So my wife, Navil, is not very familiar with how to post on here yet, so until she gets the hang of it i thought i would get the build progress started. To start with a little background on the car purchase
It is a 2008 Black SRT8 and we purchased it in the begining of september 2012 with about 32000 miles on it. The car is Completely stock as of right now. My wife has wanted this car ever since she got a good look at one (thank you scott! aka hemi_time) Anyways, She purchased a 2010 scion in february of 2010 and HATED it. All she ever did was look at the SRT8's and after a little bit of saving up, we were able to trade in her scion and my 2011 yamaha stryker cruise :-( to get her dream truck. Now she has her baby and i told her she can do whatever she wants to it, leave it stock or build it up its her truck, so she can do what she wants. This is the day we picked it up and thats her standing by the truck.
So I am a speed freak and love racing. I go just about every weekend that i can and i think it is rubbing off on my wife now. I had a track outing with a camaro club and they welcomed my wife with her jeep there. So we took a trip up to byron, with a little bit of peer pressure from the group she made her first trip down the 1/4 mile... and thats when the itch set in. Her first pass was a 13.3 @ 98 mph with a 1.86 60ft. She loved it soo much she went down a second time with about the same results. About a month later i took one last trip out to GLD to attemp my new personal best, and orginally took the truck to look my tools and equipment for my car. Well the itch came back because there was a fellow group of SRT8 rigs there so she wanted to see what she could do. After playing with traction control and showing her hot to rev it up a little bit while launching, she pulled out a 13.12 @ 101 mph with a 1.83 60ft. She kept trying and trying and all she said she wanted was a 12 second pass.
Now after watching, hearing, and talking to others with faster jeeps, she has set a goal for herself to be one of the fastest female SRT8 drivers and she wants to turbo the truck. So coming up this year it is a good possibility that her truck will be fed some boost.
now that is the ultimate goal so i will continue to update this thread on her progress and what she achieves over time. She also wanted me to post that any and all donations to help her become the "fastest SRT8 chick" are welcome. I will also keep track of all current mods and future mods as well
window tint 35%front/ 5% back
near future mods:
Black powder coated wheels w/ pink lug nuts
tinted tailights and rear fog lights
stillen headlight covers
trinity install and tune
exhaust (havent decided on which one yet, she things they all sound the same so we will see)
long term mods: Goal 500-550whp/tq
Precision PT7675 BB/BW single turbo
Precision WG set at 5psi street trim
AMS500 boost controller
AEM Failsafe Wideband
AEM meth/water injection
In tank Dual fuel pump
4"inch front mounted intercooler
full Tune - will need help with that when the time calls for it
Very long term:
Upgraded drivetrain including trans, TC , Rear end
Forged (possibly stroked) engine build
2 step (when she is more comfortable racing)
More to come!
any and all feedback will be welcome as this is my first journey with this type of vehicle so i will be seeking what is the best route and what to look for. Thanks everyone and look forward to the results!!! I will update as progress moves on!