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Old June 3rd, 2020, 19:18
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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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Old June 4th, 2020, 01:09
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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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Old June 4th, 2020, 05:35
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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...
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Old June 4th, 2020, 05:38
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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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Old June 4th, 2020, 07:24
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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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Old June 4th, 2020, 09:50
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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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Old June 4th, 2020, 13:32
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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.
THOR cowl intake has a CARB EO#.
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Old June 4th, 2020, 18:24
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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
Sweet deal man, thanks for the info. I can deal with the noise; got a loud enough stereo. And this is not my daily driver.
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Old June 4th, 2020, 18:26
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I have run a cowl intake, for 11 years, utilizing the stock airbox.
Cool setup, why buy it when you can make it?
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Old July 30th, 2020, 17:21
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Works been real busy lately, but I've been squeezing in some wrench time on the ol' girl where I can. Was really hoping to make Sierra Fest with the local chapter here, but I dont wanna jump the gun and be ill-fit for the trip. Im currently saving for sliders and a new rear axle. Waiting for an XJ d44 to pop up in a local JY... (might be a little too hopeful on that one) or im gonna just go with the 8.8 exploder setup.

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Old July 30th, 2020, 17:25
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Bye 260s! Hellooo 760xs


Not sure if these are necessary, but they look cool
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Old July 30th, 2020, 17:29
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Sold my CavFab kit and went with the Trail Forged setup. The powder coating alone was worth swapping for, and it clears my trackbar hardware!!


Also made a cup holder, very happy with it. Cost me 15 bucks in parts
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Old July 30th, 2020, 17:34
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Also scored a spare tire carrier on the cheap off FB. Pretty happy with it, but it does hang down a little lower than id like.



Even made it out to hollister to witness some classic JK action
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Sold my CavFab kit and went with the Trail Forged setup. The powder coating alone was worth swapping for, and it clears my trackbar hardware!!


Also made a cup holder, very happy with it. Cost me 15 bucks in parts

Sweet, I did the same cup holder mod.
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An XJ build thread!

Cup holder mod is brilliant

Jeeps looking good

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