Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Black Beast Hitting 4.5sec!

Good evening readers!  Just tested 0-100km/hr and hitted 4.5sec on the SRT Performance Page!  As usual this test included using Launch control and disabling of all aids to the car.  This car only has one engine mod which is the INJEN cold air intake that was installed last month coupled with the fresh new tyres from Yokohama Parada Spec-X. My previous records was 4.7sec tested twice on two different occasions. That is 0.2sec improvement over stock car. All tests were done late at night on a straight empty lane with safety in mind.

So technically, my JEEP SRT can smoke my Porsche anytime.  My Skyline maybe able to keep up but I bet it will be beaten by the JEEP V8 on top speed.

This is the Yokohama Parada Spec-X tyre groove. Not sure how it works but it sure is doing its job well.  The only down side for me is the ride has gotten soft. I didn't get as much road feel as compared to my last Pirelli which was pretty stiff and it was very good for tackling Subok apex. In the future I will most probably stick back to Pirelli or try other brand.

New INJEN cold air intake system!  The system actually works very well.  During driving, I can see from the SRT Performance Page that the temperature dropped from average 50~60celsius to 35~40celsius on a hot Brunei weather during noon time.

Hopefully I have enough budget for a set of exhaust by first quarter of next year and that would probably be it for my performance mods.  Am still deciding whether to get a set of 22" wheels.....

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Black Beast Mod - New Shoes

In less then one year of ownership I already used up all my Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyre treads! I only put on less then 20,000km and my Jeep SRT is already asking new shoes.  I chose Yokohama Parada Spec-X this time instead of going back to OEM Pirelli tyres.  These 4 pieces cost me BND$1500.00 compared to BND$700.00 a pop for the Pirelli.  The tyre size chosen is identical to OEM which is 295/45R20 and TyrePro took the privilege to help me installed, aligned and balanced out the wheels.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Black Beast Mod - Installation of INJEN Cold Air Intake

Finally took some courage to have this installed into the JEEP SRT last weekend. INJEN is a American company that specialise in air intake system.  I bought this from an online shop a few months ago and it has been sitting in my storeroom ever since.  It was an easy task that took me about 40minutes to install.  Everything is a straight fit so no big drama. There are a few components that came with the kit (as you can see in the below picture).  There were two types to choose for this kit, a chrome kit or matt black kit.  I chose the black kit because I wanted a stealthy engine bay looks.

Before the installation

Removing the stock air box

Installation of the INJEN plate seperator

Fitting of the air intake system

Gloss black silicone hose with INJEN logo imprinted

A few more adjustment....

....and the installation Completed!