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Old 01-01-2015, 02:15 PM
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I'm lovin this 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I purchased it used 5 months ago. It's replacing a 2004 Mercury Marauder that was pushed off the road by a drunk.

I wanted to share a few Mods completed so far and my feeling on each.

275/55/20 - Love the look and ride of the larger tire.

Front leveling kit 1.75 inch - Love the look. No change in handling. The truck looks level. Front is 1.5 inch lower than rear now.

Wheel Spacers 1.25 inch - Love the ride. It seems to stabilize the truck. In the past the truck was pushed around more on the highway by passing trucks or wind. Handles so much better and feels more solid on the road. And it looks more aggressive.

CAI K&N - It seems to be breathing better.

Exhaust - Removed the large center muffler or Resonator and running straight pipes. Replaced rear suit case mufflers or resonator with 11inch Magnaflows. The Jeep has a "Growl". I had replaced just the mufflers at first and ran this way for about 2 months. It had a purr, but now it has a growl. Also, after removing the center muffler thingy - the gas pedal seems to be free. Not as much restriction. I'm curious if you just remove the center muffler thingy and leave the rear suit case muffler thing and what it would sound like. Knowing what I know now - I would have tried that.

4" tips. The larger tip gives the rear a more aggressive appearance.

Diablo tuner - I've been running their stock 91 Octane tune that comes with the tuner. I think I need to fine tune the tune. It allowed me to adjust for the larger tire size so Speedo is correct.

I'll post pictures shortly.

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Nice. I have the same year, color, and engine, except with the Overland Trim. What type of roof rack is that?
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:26 PM
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It is a Mopar roof rack. It was on the truck when I bought it.
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Where did you get the tips? Are they welded or bolt on?
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Front leveling kit 1.75 inch - Love the look. No change in handling. The truck looks level. Front is 1.5 inch lower than rear now..
Isn't that what it was before the level? I know on my 2014 the front is approx. 1.5" lower without the level. Was the rake more pronounced on the 2011?

Jeep looks great BTW.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:03 PM
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Isn't that what it was before the level? I know on my 2014 the front is approx. 1.5" lower without the level. Was the rake more pronounced on the 2011?

Jeep looks great BTW.
I wish I had taken the measurement of the front before the leveling kit was installed. The rear was much higher than the front before the kit was installed. It now looks much more level.
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Where did you get the tips? Are they welded or bolt on?
My exhaust guy bought them at the same place he got the 11" Magnaflow mufflers. He thought they were Magnaflows but I don't see any markings on them. They were the shortest 4inch tip he could find. They are welded on.
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