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Unread 10-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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5.2 318 proformance

Alright guys, I have a 97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado. With A 5.2. and I am Looking for more Horse Power. I have An K&N Cold Air Intake. Jet Performance Super Chip. 26lb Accel injectors. Accel plugs and wires cap and rotor. I guess im asking if there are different heads, cams i can install myself. What kind and where i can get them. if u guys could help post pictures. point me in the right direction that would help. Thanks Pitbull330


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Unread 10-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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Besides as total engine overhaul, sounds like all you can do is exhaust/weight reduction. Make sure your injectors match the amount of air flow your putting through the engine or else you'll just be wasting fuel/getting less performance.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Forgot already did the exhaust. NASCAR style comes out before the rear tire. I want to do an overhaul. Injectors match with the air flow also. I am an auto technician by trade. Just don't know much about engine performance.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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Alright cool well at least you'll be knowing how to do everything, I'm not a 5.2 guy so someone else will hopefully chime in
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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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I wonder of anyone knows if I can swap out my heads with the 5.2 magnum heads. Would I need a new timing chain and gears. Or is that only when I replace the camshaft.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #6
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I wonder of anyone knows if I can swap out my heads with the 5.2 magnum heads. Would I need a new timing chain and gears. Or is that only when I replace the camshaft.
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Unread 10-31-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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I guess I need a Mopar Performance forum
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Unread 10-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Ya probably sorry dude
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Unread 11-01-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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When I had my 88 ramcharger, it had the 318. One of my favorite engines. I blew the heads somehow and my father got me some 360 heads for cheap. It gave me a bit more low end growl and more balls at low rpm... With that said, gas mileage was crap and higher rpm were non existent.
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Check out this guys build. Might give you some ideas...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...build-1412306/
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Unread 11-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #11
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Check out this guys build. Might give you some ideas...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...build-1412306/
Thanks man.
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Unread 11-03-2012, 12:18 AM   #12
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