best performance parts for the money
I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with (aside from suspension and wheel/tire/brakes upgrades that I have) an AEM cold air intake, JET ecu, and a Magnaflow catback exhaust. I was thinking of getting headers, but was told if it's power I wanted to look at stroke kits, and check out 505 performance. I don't know a ton about engines and installation but I would be having someone else do that part. My question is, with that knowledge what parts do you guys think would give me a good boost in power for $2000 or less.
Originally Posted by jfisch View Post
It will cost about $1,200 for you to re-gear, that will give you the power back that you lost with the larger tires.
If you have already re-geared and that still isn't enough, I would suggest a Golen Stroker.
The Golen Stroker will cost you around $3,500.
There's just not a lot of power that can be pulled out of the 4.0 without stroking it.
2001 TJ 4.6 Auto 4.5" AEV suspension 35's
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1970 Cutlass 442 468CID TH400
1999 7.3 Powerstroke
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Originally Posted by emev0l View Post
So to recap what you didn't use the search function to determine before you wasted a few hundred dollars -
Cold air intakes do nothing but suck in 10x more dust and dirty your oil quicker.
Performance chips do nothing but require higher grade fuel and throw check engine lights
Cat-back exhaust does nothing but sound louder and uncalibrate your butt dyno.
Headers might help power slightly at high RPMs (4000rpm+), and might reduce underhood/intake temps a bit if you wrap them with header wrap and silicon sealant, or get them ceramic coated.
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Originally Posted by jfisch View Post
By the way, Welcome to the forum. Use that search function and you might even find where someone crammed a UFO motor in a Jeep! or maybe not but you'll find some cool stuff...
'98 Wrangler Sport, 4.6L Stroker
12 Counterweight 258 Crank (cut snout-casting #3214723), Sealed Power +.030 Hypereutectic Pistons, 5.875" Connecting Rods, CompCams 68-231-4, Ported/Polished Head, Edelbrock Header, 24# Ford Blue-top Injectors, 63mm bored OEM Throttle Body, Port matched Intake, Autolite Platinum plugs, Accel Coil, LiveWires Distributor & Wires, Centerforce Clutch, Hurst Shifter, modified Mustang GT Air Cannister - CAI, 18" Magnaflow and 2 1/2" exhaust, Balanced Rotating Assembly, Custom PCM tune.
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