I did the install yesterday adding:
BWoody 4" TRUE Ram air CAI (link
BWoody Jeep SRT-8 Sway Bar Links (link
TheFastMan oversized 87mm Throttlebody (link
With the Bwoody I also added the dry charger option. before this I had no idea what that was. I looked for photos, couldn't find one. So for those int he same boat.. it's basically a perforated sleeve for lack of wording. Would I buy again? Sure if it keeps water out as it's supposed to.
I went with their kit for the washer set up, I'll most likely change this later. It was easy to do though, but like others.. it leaked a little where the pump connects.. Silicon gel = happiness.
Dirty... so there's something to do.
First impressions: We have snow right now on the ground so I can't step into it of course, but the areas of dry road, I noticed a difference in throttle response for sure. Not sure if that's thefastman tb, or the bwoody or both. My guess is both.
I didn't notice a major sound difference like others had said, but that's most likely because of the rumble of the GT Haus. I can hear the bwoody.. sounds like a baby jet engine, but again, the GT Haus simply grabs my attention.
The sway bar links are. amazing.
At first I thought.. come on.. $200 mod? How can these do anything other than be red under my srt? The sway bar I was always told is the key to your body roll/flex. Then Mike at bwoody pointed out - how does your sway bar connect? (sway bar links) - if these are smaller, or thin, they become your weakest point, and they twist/torque etc so you get a little body roll there.
From their site:
Well here they are as promised finally a suspension upgrade for the standard 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, factory swaybar links are a weak 3/8 inch diameter in the rear and 1/2 inch diameter in the front, Ours are a whopping 7/8 inch diameter in the front and 7/8 inch diameter in the rear and custom energy suspension bushings we used to improve handling even more. Our sway bar links are nearly double the the size of the oem links!! The weakest link of the Jeep Grand Cherokee's suspension is the sway bar links due to the lack of diameter and lack of strength, significant improvments in handling were felt on the test vehicle. Adding these to your vehicle will make your SRT-8 Jeep Grand Cherokee handle like it should!! All Hardware is included. These are a great uprade to the Independant front rear suspension. Note: Requires the use of a non-washable synthetis grease (such as a marine grade or a never seize lubrication on the faces of the bushings for increased life of the bushings)
So I figured.. meh, $200.. let's try them...
here's stock -
the red parts on the table I snapped are the same piece.. there are two pieces for each wheel, let's call them A and B, Above I pictures B and B not realized it because I hadn't unpacked everything initially upon delivery.
Mike told me before getting them installed, get up to 50-60-70 range on a two lane with nobody around and change lanes rather abruptly so you see the SRT's stock body roll. Then do it again after getting these installed.
there is a difference for damn sure. For $200? these might just be the best mod bang for the buck wise. I wish I'd done these earlier to be honest.
My SRT isn't dropped, but it handles better than before, it's more responsive in corners, more flat if that makes sense. Body roll is almost gone.
So all in all, would I do these again? Hell yes. The bwoody had been dyno'd by others to be adding 25hp and 40lb torque. I didn't dyno so I can't say yes or no to that but it does seem to have more power to it now.. so who knows.
I'm happy, that's all I know.