AFE intake gets you more fuel economy, the reason FCA doesn't put a better intake in, its louder (people dont' like that) and its the reason why most car companies put **** tires on from the factory, it costs more money to put better quality tires on, and they want to make money. It really comes down to cost and not that it's "better for the vehicle"
That's a good point. In real world driving what kind of increase am I looking at.
Say if I am getting 19.0 around town/ 30.0 on the highway on average putting this unit on will add how much?
Also the increase in mpg is probably due to the increase air flow allowed by the filter. That is assuming that the filter, filters at or better than OEM standards.
Anything less could present issues under warranty I would guess.
The noise issue for me is a non issue if it produces mpg and power as stated.
Also if the auto maker could achieve even 1 mpg out of this filter the extra cost would be worth it to them.
Now that said I am not trying to be negative on this filter but merely questioning it.
Also the tires on vehicles these days are good quality tires. I do remember many years ago they were not good tires and you would be doing good if you got 20K miles out of them. I do not think over the last 20+ years I have gotten less than 40-50K miles out of OEM tires.
But I do agree that auto makers do look at savings per unit and that is big $'s even if you save $1.
Thanks for the input.