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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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Supercharged 99 4.7 WJ??

looking to supercharge my limited 99 4.7 v8 grand cherokee but cant seem to find much info , was wondering if any one knows of any or knows a build i could check out would be awesome!!! thanx

here is my rig i just picked up a month ago after i sold my tj


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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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The 4.7 is a tad on the fragile side stock... Are you sure about this?
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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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The speedfreaks.net. There are more than a few boosting the 4.7 with no issues.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #4
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You should probably get a Kolak exhaust going before putting on a supercharger, give the extra air room to flow out as well. I think there are a couple people here using the Kenn Belle (sp?) supercharger, but AFAIK, those are no longer made. 10achik might be one of the guys who has one, if I'm remembering correctly.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #5
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Yeah. I'm not knocking the 4.7 but as a car buyer I see craploads of vehicles up for auction with dead 4.7s. WAY more than most any other engine other than the total POS Chrysler 2.7. The 2.7 is such a piece of crap that there are Stratus, and Intrepids everywhere with dead engines and they are worthless. Thanks Chrysler!
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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #6
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Get the HO cams/intake.

It boosts you 30hp for about $300, but you have to run premium.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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thanx guys
i dont know much about the 4.7s, whats most of their issues??
mine seems to run really good, just some loud injectors at start up
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Unread 10-03-2009, 04:54 PM   #8
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Get the HO cams/intake.

It boosts you 30hp for about $300, but you have to run premium.
Thats it???? Nothing has be done with the computer?

Why does it need premium then? The standard 4.7 compression ratio is far under the HOs.
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Thats it???? Nothing has be done with the computer?

Why does it need premium then? The standard 4.7 compression ratio is far under the HOs.
It needs premium because of the upgrade internals being designed to run on it. But with the stock 4.7 computer, you don't have the feature in the HO computer that detects the usage of lower octane gas to retard the timing. It uses multiple knock sensors that don't exist on the regular 4.7 and thus there is no input on the computer. So you just have to default to premium gas.
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thanx guys
i dont know much about the 4.7s, whats most of their issues??
mine seems to run really good, just some loud injectors at start up
Google chrysler 4.7 engine problems. You'll have 539,000 results to read up on.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 05:00 PM   #11
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looking to supercharge my limited 99 4.7 v8 grand cherokee but cant seem to find much info , was wondering if any one knows of any or knows a build i could check out would be awesome!!! thanx

here is my rig i just picked up a month ago after i sold my tj
Also, consider the mileage of your dub. High mileage engines aren't usually great forced induction candidates.
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Google chrysler 4.7 engine problems. You'll have 539,000 results to read up on.
Google Jeep 4.0 problems and you have 767,000 results. Every motor has it's issues.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #13
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I say do it. Every engine has it's problems.
As long as you dont try to run too much boost itll probably be fine.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 05:33 PM   #14
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i defly wanna just cant find any good i info, all the stuff i find is old and out of date, or they dont make it anymore
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Unread 10-03-2009, 06:14 PM   #15
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As mentioned above, theSPEEDFREAKS.net could be a good source of info. As you have seen, there aren't any kits being made for the 4.7. However, if you can find (or possibly have made) a plate that allows you mount a supercharger (it's different for different superchargers) on the engine, then making it work properly is doable. Making it work properly does require good knowledge of how supercharger systems work. It would be considerably simpler if there were a "turn-key" kit available.
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