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Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 06-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 1st Seafoam Treatment + Oil Change

I am also sold on Seafoam, as it does the trick on those sticking MDS lifters. Synth oil actually makes no difference in terms of throttle response, it is the Seafoam treatment. In case you dont...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By dmsfun
Re: New tires

265 are taller and fills the wheel wells more. Tires are also gears, so it will accellerate slower when the diamater is larger than stock. Highway mpg will improve though it will be worse in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 06-01-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Do I sell or keep?... Issues with my WK

Most vehicles with 130k plus miles will need a lot of repair work done, and Wks are very maintenance intensive compared to anything else I've owned over the last 35 years. Anything that goes...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By dmsfun
Re: aFe Stage 2 Intake owners

CAI are not as great as what they claim, as I had an AFE stage II and removed it after a year. When I put the stocker back on, it was a surprise as the 5.7 actually runs notably better with the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,517
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Catch Can and 2014 Hemi (non-SRT)

The only downside to the catch can is since it is metal with hot gases flowing into it, it generates and quickly fills with condensation in the winter months up north, so has to be emptied fairly...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-03-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Recommended upgrades for a stock 5.7

Catch Can is the first thing to get with a 5.7, as it will not only run better, it will run better for a long time by keeping the intake and TB clean. The only downside is during cold weather (like...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 04-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Stan..tire question

If you have AWD and 15-20k worth of wear on the tires then I'd say just get a new set of 4. The stock GY's are expensive, but a relatively poor tire anyway, so now's a good time to upgrade. The...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-29-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Spacers

Wheel spacers are nothing more than a band aid to try to correct an improper wheel offset, from using aftermarket wheels not designed for use on the vehicle. The offset is correct with stock...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 127,353
Posted By dmsfun
Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

A lot of folks are still looking into the Bilstein HD as being a worthwhile upgrade. My 02 cents is as follows, and just trying to help fellow WK'ers make the best decision. Bilstein makes some...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 04-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Tune up - 5.7L Hemi

If you are at regular 30k interval with plugs, you won't notice any difference in mpg or performance. If you do not have a catch can, and have 60k or more, clean the throttle body as it will be...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 04-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 06 Grand Cherokee Idle Issue

If you didn't, you need to reset the idle and ECU after cleaning the TB, i.e. by unhooking battery neg terminal for 30 minutes or so. If all else if good, that will solve it. My idle was so far...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,809
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Best Shocks and Struts

I bought mine last year and ordered them directly from Koni US, using the part numbers I listed earlier in this thread, which need to ship from the factory in the Netherlands. These are worlds...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By dmsfun
Re: best tires for all year driving ??

I have 2006 stock Overland 17 in wheels, and running stock size 245/65/17. I would never use wheel spacers, as they are a band aid and most shops will not work on your car, or even rotate and...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-30-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Front strut mount replacement

I also went with Moog mounts and new OEM lower front isolators. The mount itself is not going to wear, just the rubber isolator inside it, but you can't buy just the rubber piece. Definitely...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-30-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By dmsfun
Re: is navigation upgrade worth it?

You can download the updated version and burn it to a new disc off the internet for free. My original disc went bad about a year ago, so updated to the latest version.
I don't have the link, but do...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 03-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By dmsfun
Re: exhaust question....

Yup, not an easy swap, otherwise I'd also have them... plus Jeep SRT manifolds are in high demand as an upgrade on LX cars and next to impossible to find used. They are very costly for a new set from...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 03-22-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Anyone know where this leak is coming from?

Just hand tighten the oil filter, as it was probably not screwed on enough when installed and is leaking. I've never had a filter gasket go bad so it's probably loose.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 03-18-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 2010 5.7 upgrades

Take the advice of those who have actually done the mods to their Hemi's as there is marketing BS and untested opinions everywhere on forums . A hemi CAI is a waste of money, and is MUCH louder...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-11-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 2009 Overland Rear End Problem

It's probably just the carrier bearing which was whining badly on my QDII and not that big a deal to replace. Mine did the same, replaced it and now it's quiet as a mouse.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 03-11-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Which Bwoody intake, and no, Im not asking about the 3.5-4"

Good choice on the BT catch can, intake is really a worthless mod though, as low end torque is worse than stock, and the noise gets old very quickly. Dumped mine and went back to stock, and throttle...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 03-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Observations of a new Owner

Catch Can; better performance as noted above, and keeps the intake and throttle body clean. with 69k, unless it was done before, your throttle body is going to be totally caked with thick gunk. Easy...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,323
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 0-60 times JGC V6 & V8

I rented a WKII V6 and was surprised how unresponsive it was. One other point worth considering is that with a few easy to install upgrades, the Hemi becomes a whole different beast.. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Newbie looking at buying a 2006 Limited tomorrow. Any advice?

Make sure to get all maintenance records, as the WK is very maintenance intensive and costly in that regard, compared to most other vehicles. e.g. Diff fluids need to be changed at minimum 30k,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Observations of a new Owner

Light steering is partly due to the worn tires. Sway bar links and bushings wear out in under 40k, so replace those and it will tighten things up. Put a Billet tech catch can on it before anything...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By dmsfun
Re: My Bwoody/Fastman Upgrades

Marketing BS, and a poor design. The aftermarket is full of products that improve one aspect, at the expense of others. I had them on my WK... With no balljoints the ride is so much harsher you...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 02-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Best OE replacement panel air filter

I use a fram extra guard air filter, and put a new one in every oil change, since they are only 10 bucks at Meijer. Higher flow than OEM and filters out more particles than a K and N, which use...
Forum: Other Rides 02-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,079
Posted By dmsfun
Re: SRT vs X5 vs Range Rover Sport

Thanks for the reviews and lets not diss him, this guy is a valued forum member and is posting his comparo. Making rude comments because he chose another make only makes the commenter look dumb,...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 02-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,138
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 5.7 MAP sensor

I empty mine every 500 miles in winter, and it is more than half filled In warm weather it is thicker, black foul smelling hydrocarbons, in the winter it is runny clearer liquid, likely condensate,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 2005 Jeep WK map sensor

just get one at Autozone, etc..as said above, Dealer will charge way too much, and there are no OEM ones.
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-02-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Use old TPMS on New Wheels?

Not worth using old ones if they have more than 70k. They are not designed to last much longer than that, and the labor cost to put on new sensors after the new wheels and tires are mounted will be...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 02-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,138
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 5.7 MAP sensor

I have a new PCV valve, installed the hole facing the rear too, and the CC fills up in less than 1000 miles during these cold months. It has always done that in winter, with the old PCV as well. No...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 01-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 20 inch rims and mpg?

Big wheels and tires are for looks, and are costly. Better off upgrading the worn stock suspension, than putting on 20" wheels and tires. Mine with 17's and the Koni suspension will easily...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 01-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,138
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 5.7 MAP sensor

FYI, my catch can fills up quickly in the winter as well. I empty it every couple of weeks, where in warmer temps it collects very little.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 01-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 20 inch rims and mpg?

20's unless you are spending big bucks on lightweight forged, will weigh a ton more than the stock setup. The shocks will wear out (if they are stock and over 50k, they are already) due to all the...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By dmsfun
Re: best tires for all year driving ??

I have the Cooper AT3s and they do work very well. These are Great for off road and not too noisy on the highway. A set of 4 costs a few hundred less than the Michelin MS all season tires. They are...
Forum: Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-06-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By dmsfun
Re: SRT rear sway bar price & end links

Get new WK end links and new brackets / bushings. End links are toast at only about 35k, as the mounting holes get gouged out, and you have to remove them in order to inspect and see this. If your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 12-23-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Navigation disc error ??

common problem, the disc is worn, as did mine. I downloaded from the web on a DL DVD with all the new updates and works like a charm.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 12-07-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By dmsfun
Re: eBay intake - good or bad

Aftermarket intakes are not just a waste of money, they just make a lot of undesirable noise and the 5.7 runs worse than stock. I've done back to back comparisons, and the stock one is easily the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 11-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
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Views: 1,216
Posted By dmsfun
Re: 5.7

If it is a spun rod bearing, it might just need new bearings, but there is no way to tell what damage might be done to the crank without first removing the bearings. I've not heard of spun bearings...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 10-26-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,415
Posted By dmsfun
Re: Rep your oil and filter!

Amsoil extended life with the new Purolator Synthetic oil filter. Both are rated at 10,000 mi but I change them at 7,500. I would never again use or recommend Royal Purple. After using it for...
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