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Old 08-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hey ya'll!! I just got my first jeep and need help fixing it up!! I have a 2007 Wrangler, 4 door, 4 WD. I need more horse power & better fuel mileage out of the 3.8 Liter. Stock jeeps are so sluggish, I am afraid of getting run over!! First I need to put different tires and rims on it (my husband says it looks like a cheerleader's jeep), any suggestions? I will be driving it on and off road, so I don't want to do anything requiring more than a 3 inch lift. I was thinking about putting a K & N cold air intake on, then getting a programmer for it, is that the right steps?? I don't want to melt the motor!!
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site.

You're complaining about horsepower and being sluggish? LoL. Try my 06 TJ 2.4L.

If you're worried about fuel mileage, why'd you buy a Jeep and putting bigger tires on it coupled with a lift is not going to help your cause. Also, in my learnings a cold air intake is a waste of money which requires too much maintenance.

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #4
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I bought a jeep, because I have always wanted one and I currently drive a 3/4 qtr ton diesel!! Anybody want to buy a Ford 3/4 ton diesel, mine is for sale!! LOL With fuel prices right now, it doesn't matter what gas vehicle I bought, I am still going to save money by not buying diesel!! LOL I previously had a chevy Z-71 that I put bigger tires on, exhaust, cold air intake and programmer, then once all was done I got back to getting factory mileage plus. I know I will lose mpg at first, but I was hoping when all said and done, I would be back to factory mpg or better.
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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I will be driving the jeep for everyday use and for hunting. Our lease grounds and the roads to the lease get real nasty after rains and in the winter. So, I need a good in between tire, not to agressive but aggressive enough (if I make any sense). I will also be pulling with the jeep; a small boat and small horse trailer. I hope this all makes sense, I am still learning about what you can do and not do with vehicles.
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Tire, I have gotten great wear and use out of my BFG M/T. If you lift and go bigger tires make sure you regear to keep your vehicles performance at low and top end there. Jeeps are setup for low end crawling and you won't see much power unless you V8 it. Welcome to WF
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Old 08-23-2008, 11:29 PM   #7
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Welcome to the best Jeep Wrangler forum on the planet! Congrats, Tray, on your purchase. There's nothing like a Jeep! As to the cold air intake, I have one and it increased my MPG between 2-3 MPG. I have an '04 Unlimited with 4.0 and automatic. That's a 10% increase that has worked well for me. I do not have a lift on mine. BTW, check your towing limits before hauling a horse trailer. I used to haul horses everywhere but the shorter length Wrangler (2 door) is dangerous because of it's length and I think it can only handle a 2,000# load. The 4 door Wrangler Unlimited can handle 3,500# but that's still only one horse and not two + the trailer weight. Not trying to tell you what to do... Again, welcome!

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