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: What are the biggest bang for the buck mods?


ask1ed
04-22-2007, 06:24 PM
I see a lot of folks using the 180 t stat to cool the motor down. I see a lot of exhaust changes and B&G tunes. Does anybody know a local sf bay tuner, or is B&G it? Any other expert recommended mods for performance/appearance? Will the 08s have a leather dash board/ interior leather option?

OurZoo
04-22-2007, 06:32 PM
Do the snorkel mod and K&N drop in. 12 horsepower (dyno proven) for like $50 bucks. Sweeet! B&G is only for 06s at this point in time.

UDLOSE
04-22-2007, 06:39 PM
For $1,000 you can get some nos and run 11's......

GotStroke?
04-22-2007, 08:51 PM
The best mods for the money, aside from spray, are T-stat, Fan mod, K&N drop in w/ hacked snorkel. After that I'd have to say H/C and B&G.

propedderkustoms
04-29-2007, 08:24 PM
Are there any guides to doing these mods? I can't find them...

timster
04-29-2007, 08:30 PM
One note with the tstat mod - with my 07 I was getting consistant CEL warnings with the 180 degree tstat. Not sure why other 07 owners haven't reported CEL - maybe because of the cooler weather here in Massachusetts??

Anyone know the part # for the 190 degree tstat - 1429?

GotStroke?
04-29-2007, 08:50 PM
One note with the tstat mod - with my 07 I was getting consistant CEL warnings with the 180 degree tstat. Not sure why other 07 owners haven't reported CEL - maybe because of the cooler weather here in Massachusetts??

Anyone know the part # for the 190 degree tstat - 1429?


First I've heard of that with a 180.

OurZoo
04-29-2007, 09:18 PM
Did you make sure you plugged back in any sensors you may have unplugged? How are you clearing the CELs?

cobrakid
04-29-2007, 09:20 PM
.....try topping it off again,and reset your battery/computer.

timster
04-30-2007, 10:21 AM
I clear the cel with the DashHawk. Whats cool about the DashHawk is that you can clear it before it actually show up as a warning light on the vehicle.

I didn't have to remove any sensors to install the stat.

Also, I had it in for about 3 weeks..

SRedrockT8
05-01-2007, 06:57 PM
if i forget to warm up the jeep, then drive through the neighborhood & jump right on the highway, my 170 pops the CEL every the time. as a matter of fact it's on right now because i've been a little lazy and haven't disconnected the battery to reset.

if i let the engine sit & warm up so the needle just rises above the 180 mark then i'm ok.

it doesn't surprise me that your 180 sets off the CEL.

Inferno SRT8
05-03-2007, 05:52 PM
180 Tstat, GSM Spacers, Catback, CAI, HEADERS, Cam and Heads.

I just love my KOOKS headers though, could not have my truck without them now.