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Hello guy, I知 somewhat new here I had in the past a 98 XJ and I was on other jeep forums years ago.
I知 back in the game with a 2010 XK Limited 5.7 MDS VVT with 65000 miles that I just got two days ago. I have a lot to learn about this jeep, but it looks like I got a really clean XK, the Carfax shows that the two owners before me took the jeep to a jeep dealership every 4 to 6 months for service, and the last time it was sold before me, it was sold as a used certified pre-owned Jeep.
So far it looks like everything is just working grate, the only thing it needs are tires soon.
No check engine light or anything like that.

So my questions for now are

Should I still take it to a jeep dealership just for a complete checkup just to be on the safe side, I know to be careful with dealerships and anything they say, but still just to see what they have to say about the jeep.

About tires, I don稚 want to get anything bigger, maybe one size bigger, something that will be good for everyday and some back roads gravel and sand and winter snow.
I知 thinking about 255/65R18 or 255/70R18, my jeep is all stock now and I don稚 think ill be getting a lift on it anytime soon, the jeep is NOT sagging in the front or rear what size will be good with no rubbing, especially in the front.

And what about a cold air intake like K&N for the HMEI, I had it on my XJ and it was grate, what you have to say about it for the XK

When it comes to oil what you HEMI guys use and what oil filter, and do you go with an oversize one,
(I did that on my XJ)

About additives, I知 a big fan of Seafoam and Lucas products, on my XJ I have used them with no problems, LUCAS PURE SYNTHETIC OIL STABILIZER (Dose it affect them MDS?)
And LUCAS FUEL TREATMENT, any one uses them on the HEMI?

Thanks.
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Welcome to the forum. I am just getting to know my XK myself, so I cannot comment on many of your questions, however, from the sound of your front end not sagging you may already have some sort of lift kit on your truck. You should post some pics!

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I think my first mod will be a MDS light indicator so i know when the MDS is on.
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Welcome and congrats on your XK purchase

I've owned a 2006 Limited HEMI for a few years now and I made the cold air intake. I did notice some mpg improvement, but the big difference was the awesome growl coming from the engine bay when under full acceleration.
I don't have hard data on how an oil additive would affect the MDS, but to be on the safe side, I would only put good quality 5W-20 oil in there. I do use the Lucas gas additive and have not had any fuel pump, lines or injector issues at all.
Check out the Easter Egg sticky and congrats on your XK purchase. These are wonderful vehicles and it's a big bummer to me that Jeep kicked them to the curb so quickly.
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Thanks for the info JeepJorge, what do you think about the tire size I'm looking into
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Sounds like you got lucky and found a good one! As far as the cold air intake goes, I was planning on the same for mine. I found a thread posted by another member about a "home made" cold air intake. I can't post links yet because I am new here as well but search "$20 intake resonator delete" in the search bar and it'll pop up.

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Hello guys, I’m somewhat new here I had in the past a 98 XJ and I was on other jeep forums years ago.
I’m back in the game with a 2010 XK Limited 5.7 MDS VVT with 65000 miles that I just got two days ago. I have a lot to learn about this jeep, but it looks like I got a really clean XK, the Carfax shows that the two owners before me took the jeep to a jeep dealership every 4 to 6 months for service, and the last time it was sold before me, it was sold as a used certified pre-owned Jeep.
So far it looks like everything is just working grate, the only thing it needs are tires soon.
No check engine light or anything like that.

So my questions for now are

Should I still take it to a jeep dealership just for a complete checkup just to be on the safe side, I know to be careful with dealerships and anything they say, but still just to see what they have to say about the jeep.

About tires, I don’t want to get anything bigger, maybe one size bigger, something that will be good for everyday and some back roads gravel and sand and winter snow.
I’m thinking about 255/65R18 or 255/70R18, my jeep is all stock now and I don’t think ill be getting a lift on it anytime soon, the jeep is NOT sagging in the front or rear what size will be good with no rubbing, especially in the front.

And what about a cold air intake like K&N for the HMEI, I had it on my XJ and it was grate, what you have to say about it for the XK

When it comes to oil what you HEMI guys use and what oil filter, and do you go with an oversize one,
(I did that on my XJ)

About additives, I’m a big fan of Seafoam and Lucas products, on my XJ I have used them with no problems, LUCAS PURE SYNTHETIC OIL STABILIZER (Dose it affect them MDS?)
And LUCAS FUEL TREATMENT, any one uses them on the HEMI?

Thanks.
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thanks for the info BigBlue,

Can anyone give me their opinion on tires and cold air intake?
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thanks for the info BigBlue,

Can anyone give me their opinion on tires and cold air intake?
I would say go with K&N for the cold air intake since you have a Hemi.

As for tires - are you getting a lift? Or keeping it at stock ride height? Are you planning on buying different rims?

Looking at your original post you said something about 18 inch tires?

I don't think you'll fit 18 inch tires on the stock rims - the stock tires & rims are only 17 inches.


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Can anyone give me their opinion on tires and cold air intake?
With the Hemi, the best CAI you can get in the Volant CAI. They make it for the SRT Hemis, but it fits on 5.7s as well and it's been proven by many on the dyno to get the best performance.

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