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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

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.
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what is the reason/use for the plastic trim on the fenders?

Styling and added protection from road blast.
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

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.
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Love Jeeps, been driving them since the early 90's. YJ, TJ, Liberty, and soon WK2.

Even though I am about to order a WK2 Overland, I would like to know why the diesel was never offered in the Wrangler line for North America?

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The NAFTA diesel challenge is a hotly discussed topic in the industry. We have diesels in our European Jeeps and have had prior NAFTA versions. The 50-state emissions on NoX since late 2008 has changed the business case for all of us. The after-treatment technology is well known, but expensive. We continue to monitor the market and demand for a future opportunities.
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

Does the "21-004-10 07/29/10 FLASH: SHUDDER DURING ACCELERATION, COAST OR DECELERATION" fix the issue, some user mentioned that very slight rumble persists
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Thank you for participating this evening. I plan on replacing my 1996 Grand with a 2011 Laredo X Hemi before the end of the year.
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Re: 9/8/10 Jeep engineers chat

How confident is Jeep that the air suspension will hold up? It seems Land Rover has somewhat pioneered this area but they never really worked out the bugs.
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There seems that are alot of things being added to the orverland each month. Will we be able to add these features though dealerships if we order now i.g. blind spot detection/Adaptive Speed Control or is there a hardware change that would prevent this
ACC and Blind spot detection options will be available for order next week. These features are not easily added to the vehicle after production.
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remembered my second question...

Why was the wk designed with NO 2WD option? is it not durable to be able to go from 2wd to 4wd ?

When you're in auto mode, most of the torque goes to the rear in dry conditions. There is a negligible amount of parasitic loss but it's engineered for efficiency.
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How long is both the V6 and the V8 expected to last (in miles)
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Why, even on a fully loaded Overland, are there inert/dummy button areas on the dash/HVAC?

It is obviously necessary to have these buttons as a placeholder on lower models, but why would a fully loaded Overland still have them?
The HVAC blank is for the Durango rear HVAC control. We use one spot on the center switch for a BUX model feature. We left a few more on the NAFTA 7-gang switch for future options/ideas.
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Better than the 05-10 QTII?

Yes.
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