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Old 09-20-2011, 11:13 AM
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Some of you may have read about the SS/T and its trans issue and how I traded it in after...

Well, here's what I traded her in on. Now probably the cleanest vehicle I've ever owned...

a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited with 72k miles.

Not sure if you guys (and gals ) know of these Jeeps, but, they were one year only, and during their production they were the fastest SUV ever in the world. So...needless to say...fun

Basically, its the same setup that was in my SS/T, but, in a vehicle a few hundred pounds lighter with more gearing and a stock computer tune that requires premium.

But, so far I love it. I miss the ram, but, the fact I'm commanding the same engine makes me feel more at home. Plus...its 4wd for the winters up here. But, for now, I took the front driveshaft out for fuel mileage and have actually broke the 20mpg mark if I take it easy. Or, when I want fun, this thing does some retarded burnouts...hehehe.

So...here's some pictures. I'll be modding it more for street than offroading as its more like the SRT8 Jeep. I'll also stop typing now for you have all probably lost interest in my rambling, just going on and on and on about a Jeep on a Ram Forum. But, hey...at least its still Mopar

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First mods...50mm TB and a CAI.


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Wheels are American Racing Shelby Special Editions, 18x9 up front and 18x10 in back (yes, staggered wheels on a Jeep...lol) 255/55/18 all the way around, and she'll spin'm.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:31 AM
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It is a good looking Jeep & as you said Mopar
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Hmmm... Grand Cherokee SS/T concept vehicle perhaps?

Just throwing it out there... they did make an SRT8 Grand Cherokee after all... idea had to come from somewhere

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:33 PM
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Why did you stagger wheel size and use the same tire size front and back?

Truck looks awesome!!! Love the wheels on the gold!
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Thanks GT! And did they make anything other than Mopar? Lol.

And...chithead...lol Idk, I've been tooling around with different ideas. Problem is...in most people's eyes, it is a Jeep and will never be a hotrod...but, my future mod list says otherwise But, neither can. I'm planning on blacked out headlights and maybe even lowering it a tad.

I'm not using it for offroad, just for winter duty...lol So, I don't need all that ground clearance.

Also...the "Deuces" if you're wondering...its a car club. I was all over my buddies wrx with this though
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:40 PM
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Why did you stagger wheel size and use the same tire size front and back?

Truck looks awesome!!! Love the wheels on the gold!
Well...basically...it was a great deal that I couldn't pass up. They were used wheels off of a Mustang, so...really no choice.

But, in all honesty, the staggered looks cool as hell in person. And, there was enough sidewall to the same size tire that you can't even tell. They are exactly the same height front to back, just the rear side wall is straighter up and down.

My future plan is to run a wider but same height tire in the back, but, for now...since I'm but a poor folk...these will have to do.
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Got ya!!!! They do look great! I would personally love to see a 408 in there one day!
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Got ya!!!! They do look great! I would personally love to see a 408 in there one day!


Someday that'll happen. Til then, I'm thinking some synthetic aspiration

I mean...its only at 72k...engine has a lot of stomping import life left in it...hehe
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looks good. you gonna debadge it?

and yes they did make srt8 jeep cherokee
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Nice Jeep!! One of my friends in HS had one and those things will move out!
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