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post #11386 of 41897 Old 05-22-2012, 06:44 PM
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Well, not much, and yes, during the day. you dont get to take them home, thats reserved only for the cool kids, like me!

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I got some good news today, my junk is up and running better then ever! Woot!
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Someone in a Jeep rolled over and died on 95 today. Cause of the accident was tire tread separation. Hope everyone stays safe out there.
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Someone in a Jeep rolled over and died on 95 today. Cause of the accident was tire tread separation. Hope everyone stays safe out there.
What kind of Jeep does that look like? A Liberty? Cherokee? Polka is kind of in that area, but his tires look bigger.
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post #11391 of 41897 Old 05-22-2012, 08:17 PM
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You put all that stuff on a 4cyl? Was it worth it (any performance gains?)?
Here are the things I have tried:

K&N drop in filter
High Flow Exhaust. (Banks Monster)
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4.0 Throttle Body
Screamin' Demon Ignition System

Each of them worked a little and for a very short time. After about a week, the computer readjusted everything to fit the new conditions. The only things that stayed on were the 4.0 throttle body and the ignition system.

The 4.0 throttle body didn't add any power, but it did make it a little easier to maintain highway speeds. Long hills still hold it back, but it is able to hold a higher speed at wide open throttle.

The ignition system also helped, but again after the computer adjusted everything any improvements were reversed. I think if there was a way to keep the computer from adjusting, there might be long term improvements.

The only reason I kept the ignition on was because there was a slight improvement with MPG. I was able to spread the spark gap from .035 to .065.

As much as I've spent trying to squeeze every little bit out of that tiny motor, I could have just regeared.

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post #11392 of 41897 Old 05-22-2012, 08:50 PM
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Or done a 4.0 swap! Or sold it and bought a 4.0 Cherokee!

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^What he said.

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Regearing will give you more perceived torque, but will drastically effect gas mileage, engine longevity, and general on road drivability. The amount you would have to change woul counteract any power gains with losses in gas mileage and engine life due to ultra high rpm.

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When my original motor blew up, I considered swapping in an LS. A low mileage used LS motor and trans cost about the same as the 2.5L crate, but converting it to fit would have cost almost as much as the motor and trans. It also would have taken much longer. Cost and time were an issue so it was easier to just go with a direct swap.

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Regearing will give you more perceived torque, but will drastically effect gas mileage, engine longevity, and general on road drivability. The amount you would have to change woul counteract any power gains with losses in gas mileage and engine life due to ultra high rpm.
If I regeared, it would likely just be from 3.73's to 4.10's. Since stock tires were around 29" and I have and will never go bigger than 31's, 4.10's should have me close to the factory gearing.

If anything, MPG would improve. It lugs bad now which can't be good for fuel economy.

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3:73 to 4:10 is a negligible difference. You may as well go to 4:56 if you are going to spend that kind of money.
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Someone in a Jeep rolled over and died on 95 today. Cause of the accident was tire tread separation. Hope everyone stays safe out there.
News updated this story. It was a 2000 Jeep. The model wasn't mentioned. The driver, a 43 year old local man, died in the accident. The woman is in UMC with non-life threatening injuries.

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Too boxy to be a WJ.
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3:73 to 4:10 is a negligible difference. You may as well go to 4:56 if you are going to spend that kind of money.
70 MPH with 4.56's would have my RPM's around 3460. Speed limit outside of town is 75MPH. At that speed with 4.56's, my RPM's would be at 3707. No thanks.

I know the difference between 3.73's and 4.10' isn't that much, but I'm not looking for performance gain. Just to get it closer to stock which, in itself, is an improvement.

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