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Re: An XJ build thread!

Some parts showed up this past week!

Skid Row TC skid


(dont mind the busted crossmember.. lol)

THOR cowl intake.



Great kit. You'll definitely notice it from the cab though as far as noise. Kinda wondering about heat soak with all that surface area above the valve cover with the hot temps of our motors?

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THOR cowl intake.



Great kit. You'll definitely notice it from the cab though as far as noise. Kinda wondering about heat soak with all that surface area above the valve cover with the hot temps of our motors?
I just bought one of those used for $115. Not sure if I want to use it for the very reason that you stated about the noise. My Jeep is just a DD but would not mind uncluttering the engine bay some.
Also the cutting part. I have no problem with the cutting but if it is just noisier then I would like and I take it out now I have that hole there.
Part of my commitment issues. LOL.
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Re: An XJ build thread!

Noise is awful IMO, I ran the THOR kit for maybe 1 week before taking it back off. Now I have a hole in the cowl to remind me...
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Noise is awful IMO, I ran the THOR kit for maybe 1 week before taking it back off. Now I have a hole in the cowl to remind me...
That was my thinking yo but used in good shape for $115 shipped I figured I would grab it.
And then overthink it like I do everything else. LOL.
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An XJ build thread!

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Some parts showed up this past week!

Skid Row TC skid


(dont mind the busted crossmember.. lol)

THOR cowl intake.



Great kit. You'll definitely notice it from the cab though as far as noise. Kinda wondering about heat soak with all that surface area above the valve cover with the hot temps of our motors?

I have the thor kit as well. If you live monitor, on the highway your temps will be about 20-25 degrees more than ambient. It does very with keeping intake air temps cooler. Imo the best cold air intake on the market for xjs
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Re: An XJ build thread!

I have run a cowl intake, for 11 years, utilizing the stock airbox.
It is quiet except under full throttle and,in the summer, the intake air is 20-30 degree cooler when cruising. I cut a hole in the driverside firewall.
The box has a second opening, near the stock location for a cap, used when fording deep water. I leave it off in the winter when hot air isn't an issue, replacing it in the summer when cooler intake air is desired.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwade/...7622703531169/



Leaving the airbox and stock air tube in place keep our emission inspectors happy.
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