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I just bought a 2015 3.6L V6 Outland 4x4. I am wondering what are your thoughts on the best power upgrades for the v6 engine? I do not care about sound or noise, I want to increase low end "power" of the engine. I have searched and it seems most are more interested in making the engine louder or changing the tone of the engine. At least that seems the goal of most installing a CAI or Cat-back exhaust, etc.

I want the Outland to be "stronger" at the low end. Any thoughts on upgrades that can be done without tearing into the engine like a supercharger?
 

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Im not sure if its just spell check getting you or what, but you do realize its an Overland and not an Outland right? Sorry, just had to make sure :D

As far as power I cant help you with that. When I had my 2012 Overland V6 I left the engine alone. It seemed to have ample power, but it was that old tranny that hurt it so much. Im sure with the new 8spd things feel better,
 

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Ripp has a super charger available. Quite pricey, but apparently worth it. It's a "bolt on", not much less you can do to add power without tearing into your engine. There is no chip or computer tune that will do anything to give you more power. Short of that, the next "least invasive" change is the Ripp super charger. After that you get into pulling the engine apart.
 

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Any thoughts on upgrades that can be done without tearing into the engine like a supercharger?
There may be plenty of thoughts, like chip, exhaust, CAI, leaf-blower "turbo", etc. If you REALLY want a truthful answer, be prepared to open up your wallet for a supercharger, turbo, hemi, etc.
 

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There may be plenty of thoughts, like chip, exhaust, CAI, leaf-blower "turbo", etc. If you REALLY want a truthful answer, be prepared to open up your wallet for a supercharger, turbo, hemi, etc.
What he said.
Also, be prepared to open up your wallet for increased fuel costs, some of which will occur whether or not you try to use the increased power or not, but others due to the drop in mileage if you do.

Before you open your wallet too far, get some costs on a complete turbo kit plus installation, then compare that to possibly schmoozing a sales type into trading it for the Hemi/Overland where you won't blow your engine warranty.
 

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What he said.
Also, be prepared to open up your wallet for increased fuel costs, some of which will occur whether or not you try to use the increased power or not, but others due to the drop in mileage if you do.

Before you open your wallet too far, get some costs on a complete turbo kit plus installation, then compare that to possibly schmoozing a sales type into trading it for the Hemi/Overland where you won't blow your engine warranty.
Good advice! :thumbsup:
 

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you'll need to get blown to feel any noticeable increase in power.


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I just bought a 2015 3.6L V6 Outland 4x4. I am wondering what are your thoughts on the best power upgrades for the v6 engine?

I want the Outland to be "stronger" at the low end. Any thoughts on upgrades that can be done without tearing into the engine like a supercharger?


Your best performance upgrade for either an Outlander or an Overland would be a trade-in !
 

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I've been using K&N filters for years. They don't really do much but make it feel a little more responsive, which may be what you are looking for. There's no "Wow." Nothing is going to boost HP or torque with an outlay of $$.

I have no experience with Jeep performance chips and modding, but those exist and could help add power to an existing engine. But even then the more powerful ones are best paired with upgraded exhaust systems and so on, to provide a noticeable but modest power improvement, still short of actually having a different engine, i.e. Hemi V8.

I say live with it, and make a different choice next time if that's important to you. I have a 3.6 Overland, and compared to my previous 3.6 Laredo, it feels stronger and more responsive with the 8 speed.
 

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Look, I made my own cold air intake snorkel that draws air in front of the vehicle and I also have an aFE Power filter and I hacked the stock air baffles creating a smoother, laminar airnflow into the engine.

Not only do I swear that it feels more peppy and I get some 2 mpg better fuel economy but...but I raced on private grounds of course from 40 to 75 against a similarly engined Overland (mine heavier by 100 lbs due to skid plates) and I won each time. The owner of that Overland is here on these boards and attends the Chicagoland meetings.

But while this modest power gain is welcome, it pales in comparison to what a simple reflash can do to a turbo car. A reflash on the Jeep most likely would net the same gains I have with my tree shade engineering and none of the warranty voidance.
 

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I just bought a 2015 3.6L V6 Outland 4x4. I am wondering what are your thoughts on the best power upgrades for the v6 engine? I do not care about sound or noise, I want to increase low end "power" of the engine. I have searched and it seems most are more interested in making the engine louder or changing the tone of the engine. At least that seems the goal of most installing a CAI or Cat-back exhaust, etc.

I want the Outland to be "stronger" at the low end. Any thoughts on upgrades that can be done without tearing into the engine like a supercharger?
With more low end being your interest be very studious about any exhaust mods. Less restriction from either less "obstacles" in the system or larger pipe diam will rob low end torque but give it back +/- in the mid+ range...but it will sound cool :)
 
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