Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan with ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the K&N Cold-Air Intake, available for all 2007-2016 JKs. When taking a look at these cold-air intakes, you have a couple of different ones to choose from. One is the 57-series which is a carb-exempt, 50-state legal intake, the 63 which is not legal in California but should give you a few more horsepower, and the 77 which is the aluminum version of the intake.
A cold-air intake on a Jeep is for somebody who wants a little bit more sound out of their engine, who wants a little bit better throttle response, and possibly some increased miles per gallon. A cold-air intake is not going to provide a ton of horsepower gains on a Jeep just because the factory intake isn't that much of a bottleneck. However, a lot of people do feel a little bit of a power increase after installing something like this. It is important to note that when you install a cold-air intake on your Jeep, you do get rid of the factory air box, which can be a little bit detrimental if you're somebody who takes your Jeep off-road in wet conditions a lot. But, if you do decide to go with a cold-air intake on your Jeep, the K&N ones are a good way to go because they're moderately priced, and they all include K&N's famous reusable and washable filter.
Depending on which series you choose, you're either gonna get a polyethylene or an aluminum air intake tube that's molded specifically to fit in your Jeep and designed to work with your factory vent and air sensor. You'll get a heat shield and all the brackets and hardware necessary to get everything installed, including a washable and reusable K&N air filter. Now, because this setup is designed specifically to bolt into your Jeep, it will be bolt-in. You won't have to cut or drill anything which makes the installation really easy. However, because of that, it's very important to make sure you get the one that's designed for your specific year because Jeep did change engines. Because this is designed to be completely bolt-in, the install becomes very easy. The first step in the process is to remove your factory intake tube and air box, then install the heat shield and all the brackets that come with this kit. From there, you'll install your air filter and, finally, your air tube. The whole installation should take about an hour and you won't need any specialty tools, just some hand tools.
Now, there are a bunch of companies out there making cold-air intake setups very similar to this, and some of them are less expensive than this one. This does come with the washable and reusable filter which may be worth a couple more dollars to you. It really just comes down to your budget. If you want to get one of these setups that's similar, that costs a few dollars less, I think that it'll have the same effect on your Jeep as this one will. So if you're looking for some extra throttle response, a little more sound from under the hood of your Jeep or a few extra MPGs, a cold-air intake might be the way to go, especially if you're somebody who takes your Jeep off-road only where it's dry or stays out of the puddles. If you're looking for a cold-air intake and you want one that has a reusable filter, the K&N is a really nice option.
So that's my review of the K&N Cold-Air Intake, available for all 2007-2016 JKs that you can find right here, at ExtremeTerrain.com.
Tactical Style & Performance.
The K&N Blackhawk Induction Air Intake is designed to give your rig the bold look it deserves as well as practical performance gains. After installation you'll see an estimated 7.26 more horsepower at 5,600 RPM and an estimated additional 7.79 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 RPM. These gains along with increased throttle response and improved engine sound make this blacked out kit everything you'll want and need in a cold air intake.
Designed to replace your standard factory intake, this CAI features a black powder coated metal tube for increased air flow and impressive style. All the necessary hardware for installation is included in the kit, along with stainless steel clamps which won't rust out and accommodations for your mass air sensor. This intake is finished with a large, 6 inch black cotton gauze DryFlow filter, to provide superior filtration over stock.
Installation and Warranty.
This kit is easily installed with common hand tools for a straight forward installation that generally takes 90 minutes or less. Backed by K&N's Million Mile Warranty, this cold air intake provides both you and your JK with unrivaled security and performance for years and the many miles to come.
The Blackhawk Induction Air Intake is specifically designed to fit 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models with a 3.6L engine. This kit is not legal in the state of California or any other states which adhere to the same CA state emission standards.
Technical Note. The K&N Cold Air Intake is not designed for vehicles equipped with a Body Lift.
CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65
- What's in the Box
- (1) Intake Tube
- (1) Heat Shield
- (1) Air Filter
- Clamps and brackets
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 2 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 2 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18