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post #1 of 7 Old 08-08-2020, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help! 2.4L Turbo

I am looking at buying a 2003 wrangler with an added 2.4L turbo. However, I have a few questions. Do they tend to last pretty well, or do they end up with too many problems down the road? I don't want to waste my money on something that will be expensive to maintain later on. The turbo has been used for less than 400 miles. Are there any questions I need to make sure to ask the seller?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-09-2020, 12:04 AM
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Factory Turbo Engines have lots of upgrades over N/A engines. A N/A engine with a turbo added
can work with low boost, but will not live as long a life.
Low speed off road work needs torque, turbo needs RPM to build boost.
crawling low RPM, a turbo won't help. Mud or sand a turbo can work.
N/A and Turbo/Boosted engines are built differently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysl..._and_2.4_Turbo

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I suggest you pass on this vehicle.
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When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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I would plan on using it as a daily driver for short commutes and a fun extra vehicle just to cruise around in. I am not planning on doing any offroading with it. I just want it to be able to go highway speeds up a hill or against the wind, which was my problem with my old 2004 wrangler. The turbo that was put in it is a Garrett T25.
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I am looking at buying a 2003 wrangler with an added 2.4L turbo. The turbo has been used for less than 400 miles. Are there any questions I need to make sure to ask the seller?

Why selling after only 400 miles?, this is a major red flag to me.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-09-2020, 03:30 PM
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The seller probably can't get it to run right would be my guess and has decided to offload instead of dealing with the headache.

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The seller probably can't get it to run right would be my guess and has decided to offload instead of dealing with the headache.
Right, Giant red flag....

And I will say again a N/A engine is built with different tolerances and specifications.

yea you can slap a turbo on an old engine and it will run.....for a while..

not to mention passing any inspection that may or may not be required...

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