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Intake, Chip, & Exhaust
I just procured my black SRT8 GC last Monday (with employee pricing!) - this vehicle has vastly exceeded my expectations, the pictures and videos cannot prepare you for what is about to occur once you step on the pedal.
I am impressed with the cumulative knowledge on this board, and I hope you guys will share some with me...
1) Exhaust -
I have to admit the stock system sounds great. It seemed as if it would be restrictive, and being stock I am sure it somewhat is, but it seems throaty. Because I saved money with employee pricing, funds are available to purchase the Zoomers Cat Back. The kit makes me apprehensive, because it sounds "tuney", kind of like a foreign jap car. Am I wrong? Can someone with the kit compare and contrast the stock setup versus Zoomers?
2) Intake -
Scouring the board, some people say the factory setup is sufficient, while others say it is inferior. I am close to buying the Mopar CAI. How long will the Mopar filter last? Is this the best kit for the Jeep SRT8? Also, where can I buy this part - I went to eBay and it is no longer offered?
The SRT8 engineers left a lot open for tuning. Does anyone know when a programmer/chip will be released?
One last question... It is never beneficial to immediately race your engine, most require a break-in time (such as the M3's I6). Is this true for the 6.1 as well. The SRT8 is so much fun to drive, sometimes I cannot refrain from mashing the pedal. I only have 450 miles on the engine, and I rarely take it to redline, but if/when I do, is it detrimental to the new engine?
~~I know these questions have been asked, but many have not been addressed since spring. New experiences and insights are greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Black_SRT8; 07-15-2006 at 07:54 PM.