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2k11 Blackberry Laredo X 5.7L



Sup wk2 croo?

So looking for opinions on the following upgrades. We like this vehicle a lot. It's a few days old.

BRAKES: I think I'm going to upgrade the rotors/calipers/pads/clips to the srt8 brembos. Thoughts?

SUSPENSION: I'm def undecided on whether or not to go w/the front/rear srt8 sway bars. Thoughts?

WHEELS: I'm thinking that I'm going with some replica 20x10 SRT8 wheels, with the MOPAR JEEP center caps, and stuff some 295/45/20's on it. Though, the 2014 Overland Summit wheels (20x8), are an option for ~$2000. They're chrome, though, and I'm not sure that's the way to go w/the Blackberry. What do you guys think? What color/finish rim? These guys: 20x10 Hyper 2012 13 Jeep SRT8 Grand Cherokee Commander Wheels Rims Tires Package | eBay are available in gloss black, matte black & the carbon type hyper silver... Any experience w/those tires?

TIRES: I think I'm going to grab some winter tires (Bridgestone Blizzarks), and then worry about summer or all purpose tires in May. I'll be in Colorado, for sure, until May, and may be going to Santa Cruz after that, so I figure it's a good way to go. I haven't read any reviews on all purpose, other than the Continental CrossContact LX, that I was pleased with, knowing that I'm going to be going to the mountains many times between now & May, and I can't find them for my wheel size. There is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's, but I was thinking maybe I'd buy the Blizzarks and sell them when/if I go to CA in May, and grab the Dueler's then.

Anything else you guys recommend? We'll likely be towing a trailer with it.
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Re: 2k11 Blackberry Laredo X 5.7L

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Sup wk2 croo?

So looking for opinions on the following upgrades. We like this vehicle a lot. It's a few days old.

BRAKES: I think I'm going to upgrade the rotors/calipers/pads/clips to the srt8 brembos. Thoughts?

SUSPENSION: I'm def undecided on whether or not to go w/the front/rear srt8 sway bars. Thoughts?

WHEELS: I'm thinking that I'm going with some replica 20x10 SRT8 wheels, with the MOPAR JEEP center caps, and stuff some 295/45/20's on it. Though, the 2014 Overland Summit wheels (20x8), are an option for ~$2000. They're chrome, though, and I'm not sure that's the way to go w/the Blackberry. What do you guys think? What color/finish rim? These guys: 20x10 Hyper 2012 13 Jeep SRT8 Grand Cherokee Commander Wheels Rims Tires Package | eBay are available in gloss black, matte black & the carbon type hyper silver... Any experience w/those tires?

TIRES: I think I'm going to grab some winter tires (Bridgestone Blizzarks), and then worry about summer or all purpose tires in May. I'll be in Colorado, for sure, until May, and may be going to Santa Cruz after that, so I figure it's a good way to go. I haven't read any reviews on all purpose, other than the Continental CrossContact LX, that I was pleased with, knowing that I'm going to be going to the mountains many times between now & May, and I can't find them for my wheel size. There is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's, but I was thinking maybe I'd buy the Blizzarks and sell them when/if I go to CA in May, and grab the Dueler's then.

Anything else you guys recommend? We'll likely be towing a trailer with it.
Any thoughts, folks?

Any thoughts on the wheel/tire size? I like the Niche's. I'm thinking I like the look of 22's on the car. Am I looking at any performance issues going that big? Snow/ice issues? I figure I'll go 22x10, and throw the Blizzards on... Actually, looking at the Kumho Ecsta STX's.

Should I bother with the brakes? After driving the srt8, I really miss the solid feel of the brems... But then again, the rotors on this one are warped, and who knows how worn the pads are. Will find out in the morn.
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