Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! It's felt like spring around here for the last week, so I guess I'm feeling a little anxious!
As the title suggest, I bought an '08 SRT8 back in March of '11. Bone stock, except the previous owner slapped a K&N filter into the stock intake and called it good. I'm looking to finally get a few upgrades/mods to the truck, just not sure where to begin.
The first question is always cost. When I first got the Jeep I was looking at shipping it off to go the turbo route, but my conscience (damn him) told me it would be wise to save more for a down payment on a house. That said, I still have capital I feel comfortable investing into my Jeep.
In your opinion, what 'price breaks' are there to break into different categories? For example: If my budget is around $5,000 (which it is), is it worth spending that much - or does that put me on the cusp of really needing to shell out the extra for an engine rework and FI? I guess I should be clear, this is a daily driver and I don't have any aspirations of winning any 1/4 mile trophies. I just love the way it drives, and would like to maximize on that potential.
I'm not the most mechanically inclined person out there, and there is a lot about cars that I don't know - which is why I'm here asking questions. I don't want to dump money into this jeep without a clear thought process; I'd like everything to make sense. I'm not against a 'linear upgrade' either, where I can upgrade various components from year to year without running into any waste. Not going to lie, I'd LOVE to have a Turbocharged SRT8 - it just sounds like driving bliss.
What would you do to a bone stock '08 JGCSRT8 with your knowledge?
Vendors, please feel free to sell something to me... that's why I'm here!
Supercharger. In your price range and it can be reversed instantly whenever you want. Other good option is heads/cam which gets close to that price range depending on set up (labor typically is somewhere around 1000 unless you have a good hook up) but that of course involves breaking into the engine etc.
with that kind of budget its hard to get a Turbo set up, BUT you can def get a nice Supercharger Kit get a tune and let it Rip. The 6.1 engine is not very restricted so with a few PSI's you will make good power. Once you save more money then get a cam, headers and exhaust.