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Unread 03-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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5.2 Grand Cherokee header swap

I own a 5.2L grand cherokee. THe only short tube headers I can find at a resonable cost are for a Ram/Dakota/Durango 5.2. I just picked up a set. It looks like a tight squeeze. Im not opposed to a little custom bending with a prybar and blowtorch, but can it be made to work?

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Unread 03-02-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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You should email or call Kolak from my sig for headers.

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Unread 03-03-2008, 05:25 AM   #3
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jeeps have clearance issues the dodges don't. for one our starter is on the wrong side.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 06:35 AM   #4
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I own a 5.2L grand cherokee. THe only short tube headers I can find at a resonable cost are for a Ram/Dakota/Durango 5.2. I just picked up a set. It looks like a tight squeeze. Im not opposed to a little custom bending with a prybar and blowtorch, but can it be made to work?
I bought my Doug Thorley headers for $600 shipped from summitracing.com
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Unread 03-03-2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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Thorley is out of stock of V8 Grand Cherokee headers. They're not planning to build a batch unless someone orders a batch of 20. My sales rep wants me to do exactly that, but that's a lot of cash and I don't exactly have that sitting around, LOL. If we could sell maybe 15 of them, we could get the pricing down a bit. I'd have to work that out, but what do you think? Is there any interest?
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Unread 03-03-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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I own a 5.2L grand cherokee. THe only short tube headers I can find at a resonable cost are for a Ram/Dakota/Durango 5.2. I just picked up a set. It looks like a tight squeeze. Im not opposed to a little custom bending with a prybar and blowtorch, but can it be made to work?
I got mine from www.shopheaders.com. Mine are the Edelbrock Tri-Coat ones and they went on well. I would also try Kolak...he does sell great quality at a good price...plus he is well known on here for great service and knowledge.
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Unread 05-20-2009, 03:30 PM   #7
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I own a 5.2L grand cherokee. THe only short tube headers I can find at a resonable cost are for a Ram/Dakota/Durango 5.2. I just picked up a set. It looks like a tight squeeze. Im not opposed to a little custom bending with a prybar and blowtorch, but can it be made to work?

DID YOU GET THOSE DODGE HEADERS TO WORK ??

IT SEEMS NO ON REALLY HAS TRIED THIS, I AM CURIOUS TO FIND OUT.
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Unread 05-20-2009, 03:46 PM   #8
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I don't know whether he did either...but after reading the posts again...I can't believe I (or anyone else) mention the fact that headers aren't menat to be bent with prybars and so forth...may as well stay stock if you wnna bend and bang up a set.
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Unread 05-20-2009, 04:03 PM   #9
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apparently the dodge shortys can be made to work. i was a bit skeptical about engine bay fitment as well. we were discussing it on a thread.. let me dig it up..
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/more-power-5-9-a-777157/

im gonnna try this route some day. i know the real long tubes are the best thing, but man i dont have $600 to dump on headers. i could deal will 300..(150 for headers for ~150 for pipes made)
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I don't know whether he did either...but after reading the posts again...I can't believe I (or anyone else) mention the fact that headers aren't menat to be bent with prybars and so forth...may as well stay stock if you wnna bend and bang up a set.
the answer is over on www.thespeedfreaks.net for the Dakota headers

couple of 'easy' mods and they will fit

I love my Edelbrocks, one of the best mods there is
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Mine fit like a glove.


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Unread 05-21-2009, 05:36 AM   #12
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the answer is over on www.thespeedfreaks.net for the Dakota headers

couple of 'easy' mods and they will fit

I love my Edelbrocks, one of the best mods there is
that answers that...I don't go to any other site so I didn't know.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 08:36 AM   #13
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What are the headers that are available for direct fit? Just the Thorley? Edelbrock?

I need headers. Well, I don't need them... but I'm buying them! haha
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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:58 PM   #14
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The Thorleys and Edelbrocks are the only two on the market that are direct-fit for the ZJ V8.

I prefer the Thorleys because of their heavier construction and tri-Y design. This offers a broader powerband vs. the 4-into-1 design of the Edelbrocks.

PM me if you'd like some pricing -
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Unread 12-08-2009, 10:25 PM   #15
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my edelbrocks were the same part # as for the dakotas, but iam not sure if it would work other way round cause , it is extremely tight, and actually the drivers side which looks easy was by far hardest side, but the passenger side, which is the side that the motor is closer to just fell in
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