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Why was the hand brake changed to a foot brake?

The center console is like Manhattan (very valuable real-estate). By re-locating the park brake to the floor we were able to make the center console bigger and more useable with bennifits like more storage and well-placed cup holders.
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

High guys, I have a question. I am replacing my rear brembo callipers, rotors and back plate to a 4.7 Jeep grand cherokee caliper rotor and backing or ebrake plate. Will I need to change the brake lines, I had both jeeps in the air at the same time and the brake lines seem identical in size and location.
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People that use the roof racks will have an issue with the antenna sticking up from the middle of the roof. For example if I carry my snowboard or kayak on the roof of the new wk2 the antenna would be in the way. Will there be a kit to move the antenna?
We did test the rear roof antenna with roof carriers and canoes during development. It does bend and return. This is an ideal location for the performance. You can easily unscrew the mast if desired for a trip. Just after launch, we also reduced the height of the mast by 2".
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

Has their been any snow tests yet? How do they perform?
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Any changes to the hemi regarding the infamous "Hemi tick." Has the problem been addressed? I just cant imagine spending that amount of money and getting that feedback from the engine bay. It sounds terrible. Please respond.
The V8 Hemi used on the 2011 MY vehicle performs well for both NVH and performance. There is no tick issue.
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why was the rear wiper moved to the rear glass? it seems to be in the way
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

and, just want to say this overland is the best 45k ive ever spent. great car, you guys are legends for this one. you just killed every bmw x5 owner with this jeep. you deserve a standing ovation.
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Another order question - ordered an Overland V-8 August 6th. Told we might have to wait til the end of December - ouch. Ordered from the largest volume dealer in Houston.
The new Overland has been very well recieved and we are working to expidite all sold orders. Please make sure that the dealer puts your customer name and address on the order so that we can identify the order to expidite.
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Is something akin to OnStar in development? If so, will it remotely disable the engine to halt a stolen vehicle? And will it include a provider-agnostic WiFi/MiFi hotspot?
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I like the new jeep alot but do not like the the trim around the wheel well,Why was it added it looks like something that will fade and discolor over time making the jeep look old. Does jeep plan on painting this in future models.

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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

Any idea what the tallest tire (30" 31" 32") will fit without clearance issues?

Have the UCA balljoints been beefed up for 2011?

Do you think the air susp system will make it harder for aftermarket lifts?
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

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i know before releasing the WK gen2 to the public a good deal of them were put threw the basic wear and tear of basic driving to find flaws/bugs. i dont remember how many miles they were put threw but i know everything with a hinge was opened a few items and all items were tested daily.

were allot of flaws/bugs discovered from this?
if so can you talk about any of them and how they were fixed?

i ask because i know as the WJ is used by many people daily and a good deal of recalled/TBS.odd things happen were created. items like heated seats, warped rotors, flasher relay/tail light going bad and hand full of TBS were created.
We tested the new WK with over 10 million equivalent customer miles. This is a significant increase from prior models. One of the great benefits of the Fiat involvement in the launch phase was an increased focus on more on-road pre-launch validation. There were daily calls with the team on all new issues to ensure they were fixed fast. While I cannot provide details on any specific issue during our hardware prove-out and production validation phases, it was in the thousands of issues resolved before V1.
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