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post #1 of 12 Old 01-08-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Cherokee V8 mods

i just recent bought a V8 Cherokee, and due to the lift, huge tires, and roof rack/bin its like pushing a wall down the highway.
as a result it runs a bit hot when motoring up long hills or just hauling a**.

i was considering getting a separate trans cooler, as well as sticking extra magnets to the trans. oil pan, and motor oil filter...
but my question is what have you found in your builds to be the easiest way to lower engine operating temperatures for jeeps like mine?
summit dosnt really have solid aluminum radiators... and electric fans help only a little at idle if anything... i dont know. what do you think i should get, & where?
thanks,
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 12:02 AM
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pics and engine specs would help.

aluminum radiator would help and im sure they have it for your application.
there are radiators with multiple cores so look around
check ebay or sumthing

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post #3 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 12:11 AM
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take out your thermostat if you dont need heat.

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post #4 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 12:17 AM
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DEFINATLY cut some holes in the hole (vents cowls whatever) DEFINATLY get a dedicated trans cooler (it blows my mind it doesn't have one already, loosing faith in your PO's intelligence) What will magnets on your trans and engine do for cooling? Is this some sort of trick ive never heard of? I have magnets on my oil pan to collect metallic sediment but that's it. Yes, there is such a thing as three core aluminum radiators, but I guess not available though summit.

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post #5 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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yeah im going to take some pics today.
other than the lift its all stock.
the magnets dont help cooling obviously. im just rambling off ways to keep this thing running for hundreds of thousands of miles.
but the best way to do that, is keeping it cool. they make TONS of great thick completely solid aluminum radiators for old chevys & fords... but i cant find the one im picturing for my jeep.
all i can find are thin aluminum cores with plastic sides X( eff that
thanks though
gonna go take pics now
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 01:01 PM
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the magnets dont help cooling obviously. im just rambling off ways to keep this thing running for hundreds of thousands of miles.
Good, I did't want to start out your membership with an insult.

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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 01:10 PM
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Are you sure you aren't talking about a ZJ Grand Cherokee? You say its all stock other than lift, cherokee's never had a V8, only Grand Cherokee's. I would start by removing the roof rack unless you really need it all the time, which seems unlikely. I would put some vents in the hood to help keep it cool, and add the trans cooler then go from there if it needs more.

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post #8 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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ok here she is (as you can see taking the thermo. out is no option)
and here is the stock, dirty, dodge power plant...

GOD i wish gas was cheap... this thing has all the best parts of Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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lol no worries dude
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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What the hell man? You got me all excited you had a v8 conversion jeep cherokee.

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post #11 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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nope
sorry. i said it was all stock.
if i had an old 2door Cherokee (like i wanted to find originally) then i totally would've; eventually
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 04:38 PM
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You should change the specs on your profile. It is a zj, not a xj.

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