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This WK2 came in for what was supposed to be just new purchase checkup and a tune quickly snowballed into something much more involved. Sporting a 2.9L Whipple supercharger and forged internals, this Jeep should be able to make quick work of just about anything off the showroom floor.

So as mentioned, this was supposed to be a routine checkup on a freshly purchased vehicle.  A good idea especially on previously modified cars.  This one unfortunately had a suspect idle tick that was present upon delivery.

With that ominous tick, did not want to put it on the dyno for fear of it being a deeper mechanical issue, so we started the inspection process.  Upon first look, the Whipple was ingesting a lot of oil as you can see it puddled in the back of the manifold.  Not exactly a great sign especially with as low of a mileage as this Jeep had.

Digging deeper, we pulled the heads, finding the pushrods to be too short, and we found scored cylinder walls from piston rings installed in the incorrect order by the previous shop that built this jeep.

Carting the hurt block across the street to Total Engine Service.  There, they opened up the bore to 4.1″ as it had already been bored by the previous shop to no avail.  There, they stuffed the holes with CP-Carillo forged pistons and proceeded to give everything else a good working over.

Back on our side, we finished preparing the Jeep with the installation of an AEM wideband set nicely in the a-pillar.

Back together, this Jeep made some very healthy horsepower on our dyno with plenty to spare.  Our customer asked us to keep the numbers unpublished, but it makes enough that should make a Hellcat think twice before lining up against it.

This WK2 came in for what was supposed to be just new purchase checkup and a tune quickly snowballed into something much more involved. Sporting a 2.9L Whipple supercharger and forged internals, this Jeep should be able to make quick work of just about anything off the showroom floor.

So as mentioned, this was supposed to be a routine checkup on a freshly purchased vehicle.  A good idea especially on previously modified cars.  This one unfortunately had a suspect idle tick that was present upon delivery.

 

With that ominous tick, did not want to put it on the dyno for fear of it being a deeper mechanical issue, so we started the inspection process.  Upon first look, the Whipple was ingesting a lot of oil as you can see it puddled in the back of the manifold.  Not exactly a great sign especially with as low of a mileage as this Jeep had.

Digging deeper, we pulled the heads, finding the pushrods to be too short, and we found scored cylinder walls from piston rings installed in the incorrect order by the previous shop that built this jeep.

Carting the hurt block across the street to Total Engine Service.  There, they opened up the bore to 4.1″ as it had already been bored by the previous shop to no avail.  There, they stuffed the holes with CP-Carillo forged pistons and proceeded to give everything else a good working over.  Back on our side, we finished preparing the Jeep with the installation of an AEM wideband set nicely in the a-pillar.

Back together, this Jeep made some very healthy horsepower on our dyno with plenty to spare.  Our customer asked us to keep the numbers unpublished, but it makes enough that should make a Hellcat think twice before lining up against it.