Rubi Bad Ass
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Drexel Hill, PA
Stock Box Chop Job (quick and dirty air box mod)
So while I wait for Mac's Cowl induction to see production I decided to chop up my factory airbox on Sunday.
I've been playing this out in my head for a while and I like the results. It took me an hour, a dremel, a hacksaw, a spare piece of sheet metal and three good hose clamps. All I really did was cut the bottom off the stock airbox below the clamp mounts and remove 8 inches or so from the cross member.
Maybe there is some SOTP improvement above 2500 rpm but that's not why I did it. There is however and AWESOME sound from it above 2200 rpm at WOT that makes you feel like its going faster (ricer effect)!
I really did it to free up some room under the hood for an air compressor or winch solenoid, etc etc.
Comments appreciated: think I'll have any problems with it? It rained here pretty good yesterday and I took it to work and the filter didn't seem to get wet. The filter will definitely get dirty faster but the nice part is all I have to do is open the hood to check it's status! Also, it moves right out of the way to check the oil and I protected the air conditioner line from rubbing with another piece of the sheet metal.
edit: Oh yeah I had to relocate the under hood light but I of course broke it in the process!! Anybody know where to get a good one that I can actually see in there if I needed it??
'05 Rubi SWB 33" BFG MT, OME lift, JKS 1"BL&MM, JeepMedic TT & Skid, MORE bumper, Warn 9.0Rc
Current # XJ's I've ever owned/totaled: 6/2
Other Previous Jeeps: XK, Gladiator, CJ5, 2 TJ's, WJ