinstall.