I would like to look into whether I can convert my stock 2001 Wrangler into a street machine. When I was a kid, my buddy had a Renegade with a small block 8 cylinder, headers etc. Is this somewhat affordable for mine?
I have seen an '03 running around my parts with a 5.2L and the 4Speed transmission he got out of another dodge product. He is rough on the dana 35 though. Barking the tires on take off is cool. He is running 33's.
Sprintex, an Avenger make superchargers for the 4.0 that can see gains up 100 hp pricey but awesome ...include a chip from GF an you could possibly see 300 rwhp from the 4.0....check out vids on YouTube
if i wanted a street based TJ i would get an NP242 t-case form an XJ or XJ the one with the 4 full time option. then take the 4.0 and build it into a 4.6 stroker motor. then lose the fenders up front then comp cut the rear with a 5 inch stretch run some good sticky tires and have fun with it.
i have a unhealthy idea of building a rat rod style YJ pick up in the future