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Old 08-19-2010, 10:34 PM   #31
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hehe, my first 500 posts I kept reverting. I have gotten pretty used to calling it a jeep (preferred) or truck.

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:34 PM   #32
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jeep just sounds better

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:48 PM   #33
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Six inches and 35s or 36s is a lot of tire and lift requiring a lot of mods. Most folks usually go with 2 to 3 inches of lift and 33s. With that 4.88 gearing or 5.?. That has been discussed a lot too. Somewhere on this forum (jk) there is a chart that shows tire size vs gearing for various purposes. Good chart I think USAntigoon first posted it and has been repeated a lot since.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:53 PM   #34
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I just put a mild 2" lift with mild tire upgrade 285-75 (33's) on the stock rims (Automatic w/3.73 gears). I agree, the gear swap will be the best source of torque/power; however, I found the SuperChip brought my (seat of the pants) power back to about how it was stock - maybe a bit better with the 93 octane performance map - actually a pretty good passing gear. 70mph to 80mph pulls real strong. Gas mileage has dropped 2-3mpg with the lift and tire upgrade. $340 vs approx $1,100
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:11 PM   #35
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id rather just do some performance for now
maybe in a couple months il lift it but for now i want some more power
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:14 PM   #36
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Make sure you add a TBS while you're at it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:15 PM   #37
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The superchip will give you additional performance, and once you do decide to add a lift/tires, etc. the same tuner allows you to reprogram for the tire and or gear change.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:38 PM   #38
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ok thanks
im going to get a superchip
but what about intake and exhaust
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make sure you add a tbs while you're at it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:41 PM   #40
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Cameron exhaust is just going to make it sound more mean...intake is going free up some airflow that the engine really doesnt need.
You said you have 1300 to spend, take 300 and buy the superchips flashpak. There is a reason why all JK owners are buying them. Its the easiest mod to do, just plug it in.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:43 PM   #41
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I'm waiting until my muffler is crushed or falls off and wouldn't change the intake as there is just no power gain there that is sizable just snake oil for sale and lots of after market dealers too willing to sell it at over inflated prices. Also, changing the intake opens up all kinds of warranty wiggle by Chrysler, especially if you should hydro lock it on the road (not off road) however unlikely that may be. They could claim that changes to the intake caused the problem.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:43 AM   #42
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All I can add to this is I have a Charger R/T that has a stock 350HP Hemi V8. I added a CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, and Diablo tuner. I didn't get a huge gain in HP....maybe 20-30 at the wheels.

So on a 205HP V6 mini van engine...I won't be wasting my money. It is what it is...a V6.

An SRT8 Wrangler would be awesome.
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Reminds me of Scotty in Startreck.

Seriously though, sometimes I feel like the jeep is clunky. It is usually coming off of the stop when my feet aren't quite coordinated and I get off of the line like a bucking bronco or the jeep gets into this engine funk thing someplace in-between stall and running and I wish the thing had more power but it is just me being uncoordinated. It can sometimes be downright embarrassing especially in front of my daughter's boy friend.


Oh man I thought it was just me!!! I have been driving Manual trans. almost exclusively for 15+ years, and still have that problem..

whew.... ego saved
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^^ Ya, most days things go well...sometimes...I must be in tilt mode...no mind altering substances, just tilt mode and it happens, even more than once in a short period. Sometimes when it happens the carbon gets blown out of the engine depending on where I am. It's probably good for the engine to get the carbon out occasionally...not too close to red line but the revs definitely get up there.
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Throttle body spacer. This is the most amazing performance modification ever! The HP gains alone are immeasurable. (or is that unmeasurable, I keep forgetting)
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Engine and Transmission not included
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Throttle body spacer. This is the most amazing performance modification ever! The HP gains alone are immeasurable. (or is that unmeasurable, I keep forgetting)
Tom isn't this one of the snake oil claims or are you being serious here?
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Tom isn't this one of the snake oil claims or are you being serious here?
Man I thought for sure that was some of my best work for sure. Now I'm dejected.

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