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Old 05-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Turbo or Supercharger? 2012?

Has anyone heard anything? New engine is nice....but I want more power

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I'm pretty sure they'll have diesel by 2102.

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Don't worry, by 2102 Jeep engines will be a little bit different. Probably run off of water or something. Still wouldn't expect a lot of "oomph" though.
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I fixed my title.....
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It's like sharks smelling blood in the water...

Other than spending $20K on a full-blown hemi, I've always thought something like this would be really cool...IF I wanted my Jeep to have a more powerful engine: My Sprintex Super Charger install thread for my Jeep JK 3,8 l..., Under $3995.
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IF I wanted my Jeep to have a more powerful engine: My Sprintex Super Charger install thread for my Jeep JK 3,8 l..., Under $3995.
Yeah Wolf, that install thread has been on ALL off the internet jeep boards, and there has been no install yet. Kind of like the promise of a diesel or Hemi Wrangler.
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Kind of like the promise of a diesel or Hemi Wrangler.
..... and yet of course those have already been done, but NOT by Chrysler in the US.
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Yeah Wolf, that install thread has been on ALL off the internet jeep boards, and there has been no install yet. Kind of like the promise of a diesel or Hemi Wrangler.
It hasn't been installed yet? Well that's disappointing.

I haven't read the thread in quite awhile, probably because I have no intention of dropping $4K on a supercharger for my Jeep. But you're right, I see the thread all over the place.
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Yeah Wolf, that install thread has been on ALL off the internet jeep boards, and there has been no install yet. Kind of like the promise of a diesel or Hemi Wrangler.
Actually someone on JKF installed one.
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Actually someone on JKF installed one.
Yes, I'm aware of that. It's just that the guy posting all over the web about his INSTALL hasn't installed it yet.
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So 285 hp isn't enough? The Scout I used to wheel had a 345 c.i. rated at about 160-170 hp, that thing would just go.
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So 285 hp isn't enough? The Scout I used to wheel had a 345 c.i. rated at about 160-170 hp, that thing would just go.
.... and I have a CJ5 with the 304 V8, 120 HP with California emissions. With the right gearing and tranny, it's hardly a slouch offroad!
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If the new 3.6L isn't enought then trade in your Jeep for something else. If you really want forced induction, then right now a Ripp Supercharger since they have all the R&D and have been proven to work. A turbo will give more seat of the pants power but will have a lag problem. There isn't a ton of reviews or research done on them for the 3.6L. Or you can do a Hemi or LS swap, but your talking a new car with that kind of money.

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WE THINK SUPERCHARGER!!!
Though we are probably a little biased, but just a little..
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we think supercharger!!!
Though we are probably a little biased, but just a little..
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I heard about this topic before. Last I heard was Superchargers are the way to go. Turbos will give you more problems, cause the 3.6L heats up quick and turbos love cold weather. So im gonna say supercharged.
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I heard about this topic before. Last I heard was Superchargers are the way to go. Turbos will give you more problems, cause the 3.6L heats up quick and turbos love cold weather. So im gonna say supercharged.
The style of s/c rip uses is a vortech. This is basically the compressor side of a turbo but uses pulley/ belt to power it vs exhaust. You can and should run the same components turbos kits use on this type of system ( intercooler). A lot of " problem" that come from turbos is install errors or don't know how to maintain it.



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If the new 3.6L isn't enought then trade in your Jeep for something else. If you really want forced induction, then right now a Ripp Supercharger since they have all the R&D and have been proven to work. A turbo will give more seat of the pants power but will have a lag problem. There isn't a ton of reviews or research done on them for the 3.6L. Or you can do a Hemi or LS swap, but your talking a new car with that kind of money.

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This is incorrect. Turbos like s/c come in many sizes. Getting the right size is key but there is good size buffer for wrong vs right size.

This is coming from my 10 years of being mechanic and racing. Turbos have their place and so does s/c. I use to run a waste gate on the inlet pipe before the throttle body ( s/c drag car) to control boost off the line also if I wanted to cruise around the street I would turn it on so I was running limited amount of boost.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:06 AM   #20
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Hi guys,
im thinking of getting a supercharger or turbo for my jeep!
i have looked at STS and prodigy performance products, and arent really sure which would be better! Jeep JK Wrangler Turbo Performance looks pretty good
I am not a fan of the trademark supercharger whining noise which is why i want to opt for a turbo!
any thoughts?
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So 285 hp isn't enough? The Scout I used to wheel had a 345 c.i. rated at about 160-170 hp, that thing would just go.
I would convert to forced induction for literally zero peak hp gain if it could do something about torque between idle and 3000 rpm where I spend 99%+ of my time. 285 is a nice round number, I'd settle for that at, say...1250 rpm, peak at 300-315 around 1750...hold that thru 3000 and what happens afterwards I don't care.
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I would convert to forced induction for literally zero peak hp gain if it could do something about torque between idle and 3000 rpm where I spend 99%+ of my time. 285 is a nice round number, I'd settle for that at, say...1250 rpm, peak at 300-315 around 1750...hold that thru 3000 and what happens afterwards I don't care.
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