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Old 10-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #31
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If you really want to turn 44s down the road your best bet is going to be an engine swap. You aren't going to get the power, and more importantly torque, that you need to do the job out of a 3.6L engine without making huge compromises in longevity, durability and driveability in both the engine and entire vehicle. I see a V8 or Cummins in your future.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #32
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As for now, Spectre makes a universal cold air intake setup that you can adapt to almost any throttle body & allows you to route the plumbing any direction you need to. Add a K&N airfilter to that & it will help your motor a little. I'm talkin just a few horsepower, but it's a mod you can do now as it would fit your Jeep too.

To get off subject just a tad, that is what I am going to put on my 94 YJ because I don't like the locations that a fitted cold air intakes. I need that room for other mods.

If you intend on running those 35's for a few years, 4.56:1 or 4.88:1 gears would be a good choice to install when the option comes available. My YJ has a 6 cylinder with 4:10 gears & 35's, it will get down the trail, but the 35's still drag it down a bit.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #33
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wow a lot of crazy went down...

for more HP, remember there are 3 main ingredients to your engine when it comes to how it works; air, spark, fuel.
look into simple mods to help increase the performance out of each.

-air-
K&N have a variety of intake mods, from drop in filters, to complete cold air and cone filter setups all reasonably priced and easy to work with. Most of which will not void your factory warranty.
Headers and Exhaust, great place to get some extra HP and Torque, look into Borla and Flowmaster. It's amazing what can happen when your engine can breath better.
You can also look into performance throttle bodies and intake manifolds but that can get difficult, pricy, and mess with your warranty.

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MSD ignition kit, MSD ignition kit, MSD ignition kit
also bosch plugs

-fuel-
performance fuel rails, injectors, are a good way to go but make sure you do it right and research heavily

those are my suggestions for starting to get more HP, you can go nuts and do engine internals and blah blah blah, but really a good place to start is just making sure you engine can breath properly.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #34
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wow a lot of crazy went down...

for more HP, remember there are 3 main ingredients to your engine when it comes to how it works; air, spark, fuel.
look into simple mods to help increase the performance out of each.

-air-
K&N have a variety of intake mods, from drop in filters, to complete cold air and cone filter setups all reasonably priced and easy to work with. Most of which will not void your factory warranty.
Headers and Exhaust, great place to get some extra HP and Torque, look into Borla and Flowmaster. It's amazing what can happen when your engine can breath better.
You can also look into performance throttle bodies and intake manifolds but that can get difficult, pricy, and mess with your warranty.

-spark-
MSD ignition kit, MSD ignition kit, MSD ignition kit
also bosch plugs

-fuel-
performance fuel rails, injectors, are a good way to go but make sure you do it right and research heavily

those are my suggestions for starting to get more HP, you can go nuts and do engine internals and blah blah blah, but really a good place to start is just making sure you engine can breath properly.
X2 .... Fully agree
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:53 PM   #35
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Check this thread out, it could get interesting:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ano...ml#post1635696
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:04 PM   #36
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For now, I would have to recommend the Spectre Universal Cold Air Intake kit.
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For now, I would have to recommend the Spectre Universal Cold Air Intake kit.
Not sure of the exact layout of the 3.6 intake, but I made my own Ram Air from spectre rubber connectors, and 3" mandrel bent exhaust pipe. Cost me ~ $35 before filter. not a bad investment. Honestly, the gas pedal feels more responsive, this is confirmed by my gf, and my father who both drove it before and after, without out knowing what I did. A little MPG difference, and it sounds much better now. Make sure you unplug your neg from your battery while you are doing it and this will reset the PCM and it will work better this way.

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