Just bought my wife a 2008 commander(traded in her 2009 Lincoln mkx due to the pos transmission issues).
This is our first jeep and she will be the one driving it so far she loves the power and overall ride of the commander. (rides 10x better than her Lincoln). Plus its loaded with DVD leather etc
I am not new to the hemi engine as I owned a business called Michigan hemi performance for a number of years while in college. But my career takes up to much of my time so now I just get business by word of mouth here by local guys who I have already done work for in the past. I stopped keeping track of cam and engine installs after around 150 hemi engines. Working on 3 this weekend 5.7 hemi car cam install, jeep srt 440 install and a srt mag head/cam package install.
So now that the wife has a hemi I figured why not! This jeep will never see 5000 rpm plus due to the wife driving it.
So far ordered is.
(best camshaft from my past cam installs to help with MPG and tq output). Plus mds kicks in longer
Ported PWR heads
(best on market if you are interested pm me I can get them)
Diablo sport programmer
. Being custom tuned via the cmr software for 87 octane for best MPG. (working with Johan at Diablo sport direct as well as my ability to tune)
180 t stat-
# Stant-14148(get this at Napa its 1 mm to big so just trim it down and put it in works great)
6.1 hemi pushrods-
due to the base circle of the camshaft these work great and they are only like 20 dollars.
Summit racing under drive pulley
- I have had great results with this true dyno tested power was 12hp and 10 ft/lbs peak. I have a dyno sheet to prove if interested.
Stock Jeep SRT headers-
cleaned up with a die grinder where the welds are on the inside to improve airflow.
I also have 2 complete 6.1 engines at my shop that might find a new home but for now this will do.
I will be working on a conversion to convert the transmission to a NAG-1
the stock transmission is the weakest link, so if I did do this I would throw the 6.1 in it and we would have ourselves a srt commander.
Again this is the wife's car..