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Unread 11-19-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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hey i was wondering if anyone made a home made turbo system for there 4.0L or had bouht one. is it possible any down sides?

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Unread 11-19-2005, 11:25 PM   #2
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Unread 11-20-2005, 12:22 AM   #3
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hey i was wondering if anyone made a home made turbo system for there 4.0L or had bouht one. is it possible any down sides?
not a good idea
if ya wanna go fast get a car
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Unread 11-20-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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not a good idea
if ya wanna go fast get a car
A turbo is just going to help out a little bit on the highway. You dont have to boost much to get some good power out. It isnt always to go fast. Just to help out getting to some trails that arent too close to home.

There is a tubo kit out there I read an article in I think JP magazine about it. If I remember correctly they had some good things to say about it. They liked the turbo over a supercharger because it didnt effect crawling on the trails but gave you that extra kick to get going on the highway. Do a search and you should find it.
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Unread 11-20-2005, 12:34 AM   #5
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not a good idea
if ya wanna go fast get a car
eighteen wheelers have tubos maybe they should buy cars instead.
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Unread 11-20-2005, 09:15 AM   #6
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Bell Engineering used to make a 4.0L turbo kit, but I don't think it's still available. You might want to contact them for advice.

A low-pressure turbo (8 psi or so) is perfect for an off-road truck, because properly set up, it will give you gobs of torque from right off the line. Such a system could easily add ~100 hp and ~150 lb-ft of torque to a 4.0L, with the peak of the torque curve somewhere in the area of 1800-2000 RPM.

Now, if I could just find a nice turbo kit for the 2.5L...
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Unread 11-20-2005, 10:07 AM   #7
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If you're looking for a turbo, try 505 Performance. They have a turbo kit for the 4.0liter, but the drawbacks seem to far exceed the positive aspects.
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Unread 11-20-2005, 01:16 PM   #9
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eighteen wheelers have tubos maybe they should buy cars instead.

when you find a car that can pull 50,000 pounds you let me know
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Unread 11-20-2005, 04:20 PM   #10
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talk to jason at redrock4x4, he got the 505 turbo on his jeep
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Unread 11-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #11
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If you wanted to do a custom turbo setup the hardest part would fuel managment, it would take a lot of time and custom fab work, probley make your own mani,charge piping etc, check out homemadeturbo.com and do a search, you could probley use a Grand National or old T-bird turbo would be a good size, would cost around 1000+ i would think
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