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Unread 08-05-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
skenzer
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What performance mods have you done?

OK
I've been getting into doing some performance mods to my rig and without spending thousands of dollars. This has been more of a "hobby" so to speak. Here's what I have bolted on so far....

K&N FIPK
Magnaflow Cat-back...without the cat (I say BS to those that say no cat makes no difference in power)
Bored out TBI to 63mm

Tried the Hypertec Power Programmer III and I thought it really sucked. Did nothing for me at all except trigger a check engine light.

Except for the Hypertec POS, I'm liking the mods I've done..very noticeable change in power and yet a little better gas mileage.

What have you done so far? and what have you liked and not liked?

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2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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Unread 08-05-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Under the Hood
- Magnum aFe® Stage 2 Intake System
- 62mm Throttle Body
- 63mm Delrin 3/8" Throttle Body Spacer
- Mopar Transmission Oil Cooler
- BANKS TorqueTubes® header/ 2000°F Hot Jet Coated
- Magnaflow 2.5" Polished Muffler/ Cat/ Double Wall Tip
- Dodge Dakota Rebuilt 140+amp alternator

The afe intake and 62mm TB were worth the investment. The banks header is pretty sweet too albeit pricey when you factor in the hot-jet coating and installation. The TB spacer is useless as was the Jet Stage 1 chip I just sold. The magnaflow muffler isn't bad, but if all goes well it will be replaced by some goodies fashioned by our resident turbo guru - Bryson.


Handling Upgrades
- 300MM PBR 2 Piston/Slotted/Cryo-treated Front Brake kit
- Teraflex Rear Disc Conversion
- Addco F+R sway bars
- Bilstein HD Shocks

I'm pleased with most every upgrade aside from some gripes with the teraflex kit. The rotors didn't come coated so the hats rusted within a week, and since the kit was originally made for TJs, it didn't come with any e-brake cables. The 300mm front brakes were worth the investment although I often wish they were cheaper. The cryo treatment on the front rotors was worth every penny... both the front and rear brakes were installed at the same time and whereas the rear rotor hats are rusted, the front rotors look good as new.

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Unread 08-05-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by urban-yan
Under the Hood
- Magnum aFe® Stage 2 Intake System
- 62mm Throttle Body
- 63mm Delrin 3/8" Throttle Body Spacer
- Mopar Transmission Oil Cooler
- BANKS TorqueTubes® header/ 2000°F Hot Jet Coated
- Magnaflow 2.5" Polished Muffler/ Cat/ Double Wall Tip
- Dodge Dakota Rebuilt 140+amp alternator

The afe intake and 62mm TB were worth the investment. The banks header is pretty sweet too albeit pricey when you factor in the hot-jet coating and installation. The TB spacer is useless as was the Jet Stage 1 chip I just sold. The magnaflow muffler isn't bad, but if all goes well it will be replaced by some goodies fashioned by our resident turbo guru - Bryson.


Handling Upgrades
- 300MM PBR 2 Piston/Slotted/Cryo-treated Front Brake kit
- Teraflex Rear Disc Conversion
- Addco F+R sway bars
- Bilstein HD Shocks

I'm pleased with most every upgrade aside from some gripes with the teraflex kit. The rotors didn't come coated so the hats rusted within a week, and since the kit was originally made for TJs, it didn't come with any e-brake cables. The 300mm front brakes were worth the investment although I often wish they were cheaper. The cryo treatment on the front rotors was worth every penny... both the front and rear brakes were installed at the same time and whereas the rear rotor hats are rusted, the front rotors look good as new.

.

The word Jealous comes to my mind right now....
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2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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Unread 08-05-2007, 10:50 PM   #4
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My mods are in my sig, but here goes...


Engine

Custom homemade/ ghetto rigged intake

IAT sensor relocation mod

Bored 60mm throttle body

60 mm throttle body spacer

Upgraded ignition system

Transmission cooler

Dynomax cat-back

Magnaflow high flow cat

Pacesetter header (waiting to be installed...still...)

Handling upgrades

Front and rear Addco sway bars



I am sure I am leaving something out...but oh well
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Unread 08-05-2007, 11:50 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexrule123
My mods are in my sig, but here goes...


Engine

Custom homemade/ ghetto rigged intake

IAT sensor relocation mod

Bored 60mm throttle body

60 mm throttle body spacer

Upgraded ignition system

Transmission cooler

Dynomax cat-back

Magnaflow high flow cat

Pacesetter header (waiting to be installed...still...)

Handling upgrades

Front and rear Addco sway bars



I am sure I am leaving something out...but oh well
Nice rig What do you think about those Addco sway bars?
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2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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Unread 08-06-2007, 06:04 AM   #6
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Engine:

custom air intake
60mm TB
TB spacer
99+ intake manifold
APN Header
Flowmaster 40 catback
deleted clutch fan
tranny cooler
relocated IAT

GC alternator (130amp? I think)


Handling:
WJ LCAs
Addco front swaybar
bilstein shocks
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Addco swaybar for sale

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Unread 08-06-2007, 06:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragisco
Engine:

custom air intake
60mm TB
TB spacer
99+ intake manifold
APN Header
Flowmaster 40 catback
deleted clutch fan
tranny cooler
relocated IAT

GC alternator (130amp? I think)


Handling:
WJ LCAs
Addco front swaybar
bilstein shocks
Cool....I like the "relocated" CAT....nice touch.
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2001 Cherokee Limited

2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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Unread 08-06-2007, 08:57 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skenzer
Nice rig What do you think about those Addco sway bars?
they make a huge difference
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Unread 08-06-2007, 09:25 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by alexrule123
they make a huge difference
I looked at Addco's website and I'm a bit confused. It basically shows that they have both a rear and front sway bar replacement for XJ's but they're showing it's not for the Limited. I can't understand that as I don't see where the XJ limited would be any different?

-b
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2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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Unread 08-06-2007, 10:53 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by skenzer
I looked at Addco's website and I'm a bit confused. It basically shows that they have both a rear and front sway bar replacement for XJ's but they're showing it's not for the Limited. I can't understand that as I don't see where the XJ limited would be any different?

-b
it shouldn't be different
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Unread 08-06-2007, 01:21 PM   #11
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Not sure what models but some XJ's came without a rear sway bar
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Unread 08-06-2007, 02:50 PM   #12
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My mods are also in my Sig but:

-Custom intake

-62mm Bored Throttle Body

-60mm AEM TB spacer bored to 62mm

-Dynomax Cat-back exhaust

-Firepower Ignition kit
-DUI LiveWires
-Firepower Cap and Rotor
-Screamin' Demon Ignition Coil
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Unread 08-06-2007, 02:52 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skyjacked94xj
My mods are also in my Sig but:

-Custom intake

-62mm Bored Throttle Body

-60mm AEM TB spacer bored to 62mm

-Dynomax Cat-back exhaust

-Firepower Ignition kit
-DUI LiveWires
-Firepower Cap and Rotor
-Screamin' Demon Ignition Coil
Cool. You mention a custom intake....can you give me some more details on that?

thanks
B
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2001 Cherokee Limited

2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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Unread 08-06-2007, 03:23 PM   #14
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rustys intake tube w/ 9in k&n
flowmaster reg. 40
zip tie shifter mod
99+ intake manifold swap
bored tb
tb spacer

then i changed to offroad and the list goes on..
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Unread 08-06-2007, 03:26 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Rasta_Coty
rustys intake tube w/ 9in k&n
flowmaster reg. 40
zip tie shifter mod
99+ intake manifold swap
bored tb
tb spacer

then i changed to offroad and the list goes on..
Cool, i'm going to have to look into this zip tie shifter mod...
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2" BDS Lift
K&N FIPK Series2
Magnaflow Cat-back
62mm ported TB
Optima Yellow Top

Lot's more to do....
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