If you had $10k to spend on stuff, would you ...
a) Save up a few more $$ and do a hemi install? (maybe $13k doing it myself)
b) Buy a ripp supercharger(or not), pro rock, como rear axles, maybe a psc steering upgrade if there is any funds left.
c) Something else ....
Already have bumpers/37's/gears/winch etc. This thing is a 3 day a week driver, needs to be reliable.
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Hemi's are cool and I would love to have one in my jeep (who wouldnt) but realistically, there are a lot of people who cant afford to do a Hemi swap. If you have the funds to do so, more power to you, you'll have one bad @ss Jeep. But if it were me, I'd do the Ripp supercharger and spend the other $5000+ on other parts. 1) the Ripp will give you a big HP gain and a lot more low end torque...no it wont be EXACTLY the same as a Hemi, but it'll be pretty close for a V-6. 2) you'll have a much more capable Jeep as you can spend a decent amount of cash on suspension/axles/etc etc. to make it a well rounded performer and wont JUST have a bunch of HP but then just have moderate parts throughout the rest of the Jeep (unless that's your goal, in which case a Hemi would probably be the best choice). Hope this helps.
In 5 weeks I will have 20 G's cold hard cash to do with what I choose ( gotta love that xmas bonus ) so I am in a big debate with myself right now. And I haven't even began to think about my tax return.
I am kinda liking the beer and girls idea a lot though, EMG006 you might be on to something there.
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If I had 10 grand to just blow on the jeep. I think the ripp supercharger and psc steering would be my choice. I would go this route since I am hoping to do a diesel swap much later down the road with my JK.
But I have an issue plunking that much money at once down on my jeep even though when I try to calculate what I've spent on the jeep in the year and a half I have owned it and stopped counting when I hit $15,000.
I hang off the sides of sky scrapers for a living doing glass replacements, and my boss and company owner is a psycho female with a big heart ( weird combo in a woman i know ) so the bonus is well earned TRUST ME.