I'm installing a Howell TBI kit on my 83 CJ-8 with a 258 engine. I would like to install an air intake system to hopefully improve performance over just putting a filter in an air clearner. Howell recommends a GM 10-inch open element air filter p/n 12342081 or 12342082. Or an open element air K&N 9-inch air filter p/n 60-1120 or 60-1110. Or K&N 7-inch open element air filter p/n 60-1320 or 60-1330. Or Moroso 8-inch p/n 66-310. There are no Air Induction Systems designed for this application from K&N or Airaid. A call to Airaid recommended a generic p/n 200-700 which is the hat that sit on top of the throttle body and the filter that connects to the hat. This might be good starting point for attaching a snorkel system.
I have read comments on other bb's that the K&N does not do a great job of filterning out the fine dust even when using their prefilter. This then brings to question just how effective are these air induction systems in providing clean air to the engine and if some systems are better than others.
Which brand of air intake system is the best to use for our dusty trail conditions in AZ?
I figured if anyone would know what would be the best would be the folks on this bb. Thanks in advance for any help you can shed on making a selection.