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06-11-2013 12:54 PM
kyjeep I'm with the others. Your money is better spent on the regear right now. It will make a ton of difference if your TJ is operating in the optimum RPM range. After that when you get bored with the setup then start saving for the stroker. I haven't heard of a lot of folks I know having much luck with the strokers. I'd probably go V8 swap if I was the one paying the bills.
06-11-2013 12:02 PM
MFsoftball22
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Originally Posted by Border Dave View Post
You need to do a lot more research. First, find out what you actually have in your TJ and fill out your vehicle information on this forum. That will let other members be able to accurately answer your questions.

Anyone who answers your question about gearing must know you, because you haven't even listed the transmission you have. Also, I guarantee your 97 TJ doesn't have 3.75 gearing.
X2 Having all of the Jeeps information is a tremendous help. Hard to answer questions about performance without this info.

I simply wanted to point out that the TJ's towing capabilities, or lack there of, is mainly restricted by its short wheelbase and not the 4.0L engine.

Also by the information that you gave, your money would be better served by regearing your TJ. I have almost the exact same set up. 3" lift and 33" tires. I am currently running 3.73 gears in my 30/35 setup. I have the NSG-370 6 Speed. Runs fine without a load but bogs a little when she is full of people. I have 4.56 gears ready to go in along with a Super35 Kit and Lockers. I think you would see a good performance gain in a similar regear.
06-10-2013 10:34 PM
Border Dave You need to do a lot more research. First, find out what you actually have in your TJ and fill out your vehicle information on this forum. That will let other members be able to accurately answer your questions.

Anyone who answers your question about gearing must know you, because you haven't even listed the transmission you have. Also, I guarantee your 97 TJ doesn't have 3.75 gearing.
06-10-2013 07:44 PM
destruo Im driving a 1997 tj. Well of course the mod is to crank up the numbers and give myself more performance on and off road. However the tow ability is extremely secondary. The engine has over 185k+miles on it. My gearing is still stock (3.75) on a 3 inch lift with 33x12.5x15 goodyear wrangler mtr kevlar tires. Stock axle too. I'd love to replace the motor itself and kinda rest thr mileage becausr I plan on doing more engine mods later on. And I plan on going to a dana 44 with something like a 4.10 gearing. Hows that sound?
06-10-2013 07:11 PM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife View Post
What if he's on the highway and needs to pass someone? Its already hard to do with a stock 4.0 uphill, and towing 2,000 pounds behind it will be pretty bad. Proper gearing is a must, but if you want something more:

Check these guys out Jeep 4.6 Stroker | Golen Engine
Ok. I could see that, especially if it's an LJ. But proper gearing would be cheaper than that stroker motor. If his motor is on it's final breath, I guess.

A friend of mine is having a helluva time keeping the stroker motor running right in his XJ. Could be him, he's always messing with the fuel system.
06-10-2013 06:27 PM
jeepwayoflife What if he's on the highway and needs to pass someone? Its already hard to do with a stock 4.0 uphill, and towing 2,000 pounds behind it will be pretty bad. Proper gearing is a must, but if you want something more:

Check these guys out http://www.golenengineservice.com/engines/jeep


I believe they make kits too
06-10-2013 05:49 PM
TJDave X2. A stock 4.0 can already handle more than the a SWB Jeep can safely tow.

Which would be something not much larger than a canoe.
06-10-2013 03:58 PM
MFsoftball22
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Originally Posted by destruo View Post
ok so, im trying to find out all the info i can about getting as much power out of my jeep without losing toooo much of the drive ability on the road mileage wise. and id love to be able to toe my boat on occasion.

a new stroker engine?
what else should i be looking for in addition?
what am i looking to spend?
how long could the process take?
new axle and gears?

come on people... fill me in, i need your knowledge.
What kind of boat are we talking here?

TJ or LJ?

If TJ, modifying your engine to give you more power will do little for you in the way of towing, considering that the TJ's wheelbase is so shart and is the main factor affectng the towing capacity of the vehicle. The 4.0L with proper gearing can provide enough power to tow a fair amount of weight. Of course more torque and power wouldnt hurt it is not the main factor affecting the vehicle's towing capacity.

So are the mods just to crank up the numbers or to provide a better towing vehicle?
06-10-2013 03:33 PM
destruo
thread all about stroking the i6 4.0

ok so, im trying to find out all the info i can about getting as much power out of my jeep without losing toooo much of the drive ability on the road mileage wise. and id love to be able to toe my boat on occasion.

a new stroker engine?
what else should i be looking for in addition?
what am i looking to spend?
how long could the process take?
new axle and gears?

come on people... fill me in, i need your knowledge.

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