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Installing Aftermarket Upgrades on my Jailbreak

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As some of you may know I finally got my Jailbreak recently and of course I do have a list of upgrades to install.

This is what I’ve got so far:
  • ZL1 Rock guards
  • ZL1 Skirts
  • ZL1 Rear Delux Difuser
  • Mopar SRT door sills (why does this don’t come standard?)
  • Mopar rear Strut brace
  • Mopar trunk carpet (this also should’ve been factory standa
Still pending to install:
  • ZL1 Front Splitter (not installed yet)
  • Mopar black SRT Rear license plate kit
  • Mopar Hellcat logo stem valve caps
  • Front strut brace (haven’t figured out which one to install)
  • Windows tint and PPF (got appointment for mid August)

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Any recommendations for the front strut brace? Looking to keep the original Inter cooler reservoir, anyone knows if the original Mopar will fit?

Also, what brake pads do you recommend for daily driver and for track to replace the OEM?

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While the Brembo pads fare better if you are hitting the track with this car, they are absolutely awful for dusting your wheels. Clean your wheels perfectly then take a leisurely 10 mile ride and check them, you will already have a layer of dust built up. Pull the Brembo pads and save them, install the Z26 Powerstop pads and you can kiss the dust goodbye without sacrificing any appreciable amount of stopping power for street/daily driving. Also, really the first "mod" should be a set of Michelin or Continental tires as the factory tires are absolute garbage regardless of whether you get the summer performance or all season Pirellis offered on it. A good quality catch can from UPR and a diff brace from Per4mance Development should also be on your list for must-do mods.
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I HIGHLY doubt any Dodge dealer is going to void warranty work over a catch can. It's a passive device that alters nothing and only removes the dirty oil atomized into the air that is sent back into the engine to burn. I have never heard of a single instance of anyone catching a hard time over a catch can from a dealer. The diff brace to me is insurance against excessive wear and possible breakage from wheel hop and hard launches. The way I see it, I would rather have it on there preventing the diff from moving all around and causing wear and damage to the axles or gearset. If by some chance I do have a problem, remove four bolts and it is back to stock. I think the more risky approach is not using a diff brace and incurring excessive wear and damage while under warranty and then finally breaking after the warranty is up. Oh also the UPR catch can is plug and play. Save the factory hoses which are also snap-on and you can always remove the catch can before taking it to the dealer in literally 5 minutes.
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Yeah, I’ve been looking for a good deal on a set of Michelins but they’ve been out of stock at Costco, they only carry the all season version and given what I’ve heard about the summer tires I’m leaning towards those. I do like get them from Costco as their installation cost is much lower plus they offer lifetime rotation and their insurance is decent all included into the cost of the tires!

Im also in the look for the UPR catch can (fender version) but I’ll wait for a Black Friday or someone whose selling it that they don’t want it any longer.

Diff brace I’m not so sure about it as I don’t want any complaints from Dodge if I have to take it for either service or warranty claim, however if a good deal pops outyou can bet I’ll be bidding for it 🤓

I’m not planning to take it to the Drag strip nor track but who knows maybe in the future I might change my mind!

Thanks for the suggestions
Good choice on the Michelins. Either way you go, the Pilot Sport All Season 4's or the Pilot Sport 4S tires are a HUGE upgrade from the factory tires. You can sell the Pirellis for some money to help offset the cost of the Michelins, or keep them as spares. If you have the All Season Pirellis you can keep them on the car in the winter/fall and run the Michelin Summer Performance Pilot Sport 4S tires in the spring thru early fall.
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I have a catch can on my Tahoe because it's a Direct Injection motor and the valves get filthy, I actually just had the intake manifold off and had to walnut blast each intake valve! Before/after below on my truck.

The hellcats are port injection so the fuel washes off all the crap on the valves; still on the fence if I will put one on mine. I agree can't hurt though. How much it would help though on a Port Injection I would think it's not completely necessary.
Well I think they are most effective on vehicles that have forced induction rather than naturally aspirated. My understanding is that the oil gets essentially atomized into the air coming out of the valve cover breather, and the Dodge factory solution was to inject that back into the air entering the supercharger on the engine which takes it to the cylinders to be burned up when the engine runs. It's ultimately the air intake downstream of the hose feeding the oily air and the suoercharger where this oil ends up, leaving a layer of oil on any surface it contacts. I installed my catch can almost immediately after buying the car new, and I emptied it frequently every thousand miles or so. It was never a lot of oil but it was a few ounces at least. That tapered off to less oil per 1000 miles as the motor broke-in to where I only emptied it every 3 months or so. I recently had a bunch of work done to my car and swapped out the Z bracket mounted older design UPR for the newer version UPR catch can with a fender-mount and just checked it for the first time in 2 months since installation last weekend while changing the oil. The catch can had about 1/4 inch of oil in it. I think if you search Youtube there is at least one video I can remember that shows the inside of the engine and supercharger on a Hellcat with and without a catch can. The catch can equipped cars engine is MUCH cleaner, almost looking brand new whereas the other engine has oil varnish in multiple places.
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