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Stroker 31 70.45%
Supercharger 13 29.55%
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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Stroker or Supercharger TJ? What would u do & why?

Planning on doing the 4.9 Stroker soon, but I like the Supercharger idea for the YJ. Not realistic to do both (over kill, I think) so lets see what you guys think?

Anyone who has done this and what they think would be great too.

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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Too much $$$ unless you do it yourself and that too is sometims cost prohib.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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V8 swap would be my first choice for the money. But if choosing between the two options above, I would have to pick stroked.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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Do what you want I went the supercharger route with RippMods I love it. I've had no issues. I installed in a day and I am a backyard mechanic. I can tell you that their customer service is better than any other company I've worked with. I still miss my 304ci V-8 Cj-5 however so take this with a grain of salt.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 08:51 PM   #6
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Turbo. Free horsepower, and you can piece one together 99% from a junkyard (minus the exhaust manifold).

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Unread 08-13-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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Unread 08-13-2010, 10:56 PM   #9
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Turbo. Free horsepower, and you can piece one together 99% from a junkyard (minus the exhaust manifold).

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I've never really been a fan of turbos because it takes time for them to spool up, also all the oil lines and how problematic they can be, although they create incredible amounts of boost. I'd go for a centripetal supercharger. Although it creates small amounts of boost, It's fairly cheap, easy to install, and sounds pretty cool too. A stroker wouldn't be a bad idea either, but I would imagine that a turbo wouldn't be the best idea for a trail rig. Supercharger gets my vote.

Edit: Here is some very good information about Superchargers and Turbochargers.
YouTube - Forced Induction - Supercharger vs. Turbo Charger
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Unread 08-14-2010, 12:02 AM   #10
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I've never really been a fan of turbos because it takes time for them to spool up, also all the oil lines and how problematic they can be, although they create incredible amounts of boost. I'd go for a centripetal supercharger. Although it creates small amounts of boost, It's fairly cheap, easy to install, and sounds pretty cool too. A stroker wouldn't be a bad idea either, but I would imagine that a turbo wouldn't be the best idea for a trail rig. Supercharger gets my vote.

Edit: Here is some very good information about Superchargers and Turbochargers.
YouTube - Forced Induction - Supercharger vs. Turbo Charger
Even it it were true and I don't believe that it is for today's turbos, taking a while to spool up would be awesome for a trail rig. Stock throttle control for crawling with minimal driveability issues and then spool up the turbo and bring on the boost for hill climbs, sand, and mud. What's not to like?
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Unread 08-14-2010, 12:03 AM   #11
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Unread 08-14-2010, 12:23 AM   #12
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turbos suck. stick to crank driven super chargers. My choice would be a twinscrew blower
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Unread 08-14-2010, 12:27 AM   #13
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Even it it were true and I don't believe that it is for today's turbos, taking a while to spool up would be awesome for a trail rig. Stock throttle control for crawling with minimal driveability issues and then spool up the turbo and bring on the boost for hill climbs, sand, and mud. What's not to like?
I agree that today's turbos don't have nearly as much lag as older models, but I don't really see how the lag would be better than the instant power of a supercharger. Also, superchargers can provide A LOT of power for the low RPM spectrum. A turbo shines the most at times of long throttle application, which I don't believe is at the trails. But setting that aside, a supercharger would be cheaper and more reliable. If one so desires, I have heard rumor of a hybrid super/turbocharger.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 12:28 AM   #14
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turbos suck. stick to crank driven super chargers. My choice would be a twinscrew blower
When I've got 5000 lbs in the bed of the 8000 lb truck towing a 3000 lb trailer with a 4500 lb rig on it and the trailer has a weeks worth of firewood, water, spare parts, and fuel on it, I'm quite pleased that the tow rig has a turbo on it.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 01:02 AM   #15
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Diesel + big turbo = bowel moving, raw power!
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