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Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Cold Air Intake (97-06 4.0L Wrangler TJ)

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  • Kit Includes Air Intake Tube, Heat Shield, Throttle Body Spacer and Conical Dry Panel Filter
  • Increases Acceleration and Horsepower
  • Improves Fuel Efficiency by Up to 10 Percent
  • Fits 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models with 4.0L Engine

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Cold Air Intake fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs. There are a couple of different versions of this intake depending on which engine you have in your TJ so make sure you get the right one for your Wrangler. Today we're going to talk through the installation of the cold air intake which is a very simple one out of three wrenches. This will bolt directly in place of your factory intake without the need to do any major modifications. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this intake. A cold air intake is for those of you who want a little bit more noise from underneath the hood, especially when you stomp on the throttle, want a little bit more throttle response and maybe a couple more miles per gallon. Now, while letting your engine breathe either in or out a little bit easier should theoretically lead to more power, our engines are very, very efficient right from the factory. So a cold air intake like this, while it may add a few horse power, it's going to do it at the very top of the RPM range where we don't spend a ton of our time, so I wouldn't expect this to make your Jeep feel like a race car or get a ton of additional power from it. However, it will have those other benefits that we talked about. Now, if you're somebody who goes off-road and especially if you hit a lot of water crossings or a lot of mud, I probably would not recommend a cold air intake like this. It gets rid of the factory aqua box which can allow you to get water or moisture into the engine a lot easier which can cause problems such as hydrolocking. However, if you stay on the road or if you run dry trails and rocks, this could be a nice option for you if you're looking for a little bit more sound, a little more throttle response and a few more MPG. As far as construction goes, this is a polished aluminum intake tube. It does come with a black powder coated heat shield and a conical filter which is a dry filter. This does not require any sort of oiling but it's also not going to be reusable. You can always attach a reusable filter onto this cold air intake once this one gets dirty if you want to, but again, this is not going to be a reusable filter which some cold air intakes will come with. That's something that helps to keep the cost of this intake down just a little bit. Now, the fact that this is a polished cold air intake tube, when you pop the hood, it is a little bit flashy. There are some black powdered coated options on the website as well if that's something that you would prefer, but if you like the slightly flashier polished intake tube or if you don't really care what it looks like under the hood and you're just looking for the benefits, then this is going to be a great option. As far as installation goes, again, this is a very simple one out of three wrenches. The first step is removing your factory intake and air box which is a fairly simple process. You will have to also remove your air temperature sensor and the breather off of your valve cover. Once all of that stuff is removed, you can go ahead and install the weather stripping over your heat shield, install the heat shield, then install your pipe and your new air filter. You also attach your breather tube and your temp sensor into the new intake tube to make sure that everything is going to work well together. This does come with all the hardware, the clamps, everything that you need to get it installed, and again, the installation is going to be a very simple process. You will want to give yourself probably around an hour to get this installed but you won't need any specialty tools to get it done. Just some traditional hand tools. From a price versus value perspective, I think you do get a good bit of value out of this system. This is going to be a few dollars less than some of the other cold air intake systems that we do have on the website and it's still going to include all of the components of a lot of those other systems. If you're okay with the polished aluminum, the fact that this is an aluminum tube means it's going to hold up really well over time. You're not going to have to worry about any rusting issues as you would maybe with a steel tube and, again, this does come with an air filter that is not going to be reusable so if that's something that's important to you, you maybe want to look at one of those more expensive systems. However, if you're just looking for a little more throttle response, a little bit better miles per gallon and that sound from underneath the hood when you stomp on the throttle, this is going to be an appropriately priced option. So if you're looking to get a little more sound, a few more miles per gallon and a little bit more throttle response out of your Wrangler, a cold air intake might be the way to go. Again, I wouldn't recommend this if you do wheel in wet areas. However, if you stay on the rocks or you stay on the road, the cold air intake is a good way to get those benefits. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Cold Air Intake fitting all 1997 to 2006 TJs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

Kit Includes. The Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Air Intake Kit includes an air intake tube, a heat shield, a throttle body spacer, and a conical dry panel filter.

Functionality. Improve the performance of your jeep with the Rugged Ridge air intake system. It offers better throttle response and also increases the acceleration and horsepower of your vehicle. The polished aluminum mandrel-bent intake tube enhances the output of your vehicle and increases fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent.

Compatibility. These Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Cold Air Intake is compatible with 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models with 4.0L engine.

Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Intake Tube
  • (1) Heat Shield
  • (1) Weather Stripping
  • (1) Air Filter
  • (1) Throttle Body Coupling
  • (3) Large Hose Clamps
  • (1) Breather Hose
  • (2) Small Hose Clamps
  • (1) Throttle Body Spacer
  • (2) Throttle Body Gaskets
  • (3) Throttle Linkage Spacers
  • (1) Grommet
  • (1) Rubber Isolater Mount
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Unlimited - 04, 05, 06

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5/5
THIS PRODUCT LOOKS AND SOUNDS GRATE!!!!

I PICKED THIS PRODUCT AFTER REDDING MANY GREATE REVUES IT IS SAVING ME SOME GAS IT HAS BETTER PICKUP POWER, MAKING MY WRANGLER EVEN MORE FUN TO DRIVE!!!!

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5/5
Whoooo WHOOOOOOOOO

Great sound from the throttle body spacer and increased pickup speed. Had a minor issue with location of the Air Intake Sensor and Rugged Ridge shipped me out a significantly better plug for the intake ...

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Is this compatible to the BBK 62MM throttle body?

Blaster

  • Hello, yes you can use the Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Cold Air Intake (97-06 Wrangler TJ w/ 4.0L) with the BBK 62mm throttle body

    XTNuno

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Is this system CA smog approved. Does it have a ca smog legal sticker

Digdunnen

  • Hello, unfortunately the Rugged Ridge Polished Aluminum Cold Air Intake (97-06 Wrangler TJ w/ 4.0L) does not have a CARB # so it wouldn't be legal in CA. You can get the K&N FIPK (97-06 Wrangler TJ w/ 4.0L) which does state it is Legal in All 50 States, you can find it here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/k-n-fipk-tj-5715141.html

    XTNuno

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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Performance Gain 3.75 3.8
  • Fit 4.5625 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.125 4.1



  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 21, 2017

    A waist of time, money effort!!

    I'm disappointed with just about everything about this product no fuel mileage gain, power about the same, the JAGGED hole for the sensor wasn't even round and way too big, I had to silicone with a larger plug, I don't have a sensor on my Jeep, the intake tube goes almost directly over the oil filler cap (next oil change will be fun) and most important of all, hold the DRY air filter element up to the sun and I can see daylight thru the filter that WILL suck dirt, I almost forgot, the aluminum tube had a lot of white powder stuck inside possibly buffing compound, I had to wash with soap and water. Overall looks like a good idea with poor workmanship, engineering and material, a waist of time, money, and effort.

    JohnD

    Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    September 07, 2016

    New Air for my Baby

    My new cold air induction was a small labor of love I had put a set of 33"12.50"x15" and starting about 33"tires is a bit of labor for inline 6 4.0 at least on your top end or to say the least a drag but when I installed my throttle body extension and cold air induction I got more throttle response top and bottom end and even on my mid range it was well worth the cost and effort one hour and I was done.

    Baby

    Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 13, 2015

    THIS PRODUCT LOOKS AND SOUNDS GRATE!!!!

    I PICKED THIS PRODUCT AFTER REDDING MANY GREATE REVUES IT IS SAVING ME SOME GAS IT HAS BETTER PICKUP POWER, MAKING MY WRANGLER EVEN MORE FUN TO DRIVE!!!!

    SALVADOR

    Year: 2004Baja California, Mexico

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 16, 2015

    Whoooo WHOOOOOOOOO

    Great sound from the throttle body spacer and increased pickup speed. Had a minor issue with location of the Air Intake Sensor and Rugged Ridge shipped me out a significantly better plug for the intake tube.

    Jimboski

    Year: 2001Reading, PA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 09, 2015

    Amazing buy

    I can say I finally spent my money on a useful product. The gain in performance was great. I now have the get up and go that I have wanted for my jeep. It was one of the easiest installs I have ever done. When I received it I saw that the product was packed very neatly and the product looked amazing. I love the muscular sound my jeep puts out when I get on the gas pedal. The intake does great on my jeep and definitely fit perfectly. Glad I bought this item and I would do it again if I had another jeep.

    Nino98

    Year: 2000Hickory, NC, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 15, 2015

    This product is worth the money!!

    This product is worth the money!! I have seen a significant increase in throttle response with some increase in fuel mileage. The fit and look of this product is perfect. Installed it in less than an hour and the polished intake tube gives some added eye appeal under the hood. I would recommend this product to anyone!!

    LB05WILLYS

    Year: 2005Clinton, TN

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 24, 2013

    looks cool

    very easy to install as far as performance very slight change in horse power or fuel miliage

    jeepdogg

    Year: 2005ohio

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 23, 2013

    product is easy to install

    easy to install,fits good,very good price and best of all it looks good in my engine compartment...

    HOMMIE

    Year: 1997Humble, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 15, 2017

    Awesome boost

    Gives my jeep the extra boost I was looking for...

    TerriM

    Year: 2004Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 21, 2017

    Great Air Intake

    Very good air intake looks good when you pop the hood. Adds very noticeable acceleration and also adds some speed.

    SamF

    Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 28, 2017

    Cold air intake

    It's an awesome part well made and really easy to install

    JohnR

    Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 12, 2017

    Not what I expected..

    Haven't really noticed a change in power or gas mileage..

    BillD

    Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 16, 2016

    Good kit But...

    Fit was great, the throttle body spacer and gaskets fit perfect, parts are good quality, looks good. Only problem I have is the noise. The suction noise is overpowering the engine noise. Sounds like a large vacuum cleaner at startup and idle. Performance increase not that noticeable. Just the vacuum tube noise is hard to ignore.

    Jimbo99

    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 03, 2016

    Should have done sooner

    Adding this to my tired TJ made a very noticeable power gain. Very happy with this purchase and the price.

    Gaulley123

    Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 14, 2016

    Great upgrade for $$$

    Bought this as one of my first upgrades for my 04 TJ. Super easy to install and fit perfectly. All hardware was included along with the throttle body spacer. For the money you can't pass this up.

    SKCFA

    Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 02, 2016

    Easy and Fun Installation!

    Easy modification that cleans up the engine compartment. Simple install!

    CB2002

    Year: 2002Lakewood, CO, USA

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