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I've got the 9 speaker system and i love it. I would be interested but at the same time, i don't know much about speakers and what kind would be better. Also not sure if they would affect the built in system to control the speakers
Replace all of your speakers with the Mopar/Kicker replacements. Your sound will be improved 100% and you will finally be able to hear the Surround Sound!

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Or look at Crutchfield. They include everything you need to swap out speakers minus the interior door tools which are a full set on Amazon or eBay for about $20US. A relatively easy afternoon that rewards greatly.


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Another Placebo provides a 'noticeable' difference.
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Does anyone know how to clean this air filter?

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Another Placebo provides a 'noticeable' difference.


Placebo or not, if it makes you enjoy the vehicle more, who cares?
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Does anyone know how to clean this air filter?
aFe makes a cleaning kit. Since I purchased my CAI slightly used, I cleaned the filter. The kit come with a spray bottle of cleaner. Thoroughly soak the filter, spaying on the outside. Let it sit for a bit. Rinse the filter by running warm H2O on the inside, to push the dirt to the outside. Let it dry. Done. BTW, I'm not using the pre-filter.

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If it's the dry filter, vacuuming it cleans out about 90% of any debris according to their site. You can wash the dry element with hot soapy water or even use the dishwasher but you would want to air dry it. I initially washed the filter in hot soapy water and rinsed well. I have just vacuumed since then. I don't have gobs of miles though.

Wet filters should be similar to K&N which need hot lightly soaped water, thoroughly rinse and dry then reapply the aFe oil spray. They are pretty low maintenance.

As for placebo, even if it kicks up the ponies by one-three at some power range hardly used, they do feel more responsive when the fuel is right and the engine is warm. Again we aren't running stock cars but they do breathe nicely and have nicely sounding grunts.

Nobody buying any mod should expect miracles from air filters to intake systems for SUVs. It's a $200 mod, not a twin turbo with intercooler.

We wouldn't want to jeopardize the power train, just let it breathe optimally. I'm certain that all the anti smog gear slows it as much as any engine. But laws are laws and we don't want to mess up any warranty service.


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FYI. Mine is the White Filter = Dry. I believe the Blue Filter is the one that uses oil.

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Placebo or not, if it makes you enjoy the vehicle more, who cares?
Or as some people call the "Butt Dyno".
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Another Placebo provides a 'noticeable' difference.
What this CAI needs is more cowbell.

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