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Old 05-24-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Here's My Plan...Need Your Advice!

I have just purchased a 2011 Wrangler Unlimited Oscar Mike Limited Edition (sales rep said it is a Mojave Sport w/Sahara style and some of the Rubicon specs and 32in wheels). After looking around, reading reviews and opinions I have or think I have figured out what I would like done/added to my Jeep. My only issue now is I need to know what would be best.

This will be an off-roader, but still family friendly for camping/hiking trips so rock crawling is out. I would like to make it trail friendlier without sacrificing too much road comfort (I know some is expected). I'm not going for "looks pretty" over function. These are the things I'd like to add (feel free to add to my list if I miss something that really needs to be there):

Cold-air intake
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34-35in tires
Grill with brush guard and wench
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Chip (I think I saw it called a Superchip)

This is the order I plan to install everything as well so I would love to hear what you guys have to say.

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Pics? Sounds like a dealer package. I'm curious what the "Mojave Sport w/Sahara style and some of the Rubicon specs and 32in wheels)" looks like. And I'm pretty sure it'll have 32" tires, not wheels. Anyway, spend some time reading here. You'll probably find that the intake is going to be a waste of $. You only need 2.5" lift to clear 35" tires, a wench is always a good idea, especially in a Jeep, but a winch is also very useful. Not sure what supercharger you're considering, or where you're going in such a hurry Superchip is probably a good idea.

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out of everything i'd say just do the 2.5" lift and 33-35" tires... all that other stuff is a waste of $ like infernogirl said
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oh and the winch and bumper
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:54 PM   #5
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InfernoGirl, Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

My spelling is atrocious and my spell-checker sucks too...like the blind leading the retarded. I'll get you pics on my beast as soon as I get home from Iraq (it's waiting for me at the factory at the moment, ships to the dealer on the 28th of June). Till then you can Google Wrangler Oscar Mike and get a look at the few pictures they do have out on it (if you download the brochure, the Tan 4dr on the 2-3rd page is what I got). Why not wheels? Tires are the rubber, rims are the metal, wheels are the whole package right?

I haven't picked or even looked at very many parts yet because I wanted to consult the experts first, so at this moment I don't know what ones I want or what is best for me.

Why is the intake a waste of money?

Why do I need to be in a hurry to want a supercharger? I have read many Jeep lovers complain that the JK is at a need for power, and when you add lift kits and bigger wheels the want of power raises. Being that I will be pulling a camper I would like to add as much power as I can in the low range (that's why supercharger not turbocharger) for pulling and hauling. Besides, everyone likes a little power boost!
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The supercharger and the chip will happen at the same same time sicne the chip reprogram will tell the engine computer how to deal with the abundance of compressed air from the supercharger. I'll be going with a RIPP myself.

Link to the brochure
http://www.encs.com/uploadedFiles/EN...p-Wrangler.pdf

Looks like a fully painted Saharh with Rubi wheels and the Mojave interior. Has its own emblem as well. Don't see anything about the drivetrain though.
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Ok, so the consensus is HP booster on the underpowered JK is a waste? Other then the chip?

Is this cause of the HP boost to $ ratio or they just don't ever work?
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Drive it and see if you want extra power, the RIPP supercharger gets the power of a HEMI swap with a lot less cost and better gas mileage.
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I'm just going off what my sales rep said....not that I trust him fully. Being that there is little to no down a dirty info for the OM.
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InfernoGirl, Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

My spelling is atrocious and my spell-checker sucks too...like the blind leading the retarded. I'll get you pics on my beast as soon as I get home from Iraq (it's waiting for me at the factory at the moment, ships to the dealer on the 28th of June). Till then you can Google Wrangler Oscar Mike and get a look at the few pictures they do have out on it (if you download the brochure, the Tan 4dr on the 2-3rd page is what I got). Why not wheels? Tires are the rubber, rims are the metal, wheels are the whole package right?

I haven't picked or even looked at very many parts yet because I wanted to consult the experts first, so at this moment I don't know what ones I want or what is best for me.

Why is the intake a waste of money?

Why do I need to be in a hurry to want a supercharger? I have read many Jeep lovers complain that the JK is at a need for power, and when you add lift kits and bigger wheels the want of power raises. Being that I will be pulling a camper I would like to add as much power as I can in the low range (that's why supercharger not turbocharger) for pulling and hauling. Besides, everyone likes a little power boost!
If you look around here enough you will find out that all air intakes do is give you a butt dyno boost. it feels more powerful, but really isn't (1-2HP), the same can be said for the exhaust (1-2HP), most of us do that for the sound rather than the performance.

The best bang for your buck would be to add a regear to your list in which you could add lockers as well for less than the cost of the super charger. Which would bring your jeep back into the power band after adding the lift and tires. allowing it to perform like it should.
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Si, now why wouldn't I get it (if I need the power boost). I plan to hold off my build to see how it rides first, but based off what I have read and talked about with friends I wanted to get idea of trusted products before I started shopping around.
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Thanks Peepers! That prob saved me a few hundred.
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Intakes let a lot of dirt into the engine... and water Wheels are metal, tires are rubber, rims are on glasses. No clue how a supercharger will affect your power, or wallet, but regearing is the more common choice for regaining lost power, as mentioned above.

Not meaning to bust your hump about the semantics or spelling, just trying to make sure you understand the difference. If you go to a shop and ask for 32" wheels you will be rolling out on some Dubs....Some large ass dubs at that.
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a wench is always a good idea, especially in a Jeep.
......never did get the wife to buy into that one?
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If the OM Jeep comes with the Rubicon gears (4.10) then you'll be in good shape and shouldn't need a regear. I have these and I am happy with them with 315/70 tires. I plan on running 37s at some point so a super charger is in my future plus unlike with gears a supercharger can regain some gas mileage.
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Not meaning to bust your hump about the semantics or spelling, just trying to make sure you understand the difference. If you go to a shop and ask for 32" wheels you will be rolling out on some Dubs....Some large ass dubs at that.
You aren't busting anything, apparently we use different lingo and it helps to learn what terms mean in different situations. Tho the wench/winch was spell-check error. I had a t in there and the correct spelling it gave me was with the e...now I'm a MTN Pirate apparently.

GrmnCrsNBr: I will get the long printout options list (the closest thing I can get to a spec sheet) and post it tomorrow...till then, it's almost midnight Iraqi time and I got work in the morning. I'm out!
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Note-supercharger will Immediately VOID warranty-re-gearing won't and

Re-gearing can get 1 to 3- miles per gallon, either more or better than you had with the stock-and exhibit 15 to 30 additional HP !!

If you have an auto-you can use O/D all the time and a 6-spd, feel free to use 6th gear-

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Ok, Intake good for street cars, shit for off-road. Supercharger bad idea till the warranty runs out. 2.5 lift will fit 35"ers. Everyone loves the chip. Exhaust is more for sound then performance (less you really just want a 2hp boost). Re-gearing is the the way to get power loss back after lifting. And the winch and brush guard are always good to add.

Did I miss anything? By the way Peepers, what are lockers?

Now the questions remain: What are the best ones to get? I know some items are just preference but that's really what I want to know. If you were in my shoes and going to do this what would you be leaning towards?
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For the lift, check out the Lift Review thread at the top of the JK forum.
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You aren't busting anything, apparently we use different lingo and it helps to learn what terms mean in different situations. Tho the wench/winch was spell-check error. I had a t in there and the correct spelling it gave me was with the e...now I'm a MTN Pirate apparently.
Your spell checker wouldn't have picked that one out. We're just having a little fun with you. Anybody who makes that mistake usually gets teased.

I'm still hoping for two wenches to sit on my front bumper!
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What's stopping you?

NEW THREAD: Wenches with Winches!
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Just to clarify, did you really mean supercharger? Or did you mean superchip? Biiig difference!!
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Just to clarify, did you really mean supercharger? Or did you mean superchip? Biiig difference!!
He had both supercharger and chip listed separately so I would guess he meant supercharger.
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Oscar Mike Special Edition info:

Oscar Mike Special Edition Jeep Wrangler | ENCS.com

Only 200 made, exclusively for Military Exchange Car Sales. Nice looking Jeep...

Like the others said, get it, drive it, then go from there.
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That is true, I had both on there, but was told the supercharge will void my warranty so that one is out (till 2018, got the extended warranty - normally 1.5k, got it for 500!).

Also, it seems everyone says the chip is a must...that's the superchip.

IJump, yeah I was planning on that. I have read a lot on the JKs and knoing what I wanted to do to it in general, just looking for small tidbits of info like the supercharger and intake issues. That's kind of why I wanted to share my ideas in the first place...see what others know before me, so I can make informed picks later.
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I got a winch the other day and to be able to mount it on my stock bumper I got the Rough Country winch mount plate with D rings. I figure, that was a cheap-out rather than getting a whole new bumper. Can't afford both right now. Better to have a winch alone than wait forever to get bumper and winch. Don't know if this may help you in your planning.
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You can wait on the Superchip, they still don't have the programming for the 2011's.
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That's an idea, tho I found a bumper/brushguard/winch combo by AEM (I think) that was only 300 and something, which isn't bad.
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Just a heads up, gears and a chip will also void your warranty they just wont be as noticable as a blower in your engine bay.
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