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Old 10-10-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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I'm new to the whole forum scene... Read them but never took part in them. I'm just curious what type of upgrades one would do to a 2006 4.0L to get a bit more bang for the buck? I have an off brand intake, full exhaust and headers but that's about it. Where should I go from here?
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:09 AM   #2
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If you aren't tuned you should get that done... that way you can take full advantage of the other things you have done already, another mod is new cam shafts. But... to get a lot of power you need to go with some type of forced induction.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:37 PM   #3
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well it really depends on how much money you have and are willing to spend
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well it really depends on how much money you have and are willing to spend
^ This.

If you don't have the $$ to go FI, then after the tune, you've pretty much shot your wad for the bigger bang mods. You can nickle and dime some RWHP with lighter wheels, aluminum DS, maybe go with gears for a bit quicker and a few other minor single-digit RWHP mods.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:57 AM   #5
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I'm just curious what type of upgrades one would do to a 2006 4.0L to get a bit more bang for the buck? I have an off brand intake, full exhaust and headers but that's about it. Where should I go from here?
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:38 AM   #6
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Thank you for the responses. I dont really feel like spending 3k plus for forced induction. I will get the car tuned and see what that does for me.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #7
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Thank you for the responses. I dont really feel like spending 3k plus for forced induction. I will get the car tuned and see what that does for me.
With a good custom tune, you will feel a drastic change in performance. American Muscle/Bama Tunes and Brenspeed are good reputable companies that make solid custom tunes.
Another option is taking your car to a local performance shop to get dyno tuned.
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Not much minus a supercharger/turbo... I had a supercharger on my 4.0 and found out real quick I was at the top of a short ladder. If I could do it again I would have done the V8 swap before boosting the 4.0
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I will get the car tuned and see what that does for me.
You'd probably still see single digit HP gains but since the engine was originally tuned for 87 octane, a 91 octane tune (with 91 octane in the tank of course) will at least make the car feel more responsive.
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I vote gears & tune.
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I do use 91 right now so hopefully we will see the improvements from the tune.
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I do use 91 right now so hopefully we will see the improvements from the tune.
Using 91 octane on the stock 87 tune is a waste of money; no gain. A good custom tune & CAI on the 4.0 will net you about 15-20 RWHP over stock.
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Paint flames on the side of your car and add a huge spoiler. That is always good for +20 hp.
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Paint flames on the side of your car and add a huge spoiler. That is always good for +20 hp.
Yeah just like the leaf blower electric supercharger, turbonator, fuel magnetizer, vortex generators, Type R stickers, NOS stickers, and coffee can exhaust.
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When I had my 06, I went CAI and Tune. Definitely woke the car up and made it more fun to drive. That along with gears and maybe an aluminum driveshaft are pretty much the only mods you can get to squeeze/ free-up the most horses. Only other option would be going F/I
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