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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-06-2016, 04:52 PM
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Posted By 05wkguy
Replace upper arm

Anyone replace their front upper control arms? Just wondering how tough it was, haven't been able to find any info on it.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-16-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By 05wkguy
Over extended a cv joint

Was doing some suspension work today and must have over extended the inner joint on the driver side cv axle. Anyone have this happen to them, and what was the fix?

A quick google search turns up...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-05-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,878
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: How much power you think the 3.6L pentatstar is capable of?

If you follow the ZF part numbering strategy of (forward gears) (torque capacity) (internal codes) It would seem the 8 speed is good to 450 ft/lbs of input TORQUE. Horsepower doesn't come into play,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-05-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: can you swap out gear box w/QTI and get one with 4 low?

Since the different transfer case with LO was available with any engine, yes you can physically install it. You would also have to purchase the knob that controls the t-case in order to select LO, or...
Forum: Wheels/Tires 03-28-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Lmk what you guys think of a Hankook 275/295 offset

I tried a 295/40/20 REAR with a 275/45/20 FRONT and had some very noticeable issues, especially under hard acceleration. The difference was around 1.5%. I would STRONGLY recommend not doing it.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 06-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,785
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: 3.7 underdrive pulley installed

Not sure as that was quite a while ago and i've traded off that truck so i can't even go and look. I just went to my local auto parts store and bought a few belts that were shorter, returned the ones...
Forum: Performance Modifications 11-28-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Slamming a WJ to the ground

TYPICALLY you need to do a 2WD conversion. Then modify the inner wheelwell to allow for more travel of the upper control arm. As it is you only have a couple inches of travel before the upper arm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 11-28-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,944
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: BWoody Sway Bar Links?

I had them on my 05 Laredo and they did make a nice difference. Haven't put them on the SRT yet but am planning to soon. The install was fairly easy, about 2 hours total for a experienced guy without...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 11-28-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By 05wkguy
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 11-27-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Be an A/C Hero!

Blend door issues are pretty common on the WK's, usually manifesting as a loud clicking sound that lasts for a while until the door moves to the proper position. The problem seems to lie with the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 11-27-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: ESP and Lift Adjustments post-install?

I had a hybrid lift on my 05 a while back (before the SRT), that was about 3-3.5" and my stability control would cut in but wasn't a problem most of the time. Not sure why you guys with a smaller...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: 3.7 compatibility

The engine itself will swap over without trouble, however you will need to use the intake manifold and tubing from the Grand Cherokee.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By 05wkguy
How do I remove window trim?

My chrome trim that runs along the bottom of my side windows is starting to look a bit crappy. I want to either paint or vinyl them, but need to get'em off first. I know guys have done this but for...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-07-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,114
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: lowering springs vs bc coilovers

I had the SRT eibach's with non-srt bilstein's on my old 05 V-6. I replaced that with the BC system, so i've had both setups you're looking at.

The SRT setup was great, gives a little more drop...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-26-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: OZ Monaco HLT

Can't speak to the HLT process, but OZ has been around forever and makes a solid product.

I know shot peening has been used on performance parts for a long time as it helps "solidify" the metal....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-26-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,487
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: I need help with electrical problems

Also get the battery checked, lots of weird electrical gremlins when it starts to go bad.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: please help with my remote start

If the vehicle runs with the key in the ignition, then the issue lies with the bypass module not activating at all or perhaps shutting off after a few seconds. Your best option is to go to a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-26-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,108
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Paddle shifters for WK1

Very cool. Hope you can get some info on the 06-07 models soon.
Forum: Visual Modifications 03-12-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,006
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: BC CoilOvers Installed

Thanks for your input, Chad. I know we all bugged you for a long time to get these to market and you kept us updated along the way, so we know how many times they went back to BC to be adjusted. We...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-12-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Help !!

Since you say it's a Vapour Edition, I'm assuming it a 2012 or newer. You should try posting this in the WK2 SRT8 section, you'll probably get more replies.

Having said that, the SRT8's use an...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: SRT8 Eibach/BWoody Coils on 18" rims question?

I had the srt eibachs on my 05 v-6. I ran those with the stock 17" with 70 series tires and the ride was not bad at all, no issues with bottoming out. Got even better when i replaced the shocks and...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 03-12-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Dyno numbers

4th is direct with that transmission. If you did a 3rd gear pull, that would explain why the numbers are a bit low.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-12-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Relocating second battery

Sorry, i guess i never saw that you responded after my last post in this thread.

The battery box's are usually mounted off to the side, near the back of the cargo area. Not very clean but the box...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-12-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: please help with my remote start

How long does it run before shutting off?
Also, what rpm does the engine jump to when it first starts?
Forum: Wheels/Tires 02-13-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,756
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Viper wheels

No, not succesfully, lol. I used (3) 1/4" spacers i had kicking around. Wasn't able to put a lugnut on, but it allowed me to see how it fit.

I have 1.5" spacers that i used with my 05 when i had...
Forum: Wheels/Tires 02-08-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,756
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Viper wheels

I tried to fit my 20" Viper reps from my 05 laredo onto my 06 srt8, knowing full well that they wouldn't fit, but just to satisfy my own curiosity. The back fits just fine,the front would require a...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 02-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: LOW MPG, should I change the O2 Sensors?

Alot of stations in the northern states and Canada switch to a gas with a higher ethanol contect for winter and that will make a small difference, about 1-1.5mpg on the highway.

Tires CAN make a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-08-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Interior vinyl

There are alot of kits like that on Ebay, they also give you alot of options for colour but have never seen one with the design you talked about so yours would definately be unique.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-08-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11,252
Views: 472,071
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Really good, thanks for asking! Did have a p0700 code last week and she has acted up a couple times so it looks like i'll have to pull apart the tcm and give it a good cleaning.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11,252
Views: 472,071
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Did a K&N drop-in pnael filter.
Installed billet catch can.
Getting Stillens painted.
Wired rear fogs up to act as park/brake/signal lights.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-05-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Chrome ABS Accessories

Here you go. Chrome, painted body colour to match. my old Jeep.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f7/my-local-bodyshop-and-daniel-have-been-busy-6075.html
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-22-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Chrome ABS Accessories

I went the same route, except i then shipped everything to a vendor on here and had them all painted to match the vehicle. (This was with my 05 i owned previously)

I found it all on ebay for a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-15-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,790
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: HELP! major problems

Double check the crank sensor,ecm uses that signal as a basis for all "timing" based events like ignition and injectors.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: lift

Yes it can, and has been done, but you can expect alot of other issues: alignment,very little suspension droop travel front and rear,high wear on cv axles,stability control interveening excessively.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-15-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,082
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Removing carpet

Haven't done it on the Jeep but the process usually involves removing the seats,remove center console,remove sill plates, start lifting carpet and see what else is in the way.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 01-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Throttle Body Rewire

You can try to tweak the throttle position sensor by drilling out the mounting holes slightly, but my gut tells me that will cause other issues.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 01-09-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11,252
Views: 472,071
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Found the only dry spot of pavement in the city. Came to a dead stop. Select autoshift. LET HER EAT!!!

God I love his thing,
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 01-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 110
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: New member life history (who cares??)

Welcome!

and would love to pick your brain sometime about autocross and road racing, assuming you're not too tired of talking about it already,lol
Forum: Wheels and Tires 12-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Winter Storage for Wheels

Actually, you WANT to stack them, but put some cardboard inbetween each. If you store them standing up, eventually they can become slightly out of round and will never balance properly. Takes along...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-21-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,901
Posted By 05wkguy
Re: Overinflating tires..good Idea or bad Idea?

Thanks! Was hoping i didn't come across as a jerk, just trying to throw in some ideas about what i know.
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