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Old 08-10-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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Trailjammer? Supercharger?

I've had my 2006 Wrangler X for two months now and I LOVE it. Around town or in the hills I couldn't ask for anything else. I spoke with my Jeep dealer and they told me I could install a cold air intake and a cat-back exhaust and would have no problems with my warranty. The question is this: Is it possible to also put a header on the jeep for a little easier breathing without complicating things TOO much? I'd like to install a cold air, throttle body spacer, header, cat-back and possibly a higher flow catalytic converter. I realize I could just buy a Kenne Bell or Avenger Supercharger, but I don't thing they'd appreciate that at the shop.

Should I buy the Edge Products Trailjammer kit when it becomes available for the 2006 TJ? That, coupled with a header and cat-back or at least a cat-back, would give me approx. HOW much additional horsepower? The Trailjammer advertises "up to 20 percent increase".

Any ideas or suggestions? I know the TJ isn't meant for speed, but a little more power would be nice.

As always, I thank you for your time in reading this and for any advice you might have.

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Old 08-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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yeah you can put a header on fine along with the other mods you want to do...there is no reason you can't put a header on...it won't complicate things...you can do all of those things if you want...im guessing you might get about 15 horsepower at the most from the header and cat back...along with some better sound...i personally think its worth it...i put on flowmasters and love them and i am gonna put on a header later on down the road for power, economy, and sound...i don't think the trailjammer would be worth it and i wouldn't buy a super charger...

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Why no supercharger??? Just curious as to why you think that way, because i too plan to put one on my jeep within the next year.
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Why no supercharger??? Just curious as to why you think that way, because i too plan to put one on my jeep within the next year.
I think he's just saying that in regards to his warranty. You'd be hard pressed to get Jeep to warranty anything engine related if you are running a turbo or super charger. If you don't have the warrantly to deal with and you need a lot of higher RPM's like you do with mud bogging then a supercharger would be great for you.

Also nothing at all wrong with putting a new exhaust on there. However you are going to get better results out of the header/exhaust than you will with an intake and throttle body.
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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yeah you'll defnitely get better results from header and exhaust than from intake and throttle body...and i said no supercharger cause theres too much maintanence...i read an issue of JP where they put on a supercharger and they said they had to make sure to use premium grade fuel...NO WAY...too expensive...and they have to let there engine warm up for about a minute every time before they drive it...plus the warranty could be voided... i just think it is too much maintanence
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:17 PM   #6
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yeah you'll defnitely get better results from header and exhaust than from intake and throttle body...
Bigjeep, no offense but I do have to disagree with you on this one. We have sold many throttle bodies over the years and a bored out throttle body is one of the most noticable gains you can do to increase power. If you look at the stock exhaust from the headers to the exhaust tip. The aftermarket parts are not all that different other than the stainless steel construction. After market cat-backs are fine but the catalyic convertor and headers are still the same size so the flow change is not all that noticable.

The stock throttle body opening is 55mm and with a modified throttle body the opening is increased to 60mm. This is quite noticable in the mid-range area and it is a modification that works. The reason it works is the larger opening allows more air to flow in with less restrictions and allows the engine to be more efficent.

I am biased in my opinions because as stated we do sell them but I think you will find enough people who uses a bored throttle body that will agree.
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Bigjeep, no offense but I do have to disagree with you on this one. We have sold many throttle bodies over the years and a bored out throttle body is one of the most noticable gains you can do to increase power.
Funny, I've had two TB spacers sent to me for evaluation and I couldn't detect the slightest bit of improvement in performance or fuel economy on my 4.0L TJ.
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Funny, I've had two TB spacers sent to me for evaluation and I couldn't detect the slightest bit of improvement in performance or fuel economy on my 4.0L TJ.
Bored out throttle bodies and throttle spacers are two different animals.

A bored out throttle body is a the part that has the butterfly and regulates the amount of air going into the intake and a spacer is a part that does basically nothing.

I was reffering to a bored out throttle body and not a spacer.
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Bored out throttle bodies and throttle spacers are two different animals.

A bored out throttle body is a the part that has the butterfly and regulates the amount of air going into the intake and a spacer is a part that does basically nothing.

I was reffering to a bored out throttle body and not a spacer.
I'm currently running a 62mm (bored out) TB made by Edge products and I really (!) don't feel any benefit to that either. I'm not running Edge's electronic module, just their 62mm TB and my Jeep drives the same as it did before.

I am one who actually runs what I'm commenting on and neither of the two different TB spacers I tried for a few years nor my present 62mm TB has made any noticeable difference. None, nada. To me, these gadgets are not worth installing and in my opinion, are usually only pushed by dealers or younger drivers who are typically very suceptible to the placebo effect.

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