I searched a bit around and looking on an opinion on the neat cone shaped drop in air filter from aFe or would the traditional flat design be better? Application would be for a 2012 JKU 3.6l. Anyone notice any bit of a sound difference? (I realize it will not be as loud as a true CAI, just curious) I'm also future proofing myself because I have my eye on the Rugged Ridge Snorkel that utilizes the factory box. I dug up an interesting opinion from one forum that points outs the fact that the shape of the cone filter may not optimize air flow within the stock air box. No real-world testing to prove one way or another. I'm on the fence with what I would go with right now.
aFe Pro 5 Power Air FilteraFe Power 30-80155 - aFe Pro 5 Power Air Filter for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 3.8L V6 Engine - Quadratec
aFe Pro 7 Power Air FilteraFe Power 73-80155 - aFe Pro 7 Power Air Filter for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 3.8L V6 Engine - Quadratec
aFe Power Magnum Flow Pro Dry S Air FilteraFe Power 31-10155 - aFe Power Magnum Flow Pro Dry S Air Filter for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 3.6/3.8L - Quadratec
Welcoming opinions and technical insight on the application.