Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Modifications & Enhancements > Performance Modifications

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 07-18-2011, 08:51 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1732
JeepTing is on a distinguished road
Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

Well now that I have the SRT8 clone look for the exterior of my '05 Laredo completed, it's time to give it some giddy up. However I can't make up my mind of which route I want to go. Here is what I'm thinking about:

- Get the 4.7 forged and toss a turbo on
********* Wondering if the weak 235hp is a horrible starting point
- Swap to a 5.7L and still turbo
********* Wondering if it's worth the cost
- Swap to 5.7L and stroke to 6.4L
********* Wondering if I will just drive from gas station to gas station

Looking for pro's and con's to my options. Thanks in advance guys!!!!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2011, 09:22 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,091
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255359
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

why not just swap in a 6.1? cleveland pick a part has the full turn key setup
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2011, 10:19 AM
teekay1's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 6.1L SRT8
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,016
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 1561260
teekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond reputeteekay1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

why not buy an srt
__________________
'06 : BLOODIED|4" BWoody CAI|JerseryBoy tune|ZEX 175 shot|MTCM|Fastman 85mm TB|Borla S w/ reso delete |Custom mid pipes with Imco Hi Flo Cats| DMH low pro cut outs|UD pulley|Dash Hawk/ Custom pillar|AEM uego|180 tstat|gloss black 22s
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2011, 10:40 AM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,091
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255359
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

^ touche
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-19-2011, 10:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1732
JeepTing is on a distinguished road
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

Unfortunately recently I have had some things happen in my personal life to cause my credit to go to a place you never want it to be. I make a decent living however no credit establishment will give me the time of day for a car loan.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-19-2011, 12:02 PM
soontobesrt's Avatar
I drive a modern day Woody
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Philadelphia,PA ----> Trenton, NJ
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 31
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 3372
soontobesrt has a reputation beyond reputesoontobesrt has a reputation beyond reputesoontobesrt has a reputation beyond reputesoontobesrt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

I was doing this same things for ages man. Ended up like 60% of way there, bought the entire rear SRT8 axel, the transfer case and front carrier assembly, already have the NAG, just need a TCM module and then some tuning. Only thing holding me back was the 6.1 Hemi and all modules for it etc. The cheapest they can go for shipped are like $6-$7k which is the hardest part. Stuck at this point until $ becomes available or a cheap 6.1

Im about $3k deep in total driveline stuff but motor is the real $ and then labor. I plan on doing all mechanical stuff myself with a buddy and maybe my pops but all stuff will need reprogramming (dealer) and probably some dyno tuning etc.

End of day its a solid $10k swap if you can do labor, if not add another few grand on top for all that.

If you make a solid living Id look into it, but then again trade your Laredo for a used SRT8, they go for high 20s with decent miles!
__________________

Mods: A Bunch



Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-22-2011, 09:36 PM
05WK's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,304
Thanks: 23
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14905
05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

I had looked into doing a 5.7 swap. You can find a grade A-B for ~2.5K at a local pick n part or something of the sort with exhaust, PCM harness, PCM all encluded.

Labor, depending on where you go, is about 1500+.
__________________
05 Jeep GC WK, 3.7L, SCT programmer, K&N CAI, FASTMAN ported TB, Flowmaster Super 44 cat-back exhaust (Dumped), HD Bilstien's, 6000K HIDs, 5% Tint ALL the way around, Full Infiniti speaker system with an Alpine HU, TOBY Subwoofer(THE GREATEST), Plasti-diped Rims
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-25-2011, 06:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1732
JeepTing is on a distinguished road
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

Just looking around and doing some research and have a few questions....

If I decide to go w/ the 6.4L stroker...

Am I limited to only Hemi engine's from Grand Cherokee models or can I use any engine as long as I pick up the correct PCM?

Can I buy a 5.7L bare block or short block to help keep costs down?

Will I be able to keep the stock transfer case and 545RFE from my 4.7 Laredo?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-25-2011, 06:40 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,349
Thanks: 487
Thanked 66 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 469761
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

The 4.7 and 5.7 use the same trans don't they???
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-25-2011, 08:00 PM
05WK's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,304
Thanks: 23
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14905
05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

3.7 and 5.7 do I believe
__________________
05 Jeep GC WK, 3.7L, SCT programmer, K&N CAI, FASTMAN ported TB, Flowmaster Super 44 cat-back exhaust (Dumped), HD Bilstien's, 6000K HIDs, 5% Tint ALL the way around, Full Infiniti speaker system with an Alpine HU, TOBY Subwoofer(THE GREATEST), Plasti-diped Rims
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-25-2011, 08:10 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,349
Thanks: 487
Thanked 66 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 469761
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

I thought the 3.7 and SRT did?
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-25-2011, 09:35 PM
2005JGC's Avatar
Senior Member


My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,751
Thanks: 51
Thanked 69 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1652949
2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute2005JGC has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Inputs for some "GO" with my "SHOW"

yes the smallest motor and largest motor in the grand uses the same trans, the NAG.

the 4.7s and 5.7s use the RFE.

Dont take this as gospel, I know in the early WK years it was but they seemed to change up options in the later WKI years
__________________

__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Gone but not forgotten!

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
The "OFFICIAL" JeepGarage.Org 2012-15 WK2 Jeep SRT "Ordered" thread Scottina06 Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 144 08-06-2014 08:07 PM
CAUTION - WK "E-Brake"/"Handbrake" issue! Marlin Grand Cherokee - WK 19 11-03-2010 10:26 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 PM.


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