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Unread 07-09-2010, 01:50 AM   #1
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New to the site. help

hey fellas ive got a 94 yj with the 2.5l 4 banger with approx. 13000 on it. was wanting to maybe put a turbo on it. but plan is to run about 5 lbs. what do u guys think and any info would be great. thanks guys

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Unread 07-09-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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why, it's a 2.5 do not think it's going to be any more than that. If you want more just go bigger, lots of room under there
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Unread 07-09-2010, 03:33 AM   #3
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use the search feature. There are many threads on this already.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 05:03 AM   #4
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If you scroll down the list of specific forum categories you will find one labeled street jeeps. I think you will get the type of info in there you are looking for. Most of us in here have already figured out that putting a turbo on a brick is still a brick with a turbo that will sound good, but not keep up with the ricer.
This is tech, yes, but these guys try to help with trouble shooting and eficient upgrades..
Hope you don't take this as being a wise crack at you. Just trying to help and give you a lil insight to the answers you will get in this forum.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 06:19 AM   #5
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Here is a web site specifically for the 4 angry squirrel owners like us! 4BangerJP.com - Index
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Unread 07-09-2010, 06:54 AM   #6
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Hey guys, first of all, thanks alot for the info. Second of all newyj, id love to put in a larger engine, but are you going to give me one, i think not. lol. But i am getting a turbo with about 14000 on it for free. Im currently out of work , so i cant buy a larger engine. UABYJ94, im not trying to make it fast, its a stinking jeep! lol. im just trying to get a lil more power out of her for pulling my trikes. Thats it! So everyone thanks alot for the info and such.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 07:33 AM   #7
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You might be better off just regearing it as another cheap option. I like my 4 banger. Someday I might go for the 4.0L but as long as it does what I want it to do I will keep driving my 4 angry squirrels!
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Unread 07-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #9
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Hey guys, first of all, thanks alot for the info. Second of all newyj, id love to put in a larger engine, but are you going to give me one, i think not. lol. But i am getting a turbo with about 14000 on it for free. Im currently out of work , so i cant buy a larger engine. UABYJ94, im not trying to make it fast, its a stinking jeep! lol. im just trying to get a lil more power out of her for pulling my trikes. Thats it! So everyone thanks alot for the info and such.
but why would you buy a 2.5L looking for power??
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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:35 AM   #10
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que89yj, im new at the 4x4 area so what gears do you recommend? And for monkeyhouse, i didnt buy the jeep for power. i just later got into riding 3 wheelers so i would like a lil more power pulling my tailer.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 09:49 AM   #11
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There are many people here that are better qualified to talk to you about gearing and towing. You need to give an idea of how far your going to tow, what your going to tow, and how much does it weigh to dtermine what way you should go.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 10:45 AM   #12
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ok fellas, bottom line. I cant afford a larger engine right now. I got the turbo for free. All i want is info on how to, what to look for, anything i need to do? etc, etc. Any advice?
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Unread 07-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #13
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You haven't even told us what kind of turbo you have.

Installing a turbo properly can be a challenge for most folks even when dealing with engines & engine mgmt systems where its done "all the time." And trust me this isn't one of those situations. Chrysler ECUs are not widely reverse engineered and understood like GM and Ford so once you work out the mechanicals the tuning will be a huge challenge too. If were to do it I'd probably toss the stock fuel injection really. If you are broke how are you going to afford the expensive one-off machining costs, etc involved with the plumbing/adapting?

It sounds like you are thinking out loud, have done absolutely no research at all, and aren't ready to mentally or financially commit to this. I think you'd better stick with what you have.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #14
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I understand you got it for free. I guess whay I and most of the others are trying to say is(non sarcastically) the money it will take you to properly fit and setup the turbo you could change out the fuel injectors to the 19lb injectors from a ford then replace your clutch fan and fan with an electric fan from a taurus or t-bird to increase your output alot cheaper than you could get all the necc. parts to use the free turbo.. I hope this makes since..I am all about using free stuff if it's applicable.. I just can't imagine the turbo being really worth the effort.. Hope this helps.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #15
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I think he was talking about all options. How big is the trailer? How much does it weigh and what kind of distance are you talking about towing it? The 2.5L Can get up to 80 but it doesnt have the upper end the 4.0L has. With that being said I have towed my 10x14 trailer in the city with my basically stock drive train. I wouldnt take it on the freeway towing with my rig.
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