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Administrator
05-21-2010, 08:51 AM
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Running 9 seconds in the quarter mile is quite a feat for any sports car. It takes come serious modifications to get a Toyota Supra or Chevy Corvette to go that fast. And just recently we reported on the first Nissan GT-R to break the 10 second barrier. So imagine how surprised we were to hear of a 9-second SUV. That's right, a Jeep SRT8 has gone down the quarter mile with the quickest time of 9.658 and the fastest mph of 146.72.

The high performance version of Jeep's Grand Cherokee, the SRT-8 sports a 6.1-liter Hemi V8 that pushes out 420-hp and 420 ft-lbs of torque from the factory. Stock 0-60 is under five seconds with a top speed of 150-mph. But hey, that means absolutely nothing for this SRT-8 that's pushing close to the factory top speed in less than 10 seconds and in a mere quarter of a mile.

Built by Lewis Performance Machine, the SRT-8 sports a 426-stroker built to handle 1500 AWD horsepower. Details are naturally a little hard to find, but the owner reports the obvious: upgraded fuel system, drive line and rear end. He does let the public know that a 75-shot of NOS is used to help get the Jeep off the line while the trans brake and 2-step is still being tested. The beast is tuned by Johan at Diablo and rolls on Nitto NT05Rs on the stock rims.

The video after the jump shows the SRT-8 running a 9.87, which the owner claims is on 13 psi and the 75 shot. The 9.659 was with 16 psi and the 9.658 was at 19 psi with the boost tube blowing off. Naturally the Jeep SRT-8 had a lot more in it, given that its 9.658 pass was at a lowly 139.36 mph vs the 146.72 it hit with the 9.659 pass.

It should only be a matter of time before the SRT-8 hits Orlando Speedworld again, so we'll keep you guys up to date if they enter the record books with an 8 second pass.

Make sure you check out the video at the link below.

More: World's Fastest Jeep SRT-8 Goes 9's, Has Sports Cars Scratching Their Hoods (http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2010/05/worlds-fastest-jeep-srt-8-goes-9s-has-sports-cars-scratching-their-hoods.html) on AutoGuide.com

Rambit
05-21-2010, 08:54 AM
Looks like LPM made the front page of Cherokeesrt8.com! Congrats Chris!!!

Bernie

QuickOne
05-21-2010, 09:13 AM
Well deserved!:cheers::clap::clap::clap:

Muellge
05-21-2010, 09:15 AM
Vrooooom.... that mph is crazy.

af_maineiac
05-21-2010, 09:22 AM
Awesome! Good to see Chris and the LPM guys getting some well-deserved recognition. Looks like our "sleeper" status is slowly beginning to fade...
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mklaus
05-21-2010, 10:09 AM
Awesome! Good to see Chris and the LPM guys getting some well-deserved recognition. Looks like our "sleeper" status is slowly beginning to fade...
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funny you should say that i had some guy in a vette at the post office ask if the "center" exhaust i did myself...


Much deserved congrats to Chirs, LPM and Johan good job guys!

Three Oh Diesel
05-21-2010, 11:17 AM
Congratulations! Show 'em how its done. :)

billettechnology
05-21-2010, 12:25 PM
sick!!..............

Grip Grip
05-21-2010, 12:40 PM
Congrats on the record and recognition!

Harrison@Stage6
05-21-2010, 12:42 PM
That's sick!! Congrat's lpm!!!!

TonySRT8
05-21-2010, 02:22 PM
grats again on the awesome runs

hawkman996
05-21-2010, 06:05 PM
Wow! That is damn impressive.....nice exposure. :)

eddiefig
05-21-2010, 06:13 PM
That is AWESOME!! Soon that Jeep will be on the cover of a magazine. My hat's off to you, Chris, LPM and Johan.

FLSRT8
05-21-2010, 06:18 PM
Thanks guys that sure was a surprise!!

Harrison@Stage6
05-21-2010, 06:44 PM
I like this video the best..... imagine pulling up next to you at a light!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUVQZPHaNKY

QuickOne
05-21-2010, 07:28 PM
I would wet myself if I saw that. :rolleyes:

WIPLASH
05-21-2010, 07:53 PM
Yes. that's what I'm talking about.
Excellent job LMP.

Grip Grip
05-21-2010, 07:58 PM
That launch is ridiculous! :)

WESLEY KAY
05-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Doesn't he have twin turbos with that 426?

Harrison@Stage6
05-21-2010, 08:14 PM
Yes......... with a 75 shot.

WESLEY KAY
05-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Yes......... with a 75 shot.

A twin turbo 426 that is on the juice...........my oh my. I need more money. Ha!

Grip Grip
05-21-2010, 09:07 PM
Me too! I hate being broke! :)

BOYCHIKS
05-21-2010, 11:09 PM
That is great!!

Congrats LPM.

QBNKID
05-22-2010, 12:00 AM
Congrats guys!
That makes me more proud of owning a Jeep SRT8 :).
BTW, if you hook up those rear fog lights I'm sure it will go a bit faster :D.

navyavi469
05-22-2010, 08:15 AM
So envious! I need my turbo jeep back to keep you guys on your toes :(

Nice video and recognition.

GlobeWarmer09
05-22-2010, 10:20 AM
So envious! I need my turbo jeep back to keep you guys on your toes :(

Nice video and recognition.

And I'm sure most of the members on the forum would love to see you build another nasty turbo jeep right now :D!

Harrison@Stage6
05-22-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm pissed off you sold it before you hit 10's Winston. You had them but never ran it again!! 11.06 it was? With your rear end not working IIRC? Damn you!!!! Would have been nice to have a 6.1L in the 10's!!!! You screwed it all up Winston. Thanks for nothing!;):D

KingOfTheRoad09
05-22-2010, 01:16 PM
some1 make a call to car and driver magazine!

Joe C
05-22-2010, 02:25 PM
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but they put up a new video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXY_RibGSEg

Not sure how to embed YouTube videos in posts.:confused:

a990dna
05-22-2010, 06:50 PM
^^ That's the best video clip I've seen yet...

This illustrates and highlights the raw horsepower and weight transfer it takes to run 9's in a daily driver - impressive!

AirForce Hemi
05-22-2010, 08:10 PM
My GOD!!!!!

Grip Grip
05-22-2010, 08:25 PM
Best video yet! I'm so excited about going with LPM for my build! :)

BuilderBill
05-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Best video yet! I'm so excited about going with LPM for my build! :)
GREAT choice Anthony.;)
Bbill

junior666
05-22-2010, 09:50 PM
Nice Video!! I am drooling!!

WHSTLR
05-22-2010, 11:34 PM
That thing is BADASS!

sarge
05-23-2010, 12:12 AM
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but they put up a new video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXY_RibGSEg

Not sure how to embed YouTube videos in posts.:confused:



WOW!!! Very impressive!

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FLSRT8
05-23-2010, 07:01 AM
Just in case you guys are wondering why all the smoke. Oil is getting past the seals on the turbos as we do not have a reservoir tank. We are in the process of looking for someone to make one and we are also looking into upgrading the turbos within a few weeks. Sponsors are welcomed.

navyavi469
05-23-2010, 07:42 AM
Just in case you guys are wondering why all the smoke. Oil is getting past the seals on the turbos as we do not have a reservoir tank. We are in the process of looking for someone to make one and we are also looking into upgrading the turbos within a few weeks. Sponsors are welcomed.

Interesting fact, turbos do not have "seals" per say. There is a tolerence between the bearing race and the common shaft and thats it. This is why if your scavenge pump goes out, the turbo just acts like a smoke machine, as oil flows straight past the passage and into the exhaust and intake housing.

As the turbos wear out, the bearing tolerence can increase causing smoking. The other fix is to get as much oil AWAY from the turbos as possible with the use of gravity or better placement of the scavenge pump(s).

Vinnysrt8
05-23-2010, 07:53 AM
wow that is a badass video

KIWI SRT8
05-25-2010, 04:24 AM
Thats sweet. Congrats!

her srt jeep
05-29-2010, 11:26 AM
That is crazy, CONGRATS!!! I thought the 12.7 I got in mine was decent. In BC the SRT's are still sleepers. I went through the border and was asked the step inside so they could check the Jeep. They were shocked when they found the time slips from the track in the glove box and the guy at the local shop asked me if I knew there were vents by my brakes to cool them down. Not many people even know the Jeeps come as an SRT model or what they are capable of.

cmsurfr22
06-10-2010, 11:21 AM
Not many people even know the Jeeps come as an SRT model or what they are capable of.


haha including the insurance companies! the insurance is the same as a regular 5.7 GC

mklaus
06-11-2010, 03:50 PM
haha including the insurance companies! the insurance is the same as a regular 5.7 GC

shhhhhhhhhh

blown454nova
09-10-2010, 05:37 PM
thats silly.