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: Intake, Chip, & Exhaust


Black_SRT8
07-15-2006, 09:16 AM
Hi Everyone!

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?

3) Programming

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!

candyman
07-15-2006, 10:15 AM
According to "reliable sources" MoPar will be coming out with a "plug n play" chip soon. The exhaust question is a matter of individual taste. There are quite a few systems out there now with more to come. Mopar is supposed to have one out next month, B&B just came out with one and there's Magnaflow. I waited till the 300mi. owners manual recommended break in period was over til I started running mine hard; but others ran theirs hard right off the dealers lot.

Srt8jkt
07-15-2006, 11:24 AM
Zoomers is definitely louder than stock. Not for everyone but I like it.

aperformance
07-20-2006, 01:53 PM
Zoomers is anything but tuner car... It's pure muscle car that I can assure of...:D


On special this month for $1199.00 Also Dub Air CAI a real sweet looking piece...$379.00

Video and install photos: http://www.zoomersexhaust.com/vehicle_jeep_cherokee_srt8.asp

split2112
07-20-2006, 02:43 PM
sorry for the noob question, but what exactly does the chip accomplish?

MegaSRT-8
07-21-2006, 03:22 PM
sorry for the noob question, but what exactly does the chip accomplish?
It can reprogramme fuel and air flow, transmission shift points, and adjust these engine functions specifially for the addition of mods you have.

idealrides
07-24-2006, 11:18 PM
If anyone is planning on installing an intake, it would be great if they could pick up an OBD reader like this and find out how the mod affects the air intake temperature compared to the ambient temperature. It's also nice to see ignition advance being affected by temperature, octane, load, etc.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330008436067

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/scan_guage_2.jpg
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palo alto dave
07-25-2006, 12:22 AM
I love my Zoomers and Dub air CAI on my Jeep. They were both easy to install
and look great too. I don't know how much of a power increase was added, but I think its got to be better than stock. Maybe some true dyno time will tell.

Black_SRT8
07-25-2006, 06:40 AM
If anyone is planning on installing an intake, it would be great if they could pick up an OBD reader like this and find out how the mod affects the air intake temperature compared to the ambient temperature. It's also nice to see ignition advance being affected by temperature, octane, load, etc.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330008436067

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/scan_guage_2.jpg

Great Idea!

Apparently there are some lead-time issues, but I will try to attain it BEFORE I procure the intake.