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Hey guys, I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. In this video, we're gonna do a review and install of this S&B Cold Air Intake with Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter, fitting all 2020 and later Jeep Gladiators. Now, this kit's really ideal for the Gladiator owner out there who's looking for better, smoother throttle response, as well as a little boost in power too. Now, what's really at the heart of this cold air intake system is the high-performance filter house right here. It's gonna allow a lot more air through while still keeping out dirt and other contaminants. Now, in addition to being higher-performing, this filter is reusable as well. All you need to do is remove it, clean it, reoil it, and reinstall it, and that's gonna save you a lot of money down the road, especially if you're operating in dusty environments. Now, as you can see, the design of the airbox here has this clear window on the top, which not only shows off this high-performance filter to all your friends, but it also allows you to be able to quickly inspect it and see if it's time to take the filter out and give it a cleaning.And working with this kit today, I can tell you it's really made from high-quality materials. The rubber seals that are here and here are actually made out of silicone, and that's gonna stand up better to the high heat environment inside the engine bay of your Jeep. Now, with all that quality construction in mind, this kit is currently priced at around $400. That kind of puts it to the middle of the road, maybe a little towards the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to cold air intakes for Jeeps. Now, I do wanna mention that this kit is 50-state legal, meaning even if you live in a restrictive state that follows CARB certification standards, this kit is legal to operate on the roadways. There is no tuning required with the installation of this kit. And speaking of that installation, I'm giving it a basic one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, nothing overly complicated. Give yourself about an hour to get the job done. So, let's take a look at the tools you're gonna need and move ahead with the installation.All right, guys, tools you're gonna see in this installation include an electric impact wrench, an 8-millimeter socket for a 0.25-inch drive, and 8 and 10-millimeter sockets for the 3/8-inch drive, a 0.25-inch socket wrench, a Phillip head screwdriver, a 19-millimeter crescent wrench, and a trim removal tool. All right, guys, now to get us started, you should disconnect your battery with the negative terminal, that's recommended from the manufacturer of this. And anytime you're doing anything under the hood, it's not a bad idea to cut off the electrical supply to the engine compartment. So, what we're gonna do first, we're gonna pop a couple of clips, loosen a few bolts, and we'll get our factory airbox and intake out of the Jeep. All right, guys, go ahead and disconnect the sensor wiring harness, just pinch and pull. And if you have a flat-head screwdriver or a trim removal tool, something like this, just pop this clip out of here. And the same thing for this one. Just kinda cut that out of the way.All right. Now, we're gonna pull this one out. These are all attached to our factory intake, which obviously we're gonna remove. All right, guys, now we're gonna remove these two bolts here using a 10-millimeter socket. All right, guys, now we're gonna loosen the clamp here that attaches our intake to our throttle body. And an 8-millimeter socket is what you need for this. All right, guys, now we're gonna remove this bolt. Again,10-millimeter socket for this one. All right, guys, now we have to disconnect our rebreather CCV pipe from the intake. We'll just kind of pinch this and pull out. All right, guys, with all of that disconnected, now we should be able to pull the airbox up. And pull the intake off the throttle body.All right, guys, now that we have our intake and airbox out, I wanted to point something out to you as a little tip when you're removing this. When you pull your airbox out, you're looking at the bottom of it right now, there are these two posts. And when they push down into the Jeep, they go into these rubber grommets and we wanna reuse those for our install of our new airbox. So, basically, it should look like this. You don't want the rubber to come out with your factory airbox. So, pull it off. Because when I pulled this out, this came with it, so I'm gonna show you where to put this back into place so we can reuse it. All right, guys, so what you're looking at is where those posts go in, as you can see, there's a rubber grommet that stayed in place. I'm gonna take the one I just pull off the airbox and just gonna re-seat it back in that hole there so we can reuse it. All right, guys, now that we have our factory intake and airbox off of our Gladiator, I want to put it up here on the table and do a little side-by-side comparison with our new S&B kit.Now, obviously, there's not a whole lot of difference in terms of styling. We're both talking about black plastic in both kits. However, with the S&B kit, you have this large airbox with the clear window on top that's gonna give you a view to the heart of this kit, which is this oiled, cleanable cotton filter. And that's gonna allow a lot more air through and the manufacturer claims you will get a power boost out of that. But what I think you'll really notice is more the throttle response or better throttle response, I should say, out of this intake. And this is really the heart of that because this filter is quite an upgrade over a stock air filter that you get with your factory intake.The other nice thing about having that clear window there is you can kind of check on it and quickly look to see if it's getting all dirtied up and it's time to take it out, clean it, reoil it, and put it back into place. If you were to check your factory air filter, you gotta undo a bunch of bolts just to get a look at it. Here, you can tell at a glance whether or not your filter needs cleaning yet. All right. So, those are pretty much the things I wanted to point out while we have it up here in the table. So, let's go ahead, do some assembly work here on the table, and then get it mounted on our Gladiator.All right, guys, now we're gonna remove our intake air sensor from our factory intake. It should only be about a quarter turn. All right, guys, now go ahead and grab this rubber grommet with the positioning tab outta your kit and push it into place here. That little tab is gonna line up the notch on the side of the intake there. Now grab your air sensor, place it in, give it a quarter turn. There you go. All right, guys, now go ahead and grab the aluminum connector for our rebreather CCV tube. And this just threads right in. And we'll grab a wrench to tighten that down. All right. To tighten this down, I grabbed a 19-millimeter crescent, guys.All right. Now, with our S&B kit, we get a new rubber connector. This is gonna go from our new piping up to our throttle body on the intake. So, go ahead and take one of these clamps and get it on first. Put the rubber spacer on. Make sure your clamp is loosened enough that you can get it up over the edge of the rubber connector.Get the other clamp, get it started on this end. All right, guys, now we're gonna grab our rubber ring here and get it mounted into our new S&B airbox. All right guys, now go ahead and grab this piece, we're gonna get it mounted on the airbox. All right, guys, now go ahead and grab this rubber strip, we're gonna use that to kind of seal up the groove here on the top of our airbox and this is where that clear plastic window is going to get mounted on.All right, guys, now grab this little middle bracket out of the kit. It's gonna have a 90-degree corner here with a rounded edge. Take this squared-off end here and mount it in here with a washer and a bolt from the kit. And just give it a snug down with a 10-millimeter socket. All right, guys, now we're looking at the bracket that's part of the battery box tray. We're gonna be removing this bolt here, that little bracket that we just mounted on the airbox is going to mate up with this, and then we'll put this bolt back in. Use a 10-millimeter socket to get this out. All right, guys, now go ahead and grab your airbox. We're gonna put these two posts down into the rubber grommets that we talked about earlier.All right, guys, now go ahead and take that bolt we just removed from the battery box bracket and we're gonna reinstall it. And again, use a 10-mill to tighten it back down. All right, guys, now we're gonna take the test of our intake tubing and get it fitted into our airbox. Take your rebreather CCV hose, clamp it on. You wanna check in here to make sure there's enough of it sticking through that we can mount our air filter onto that. All right. Now, up here at the throttle body, I'm gonna go ahead and get this fitted on. I did have this clamp situated the other way with the bolt tightener on this end, but that's gonna interfere with this, so I did reverse it. As long as it's facing upward and I can have access to it with a tool. That's all we need. Now, use an 8-millimeter socket to tighten it down. Okay, guys, reattach the wiring harness for the air sensor.All right, guys, now go ahead and grab the air filter, have the clamp on there already, drop it in, a little snug. Just kind of work it up into place there, guys. It's nice and snug. Now, to tighten this clamp down, you're gonna need an 8-mill socket for that. All right, guys, now place the plastic window. And grab these black screws and plastic washers, get them started here at all four corners before we go tightening it all the way down. All right. We have them all started, so I'm just gonna tighten it down now. Don't wanna overtighten these. Just enough so that the window has a nice seal up against that gasket that we put in earlier.All right, guys, that wraps up this review and install of this S&B Cold Air Intake with Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter, fitting all 2020 and later Jeep Gladiators. And for all things Gladiator, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Maximum Ventilation. With its top-performing air purification capability that purifies the air going into your car motor, this S&B Cold Air Intake with Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter will optimize your ride quality. This air filter also has an impressive 8-layer oil-lubricated cotton filtration system that extracts harmful particles and substances that could reduce the performance of your engine, keeping it safe and functioning for longer.
CARB Commended Product. This Oiled Cotton Air Filter by S&B is a CARB-certified attachment and is sold without restrictions in all 50 States of the USA. This Cold Air Intake Air Filter helps keep our air clean and makes the city breeze breathable.
No-Nonsense Maintenance. The 8 layers of oiled cotton only need to be serviced after 100,000 miles, making maintenance a very minimal task that requires only the most mundane amount of work. No professional help is needed, just switch out the cotton and give a quick cleaning.
Installation. This product does not require professional installation and would take less than an hour to attach.
Warranty. S&B's Cold Air Intake with Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter comes with a 10-Year or 1,000,000-Mile Limited Warranty that covers manufacturer or workmanship defects and damages.
Application. This S&B Cold Air Intake With Oiled Cleanable Cotton Filter is modeled to fit all 2020-2023 3.6L Jeep Gladiator JTs and or similar makes.
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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