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Banks Ram-Air

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Rogue26, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Sep 6, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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    just wondering if anyone here has ran a Banks ram air? I am picking one up tonight that I found on a FB for sale group. It is new and never installed. Getting it for 100.00 and it retails for 350.00. Just wondering if anyone has it and if they have seen a benefit using it.

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  2. Sep 6, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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    I've run similar set ups, and have only noticed more sound. Intake air temps have been higher, surprisingly.
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2017 at 2:11 PM
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    For the price, you can run it, and sell it if you aren't happy, and not be out anything.
     
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    The name of that product sure is disappointing....
     
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  5. Sep 6, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    I have heard the only positive is the sound and I was thinking the same thing on reselling it if needed. But having a bit better sound wouldn’t bother me
     
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  6. Sep 6, 2017 at 3:20 PM
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    That's a great find at $100 as those air intake products are always over-priced. Should look awesome when working in your engine bay as the Ram-Air intake tube is aggressively designed to pull air into the intake. Be sure to share your experience as positive, negative or no difference. Did you get the dry or oiled filter?
     
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  7. Sep 6, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Picked it up tonight and other than it being dusty from sitting in the guys shop. The filter comes pre-oiled but I need to gather some information on the cleaning process for it. This will be the first non-paper throw away filter that I have used. The guy that I bought it from works a mechanic at a near by jeep/dodge dealership and said that a customer who bought a jeep brought it in along with a snorkel intake and asked him to install them. Since you can’t install both the guy picked the snorkel and told the mechanic to take the Banks home. If nothing else it is going to look good under the hood

    CE138848-2448-4200-A97C-ED11126C64B6.jpg
     
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  8. Sep 7, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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    Don't use compressed air to blow it out. You an use standard filter oil, lime k&n stuff on it. I'll check to see if I have any lying around I can send ypu.
     
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    Well I got some feedback from a coworker this morning. He was pulling out of his driveway as I was driving by and he heard a noticeable difference in engine sound. The more I am driving it the happier I am with it. Not sure about spending 350.00 for it but for the 100.00 it was well worth it
     
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  10. Sep 10, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    The Banks Ram-Air CAI looks awesome when the hood is open. $100 just makes it sweeter.
     
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  11. Sep 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    Let's see some pics!!!
     
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  12. Sep 10, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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    Banks:
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    I really need to clean the engine compartment

    This is the factory:
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    The guy that I bought it from who is mechanic for the local dodge/jeep dealership told me that the factory air filter gets a lot better flow when the air scoop is removed.

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    Looks like it would require drilling out a couple of rivets and then it would pop right out.
     
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    The oem air box may flow better with the scoop removed but the same hot engine air would be entering the air box. IMO true CAI would be achieved if cool air could be ducted into the oem air box like the scoops from the old muscle cars.

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    Agreed, I think you can achieve it with a snorkel also. The ram air draws from the same area as the factory would if you take the scoop off.
     
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    That fixture on the OEM box helps to block water from entering the box.
     
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    Got to give Banks R+D the benefit of the doubt that their design favors scooping more "cooler" air when moving forward versus oem. I like the AEV snorkel as cool air is assured by design plus the optional prefilter which is great for dusty trails.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    I was running a Corsa Intake for a while. Looks like it was a similar set up to the Banks?


    [​IMG]
     
  18. Sep 10, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    Most of the competitive CAI look similar. What did you switch to after the Corsa intake? Did you return to the OEM air box?
     
  19. Sep 10, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Yeah, Air Intake temps were 25* higher with the Corsa, so I went back to OEM.
     
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