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Seen this on other websites, so figured I'd start it here. Please reply with additions you find and I'll populate the thread with a final list of aftermarket upgrades. I'll track by major component categories for ease of viewing. I will attempt to omit sellers so you will have to find these online on your own. That way i don't send customers to one vender and not another. Also, the items are presented in no particular order other than how quickly they appeared when searched - and right now I'd like to post REAL products vice items "in the works".

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Tuners:

Pro-Blitz
Pros: Easy install; easily removed; claimed +53 hp / +87 tq / 15% fuel savings
Cons: Device intercepts signals vice reprogramming computer



Easypower-PRO Tuningbox

Pros: Claimed +108 hp / +90 tq / 22% fuel savings
Cons: Device intercepts signals vice reprogramming computer; made for British Jeep models



Bluespark

Pros: 3 option levels (Tech, Pro, Pro w/ Boost Control) w/ various hp/tq increases (up to +100 hp / +112 tq / 15% fuel savings)
Cons: Device intercepts signals vice reprogramming computer; made for British Jeep models



TS Performance MP-8

Pros: Claimed +65hp, Plug and Play, upgradeable via software, increase of 4 mpg, easily unplugged, adjustable from the drivers seat (remote)
Cons: Device intercepts signals vice reprogramming computer



TS Performance Stryker
Pros: Claimed +75hp; Plug and Play; easily unplugged
Cons: Appears to be an injector duration modifier only




Banks Power Bullet Tuner
Pros: Claimed +31hp and +54 tq; easy install; tow/sport/stock modes easily adjusted; acts as boost gauge
Cons: Interceptor (only adjusts fuel flow);



ECU Flashes:

Green Diesel Engineering - Hot Tune

Pros: Claimed +28 hp and +55 tq; Full flash so no noticeable "tuning" boxes; increased MPG; removes DEF shutdown; extends DPF regen intervals; has Turbo-Braking option
Cons: Must remove computer and send to GDE (handheld flash device not yet available, but has a core exchange option along with having two ECUs); not user adjustable
Green Diesel Engineering
Long video review:


PPEI custom tune
Pros: Offers 4 levels of tuning - stock, +20hp, +40hp, and +60 depending on needs; Full flash so no noticeable "tuning" boxes; has Turbo-Braking option
Cons: Must remove computer and send to PPEI
ECO Diesel ECM Tuning – LA Tuning


Black Market Performance tune
Pros: Offers three levels of low boost tune - stock, minimum smoke, and zero smoke along with "TOW 30HP, PERFORMANCE 50HP, OR STREET 80HP" options
Cons: Not well documented; assumed that you have core exchange?
ECODIESEL - Black Market Performance
 

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Intakes and air filters:

aFe Magnum FORCE Pro 5R Stage-2 Intake

Pros: Claimed +7 HP / +11 Tq max gains; uses stock air inlet duct; oiled or dry options
Cons: Not for use in California; not fully enclosed (engine heat?); higher grit levels into turbo
Install instructions: http://afepower.com/catalog/51-12472/is.pdf


K&N Power Boost + intake muffler replacement tube
Pros: Claimed 13 hp and 31 tq on a stock vehicle; sealed from engine bay heat
Cons: Not available in California
Installation instructions: http://www.knfilters.com/instructions/63-1570_inst.pdf
Further information: 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Power Boost from K&N Intake & Charge Pipe



Simple high-flow drop-in filter

Pros: Retains stock intake tubing, easy install, reusable
Cons: Only mild increase in hp/tq; higher grit levels entering turbo

 

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Exhaust work:

aFe MACH Force-Xp DPF-Back
Pros: Claimed gain of +7 hp / +15 tq; available w/ and w/o resonators; lighter than stock; 2.5" mandrel bent tubes
Cons: Potentially louder than stock



Magnaflow DPF-back
Pros: "Smooth, Deep Tone"; 2.25" mandrel bent tubing
Cons: 2x the price of other exhausts, potentially louder than stock (user reviews indicate no change in volume)
Install instructions: http://www.magnaflow.com/07techtips/pdfs/15317.pdf



Banks Monster Exhaust:
Pros: 16lb weight reduction; 3" tubes; flows 95% better than stock
Cons: Unknown hp/tq increase; likely higher exhaust volume
 

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Visual / exterior upgrades:

SRT-style or related aftermarket hood:
Pros: Look/style; heat extraction; lighter than stock
Cons: Most hoods require slight modification (relocation of coolant expansion tank) for use on a diesel model; possible water ingestion into engine bay


 

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Suspension upgrades.

Adjustable Air Ride Leveling Kit:

Pros: Drop the rear height (or raise the front) for even wheel gap; raise or lower the "normal" ride height for looks or normal clearance issues
Cons: Confuses auto-leveling headlights; might stress suspension components at extreme drop or elevation
Installation instructions: http://www.adjustableairride.com/PDF/jeep.pdf
(Image from another user on another forum)
 

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Engine internals and Turbo upgrades

Upgraded intercooler and piping
Pros: Lower charge temps = more power; greater overall efficiency
Cons: Blocks greater area of radiator; pipes might separate and lead to boost leak



 

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Miscellaneous upgrades:

DEF injector protector plate:
Pros: Protect vulnerable DEF injector and wiring
Cons: none?


DEF line protector
Pros: Protects DEF line down the length of vehicle; works in conjunction with the DEF plate (above)
Cons: Some modifications needed to plate with certain accessories (rock rails) making installation difficult


Oil Separator (AKA "catch can"):
Pros: Keeps oil residue out of intake tract (turbo, intercooler, etc.); reduce sludge build-up (oil + EGR = goop that will need to be chiseled out)
Cons: Possible engine code thrown if not made to spec (currently there no agreed upon specs); right now nothing commercially made specifically for Jeep GC diesel
Notes: In my previous cars, I've always looked for cans that can be cleaned easily, are completely sealed (inspections violation if not), simple to mount, have an internal mesh or media to help swirl or filter the oily vapors, and have an external visual indicator of how full the thing is. Example below, but would need bigger inlet/outlet tubes:


Additional protection "bash" plates:
Pros: Stock under engine tray is extremely vulnerable and can be torn or collapse upon impact since it is made out of a weak and flexible material; adding other components completes the full under-body protection from tip-to-tip (Lower guard + Sump guard + Tranny guard) and protects the vulnerable gaps in the stock setup
Cons: Expensive to ship from overseas distributor and long shipping times




 

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A universal fit PCV "oil catch can" with 3/4" minimum inlet and outlet is beneficial in reducing oil ingestion in the intake, turbo, and intercooler. Many report that using wire mesh filter media is required to reduce the added pressure drop created in the PCV line by the typical paper filter.
 

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Exhaust work:

aFe MACH Force-Xp DPF-Back
Pros: Claimed gain of +7 hp / +15 tq; available w/ and w/o resonators; lighter than stock; 2.5" mandrel bent tubes
Cons: Potentially louder than stock



Magnaflow DPF-back
Pros: "Smooth, Deep Tone"; 2.25" mandrel bent tubing
Cons: Potentially louder than stock (user reviews indicate no change in volume)
Install instructions: http://www.magnaflow.com/07techtips/pdfs/15317.pdf
Really interested in getting exhaust on my 14 limited eco but there's not much options out there and want videos to show sound any help?
 

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Nothing official on the sound or volume of any of the exhausts so far (like a "before and after" comparison) since the market for the exhausts are pretty small and the Jeep GC Eco-diesels are few in number. However, the consensus is that the DPF and the cat kill most of the exhaust sound in general that even straight pipes would still be pretty quiet or at least near stock level. Pretty small hp/tq increase for the same reason. Plus you run the risk of drone which is killed by the stock mufflers. Maybe the market will open up a bit in 2015 and more owners and manufacturers will upload clips for comparison.
 

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Nothing official on the sound or volume of any of the exhausts so far (like a "before and after" comparison) since the market for the exhausts are pretty small and the Jeep GC Eco-diesels are few in number. However, the consensus is that the DPF and the cat kill most of the exhaust sound in general that even straight pipes would still be pretty quiet or at least near stock level. Pretty small hp/tq increase for the same reason. Plus you run the risk of drone which is killed by the stock mufflers. Maybe the market will open up a bit in 2015 and more owners and manufacturers will upload clips for comparison.
Thanks for reply I thought that about the dpf and what not killing sound! Do you have a preference on what kind of oil to run
 

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I think the only two oils that fit the specific requirements (Chrysler spec MS-11106) for this engine are Pennzoil Ultra Euro L (factory fill) and Mobile 1 ESP (slightly better), both 5W-30. Currently MS-11106 is one of the most restrictive requirements for oil right now, and while there might be a few other alternatives if those two oils are unavailable, it really isn't worth it in case the engine has any warranty issues. Stick to those two.
 

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This is the better of the two (Chrysler spec MS-11106) for this engine are Pennzoil Ultra Euro L (factory fill). As far as I know the Mobil 1 ESP does NOT state the Chrysler spec on the container.
 

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Just looked at the Mobil 1 ESP at my local car part shop and sure enough, it doesn't say it is compliant with MS-11106, So I guess that settles it. Go with Pennzoil Ultra Euro L to be completely worry free.
 

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I get my oil on Amazon. Don't forget it takes a full 8 quarts. Buy two cases of 6 and have four left for the next change. Best price you will ever see.
 

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The only oil I've found around that I like (that meets all the crazy specs) is at Napa (of all places) and it is a German made full synthetic called "Liquid Moly". I like the name. It sounds like the name of a German Porn Star. Come on...say it! Liquid Moly.
 

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LOL, yes, funny name, except it is called "Liqui Moly" not Liquid Moly. Also, it does not comply with MS-11106, so rolling the dice. In fact, if you want to go the expensive route, a competitor (and better option) is the Motul product line. That is some great oil. But again, no MS-11106...
 

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Son of a ..... Now I have to go out and find a new oil. I'm going to feel like I'm cheating on a German Porn Star with a name (turns out) I never really knew quite correctly! Thanks hayasa! Thanks a lot! So, now that my dreams are shattered, what oil DOES meet all the specs? I'd think AMSOIL would have something, but I haven't seen it. Don't believe Royal Purple has anything. I personally hate Penzoil (for no good reason whatsoever).
 

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Okay...so thanks to Hayasa (and seriously...thank you) I just changed the oil to Mobile ESP. Immediately noticed a slight fuel mileage gain (2mpg) and the engine became less noisy. Good-bye German Porn Star of Oil...I'll miss you.
 
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