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4X4 Parts - Engine Performance Products Buyer's Guide

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
James J. Weber | Writer
Posted May 1, 2008

Power Parts For Your 4x4

Regardless of what brand engine, displacement size, number of cylinders, or rated horsepower that our rigs have in them, if you are like the 4WD&SU staff, we're constantly on the hunt for more power and performance from our engines. With this said, please join us in viewing some of today's latest and greatest engine performance products - and yes, some of these items are full engine conversions because sometimes a new engine or a stroker motor kit may be the only way to go.

Keep in mind that increased engine performance may be the result of a new radiator, a larger motor and the necessary hardware to install it, new wiring harnesses, and even a transfer case to deliver your newfound power to the vehicle's wheels. All of these components are equally important to each other, and we must always remember this synergy amongst the parts.

It is important to remember that when the engine size increases, so do the cooling requirements. This requirement is especially important if a larger engine is being placed in a smaller cavity; there needs to be sufficient cooling due to the restrictive space. These two huge 15-inch electric fans move an impressive 5,500 cubic feet of air per second and are encased in a glass-reinforced, nylon mold-injected shroud.

The benefits of having electric fans while off-roading are monumental. Quicker warm-up and cool-down times, increased fuel economy, and a cooler running engine are just a few of the benefits. Horsepower gains have also been noted to exceed 17-plus while rear-wheel torque increases 20-plus lb-ft.

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