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Old 08-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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need more power...:-P

I purchased my tj about 1 year ago. I hav always wanted a jeep. Not knowing much about 4wheeling or jeeps I bought a 97 with a 4-cylinder n no lockers. What are my options 2 get more power and lockers?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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I purchased my tj about 1 year ago. I hav always wanted a jeep. Not knowing much about 4wheeling or jeeps I bought a 97 with a 4-cylinder n no lockers. What are my options 2 get more power and lockers?
Your best bet is to buy a Jeep with a 4.0.

And lockers? Your gonna need to beef up youw d35 or replace it with a d44 or 8.8 before you think about lockers

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:39 AM   #3
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all the power you need ... and then some...
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all the power you need ... and then some...
Hell yeah!! Dang that's beast
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:54 AM   #5
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You could run a cold air intake and possibly upgrade to a larger throttle body for power.

I have ARB front and rear air lockers. There are other kinds. Upgrade to chromoly axle shafts you shouldnt have to worry about your rear end.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:56 AM   #6
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
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Is a Vette engine in a Jeep really necessary?
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #8
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Is a Vette engine in a Jeep really necessary?
They actually make a kit for a viper v-10 motor
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #9
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yep!!!! its an (all in one) package. I think its better to have too much than not enough
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:22 AM   #10
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How much??
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Is anything other then a 4.0l really necessary?

I guess there is a certain "my d**k is bigger then yours" factor to it, but I mean really, it's a Jeep. If you have deep pockets dump it into other upgrades.
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They actually make a kit for a viper v-10 motor
and they also make an electric/magnetic drive shaft motor that spits out 300 ft/lbs and estimated 100mpgs
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:27 AM   #13
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How much??
8200.00 to be exact for the motor, computer and harness, and accessory drive, all plug and play with 24 month warrenty
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:30 AM   #14
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Is anything other then a 4.0l really necessary?

I guess there is a certain "my d**k is bigger then yours" factor to it, but I mean really, it's a Jeep. If you have deep pockets dump it into other upgrades.
its better all around, more power, and better fuel mileage with more towing capability
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #15
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I purchased my tj about 1 year ago. I hav always wanted a jeep. Not knowing much about 4wheeling or jeeps I bought a 97 with a 4-cylinder n no lockers. What are my options 2 get more power and lockers?
its possible to get 10 to 15 more ponies out of the 4banger but it wont be noticeable. Your best option in my opinion is researching gearing options for the 4 cyc engine
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:23 AM   #16
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all the power you need ... and then some...
That is lotta power. I wuz thinkn bout an engine swap to either a hemi v-8 an ls-1 engine...
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:32 AM   #17
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its possible to get 10 to 15 more ponies out of the 4banger but it wont be noticeable. Your best option in my opinion is researching gearing options for the 4 cyc engine
Thanks I will hav2 look n2 that as well.

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