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Old 02-04-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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is there anyway to turbo out a 4cyl jeep wrangler

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yes there is but its so pointless.. you wouldnt be able to put much psi out either... throttle body to small, exhaust will restrict it, engine will wanna die with a turbo

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cheaper to v8 it
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Seriously??? Sell the jeep and get a nice little honda
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I'm likin the v8 idea
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yes there is but its so pointless.. you wouldnt be able to put much psi out either... throttle body to small, exhaust will restrict it, engine will wanna die with a turbo
You would be able to put down a bit more power than the 6 does. Throttle body is too small? get a 4.0 TB. Its bolt on mod. The exhaust.. half of it will be replaced with the turbo piping so all you need is a highflow cat and a good catback and you're set.

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Seriously??? Sell the jeep and get a nice little honda
Thats a bit rude dont you think?

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I'm likin the v8 idea
If you're gonna go through the trouble at least go with a small cummins
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seriously??? Sell the jeep and get a nice little honda
blasphemy!!!! Shame on you!!!
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Ohh come on a turbo jeep wrangler? I mean yea turbo cars are sweet but what would a turbo do for a Jeep? Im not being rude I just think thats like saying you want to put a lowering kit in a jeep and some sweet street glows lol
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Yea cummins diesel is the way to go..My friend has that and it shuts down like a tonka truck..Sooooooo sick
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Ohh come on a turbo jeep wrangler? I mean yea turbo cars are sweet but what would a turbo do for a Jeep? Im not being rude I just think thats like saying you want to put a lowering kit in a jeep and some sweet street glows lol
Whats wrong with a 5psi in a wrangler? It will spool up by 1500 rpm easy. Now when you get to the big turbos thats when you worry about lag and needing 3k just for it to spool up but thats way out of the question.
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I just think wheeling with a turbo might suck in a jeep...and for the money you can just get the cummins swap
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I just think wheeling with a turbo might suck in a jeep...and for the money you can just get the cummins swap
If you got the tools and doing your own work then yes. Otherwise cummins swap or any other swap will be quite expensive.

Every clip i've seen of a turbo jeep, They are always a beast.
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All the jeeps that i see with a turbo are all 4.0l I just dont think in his case putting a turbo on a 2.5 would benifit him that much for the price
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I dont think any one even makes turbo kits for the 2.5s so he would have to go custom. I've seen bunch of shops such as 505 go sour. You buy a kit, they dont send u anything, they dont call and so forth leaving it up to the judge. The only reputable companies (that i know of) that are selling boost for our tjs are Kenne Bell and RIP mods.
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avenger supercharger? its around 4k though
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The 2.5L in Wrangler TJ's is the same as the Dodge Neon. They make kits for it... but why waste the money? There is no benefit to a turbo Wrangler, especially when out on trails. Going slow will toast stuff under the hood. If it was strictly a DD rig, the turbo would be great for highway use.

There are MANY other options to get power, mainly motor swaps, and sometimes they can come out cheaper.

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Old 02-04-2009, 10:51 PM   #17
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wont a turbo drown in water crossings?

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im putting street glows it looks sweet when ur riding no doors no top at night
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is there anyway to turbo out a 4cyl jeep wrangler
depends, do you have the 2.4l DOHC 4cyl? its the same engine from the SRT-4, minus the turbo and intercooler. If you have the 2.4, then just go to the intrawebz and find the turbo kit.

If not, you're pretty boned for the turbo option.
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The 2.5L in Wrangler TJ's is the same as the Dodge Neon. They make kits for it... but why waste the money? There is no benefit to a turbo Wrangler, especially when out on trails. Going slow will toast stuff under the hood. If it was strictly a DD rig, the turbo would be great for highway use.
I've seen couple clips of turbo wranglers in the mud. Looks quite fun spinning them huge tires with no problem on 4th gear

Here u go though. :P
That puppy sounds like a semi lol
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Im with trip...
looks like fun, hell more power is always more fun in my book no matter how you get it.

I never knew that was the same 4cyl from the turbo neon.. interesting

I love to see different things done to jeeps, it keeps me interested.

I say DO IT!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:07 AM   #21
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i did some of my own searching found this
pretty cool!!!!!
Turbocharged 2.4L Jeep TJ for me!!! - Reno4x4.com
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yes there is a way. Theres a site online that sells a packet with information on what this man did with a 2.5. I bought it for 25$ it shows pictures of the process. This jeep use a turbo off a ford thunderbird. the jeep did not have a/c. He had 3 levels of preformance. A stock 2.5 will handle about 7lbs of boost max. The packet you buy is worth it. If you thought you couldn't turbo a 2.5 cheap think again. Take alook
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Turbocharged 2.4L Jeep TJ for me!!! - Reno4x4.com
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good find . BTW page 3 and 4.
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on my 77 chief i am planning on building a turbo set-up. if you plan out your turbo size, there will be the turbo lag will be almost non-existent, and there is so much technology out there that most people are unaware of...
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how many people wake up and say, "man my turboed 4cyl is sweet"....for the rest of your life remember that there is no replacement.....for displacement......u r looking at max 175 hp which is alot compared to a stock 4cyl but for the money you could swap in a 4.0l and have more and for a lil more swap in a v8 and have double
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how many people wake up and say, "man my turboed 4cyl is sweet"....for the rest of your life remember that there is no replacement.....for displacement......u r looking at max 175 hp which is alot compared to a stock 4cyl but for the money you could swap in a 4.0l and have more and for a lil more swap in a v8 and have double
where did you get that 175hp from? Please explain. Did you look at the links above?

As far as the "no replacement for displacement" goes. I thought "we" had this discussion in another thread last week (by we i dont mean as you an me but as the forum in general).

btw what is your definition of displacement since you keep bringing it up?
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where did you get that 175hp from? Please explain. Did you look at the links above?

As far as the "no replacement for displacement" goes. I thought "we" had this discussion in another thread last week (by we i dont mean as you an me but as the forum in general).

btw what is your definition of displacement since you keep bringing it up?
i get 175 hp from my buddy turboing his 4cyl jeep and that is all he ever got....and i get the ever to common quote"no replacement for displacement" quote from the fact that there is no replacement for displacement.....unless youve got the money to build a 20k motor that weighs nuthing and cranks out 500hp..to clarify to you trip...(arent you and engineer or something crazy smart like that) big motor = big power.....small motor plus turbo = low rpm self destruct on trail.....u can put a turbo on any motor for relatively low cost but the likelyhood of that motor that was not built to handle the boost surviving very long is slim to none
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Please, either of you, don't turn this into a pissing match. Trip, you already got talked to about arguing for the sake of it.
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putting a turbo on a motor or supercharging a motor is far mor complicated than just buying the parts....u need to build the motor to handle the new bolt on hp
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its not a pissing match, its a question of have you done it.....or have you read about it....we do it at our shop

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