Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: So. Jersey
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Re: Is there a better cam for a 2.5
I'm sure one of the major manufacturers will have one. IMHO, you can pour money into a four popper to get more power but it will come in at a very high rpm. Not useable on the trail and marginally useable on the street. You want to scream it at 4 or 5 grand just to pull away from a stop sign normally? There is no replacement for cubic inches. Please don't let me put you down for wanting to do this, a Jeep is a Jeep is a Jeep in my book. I just have seen people spend alot of money and get little return from a 4 banger. The trap with a 4 cylinder is: I'll put a bigger cam in it, It still isn't enough. Then someone says well with the bigger cam the engine needs to flow better, now you get a header, not enough. For the front end a new intake and too big carb, still not enough. It will keep going and going, not enough. Calculate how much money you would spend(forget blood sweat and tears) and compare this to swapping in a healthy six or eight, a baseline that will give you enough. In that calculation you might need to include the price of a used Jeep that has a 6 or 8 orginally to get past emission inspections. The final outcome then will satisfy. Good Luck.