the turbo isn't made to help offroading...they installed it for highway power...and were hoping that it wouldn't affect them while wheeling (low RPM's)
i would love to have that turbo...not enough cash and not enough skill to install
Depends on the turbo size. Smaller turbo is good for lower rpm since it doesnt have much lag nor you need to redline it to get boost.
It's simple to install. On TJs its easier to install than replacing a header so if you can install a header on your Jeep you CAN install a turbo kit.
No i'm not a plumber to so dont think i'm a pro w/ piping but when you get a kit with 3-4 pipes completely different from eachother, you can easily figure out how they go with out even looking at the pics/instructions lol
How much green is that turbo kit anyways? I didnt see it on that website.
You will learn to control the beast quite easy. Turbos can also be controlled just like a supercharger. Good thing to a turbo is, it does not steal away power from the engine (belt) like a sc does in the expense of having to learn how to hold its leash.
2000-2003 Turbo System
This system is for 2000-2004 Jeep with a 4.0L engine. The package includes a Garret Turbo, complete exhaust, Split second Electronic fuel management 2 bar map fuel sensor, injectors (26-32lbs), all hoses and hardware, BOV, K&N Filter, boost guage. 92 hp and 115 ibs torque from 1700rpm to red line. NEW UNICHIP plug and play dyno tested for the turbo charger no extra charge.
In that write up they did say that they increased power by 44% however on a 149hp 4.0L that shouldnâ€™t be that difficult to get on a N/A motor anyway.
If you read further down the article they said that they actually noticed a 1-2mpg DECREASE. This should have actually increased unless they were dogging on it or having some fun.
The Stock 4.0L just gets me goin as to all of the inefficiencies that come along with it. With all of the upgrades that have been tried, Intake / exhaust etc etc. The 4.0L is not a good base to begin performance mods. If I would have to guess the volumetric efficiency of these heads I would say it would be in the range of 75-80% if that.
If they went back and re-did these heads to actually flow you would see numbers far greater than that and at least ~200+hp from a stock motor (of course depending on compression, crank, pistons quench etc which all play a factor in any engine rebuild).
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ 4" Lift kit
15x8" rims and Siped Pro-Comp Xtreme M/t 33x12.5x15 tires.
I have one of those sitting in my room. I bought it 4 years ago. I'm thinking of using it as a fan thingy for my computer so it blows some air through it.. Those hair drier thingys wont even boost a SINGLE PSI. Waste of money and time.
I tried it on my 1.8L miata and it was a BOTTLE NECK one can only imagine what it will be for a 4.0.