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Old 11-01-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland- Granite

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I am looking at possibly getting some Nitto Terra Grapplers or GY Silent Armors.

By the way, congrats on getting on the Jeep facebook page Justin!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:30 PM
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Yeah, that will suit and I've heard they're great off-road upgrade tyre.
Liking the door sills though!
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I don't know if it's the cold weather, break-in, or something else, but suddenly my Jeep feels like it is pulling a lot harder. I'll test this out at some point, but it feels like I could pull off a 0-60 time in under 6 seconds.

Then again, it could just be me.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland- Granite

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I don't know if it's the cold weather, break-in, or something else, but suddenly my Jeep feels like it is pulling a lot harder. I'll test this out at some point, but it feels like I could pull off a 0-60 time in under 6 seconds.

Then again, it could just be me.
This isn't helping me with my decision to upgrade to either an 2014 SRT vs. a 2014 Overland.

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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland- Granite

I'm taking the Jeep on a mini-roadtrip (2 hours each way) this weekend to look at some property I am thinking of buying. It's 500 acres and it looks like there could be some good off-roading spots. I'll get you guys an update when I get back (with pictures and maybe some video) on how the Jeep did. Hopefully I like the property and the owners like the price I am offering them. If so, I will be going down there fairly frequently and will get to put the Jeep through its paces a lot more often than otherwise. Also, I will definitely build it up a little more (skids for sure, probably new tires, not sure what else yet).
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Awesome, sounds like your own Jeep adventure park in the making!
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland- Granite

Do the rock rails stick out further than the widest part of the door? Depending on who is next to you, they also work well to protect your door from others opening their car doors into you
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Do the rock rails stick out further than the widest part of the door? Depending on who is next to you, they also work well to protect your door from others opening their car doors into you
Yes they do. Part of the appeal of the rock rails for me is that they will stop door dings from a of cars.
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Update:

As you can see in a few pictures, the hood is not properly aligned. This can be fixed with large rubber screws located on either side underneath the hood. However, the gap between the body and the hood on the right side of my Jeep is twice the width as the same gap on the left side. Also, the fuel door is not quite aligned properly, the trim on the center console is crooked, and one of the pieces leather on the right front door is wrinkled (it is taught on all of the other doors). I will talk to the dealer about getting some of these fixed, but it might be better just to leave some the way they are.

None of these are big issues and detract from my experience with my Jeep at all. I still think it is a great vehicle and would buy another one in an instant (honestly, I might actually be buying an SRT in addition to the Overland). I will follow up with the dealer's response, but honestly these are just little fit and finish issues that some people would not even notice, so I don't care too much about what happens.

As I have mentioned before, I will also be taking a mini-roadtrip this weekend (probably with some off-roading) and will get some pictures and a review up after that.
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Well, I left this morning in one Jeep and came back in another, and no, I did not trade up for an SRT.

About 70 miles into my trip I started to feel some shaking, similar to what you feel when driving over rough road. I ignored it and continued and everything seemed fine for ~10 miles. At that point, the shaking became much more severe and I started to smell gas. At first, I thought that the road was just rough and that the vehicle was not recirculating air, but the road looked completely smooth and the recirculate switch was lit. The gas smell quickly worsened, the engine started to sound weird, and the engine light was flashing, so I pulled over. At that point, the engine started to smoke and I quickly popped the hood and got out. The smoke cleared in 10-15 seconds and nothing in the engine compartment looked horribly out of place, so I let the Jeep sit for a minute and tried restarting it. The Jeep did start, but sounded absolutely horrible and smelled even worse than before. Obviously I turned it off and looked up what the flashing engine light meant (something along the lines of, "severe engine damage may have occurred, service immediately"), decided that I was screwed and evaluated my situation. I was 80 miles from home and pulled over at the side of the road with my 16 year-old son. He looked up the Chrysler Roadside Assistance phone number and I called. Now, I will admit that I was not expecting much at all from Chrysler Roadside Assistance, and at first, it did not seem to be the best. I was told that Chrysler only covers towing to the nearest dealer, meaning that I have to get my Jeep fixed by some tiny dealer in the middle-of-nowhere Virginia that I have never heard of, and then had to drive all of the way back down to pick it up. However, I got a tow truck within 10 minutes of calling and was at a dealer within 30 minutes. Because of this, I have to admit that I am surprisingly pleased with Chrysler's response to my situation (at least thus far). The dealer also gave me a loner (a base 2012 Patriot with manual locks, crank windows, and a manual transmission), and while not the best, it is still a loner. I was surprised to get a loner, especially from a dealer that I have never been to.

I honestly have no idea what is wrong with the Jeep or how long it will take to get fixed, but I have no reason not to be optimistic at this point. However, I will admit that I am not thrilled that my JGC with only 3000 miles on it is suffering what is possibly major engine trouble. I guess we will just wait and see what happens. As I've always said, it is what it is.

As for the property, the house was not as nice as I thought it would be and half of the 500 acres is the side of a mountain and is completely unusable, so it is a no-go. I will be looking at some more properties and will be able to give you guys an off-road review of the Jeep when it is fixed.

Also, I still think that the Jeep is a great vehicle and have no regrets buying it. This is obviously and isolated incident, and if worst comes to worst, I will get the head of the dealer to get Chrysler to give me a new one. He is a really nice guy from what I can tell. I actually met him the day after I picked my Jeep up at my golf instructor's facility and have seen him multiple times afterwards. I have no doubt that he would fight on my behalf, and have no doubt that Chrysler would listen given he is one of the top three volume dealers in the world.

Lastly, I promise I will not go around the forum whining about my experience as others have done. Any mentions of my situation will stay within this thread.
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Sorry to hear of your troubles, hope it's a speedy repair.
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Well, after a "preliminary look", the service manager said it "will not be a quick or easy fix", and the dealer wants me to bring back the loner vehicle they gave me within a few days. The dealer is 80 miles away, meaning that I will have to find time to get back down there and somehow get a ride back. I am not thrilled at all at this point, but I will wait and see how Chrysler handles this. Apparently the district manager is involved, so I will see how that plays out as well.

Lastly, the possibility of me buying an SRT over a Range Rover Sport is quickly diminishing. I am not saying that the RRS would be more reliable, but I am sure that they will handle any problems better. A friend of mine had his transmission and engine die in the first month of owing his RRS and was given a new one without any hassle. I doubt the same would hold same for Jeep, but I could be wrong.
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