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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

There was a seperate yet unrelated battery compartment question that was asked and answered, which may have made mine go unanswered, so I'll ask my question again if that's ok.

There are compartments/covers under the front seats. The passenger side contains the battery of course. But the drivers side compartment has one of several configurations:
1. Empty 2. Bracket and one electronic box with connectors/cables 3. Bracket and three or four electronic boxes with connectors/cables.

What are these various configurations? What additional measures were taken to make these undercarriage compartments water tight? Are these compartments a carry-over from the Mercedes underpinnings?

Thanks for all the great responses!!
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It appears that many of us who ordered Overlands have seen them built, only to see them languish in quality control inspections (sometimes for weeks). Was something found that needed correction, and if so, what was it?

A source at Avi – Vls told us the current batch of GC’s just got back from “repair” and that “they all went out but were back now” can you tell me what the repairs were? Were they having TSBs applied or is there something else we should know?
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Is Jeep planning to allow the customers check the status of a vehicle online?
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

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If I get the 430n and find that I do not like it and want to upgrade to the 730n rhr when the new comes out will it be interchangeable
Thanks for your time you have been very helpful thank you
You can but it come at extra cost. Can't imagine you will need to change it out.
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Do the fog lights in the wk2 come with hid lights standard? There has been talk but I don't think that question was answered
HID standard on Limited and Overland only.
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One of the topics most often discussed relating to the new WK is the mysterious "disappearance" of the front ELSD. It's mentioned in the early literature and manuals, it has a part number, yet it never appeared when production started. The off-road community feels a lot of capability has been lost without the front ELSD. What was the reason it was decided to not use it, or will it reappear someday?

The front ELSD was not need to make this new Jep the most capable Grand Cherokee yet. The chassis electronics (esp, abs, traction controll) systems are soo fast not that we were able to get amazing traction without a front ELSD. I can tell you from expreience (Moab ect) this Jeep will go anywhere.

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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

I was disappointed that the seating surface appeared to have vinyl once again sewn with the leather, am I correct? If this is so, I would like to have full leather on the seating surface since it stands up to cold weather better.
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can you explain the elsd a little to us. Weve had deep discussions into how it works on the wk2. aslo how does the front axle handle wheel slip now that the front elsd is gone...for nnow?
The Electronic Locking Slip Differential (ELSD) essentually uses a clutch pack/motor to transfer torque seemlessly right-left. We use the throttle position sensor to monitor driver feedback and the wheel slip sensors to monitor tire traction. The software monitors all system performance and moves torque when needed.

Now...the discussion of the ELSD on the front was a very lengthly internal Jeep team discussion early in the program. We found in our testing that the better BLD software performance, slightly bigger brakes, improved fuel efficiency/reduced friction, and new T-case torque transfer out-weighed the potential front ELSD benefit. Bottom line, we believe the off-road and on-road performance are maximized with our 2011 system.
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The front ELSD was not need to make this new Jep the most capable Grand Cherokee yet. The chassis electronics (esp, abs, traction controll) systems are soo fast not that we were able to get amazing traction without a front ELSD. I can tell you from expreience (Moab ect) this Jeep will go anywhere.

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Evidently it performs well on hard packed surfaces.

Was any testing carried out on soft sand AND when selecting the particular Terrain on the console knob, what characteristics are altered?
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THANK YOU for building the BEST Grand Cherokee ever. Every review as I am sure you are aware has been overwhelmingly positive. I can't wait to see what's in store in the years ahead. Keep up the great work, it is very much appreciated!
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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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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

Thanks so much for answering our questions for 2+ hours. We really appreciate your time!
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