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Unread 07-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I have some extra money and have been looking to get an upgrade for my '98 xj. I was looking at getting a cold air intake but after reading about some of the pros and cons I have decided against it... I'm now leaning toward some exhaust upgrades or something to pull some more power and economy out of her... Any thoughts and/or opinions on if I should get a new cat, header, etc... (Already have a very high flow "muffler")

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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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From what I've read, there isn't much ROI when installing external engine mods, although re-routing the intake to the cowl or using a snorkel has benefits if you like to play in water...
If you do any amount of off-roading you should install skid plates (or other armor) or lock and/or re-gear the axles.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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The Jeep 4.0L is old school, and responds well to normal hot rodding tricks. Buy a cat-back exhaust and a header. Consider a new cat if you have 150,000 + miles. You will gain a few horsepower and maybe 1/2-1 mpg's.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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We went with a full 2.5" exhaust and a auto locking diff in the rear. Both add a grin factor.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
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No single thing you do will be a noticeable performance gain on a 4.0. However, a combination of full exhaust upgrades and a true cold air (cowl) intake will gain you some horsepower and/or fuel efficiency.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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No single thing you do will be a noticeable performance gain on a 4.0. However, a combination of full exhaust upgrades and a true cold air (cowl) intake will gain you some horsepower and/or fuel efficiency.
This + a bored out throttle body.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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Ok so full exhaust sounds like a common theme... Brand preferences?
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Unread 07-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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Rock sliders , Regear, Armor ect......


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