Jeep TrackHawk Forum banner

1 - 20 of 67 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I have put a few of these under the "what did you do today" thread but wanted to put them all in one place...

First, I was quite upset to see the continued cheapening of the product with the removal of the rechargeable flashlight an the slide strips on the cargo floor...

So my first mods "fixed" them both...

I decided to not only add back slide rails, but to upgrade them in the process... With "Macs Custom Tie Downs" & movable locking rings...

For the rechargeable flashlight, I went ahead and just went OEM with the parts from previous model years....







Then I installed the OEM "Bright Pedal" kit along with a matching dead pedal and e-brake cover:



And on Friday, got it back from the detailer with just a few more mods done.... :eek:

  • 5 Year Ceramic Pro Coating (including wheels and calipers) +1 Year Glass
  • Custom Painted Wheels & "SRT" center caps (to match the front "Liquid Titanium" Grill color
  • Gorilla Black Wheel Locks
  • Gloss Black Vinyl Hood stripes
  • All emblems removed (except rear "Jeep")
  • Llumar Ceramic Window Tint - 50% Windshield (+5% Strip) + 20% Front Sides + 35% over factory tint for Sunroof and back windows
  • XPEL ultimate Film over wheel trim, rockers and front bumper
  • Tinted Front Side Markers




























 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
And here are a few pics with the wife's SRT...













But wait... There's more... The mods continue with...

Billet Tech Under Hood accents and Catch Can...











And last but not least.... A minor one, a reminder when I open the fuel door that this beast only drinks the good stuff...

Premium Fuel Only!



That's it for now... At least with a picture anyway.

Not sure if anyone else has noticed but another cheapening I noticed happened UNDER the seats. Years past they had nice insulated and carpeted panels over the electronics and battery... for the 2018 TH the insulation was mostly removed and they are now just black plastic... I grabbed some of the older ones off eBay and replaced those as well... OCD - yeah, definitely, but it's the principal... :lol:

A few other minor mods and adjustments completed as well but more big stuff is on the way. Upgraded Toe Arms and Stainless brake lines are up soon, LMI intake is on order and Eibach Springs will be if they ever make the promised TrackHawk version.

More to come....
 
  • Like
Reactions: TrackHawkAdmin

·
Registered
Joined
·
260 Posts
I'm curious about the TH springs. I ordered the Eibach pro kit which I had on my SRT and they looked great - do you have any idea what the difference will be with a TH version?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I'm curious about the TH springs. I ordered the Eibach pro kit which I had on my SRT and they looked great - do you have any idea what the difference will be with a TH version?
Bare minimum will be the spring rate... The TrackHawk has a higher spring rate from the factory to help handle the additional 200lb vehicle weight as well as to reduce flex during take off.

FRONT:
SRT OEM rate: 94 N/mm (537 lbs/in)
SRT PRO-KIT progressive rate: 103 - 153 N/mm (588 - 874 lbs/in)
Trackhawk OEM rate: 102 N/mm (585 lbs/in)


REAR:
SRT OEM rate: 157 N/mm (897 lbs/in)
SRT PRO-KIT progressive rate: 70 - 172 N/mm (400 - 982 lbs/in)
Trackhawk OEM rate: 181 N/mm (1031 lbs/in)


Rumor has it that Eibach will still use the same front springs for the TH from the SRT ProKit... Looking at above you can see why that works as the Eibach START at about the same rate as the factory TH rate. But being a progressive spring, they will get stronger as they push down.

But on the rear, you can see the SRT Eibach springs max out at a lower rate than the TH standard. Meaning your ride quality may actually improve but you will have more squat at launch. Potentially too much.

SO again, rumor is, they will use the SRT fronts but do different springs for the rear, with a higher spring rate.

It has also been said that they may drop it more in the rear as well but personally I think they will be limited there as they typically opt to keep the drop in a range that still allows wheel alignment with factory adjustments.


But just in case it comes to fruition...

SRT Drop
Front: 0.7 in
Rear: 1.3 in

Potential TrackHawk Drop:
Front: 0.7 in
Rear: 1.4 ~ 1.6 in
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Great Mods! Where did you get the matching dead and P-Brake pedals?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Great Mods! Where did you get the matching dead and P-Brake pedals?
Dead pedal is from eBay under "Durango Dead Pedal". eBay- Durango / Grand Cherokee Dead Pedal

The e-brake cover is actually a Mercedes part #2034300084

You can find it many places from Amazon to eBay as well, sometimes they list it by part #, sometimes they don't. It does require a bit of trimming to make it work but its not hard...

Just take the rubber one that came off the pedal, flip it over. Flip over the silver one. Trim the back section to match as closely as possible. (I actually left a little more on than the original had to make sure I didnt cut off too much and slowly trimmed back a sliver or two more until it went on cleanly.

Now that's all I did on our 2012 originally and though it was a touch loose it never came off, UNTIL we went to trade it in and it was knocked off as I was getting out.

So on our 2015 and my TH, I went ahead and added some two part epoxy to it. Plenty of surface area and again the rubber lips around it on a few sides so that's very solid.

Another option would be what I did on a different vehicle where I was installing covers that did not have a lip at all. (different vehicle but should work here). In that case I separated the pedals rubber backing from the silver front (pulled the raised dots through), putting a couple screws through the rubber (with washers) and then pulled the raised dots back through the silver cover. Solid as a rock and could not see any screws since they were below the silver backing.

I think that's overkill for this one though since the rubber lip is at least partially around it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jimvanpatten

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Hi Daniel,
Do you happen to know what the paint code is for the satin liquid titanium? I already have rock chips on my front facia rings and would like to get them filled in.

Thank you,
Mark
Unfortunately no, I tried multiple dealers and even Jeep customer care e-mail, chat and IM through another site but nobody could get us the code so my painter worked with the paint shop for a custom blend / color match. I was supposed to pick up the rest of the paint so I might could have passed along the secret sauce mix but I forgot it and haven't been back to that side of town yet.

if I ever do get it, I will definitely pass it along.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Pedal Set

Dead pedal is from eBay under "Durango Dead Pedal". eBay- Durango / Grand Cherokee Dead Pedal

The e-brake cover is actually a Mercedes part #2034300084

You can find it many places from Amazon to eBay as well, sometimes they list it by part #, sometimes they don't. It does require a bit of trimming to make it work but its not hard...

Just take the rubber one that came off the pedal, flip it over. Flip over the silver one. Trim the back section to match as closely as possible. (I actually left a little more on than the original had to make sure I didnt cut off too much and slowly trimmed back a sliver or two more until it went on cleanly.

Now that's all I did on our 2012 originally and though it was a touch loose it never came off, UNTIL we went to trade it in and it was knocked off as I was getting out.

So on our 2015 and my TH, I went ahead and added some two part epoxy to it. Plenty of surface area and again the rubber lips around it on a few sides so that's very solid.

Another option would be what I did on a different vehicle where I was installing covers that did not have a lip at all. (different vehicle but should work here). In that case I separated the pedals rubber backing from the silver front (pulled the raised dots through), putting a couple screws through the rubber (with washers) and then pulled the raised dots back through the silver cover. Solid as a rock and could not see any screws since they were below the silver backing.

I think that's overkill for this one though since the rubber lip is at least partially around it.
You lost me at Mercedes! lol. Appreciate the response and like the look and match. I'll check it out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
152 Posts
Unfortunately no, I tried multiple dealers and even Jeep customer care e-mail, chat and IM through another site but nobody could get us the code so my painter worked with the paint shop for a custom blend / color match. I was supposed to pick up the rest of the paint so I might could have passed along the secret sauce mix but I forgot it and haven't been back to that side of town yet.

if I ever do get it, I will definitely pass it along.
Thank you Daniel.

If you do happen to come across the paint code, or possibly can ask your painter/paint shop if they would be willing to sell it in touch-up size portions I am sure I would not be the only one interested in buying it.

Thank you,
Mark
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
You lost me at Mercedes! lol. Appreciate the response and like the look and match. I'll check it out.
Hah, I understand, but keep in mind when this vehicle was first engineered it was heavily influenced by Daimler. Hence why they used off the shelf silver pedal upgrades, we just didn't get the e-brake cover to go with the other two they sourced.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Today I installed my new custom leather covered sun visors... Not only does it further class up the joint but it resolves the bright yellow warning decal problem as well....

I had the arm rest used to match the leather color, texture and stitching...

Hand stitched and looking amazing!!!!





 
  • Like
Reactions: jimvanpatten

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
LMI / Legmaker Intake is on... (No driving time with it yet, soon though)






And probably my favorite mod so far... I also installed the Red Back-lit SRT Airbag from the Dodge Hellcat vehicles...





Although I do think the new "JEEP" airbag is classy, This one just fits the TrackHawk better....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
260 Posts
Great pics, thank you. Your Legmaker intake looks great. Did you go with the short Ram or is this the one specifically for the TH? Their website shows the TH version with a cover so I'm curious if this is what it looks like without the cover on it.
I'm thinking of getting this for my TH so I'd love an audio clip of the sound if you can.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Great pics, thank you. Your Legmaker intake looks great. Did you go with the short Ram or is this the one specifically for the TH? Their website shows the TH version with a cover so I'm curious if this is what it looks like without the cover on it.
I'm thinking of getting this for my TH so I'd love an audio clip of the sound if you can.
This is the one for the TH, just without the rain shield. Have had a Legmaker intake on my wifes Jeep SRT with no rain shield for almost 3 years without any issues so wanted as much room as possible for air flow around this one as well.

Not sure when / if I'll be able to get video, but yes, it is very loud, and awesome!
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
224 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
i apologize in advance if this was asked/answered....did you need to do a tune/mod after installing the intake???
looks great btw!
No tune, but I doubt I added much / any HP without it.

I know Chris (Legmaker) makes some great claims on it and I do believe he is a stand up guy who TRIED to compare apples to apples but there is simply too much that can change even on back to back dyno runs so I am a skeptic on HP claims.

I mainly got it for sound and looks but will eventually get it tuned to take more advantage of it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
def looks cool....and if you get some sound out of it...probably worth it..may i ask what it cost ya..and how much was it to install..
thx again!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
364 Posts
Regarding the flashlight:

I have had and currently have vehicles with a rechargable flashlight, but now only use FENIX flashlights. The one I really like for my vehicles is the FENIX UC35 V2.0 RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT. It is small and can be recharged in the vehicle using one of the USB ports. The beam range is incredible on this small flashlight.
 
1 - 20 of 67 Posts
Top