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cvbanc 11-30-2013 01:11 AM

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Assassin"
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Because it's murdered out . . .

cvbanc 11-30-2013 01:39 AM

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Current exterior mods:

20% carbon tint all around + 6” strip top of windshield
T-Rex Sport Grille (pain in the @$$)
T-Rex Upper Class grille
SRT black matte replica 20” wheels
“SRT” wheel stem caps
Black powder coated Gorilla lug nuts
Magnaflow stainless steel free-flow exhaust with X Pipe and duel Magna Pak mufflers -- 4” black tips
Candy apple red brake caliper paint job with “SRT” heat resistant vinyl logos
Mopar duel exhaust rear valance
Plasti-Dipped nameplates, logos, fog light trim, rear tail light trim, and wheel center caps.
3M vinyl wrapped chrome trim -- around windows and within the front grille
Smoked license plate frames -- front and rear
Pending: modest smoked headlights
Future exterior mod: Bi-Xenon 8K headlights (with DRL) with black painted bezels and 8K fogs.
Interior mods (most completed) and pics will be forth coming . . . gotta give you gents something to look forward to . . . ;)

JStead82 11-30-2013 11:23 AM

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Lookn good

Jeep_addicted 11-30-2013 04:52 PM

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Nice work.... Will be looking forward to updates

cvbanc 12-17-2013 06:29 PM

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A few people have inquired about the vinyl wrapped chrome trim in the front facia -- how we'll it covers, and durability (bugs, rocks, the elements, etc.). The wrap is pretty clean -- there are two small seams in the upper left of each of the plastic chrome molding slats, but as you can see from the pic, the over-all look, IMO, out-weighs the small imperfect detail.

As far as durability, with the snow we've been getting in MA, so far no issues. The installer just advised not to rub the vinyl wrapped areas. So DIY pressure wash car washes it is! [/ATTACH]

cvbanc 12-17-2013 07:07 PM

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As a segue between the exterior into the interior mods, under the hood we have the cold air intake (CAI) installed. Specifically, the CAI is the K & N 77-1560 for 2011-2014 JGCs with V6-3.6L engines.

cvbanc 12-17-2013 07:15 PM

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The K & N Engineering Group dynoed the performance @ a 10.75hp gain to the wheels @ 5447rpm, but I haven't taken her up that high yet!

cvbanc 12-17-2013 07:23 PM

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Over the past few weeks the mpg (the display I always use) average is up a touch over a mile (1.3) but I believe this is a result of the free-flow exhaust in tandem with the CAI.

cvbanc 12-17-2013 07:55 PM

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Can you believe all this plastic fits under the hood with the engine? Waste of space . . . Lol! Doesn't have to be a metal K & N, but I don't see why anyone wouldn't install a CAI system (unless not street legal; e.g. CA), improved HP and MPGs and IMO, both better sound and look!

jamesritchie 12-18-2013 11:30 AM

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Are there any real mpg gains from that k&n intake?

cvbanc 12-18-2013 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jamesritchie (Post 947402)
Are there any real mpg gains from that k&n intake?

I don't think any real mpg gains. I don't think air filters increase mpgs in modern vehicles anyway. Certain claims can be made for dirty air filters affecting mpgs, but this is a heated topic for discussion.

My plan was to combine a high-flow CAI with a free-flow, duel exaust for increased performance. Logic being; flow improvement in must be matched with flow improvement out, and vice versa, otherwise one would cancel out the other.

sgarcia28 12-22-2013 11:23 AM

Sick jeep, looks mean... Did you do the wrapping yourself or did you have it done some where here in mass?

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