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Old 02-18-2008, 06:34 AM   #1
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Just stopping by and checking out the forum. I own a 2004 Dodge ram srt-10, but looking to trade out of it. Thinking about a 2006 wrangler. The one i found already has been lifted and is riding on 33's, is a 4.0. has an air raid already installed. Was wondering what it would take to make this thing move? Dont know if its the tires, or if the 4.0 just doesnt have enough power but this thing feels like a dog. As far as looks and all, the former owner did a nice job with the s/s tube front and rear bumpers and the side bars. Never owned a jeep before and was just doing a little research before i traded. Thanks for any help.

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I drove an SRT-10 that day I got my license (I fed the salesman a line of bullshit and told him that I had recently inherited money lol).

I can understand why you think the Jeep is dogging like it is. I must say, after that testdrive, the SRT-10 needed a new set of rubbers

If you are worried about the sluggish 4.0, then take the surplus cash from the trade and swap in a V8. Possibly a Hemi? That would be cool.

I'm going with a 318ci in a YJ, personally.

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:39 AM   #3
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thats what i was wondering...maybe i am just used to the srt and not giving the 4.0 a chance...a buddy of mine has a hemi-once the warranty runs out that might be an ideal swap. i was looking on ebay and found a couple with chevy 350's in them....older of course, but was definately liking the idea...i like the idea of a jeep- a basic stripped down vehicle vs sports truck...not a lot of frills in the wrangler, but that means maybe less to break later on...any idea of how hard it is to swap in a hemi??
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I'm not seasoned enough to do an engine swap on my own. I've only have the Jeep bug for the past year and a half, I know more than many, but I'm far from some of the pros that you'll find in here.

But the only think I can tell you is that you will need a new trans to hold up against the abuse of a 5.7ltr Hemi.

The NV4500 from Quadratec will do the trick. Thats the trans I'm using for my swap.

Here's the link:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...p?kw=52158.001

And you may or may not need an adapter for the trans to bolt up to the engine.

Here's the link for that as well:

http://www.novak-adapt.com/

This is pretty much a neutral zone. Just remember...there is no such thing and a stupid question, just stupid people lol. And stupid people don't drive Jeeps, so I think you're in the clear
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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I'm not seasoned enough to do an engine swap on my own. I've only have the Jeep bug for the past year and a half, I know more than many, but I'm far from some of the pros that you'll find in here.

But the only think I can tell you is that you will need a new trans to hold up against the abuse of a 5.7ltr Hemi.

The NV4500 from Quadratec will do the trick. Thats the trans I'm using for my swap.

Here's the link:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...p?kw=52158.001

And you may or may not need an adapter for the trans to bolt up to the engine.

Here's the link for that as well:

http://www.novak-adapt.com/

This is pretty much a neutral zone. Just remember...there is no such thing and a stupid question, just stupid people lol. And stupid people don't drive Jeeps, so I think you're in the clear
thanks for the info...i am totally new to jeeps so i am sure there will be many, many stupid questions along the way
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as long as you are passing out some info, what is a yj,cj and all of the others??
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Don't think you are giving the 4.0L a chance the thing is a work of art in my opinion.

It's no Hemi but it's enough for what a jeep needs to do. Before you go thinking about doing a Hemi swap (LOL). I would get the jeep first and drive it for awhile and do a little off roading and get to know it before hand.

People don't get jeeps for their great MPG, QM times, insane Horsepower but if they do please give me some of what their jeep has installed for free! Treat that 4.0L the way it's supposed to be treated and it will last a lifetime.

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as long as you are passing out some info, what is a yj,cj and all of the others??
In order of years (Models) CJ-> YJ -> TJ -> JK ----> FUTURE!

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Don't think you are giving the 4.0L a chance the thing is a work of art in my opinion.

It's no Hemi but it's enough for what a jeep needs to do. Before you go thinking about doing a Hemi swap (LOL). I would get the jeep first and drive it for awhile and do a little off roading and get to know it before hand.

People don't get jeeps for their great MPG, QM times, insane Horsepower but if they do please give me some of what their jeep has installed for free! Treat that 4.0L the way it's supposed to be treated and it will last a lifetime.



In order of years (Models) CJ-> YJ -> TJ -> JK ----> FUTURE!

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i know all about gas stations...8-10 mpg in the srt, which is one of the reasons i was thinking of trading...the guy at the dealership is claiming 18+ mpg in the wrangler, is this accurate??
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i know all about gas stations...8-10 mpg in the srt, which is one of the reasons i was thinking of trading...the guy at the dealership is claiming 18+ mpg in the wrangler, is this accurate??
I would say the AVERAGE gets about 14-15 town and about 18-20 highway if they don't have their pedal to the metal and drive sensibly. Every jeep seems to get a different mpg depending on the driving and condition of the jeep. Don't expect to get 18 mpg all the time that's just him trying to sell the jeep.

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I would say the AVERAGE gets about 14-15 town and about 18-20 highway if they don't have their pedal to the metal and drive sensibly. Every jeep seems to get a different mpg depending on the driving and condition of the jeep. Don't expect to get 18 mpg all the time that's just him trying to sell the jeep.

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thats kind of what i was thinking...18 seemed to good to be true, especially running on the bigger tires and all...anything above 11 mpg in money in the bank compared to what i am spending now... also back the the letters...i am assuming that a 2006 wrngler is a TJ?
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CJ 44-86 (I think that's correct)
YJ 87-95
TJ is 97-06
JK 07+


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cool, thanks....if its like my truck i wont be able to just leave it as it is, but will have to mod it out. i am sure there are florida members here??? maybe i can hook up with some locals and get a bunch a questions answered. thanks again for the info
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cool, thanks....if its like my truck i wont be able to just leave it as it is, but will have to mod it out. i am sure there are florida members here??? maybe i can hook up with some locals and get a bunch a questions answered. thanks again for the info
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I'm sure there are plenty of jeep clubs in florida (I'd be surprised if there wasn't) that is the best thing you can do is get into one. They will take you on rides and you will have a great time learning from the more experienced members.

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it's still got to be cheaper than owning the beast....i will get by the dealership tonight and post up a pic or 2. see if maybe it belonged to someone on this site
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