Well, I have been putting this off for long enough. I had my Jeep for almost three years now and as quickly as I could I deleted the DPF and installed a tune.
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Christian and I have had Jeeps since I was 16. My 1st Jeep was an 93 XJ, I loved that Jeep and beat the hell out of it and it never let me down. However, my brother rolled it in High School and I had didn't get my own Jeep again until I just graduated college. I bought another XJ which I still have, but it doesn't get much love anymore.
Well this build is going to be a little bit different. I grew up around Green Bay Wis. A neighbor down the road was big into CORR racing when I was a kid. He had a small track on his property and when ever he would practice we would ride our bikes down and watch. From them on I have loved off road racing and go to a few races when I can. If I was rich I would love to race a Pro-4 Truck; however, I am not so this is going to be my version of an off road Jeep built kind of like a Pro-lite. I really like to stance of the pro-lite trucks. I still have to haul the family so most of the creature comforts will be retained. It will be a slow build with a couple different stages. First will be a milder bolt on setup which I will drive for a while then it will get a much more capable setup with roll cage and long travel suspension. Idea is to keep the ride height down, but not limit bump travel. It might sit a tad higher, but will be ~ 1" at max. I will try to keep the weight down, using light weight materials as much as I can and removing excess components that are needed for the end goal.
So I started with a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with the 3.0 CRD QDII. I bought it back in the middle of 2011 with low 30K miles on it. I just hit 70k the other week.
I will try to get some pictures up soon of what I have all done to it. Some of the work I have done are in other threads so I will try to get some of those into this one and add more. I will get a built list of current mods, then go with future upgrades
The Jeep is currently sitting on jack stands in my shop getting the 1st of the suspension put on.
What I have done so far in rough order:
DPF delete, Custom Spooling tunes, remove rear resonator, EHM, Amsoil reusable air filter, turbo resonator delete, turbo intake tube, methanol injection system, SRT8 springs, SRT8 rear sway bar, stock front springs keeping SRT8 rears, 3" intercooler, de chromed stock wheels, 255/70/17 Hankook Dyna Pro ATM's.