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post #1 of 26 Old 01-21-2009, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone heard of or seen an lifted srt8?

Yes I messed up the title. So moving on,
I posted this in another forum but few people in there so wanted to widen the prospect of responses. I have to admit, though I probably will never have the kind of money necessary to complete such a build, I am obsessed with the concept of building a long arm lifted srt8 with 33's. Has anyone seen or heard of this before? I cannot understand with everything going on in the industry that this has not been attempted.


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post #2 of 26 Old 01-21-2009, 04:41 PM
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Why?

Just get a "regular" one with the Hemi. You'd have to do too much modification to an SRT8 to make it trail worthy, IMO. You could probably even put a 6.1L or a 426 in a regular one for less.

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Never seen one in real life and probably never will. You'd have to do some tweaking to the 4X4 system as it doesn't come with 4-Low.
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There is no way to make it a long arm, unless you go SFA and weld brackets for the control arms which wouldn't be hard. Once i see a SFA on a WK then it just will be very possible to go long arm, now to the SRT-8 idea, WHY???? That's a street machine! It does not have 4-LOW and i believe you would have to get larger wheels than 17'' to clear those Brembo brakes if i'm not mistaken, get a limited or overland for a very capable 4 wheeler.
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Last year I remember seeing a thread on the cherokeesrt8 forum...there was a srt8 (burnt orange color) with 33s or 35s. You might search there for something like this.
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yeah...in Europe...dune Srt8 or something like that
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It would be cheaper to do this and you would get towing ability and low ratio. This has a 600hp 392 in it and I reckon it would still be cheaper (and quicker) than a standard SRT.
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It would be cheaper to do this and you would get towing ability and low ratio. This has a 600hp 392 in it and I reckon it would still be cheaper (and quicker) than a standard SRT.
Whoa what has a 600hp 392 in it? The black one in that pic? I'm having my 5.7 stroked to a 392 and they arent sure what the hp will be. Do you have any further details on that 600hp 392? They're increasing the compression on mine to 10.5:1 and porting the heads, custom cam, 60lb injectors. I was thinking 450hp at best, but i'd love to get more!

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Whoa what has a 600hp 392 in it? The black one in that pic? I'm having my 5.7 stroked to a 392 and they arent sure what the hp will be. Do you have any further details on that 600hp 392? They're increasing the compression on mine to 10.5:1 and porting the heads, custom cam, 60lb injectors. I was thinking 450hp at best, but i'd love to get more!
Yes the black one in the pic. Stu from Inertia Motorsports built it for me. He built it to take a 300 shot of Nitrous because it will eventually go into a drag car. It's getting lower ratio diffs put in it at the moment but not having much luck with Superior Axle & Gear as it looks like they have sent a second lot of wrong gears but that still needs confirming. I have only driven it for about a week so far.
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Yes the black one in the pic. Stu from Inertia Motorsports built it for me. He built it to take a 300 shot of Nitrous because it will eventually go into a drag car. It's getting lower ratio diffs put in it at the moment but not having much luck with Superior Axle & Gear as it looks like they have sent a second lot of wrong gears but that still needs confirming. I have only driven it for about a week so far.
Hold on one second. GEARS???? You are re-gearing the WK? Much, much more info is needed. Nobody has been able to find anyone that makes gears for the front diff, and the rear one is sketchy, but maybe possible.
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