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post #1 of 14 Old 07-12-2008, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Power....or lack there of......

I love, love, love my Jeep and we have so much fun it, it's worth only getting 15 mgp, even at $4.50 a gal.....but the total and complete lack of power is grating on my nerves. I have to drive up and down a mountain every day and unless what I need to pass isn't faster than a horse drawn carriage...I ain't passing... Where's the BEEF??????????

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-12-2008, 07:22 PM
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How many miles do you have on it? I started getting better milage after I broke 7K. Of course, I drive a lot of highway miles, about 80%. I am getting b/t 17-19mpg. It might be my imagination, but I think my mpg went up a little bit when I put on my Flowmaster muffler, too.

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Well, I see you have a 2.5" lift. I assume you have larger tires to go with it. A regear may be in order.

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x2..."gears"- 4:88s or 5:13s...You'd be a happy passin mofo!

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Wow,Thats a great First Post
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I have 5.13's and 35's in mine. Its not a race car but I can deal with it. I went up to Big Bear this weekend and I had no problem holding 45-55 MPH the whole way up the hill. However passing was still an issue, its not like your adverage car where you can just hit the gas and pass. Im used to it though all my Jeeps have been like this....Its a Jeep thing Now if it had a V8... or if I ever finished the 4.7L stroker I was going to put into my YJ...... It would be a different story.

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Start adding on all the steel and then it'll really start slowing down. I'm really leaning towards a supercharger.

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I get 22.9mpg on the highway with mine, but towing my tent trailer it goes way down. the power isn't going to set you back in the seat, but with the 6 speed, I just find a gear that puts me in the power range and it does OK if your on a long straight a way.LOL I'm thinking about going to 4.88's, I think that would really help towing the 1200lbs tent trailer. Plus I would have much better crawling gears in lo range.

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just got my 35s,i guess its time for gears

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I'm really leaning towards a supercharger.
I'm starting to think that way too. Do you have a particular one in mind yet?
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post #12 of 14 Old 09-07-2008, 05:39 PM
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I'm considering a supercharger too. I did a little research and Avenger seems to be the favorite amongst JKowners. RIPP is another good one.

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other than a supercharger or a v-8 swap, nothing is going to make a real "seat-of-the-pants" difference.

some things will make small differences - lower gears, hypertech programmer (if you use the premium setting with 93 octane gas).

cold air intakes are pretty much worthless.

the headers and cat-back systems are not anywhere near worth the cost on our engines and the improvements are little to none.
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post #14 of 14 Old 09-24-2008, 09:29 PM
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I just got a Ripp Supercharger installed on mine.....HOLY **** that little minivan motor grew some BALLS....I LOVE IT...it is still in it's 500 mile break-in so I'm averaging 4-6 psi of boost...by the time the computer figures everything out I'll be hitting 8-10 psi!...it's awesome...highly recommended!...

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