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Old 06-20-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Need more HP for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Any suggestions on what I could do? Perf. chip? what kind?

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The search button adds 20 WHP! Try that first, then see how much more you need- Mark W.

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:05 AM   #3
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well it depends on how deep your pockets are and if you think some of the items will actually work. heres my list , it may not be complete so others can feel free to add.
cheapest to most expensive
intake and exhaust, seemd to work for me
intake, exhaust,programmer of your choice
supercharger, theres a few on the market, the ripp mods one seems popular
5.7 hemi swap
6.1 hemi swap
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well it depends on how deep your pockets are and if you think some of the items will actually work. heres my list , it may not be complete so others can feel free to add.
cheapest to most expensive
intake and exhaust, seemd to work for me
intake, exhaust,programmer of your choice
supercharger, theres a few on the market, the ripp mods one seems popular
5.7 hemi swap
6.1 hemi swap
yeah that about sums it up
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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what makes you feel the need for more HP?...its a jeep, it will never be faster than it already is. If you want more power because you have, or plan to have bigger tires, then regearing is the most sensible thing to do.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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well it depends on how deep your pockets are and if you think some of the items will actually work. heres my list , it may not be complete so others can feel free to add.
cheapest to most expensive
intake and exhaust, seemd to work for me
intake, exhaust,programmer of your choice
supercharger, theres a few on the market, the ripp mods one seems popular
5.7 hemi swap
6.1 hemi swap
Thanks for your tips
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It's in the header at the top of the page. But feel free to ask any questions you may have. This is a "bash free forum". Only stupid question is the one you don't ask.

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Be nice bud. We don't do this on this forum. Leave the "use the search" for those other forums.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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what makes you feel the need for more HP?...its a jeep, it will never be faster than it already is. If you want more power because you have, or plan to have bigger tires, then regearing is the most sensible thing to do.
to race people, why else? maybe for better towing?
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:51 AM   #10
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It's in the header at the top of the page. But feel free to ask any questions you may have. This is a "bash free forum". Only stupid question is the one you don't ask.



Be nice bud. We don't do this on this forum. Leave the "use the search" for those other forums.
I would say that it is OK to offer the search if you are aware that the topic has had much discussion. How the search button is offered can be done in a friendly manner. Possibly a note about the recent discussion and offer an answer to the post as well.

My personal preference would be to keep it friendly.

Regarding the topic of the thread, I wonder if we will ever see the muscle car lineup of yester-year. Maybe when they perfect the fuel cell power plant and can make excess power available again. Right now we seem to be in conservative mode with vehicle power plants.

I come from a history of driving economy cars. I have to admit that the weight of the jeep compared to its engine size seems to be conservative. Since I have the standard and a choice of 6 speeds, I know how to find the power band and can say that when I want it to, it can get up and go. I didn't buy it for that though. I bought it for its trail abilities. In 4 low, I find it adequate. The fun factor which is very important in a jeep is off the scale in my book.

As to how it is tuned, I'm gonna stick with the factory ingredients assuming that they gave me the best they had to offer until some other well documented and valid solution presents itself.
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[QUOTE=distortedtj;390375]It's in the header at the top of the page. But feel free to ask any questions you may have. This is a "bash free forum". Only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
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I would say that it is OK to offer the search if you are aware that the topic has had much discussion. How the search button is offered can be done in a friendly manner. Possibly a note about the recent discussion and offer an answer to the post as well.

My personal preference would be to keep it friendly.
Correct, nicely offering up old threads to help the poster is great.
My response is friendly and helpful to where the search button is.

But the fact still stands , we do not just tell people to just use the search button on this forum. Almost everything a member mite ask has been asked or a thread started about "x" topic. Regardless they are still free to ask again without fear of getting bashed or told to just use the search button.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:46 AM   #13
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Distorted is correct. If offering the search button is the only advice one has to offer up, refrain from posting it. Instead, if you just gotta be a part of the thread, punch in the search and link up the thread where to topic has already been discussed.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:50 AM   #14
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Can I nicely ask why you want more HP?


I have an 08 Rubi. Low gear ratio so it can do what it was designed to do. A get up and go fast vehicle it is not. It has good raw dog power but nope, it's a putter down the road from start and stop.

If you lay on the gas, your mpg goes to hell. Now that my engine has about 19K miles on it, I average around 18 mpg.

Speeding tickets are what, about 100 bucks these days? My rubicon saves me from many.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:40 PM   #15
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blah blah blah..... It is a Jeep. You want speed and performance, buy a sports car.
I traded in my modified Porsche that went easily 170 on a nice open stretch, but wanted
to move on and now have a 4-door Rubi. I know its limitations, and I bought it because it is a JEEP. Determine what you want before you buy and understand the scope of your own expectations. Oh yeah, I still have a Lorinser-modified Mercedes C350 AMG if I want to feel some German engineered performance around town....LOL.

Plus, no more worries around every corner with police and tickets (even though, I never received a single ticket due to my careful driving and V1) --- AND I could finally sell my V1 detector, since I really knew that I didn't need it in a Jeep......

Have fun, relax and enjoy being in the best 4WD vehicle ever made!
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:57 PM   #16
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i think the only answer we can give you is more questions like how much is you budget, what are your power goals, and what mods do you already have. like everyone already said this isnt a sports car but i do understand you want more power i think we all can understand that. we just need more info from you about what you want before we can give good suggestions.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:06 AM   #17
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Ripp makes a supercharger kit that has many happy users.
Reagearing made my heap manageable with my trailer ---- but I'm holding my breath until a diesel kit becomes legal...
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:22 AM   #18
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I read through many threads about this topic and it seams the most efficient and reasonable thing to do is regearing. Jeeps dont make HP, there built to make torque.
If you dont like the idea of regearing, another option would be a engine swap. Replacing the v6 with a v8 will make a big difference in power, but will also cost a pretty penny.

All the "bolt on" accesories wont make much HP, if any. If you have the extra cash laying around and dont mind experimenting with different parts then by all means, go for it. The amount of actual HP vs. the spent $$ will most likely disgust you. Thats why I spent my money on suspension instead of performance.
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That super charger looks nice if I were looking for more power.... Maybe it's my old age, but I am liking the slow and steady of the Jeep
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That super charger looks nice if I were looking for more power.... Maybe it's my old age, but I am liking the slow and steady of the Jeep
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Good point. Maybe that is my problem as well.......
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That's why I'd like a diesel. I'd like to be able to tow my little trailer up a hill without fear of being passed by a scooter.
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That's why I'd like a diesel. I'd like to be able to tow my little trailer up a hill without fear of being passed by a scooter.
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Ripp makes a supercharger kit that has many happy users.
Reagearing made my heap manageable with my trailer ---- but I'm holding my breath until a diesel kit becomes legal...
I'm going to look into this big time if the (lack of) power gets to me too much. There are some great reviews on this SC on jkforum.

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