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Unread 09-29-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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97 5.2L 0-60 times?

what is the 0-60 times on a 97 AWD 5.2L grand cherokee? and what HP parts will give the most perfromance for around $800?
I'm trying to make a sleeper out of my ZJ!!!

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Unread 09-30-2003, 05:57 AM   #2
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I don't have my exact 0-60, but last week I ran the 1/4 in 13.9 @ 104 mph. My mod's are listed below, hope they help...
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Unread 09-30-2003, 08:01 AM   #3
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I would suggest some sort of cold air intake (I prefer the K&N fipk2), a Mopar ECU, and a better exhaust. These mods are easy to do yourself, and seem to offer the most bang for your buck.

If you shop around and are patient, you could easily get all of this for about $800.
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Unread 09-30-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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i think another good way is to but some weight, but i wouldnt.

get throttle body, air intake, headers, and chips.
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Unread 10-01-2003, 04:59 PM   #5
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Ported cylinder heads, ported intake, bigger camshaft (I recommend comp cams they have a good lineup for the 5.2) 1.6 ratio rocker arms. Get a custom chip as well to be tuned to your mods. And then the usual headers and exhaust will be fine. Might want to upgrade the ignition system while you are at it to provide better spark. Maybe you could use the aftermarket supercharger for the 5.2 ZJ (cant remember the company I think it was Vortech). I believe it pushes only 9 lbs of boost and stock it will increase at least 80hp and 80tq.
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Unread 10-01-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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Unread 10-02-2003, 05:15 PM   #7
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is it safe to put a supercharger on a engine with almost 90000 miles?
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Unread 10-02-2003, 10:58 PM   #8
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Yes.

Just make sure you have a higher flowing exhaust setup so the increased intake will be able to exhaust easier.
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Unread 10-02-2003, 11:09 PM   #9
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hmm, ive been told by numerous people not to put a supercharger on my GC cause it has 90000 miles on it, they said i might destroy the engine. i really dunno what to do, i know if i ask the people at the store, theyll say anything to sell a supercharger.
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Unread 10-03-2003, 11:32 AM   #10
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The main concern is the incoming increase in pressure may place a larger load on the piston rings and crankshaft bearings. 90k is nothing though for the 5.2 It's just starting it's life. Besides, I've seen chargers put on Ford/Dodges/Chevys with 100k+ miles on them. Like I said, make sure you make your exhaust system up to snuff.
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Unread 10-06-2003, 11:05 AM   #11
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I suggest Intake...check out Ebay for cheaper homemade intakes that work the same as some that are $200-$300. I got one for $35 for my 5.9 ltd. Also a Cat-back from Flowmaster for sound and performance $350. I just ordered a Jet stage 2 chip from ebay...$125. Also Bosch Platinum +2 plugs $50. There is still room for a few other mods. Have fun!!
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Unread 10-06-2003, 11:10 AM   #12
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To answer you question on 0-60 times, I believe they were hovering around 8 seconds flat to 60...not bad for a 4,000lb AWD off-roader!!
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Unread 10-06-2003, 12:41 PM   #13
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I suggest Intake...check out Ebay for cheaper homemade intakes that work the same as some that are $200-$300. I got one for $35 for my 5.9 ltd. Also a Cat-back from Flowmaster for sound and performance $350. I just ordered a Jet stage 2 chip from ebay...$125. Also Bosch Platinum +2 plugs $50. There is still room for a few other mods. Have fun!!
Those Bosch Platinum +2 plugs are a gimmick. They are definitely not worth the money. The Jet stage 2 chip merely adjusts tranny TC lockup and spark advance. It's better to get a custom chip attuned to your mods, that way it will run properly.

Your best bet still is to stick to porting heads, intake and bigger camshaft. Factory castings are often poorly casted and have a decent amount of meat to improve airflow.
Check out this site below.
http://www.hughesengines.com/
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Unread 10-06-2003, 03:26 PM   #14
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Those Bosch Platinum +2 plugs are a gimmick. They are definitely not worth the money. The Jet stage 2 chip merely adjusts tranny TC lockup and spark advance. It's better to get a custom chip attuned to your mods, that way it will run properly.

Your best bet still is to stick to porting heads, intake and bigger camshaft. Factory castings are often poorly casted and have a decent amount of meat to improve airflow.
Check out this site below.
http://www.hughesengines.com/
HELL, BOLT ON A SUPERCHARGER AND ADD THE NOS!! We are talkin budget here, right??
I agree with your mods...IF you plan to spend a couple thousand smackers. If I recall correctly, our friend stated that he wanted to spend $800. If you can't do the work at home, you have to pay someone. Most of us don't have the equipment or time to do these mods. Bosch makes a great plug especially platinum (single,+2,and+4). Jet stage 2 also adjusts the fuel curve, and yes there are better modules available, but Jet is no slouch. I think that the intake and exhaust combo gives the most bang for the buck. Anywho... I still have the fastest Jeep ever produced! YEE HAA!! Just playin I love ALL Jeeps the same!!
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Unread 10-06-2003, 05:44 PM   #15
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Anywho... I still have the fastest Jeep ever produced! YEE HAA!! Just playin I love ALL Jeeps the same!!
Heh, you might want to discuss that with i0achik. 13.9@104 might be tough to beat without a few more mods.
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