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Old 08-23-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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I am an owner of a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport (4.0L petrol) in Dubai. The car already has an AEM intake system + Dynomax cat-back exhaust. Although it is old it is in great condition and very low mileage. I am looking to add a supercharger/turbocharger kit to the car to increase torque/hp. What would you suggest given the model and age of the car? I am looking for something good but not to expensive! Thanks!

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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First..Welcome to WF.

Second...It is a Jeep not a car.

I would do a SB swap before I added a supercharger. I understand it may be difficult to find one near you but that's where I would start.

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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welcome, as nick stated above, it is a JEEP not a car. i correct people who call my jeep a car regularly and they get all angry "its not its own class" ill reply with "you bet your ass it is, there a car, truck, van, suv and JEEP. it IS its own class"

how bout lowring your gears? that will start with more power. what tires are you running and what size lift?
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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Good luck with your search for a blower that does not cost too much. I can not see the reason you would need this for a Jeep.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:54 AM   #5
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some people are never happy... why do you think they offer 7.0 hemi swaps for Jeep wranglers? :P
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:12 AM   #6
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hah im wondering what he wants that much power for. 4.0 has plenty, just lower some gears and he'll be fineeee. i guess its what people choose to do with their money..
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I am an owner of a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport (4.0L petrol) in Dubai. The car already has an AEM intake system + Dynomax cat-back exhaust. Although it is old it is in great condition and very low mileage. I am looking to add a supercharger/turbocharger kit to the car to increase torque/hp. What would you suggest given the model and age of the car? I am looking for something good but not to expensive! Thanks!
I respect everybody's views and opinions.. but remember, if you're looking for speed and power.. you're driving a giant refrigerator box.... You'd get the most bang for your buck with an engine swap... but again.. Aerodynamics and weight play a huge roll in vehicle performance (a la Lotus)
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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Yep, a brick on wheels
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:40 PM   #9
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Before I bought my jeep I was think "how sick would it be to supercharge it or turbo" then after getting the jeep and driving it and getting the feel of what a jeep really is I wouldn't even think about supercharging or turbo! It's pointless! Jeeps aren't meant to so 0-60 sprints or 60-120 pulls like a car!

They are rock crawlers! Made to have lots of low-end torque and power to get you up those steep hills AT LOW SPEEDS!
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:03 PM   #10
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Cheers for all the comments on the JEEP....Not really getting the point though. Low gears are fine (and yes i agree 4.0l is plenty), but living in Dubai where the majority of off-roading is sand/dune driving there is no rocks...momentum and power is the name of the game. You may say a wrangler isn't the best option but with a bit of cash to spend i want to experiment and put as much power in this jeep as possible..

So does anybody have any useful info on turbos or superchargers...??

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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Cheers for the advice on an engine swap but out where I am that is not an option...

as for the tyres and lift- 3.0" Lift Kit + 17x10'' Wheels + BFG 33'' Tires
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #12
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well i guess then I would supercharge it! Jeep Wrangler 4.0 Supercharger

that is a very good supper charger and I almost got it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:57 PM   #13
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a turbo suck in sand since you'd be on dunes? And sand in a turbo = no good?

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