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How to Install a Rugged Ridge Cold Air Intake on your 2012-2014 Wrangler JK

Installation Time

2 hours

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Shop Parts in this Guide

1. Intake Tube (1)
2. Heat Shield (1)
3. Weather Stripping (1)
4. Air Filter (1)
5. Throttle Body Coupling (1)
6. Large Hose Clamps (3)
7. Small Hose Clamps (2)
8. M6 Mounting Bolt (2)
9. Rubber covered clamps (2)

9. M6 Flat Washers (4)
10. M6 Nut (2)
11. M6 Aluminum Spacer (2)
12. Rubber Isolator Mount (1)
13. M6 Washers (2)
14. M6 Nuts (2)
15. Grommet (1)
16. Heat Shield Rubber Trim (1)

1. Remove original air filter, air box, intake tube, intake temperature sensor, and breather tube.

2. Remove mounting bushings from tray. Place aluminum spacers onto try. Remove top passenger side radiator shroud bolt.

3. Set new heat shield on top of spacers and install M6 bolts and washers from below. Access can be gained by pulling inner fender liner to the side and inserting bolts and washers from inside fender well. With M6 hardware installed tighten heat shield to vehicle. Secure heat shield to radiator shroud.

4. Carefully remove temperature sensor from original intake pipe. Take care not to break the plastic sensor. Install rubber grommet into aluminum air tube. Install temperature sensor into grommet as shown. A small amount of grease or oil can be used to help install sensor. Clean as needed.

5. Install rubber isolator mount to heat shield. Insert tube and coupling onto throttle body and secure with large 2.5" hose clamp ( Do not tighten at this time). Connect wire lead back to temperature sensor. Line heat shield filter opening with rubber trim.

6. Secure air tube to rubber isolator. Loosen all hose clamps to allow for movement of tube. Place 2.5" Hose clamp over aluminum air tube. Install air filter through heat shield opening. Secure 2.5” clamp.

Note: This filter is polyester synthetic and never needs to be oiled. It can de cleaned with warm water and mild detergent dish soap.

7. With tube secured to heat shield and filter installed tighten all hose clamps. reconnect breather tube back onto intake tube. Two small hose clamps have been provided to insure a tight fit to intake tube. Attach weather stripping to top of heat shield. Cut to fit.

8. Double check all hose clamps to insure there are no air leaks before driving.

9. Install hose clamps to radiator overflow hose. Reusing bolts removed in step (#3) attach to radiator. Replace engine cover.