Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-14-2012, 06:18 AM
Laredo2006's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 289
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1458
Laredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

Hi there, first time posting,

I'd like to start upgrading/replacing some parts on my 2006 grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 4wd because I feel like it's time. What 5-10 parts would you upgrade first?

Thank you

Ps: I just had the rear sway bar links and front upper right control arm changed.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 AM
hummer recovery team's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L XK
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester MN
Posts: 772
Thanks: 4
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 1153139
hummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond reputehummer recovery team has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

For performance a cold air intake, I like aem bruteforce
exhaust, magnaflow is a good product and is all stainless steel so it wont rust
Headlights zenon depot, stereo or new speakers, bilstein all around shocks and struts makes a huge difference. Theres a few to get you started
__________________

__________________
06 XK 4.7, Lots of Mods.

"Jeep is Americas only true sports car" -Enzo Ferrari
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-14-2012, 09:39 AM
paroxysym's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore, Md
Posts: 968
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 10329
paroxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

well it depends.. you wheeling it or you just daily driving it and leaving it stock/lowering it..

for some unbiased mods, that will benefit you regardless of what direction you go in..

- HIDs
- intake/exhaust
- superchips
- bilstein stocks
- LEDs or tint your windows

you can run these mods stock or lifted/lowered. they benefit the jeep as a whole.
__________________
2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
- OEM+ -

Future Mods: N/A
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Laredo2006's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 289
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1458
Laredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

Just wanted to mention, I am mostly a city driver with highways, and that I do not want to lower or higher the jeep for now. I go on a yearly road trip and encounter some unpaved/track roads as well. I do about 10k Miles per year and live in Montreal, Canada where it gets pretty cold, so a lot of rain/snow too.

Just thought I'd add that, I am carefully reading everyone's replies and will answer all of them soon, thank you!

I should have also noted that I wanted primarily to update the mechanical side of things, as well as ride comfort, so tires, shocks, all bushings, etc!

Thanks again!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Laredo2006's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 289
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1458
Laredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond reputeLaredo2006 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

Concerning the Blistein HD Shocks, a lot of people mention here they are not that great when it comes to comfort, I like my shocks to give me a soft and floaty ride, I dont do any off roading at the moment. What do you guys think? http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=45844
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-14-2012, 01:22 PM
paroxysym's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore, Md
Posts: 968
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 10329
paroxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond reputeparoxysym has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laredo2006 View Post
Just wanted to mention, I am mostly a city driver with highways, and that I do not want to lower or higher the jeep for now. I go on a yearly road trip and encounter some unpaved/track roads as well. I do about 10k Miles per year and live in Montreal, Canada where it gets pretty cold, so a lot of rain/snow too.

Just thought I'd add that, I am carefully reading everyone's replies and will answer all of them soon, thank you!

I should have also noted that I wanted primarily to update the mechanical side of things, as well as ride comfort, so tires, shocks, all bushings, etc!

Thanks again!
i run the bilstein HDs and the WK no longer has any body roll and is firmly planted on the ground. the stock shocks are just alittle too floaty and soft....

you may want to check out the "mini" lift in the suspenion category- nice little revamp of the stock suspension and the guy daily drives his as well. if i were to do it all over again and just daily drive my WK- i would prob go with the WK bilsteins that come on SRTs- not as stiff as the HDs but a definite improvement over the stock WK shocks. add a front and rear swaybar, new swaybar links, coil isolators, and your suspension should be legit. maybe add a strut spacer to the front to get rid of the factory rake. thats what i would do on a daily driver.
__________________
2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
- OEM+ -

Future Mods: N/A
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-14-2012, 01:46 PM
JMLoughrey's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Farmington, CT
Posts: 520
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 73006
JMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond reputeJMLoughrey has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

Being as you live in canada, i'll step outside the normal responces.

How old is your battery? Could that need replacement?
Engine block heater or maybe a remote starter for those cold winter mornings.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-04-2012, 10:34 AM
mpgumby's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Redmond, OR
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 373379
mpgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond reputempgumby has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

I live in Central Oregon where it snows and rains a bit too. I personally would not run a CAI because I don't like the idea of the rain/snow all over the filter so I put in a K&N drop in air filter. It's a great upgrade that is much cheaper than alternative intake options (about 40.00 USD). If you want something more I would suggest a good short ram intake with a heat shield, I'd like to do this myself.

I agree with the block heater and/or remote start, my Jeep is garaged at night when it's coldest, but when I get off work late in the winter it does take a little bit longer to warm up and it seems to not respond as well or behave as smoothly. So if you are garaged at night then maybe a remote car start will be enough, if not you night want to consider both.

I'd look into shocks for sure to help out a worn out suspension and possibly struts. I need to upgrade mine myself so I have no advice unfortunately. However, I am looking into Bilsteins up front and Monroe Load Levelers for the rear to prevent the rear from sagging too much while under load from towing or just hauling things on a road trip.

Upgrading your headlights would be another great idea, I really like Sylvania Silverstars. I'm not a fan of any of the aftermarket HID replacement housing options and not talented/patient enough to do a retrofit job and HID bulbs in factory housing isn't a good idea IMHO. Keeping with lighting, upgrade your reverse lights to LED makes it much easier to see.
__________________
05 WK Limited with 2" RC, 1.5" wheel spacers, K&N drop in, expanded grille mod painted black, and 5.7 HEMI!!!
85 J10 with SOA, 33" BFG MTs, and AMC 360
Sold: 93 ZJ Limited 4.0 lifted with some goodies
GO DUCKS!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-06-2012, 01:08 AM
lvspeedemon's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2008 6.1L SRT8
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1204
lvspeedemon is on a distinguished road
Re: Top 5 upgrades to start with on a 2006 Laredo

HIDs at least in low beams
CAI with Dry filter
catback
tint
tuner
__________________

__________________
08 Brilliant Black - Murdered
4" Bwoody CAI|Predator|BT Catch Can|170 T-Stat|Bwoody 1/0/1.7|Tinted LED Tails w/ Lipz Wiring & Rear Fog Harness|6000k Low Beams|Tinted Fog Lamps w/ 4300k HIDs|2 Step Colder NGK Plugs|2.5% Tint|Full LED Interior|Stillens|Shorty Antenna|Custom Flowmaster Exhaust|JL10W6 w/ JL 500/1 Amp|Stage6 Motorsports QA1 shocks|22" Gloss Black Reps|
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 - Remote Start issues TJXJWJ Grand Cherokee - WK 8 07-18-2011 01:55 AM
Looking to do upgrades on '08 Laredo X 4.7L JCNelson26 Grand Cherokee - WK 4 06-24-2011 09:45 PM
Hello everyone, 2006 laredo wont start??? zlacko Troubleshooting/Problems 13 10-13-2010 08:00 PM
DEI OEM security/start "upgrades". TimmyB Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 11 12-30-2009 09:41 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community