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    Nothing has blown up yet. I've been turbocharged...

    Nothing has blown up yet. I've been turbocharged for over 50k miles now.

    There's been some big improvements to the tune. Low RPMs are more responsive for part-throttle daily driving now, and...
  2. I'm now testing a tune named "4.0", and I'm very...

    I'm now testing a tune named "4.0", and I'm very excited to report that it is VERY smooth now!

    The cold start driveability issues seem to be completely gone.

    Low/mid RPM throttle response is...
  3. The jerky part throttle acceleration issues are...

    The jerky part throttle acceleration issues are nearly all cleared up with the latest tune. Current tune is very smooth.

    I do still have some small issues during initial engine warm-up that seems...
  4. Sprintex Supercharger vs Prodigy Turbo

    I found this video the other day. Someone lined up two 3.6 Pentastar Wranglers with 35" tires: One with the Sprintex supercharger, the other with the Prodigy Performance stage 1 turbo (the entry...
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    I sent several pictures via text message to...

    I sent several pictures via text message to clarify how things are routed on my Jeep, how much clearance there is between parts, etc.

    The forum would have been a very inefficient way to try to...
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    That does look like a problem :( The fittings...

    That does look like a problem :(

    The fittings on the ends of your hose look like it may be possible to loosen, rotate, then re-tighten? Hard to tell from just looking at a picture. That...
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    Huh... I'll have to ask about this. It seems...

    Huh... I'll have to ask about this. It seems unlikely that it was accidentally left off. Now that I think about it more, I bet that bracket turned out to be unnecessary. The brackets on the down pipe...
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    I have not moved my coolant reservoir yet. Just...

    I have not moved my coolant reservoir yet. Just haven't gotten to it yet (need to buy a new hose for it). NOLAjeeper installed his reservoir in the stock location and he seems to like it.

    I'm...
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    New video from the sand dunes! ...

    New video from the sand dunes!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7srHlR_Glw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7srHlR_Glw
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    That wideband sensor clamps to the tailpipe and...

    That wideband sensor clamps to the tailpipe and is only for temporary use while recording a data log. The wideband sensors being discussed in this thread are more permanently installed to the exhaust...
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    It's important for tuning. If you want to get...

    It's important for tuning. If you want to get custom tunes done, especially remote tuning via email, then you need to be able to log actual air:fuel ratio so that the tuner can compare the actual...
  12. Yup. Stock carrier. My tire/wheel combo is...

    Yup. Stock carrier. My tire/wheel combo is lighter than stock Sahara and Rubicon tire/wheel combos, so I'm not too concerned (even considering the extra leverage from the weight being 2.2 inches...
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    Oops. Sorry. Manual transmission fluid...

    Oops. Sorry.


    Manual transmission fluid change was pretty straightforward. There's two gotchas:

    1) The stock exhaust blocks direct access to the drain plug. There's various ideas out there for...
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    I assumed the hypothetical situation was not "go...

    I assumed the hypothetical situation was not "go back in time and do it again", but "have a chance to make the decision again now".

    For example, if my Jeep got totaled in an accident, and I bought...
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    NOLAjeeper actually did do it again. Sold his...

    NOLAjeeper actually did do it again. Sold his turbo Jeep quite a while ago for reasons, eventually got another Jeep when he was able to, and he just recently put a turbo kit on it. Repeat customer...
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    I didn't put steel wheels on; I took them off! ...

    I didn't put steel wheels on; I took them off!

    The stock wheels were steel. The new wheels are 15" alloy wheels - only 19 lbs.

    My new tire/wheel combo is lighter than both the stock Sahara and...
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    And here's what I did about the spare tire...

    And here's what I did about the spare tire bumpers on the tailgate: http://jeeplab.com/showthread.php?319-Custom-Extended-Spare-Tire-Bumpers-for-Aftermarket-Tire-Wheel-Combos
  18. Custom Extended Spare Tire Bumpers for Aftermarket Tire/Wheel Combos

    Upgrading to different wheels/tires that have less wheel offset than stock gives you this problem:

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    http://www.uselesspickles.com/files/jeep/duratracs_33/stock_bumper_side.jpg...
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    33x12.5x15 Duratracs

    I finally upgraded my tires.

    33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs on 15x8 Black Rock D-Window Alloy wheels (4" backspacing).

    Upgrading from the stock 29" street tires on 16" steel rims.

    Here's some...
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    Timmy, you're the second person to comment to me...

    Timmy, you're the second person to comment to me about how quickly I shift my Jeep's manual transmission. I thought the shifting was slow! But I'm used to the speed of clutchless shifts on a sport...
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    I just got an answer from Prodigy that most...

    I just got an answer from Prodigy that most customers in hot climates get the 180* thermostat, and Prodigy supplies a variation of the tune for it.
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    Prodigy has several customers in the middle east...

    Prodigy has several customers in the middle east already, so they may already have some feedback and recommendations for hot climates. I believe they offer a water-cooled ball bearing Garrett turbo...
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    I think I'm done messing with the turbo for now....

    I think I'm done messing with the turbo for now. I will probably relocate the coolant reservoir to the new location suggested by Prodigy, but that's a minor/quick project.

    I'm finally getting...
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    I finally recorded some video of the Stage 2...

    I finally recorded some video of the Stage 2 turbo with the Precision upgrade. Enjoy the sounds!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TCzCAcfajU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TCzCAcfajU
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    It might be best for you to find a local...

    It might be best for you to find a local performance shop and see what they recommend.
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