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Hello From Logan, Utah

Hello. I'm a long time jeep driver. First car was an 83 wagoneer, second car was a jeep 1993 zj, and current is a 2002 wj i6.

The first two were hand me downs from my parents. I decided to go with the wj because i just wasn't impressed with the front end of the 2005+ models. Even the 2011 fell a bit short for me. It looks too much like a luxury soccer mom assault vehicle insead of the workhorse comfort suv i'm used to. And now i have a work in progress steel blue wj. Unfortunately i'm big into "diy" and this jeep is in for a big amount of mods. Here's a list of mods i'm planning. Any input or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Performance
-Ported heads
-flowmaster 40 catback
-larger bore tb (if it even makes a difference)

"Bling" mods
modest lift kit with smoother suspension(recommendations?)
wider set rims
currently debadging
quad squad
front fascia and side rails from or similar to the freedom edition
wire mesh grill inserts

Pics coming soon
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:39 PM
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Re: Hello From Logan, Utah

Welcome gotta bro who lives in Ogden.

Nice jeeps and mods you got there can't wait to see the pix
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:03 PM
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Welcome from FL
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welcome to JG? 4.7 or 4.0?
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Re: Hello From Logan, Utah

4.0. same as my old zj.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:38 PM
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Re: Hello From Logan, Utah

Welcome to JG and yes the ported TB will make a different.
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Yeah? I've read so many mixed reviews and dyno results. Do you have any firsthand experience with this?
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Re: Hello From Logan, Utah

Well yes I have a ported throttle body from Ryan aka Sleepy 4.7 (JG Vendor). Not sure of the porting specs but the porting that was done made a difference in term of acceleration. Don't know in terms of HP. If you don't want to go w/ porting theres always a full replacement (this is the only replacement I have heard):

http://www.jeepersandcreepers.com/13601.html

Now this is more expensive and seems to be a bit more involved in terms of assembly and installation. Again Im not sure what exactly numerical gains are but the ported TB works fne for me since I have no plans on racing with this rig.

Edit theres also Fastman TB (Cheaper than Jeepers):

http://www.thefastman.com/Throttlebodies40.asp
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4.0...ok. If you had the 4.7...theres getting ready to be a bunch of performance parts released.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:00 PM
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Re: Hello From Logan, Utah

Yeah thats one thing since you have the 4.0 (like me) theres little to no aftermarket for them. I mean you could always do a 4.6 stroker.
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Re: Hello From Logan, Utah

yeah...the stroker is a little out of my league. Maybe a few years down the road. I make a lot of trips 2 hours south and i do deliveries for my job as well, so any boost in efficiency and mpg is really what i'm looking for. You have quite the amount of mods yourself. How is your black beast performing?
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