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post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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97 wrangler 2.5 liter

Am looking to get a little more power out of my 4 banger I just picked up the jeep
I want to do a 4 inch lift on 31-33 and I will change the gears eventually
I heard someone say add the throttle body spacer from the 4.0 also maybe k&n filter
The more I take it offroad the more I want to fix it up
What should I do first
Thanks for the help
Steve

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-15-2013, 04:24 PM
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Am looking to get a little more power out of my 4 banger I just picked up the jeep
I want to do a 4 inch lift on 31-33 and I will change the gears eventually
I heard someone say add the throttle body spacer from the 4.0 also maybe k&n filter
The more I take it offroad the more I want to fix it up
What should I do first
Thanks for the help
Steve
Throttle body spacer and 4.0 TB will bump your HP but not by much - maybe 4-8hp. Best just gear correctly. I would put money in a t18 trans swap than any of that TB spacer nonsense. Save your money.
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Throttle body spacer and 4.0 TB will bump your HP but not by much - maybe 4-8hp. Best just gear correctly. I would put money in a t18 trans swap than any of that TB spacer nonsense. Save your money.
I do have one installed BTW. It was a few hundred dollar adventure that should have been spent on a new front bumper.

I even went back from k and n intake to stock air box. That's how much I was not impressed.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-17-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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If I do a 4 inch lift and 32 or 33 in tires what gears should I get
I don't want to go to much higher then 4 inches cause I like that my jeep fits inside my toy hauler
I will slowly put money in my jeep
What should I do fist
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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I have a 2.5 with 4 inch lift 33 tires 62 mm throttle body getting ready to get injectors
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-18-2013, 11:23 AM
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If I do a 4 inch lift and 32 or 33 in tires what gears should I get
I don't want to go to much higher then 4 inches cause I like that my jeep fits inside my toy hauler
I will slowly put money in my jeep
What should I do fist
Here is a gear calc. http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-ti...atio-chart.htm to get you started. Mine is an automatic so the gearing is different. You just want to find a good engine RPM that you like to run the freeway with then go from there.

If you dont have to worry driving on the freeway then go a little lower.
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