More grunt for your Jeep

The Citizen (KZN) - - Motoring -

With Whip­ple’s third-gen­er­a­tion blower bolted in place, RGMo­tor­sport’s Jeep Grand Chero­kee SRT8 6.4 Hemi up­grade pro­duces a Track­hawk-whip­ping 546kW and 928Nm – enough to pro­pel the burly SUV to 100 km/h in an es­ti­mated 3.6 sec­onds and to a top speed of 290km/h.

That’s the news from the coun­try’s fore­most pro­po­nent of af­ter­mar­ket su­per­charg­ing and with dozens of blow­ers fit­ted to Amer­i­can-based V8s (in­clud­ing 20 Mus­tangs) they have all the ex­pe­ri­ence needed to claim pole po­si­tion. With the lat­est Gen­er­a­tion 3 Whip­ple unit nestling in the V of the Grand’s eight cylin­ders, power is claimed to be de­liv­ered in a more re­fined and ef­fort­less man­ner than be­fore.

There’s more out­right grunt too; chang­ing to the lat­est forced in­duc­tion tech­nol­ogy upped power from the 520kW pre­vi­ously avail­able, with torque climb­ing by al­most 60 units.

The im­pres­sive head­line num­bers are also thanks to a full RGM-Tech­ni­flow dual 76mm stain­less steel ex­haust sys­tem along with ce­ramic-coated head­ers to blast out the hot gases with min­i­mal de­lay. An ECU soft­ware down­load comes straight from the Whip­ple fac­tory and is fine­tuned by RGM’s team to suit SA cli­mate, fuel and con­di­tions.

Each car is per­for­mance op­ti­mised on the com­pany’s four­wheel drive dy­namome­ter and, fi­nally, road tested.

RGM’s full-house up­grade costs R268 700 in­clud­ing all man­age­ment hard­ware and soft­ware, as well as a 76mm stain­less steel Tech­ni­flow ex­haust sys­tem with ce­ramic-coated tubu­lar head­ers.

The up­grades in­clude a six­month/20 000km war­ranty. – Own Cor­re­spon­dent when they are a puppy or kit­ten.

Never leave a pet in a sta­tion­ary car, even with open win­dows.

Do not let your pets travel with their heads out of the win­dow. – Own Cor­re­spon­dent

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