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Posted: November 15, 2012

Jeep Power Made Simple

Earn Extra Profits Installing Aftermarket Air Intake Systems On SUVs And Trucks

By Dan Sanchez

Installing a Volant Cold Air Intake on a Jeep WranglerThe addition of power products to your inventory can lead to additional opportunities for a sale. But most truck accessory stores are timid about installing power products, and think they require the knowledge of an experienced mechanic.  That’s not the case; especially when it comes to aftermarket cold air intake systems. This popular upgrade replaces the restrictive factory air cleaner and intake duct with a free-flowing system that increases air volume and flow.  They typically improve horsepower, fuel economy, and provide better air filtration from a performance filter. 

But most importantly, aftermarket air intake systems are one of the easiest performance upgrades to install, and can offer excellent profit potential for retailers willing to add them on their shelves.

As an example, the Jeep Wrangler has become one of the most upgraded SUVs within the last few years. It’s also a favorite second vehicle for many truck and RV owners.  Because of this, aftermarket manufacturers such as Airaid, AFE, Banks Engineering, Volant, and others, offer an air intake system for the Jeep, as well as many other make, model, year SUVs, cars and trucks.  To demonstrate how simple the Jeep installation can be, we worked with Volant Performance, who had just released its sealed cold air intake system for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, equipped with the 3.6 liter V-6 engine. From start to finish, the install took 30-45 minutes and was done with hand-tools your installers will already have.

From the photos, it's easy to see how an air intake system is installed. With great incentives for new retail customers, it should be easy to keep this performance product moving off your shelves and add new profits to your bottom line.


Volant Performance

10285 Indiana Ct.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

909 481-3888


The factory Jeep air intake has baffles and restrictions to inhibit noise, but it also limits airflow that can lead to better power and fuel economy.





The first step is to loosen the clamps on both ends of the factory air inlet tube, as well as the two bolts on top of the radiator core support.





Pulling out the factory intake duct, the Mass Air Flow sensor harness is unplugged before it is carefully pulled out from the rubber grommet.





Removing the air filter box simply requires removing the vacuum line and pulling it up and out of the engine compartment.





Only one bolt is removed to take out the air filter box mounting base.





The larger Volant air filter box is inserted into the space.






Using the same bolt that held in the filter box mounting base, holds the Volant filter box in place.





The Mass Air Flow sensor is installed into the Volant air inlet tube with a rubber grommet.





Rubber couplers and stainless steel clamps are loosely installed onto the new air intake tube.






The Mass Air Flow sensor is installed into the Volant air inlet tube with a rubber grommet.






There’s one vacuum line that attaches to the nipple on the air inlet duct.






This system came with Volant’s Pro-5, five-layer, cotton/gauze filter that is inserted into the filter box and clamped in place.





A polished aluminum lid with a clear filter window, to see the condition of the filter, is attached to the top of the filter box.






The finished installation looks great and provides more performance and better air filtration for this 2012 Jeep Wrangler.


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